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Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE)

Student Academic Level: P-4 (4th Professional Year)

The entire P-4 year is comprised of APPE. Students will complete seven experiences, each lasting five weeks. There are four "Core" or required experiences (Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy and Acute Care/General Medicine Pharmacy). Additionally, students complete three elective rotations that take place in any of numerous pharmacy specialized practices. A computerized matching process is used to place students with preceptors and practice sites.

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The final element of the APPE program is the "Capstone" rotation during which students design and complete a project in cooperation with a preceptor and under the guidance of the Capstone Coordinator who is an SIUE School of Pharmacy faculty member. Through the development and completion of scholarly projects, students integrate and apply content and skills acquired over the pharmacy curriculum subsequently documenting the achievement of educational outcomes and professional competencies. Students conduct their projects in practice environments that most interest them. This project requires a minimum of 120 hours non-concurrent with other APPE rotations.

Dates Offered for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Dates 2012 - 2013 Module Comments
May 14 - June 15 Mod 1 APPE I May 28 Holiday
June 18 - July 20 Mod 2 APPE II July 4 Holiday
July 23 - August 24 Mod 3 APPE III
August 25 - September 3 Break Week No rotations
September 4 - October 5 Mod 4 APPE IV
October 8 - November 9 Mod 5 APPE V
November 10- January 6 No APPE Scheduled
January 7 - February 8 Mod 6 APPE VI January 21 Holiday
February 11 - March 15 Mod 7 APPE VII
March 16 - March 24 Break Week No rotations
March 25 - April 26 Mod 8 APPE VIII


Dates Offered for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Dates 2013 - 2014 Module Comments
May 20 - June 21 Mod 1 May 27 Holiday
June 24 - July 26 Mod 2 July 4 Holiday
July 29 - August 30 Mod 3
August 31 - September 8 Break Week
September 9 - October 11 Mod 4
October 14 - November 15 Mod 5
November 16 - January 5 No APPE Scheduled
January 6 - February 7 Mod 6 January 20 Holiday
February 10 - March 14 Mod 7
March 15 - March 23 Break Week
March 24 - April 25 Mod 8