Additionally, students complete three elective rotations that take place in pharmacy specialized practices ranging from critical care, to nuclear pharmacy, to leadership and a host of others. A web-based matching process is used to place students with preceptors and to manage student assessments.
The final element of the APPE program is the capstone rotation during which students design and complete a project in a practice environment that most interest them 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. This project requires a minimum of 120 hours non-concurrent with other APPE rotations. As previously noted, Capstone is considered a "Core" APPE rotation. More information on the capstone rotation is available here.