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APPE 4th Professional Year Activities 

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) Student Academic Level: P-4 (4th Professional Year)

The entire P-4 year is comprised of APPE. Students complete seven experiences, each lasting five weeks (minimum of 200 hours). There are five "Core" or required experiences (see information b elow)

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
  • Acute Care/General Medicine Pharmacy
  • Senior Project: Research Application for Patient Care

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 Senior Project rotation during which students design and complete a project in a practice environment that most interests them in cooperation with a preceptor and under the guidance of the Research Application 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,Senior Assignment: Research Application for Patient Care is considered a "Core" APPE rotation. 

Dates Offered

2013-2014 Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year

2015-2016 Academic Year

2017-2018 Academic Year

2018-2019 Academic Year

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