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Experiential Education

East Tennessee State University

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Courses

The IPPE courses take place during the first three years. IPPE-PI rotations are designed to develop fundamental skills and foundational knowledge needed to practice in community and institutional settings. Students integrate and apply knowledge gained in the didactic curriculum into clinical practice. IPPE-P2 rotations are designed to fully immerse students into operational pharmacy practice. Students complete one community rotation during the summer following their P1 year and one institutional rotation during the summer following their P2 year. IPPEs for third-year students are designed to teach time management skills by allowing students to schedule activities that meet the course requirements. The IPPE-P3 is composed of three components: clinical, geriatric, and service learning. The clinical rotation takes place in the summer following their P2 year. Service activities are required in two categories: professional service and personal development (community service and/or professional development).

IPPE Catalog Descriptions

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Courses

APPE rotations make up the fourth professional year. APPEs are designed to fully integrate the student into patient-centered care. Four rotations are required: community, institutional, acute care and ambulatory care. The remaining five rotations are electives; two of which must be rotations that involve direct patient care.

APPE Catalog Descriptions

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