Experiential Learning Program consists of a successive set of experiences in which students learn and enhance their patient care and pharmacy practice skills in a variety of actual practice sites. During the Pharmacy Practice Experience (PPE), students learn how to apply the didactic education to various pharmacy practice settings, facilitating the transition of the student into a competent, confident, caring, and practice-ready pharmacist.
The Experiential Learning Program is a critical component of the students’ pharmacy education, accounting for a 9 months of internship in different areas as community practice, hospital practice, and institutional practice. Additionally, students should acquire 3-month experience on their own during his/her pre-professional years. The Pharmacy Practice Experience Courses (PPEs) are divided as follow:
+ Pharmacy Practice Experience I (PPE I) in the First professional year, where students practice for a 3-month period in a community pharmacy.
+ Pharmacy Practice Experience II (PPE II) in the Second professional year, where students practice for a 3-month period in a community pharmacy.
+ Pharmacy Practice Experience III and IV (PPE III & IV) in the Third professional year where students practice for a 15 weeks period in hospital and medical center sites..
During all above clerkships, a preceptor will be assigned to each enrolled student to supervise their rotations and assignments. A clerkship manual will be distributed to each student during each rotation. In addition to daily practice at the site, students will meet regularly with their preceptors and their classmates for discussions and assessments.