Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Real-life, hands-on clinical experiences are key to UCSF doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree education. Guided by expert preceptors, students gain skills serving a richly diverse patient population.
UCSF doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences – IPPEs
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences – APPEs
Preceptor teaching student activities, instruction and assessment information, and the appointment process for becoming a without salary faculty member.
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences – IPPE
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) run throughout the first year and most of the second year of the UCSF doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum. Students learn contemporary pharmacy practice inside community pharmacies in year one, and in health systems organizations in year two.
- IPPE Details and Information
- Community Pharmacy - P1 clinical rotations at local community pharmacies in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Concentrated Health Systems - clinical rotations between P1 and P2 year
- Longitudinal Health-Systems - P2 / P3 clinical rotations in the San Francisco Bay area, including at UCSF Medical Center campus and Mission Bay campus
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences – APPE
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) run throughout the third and final year of the UCSF doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum.
- APPE Details and Information
- APPE Locations - Descriptions of the 5 APPE program regions throughout California
The preceptor guides an IPPE student through the medication, ordering, dispensing, and administration process. They also assess student report accuracy and provide feedback to the student.