For Preceptors -Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Usciences Preceptors - A Tradition of Excellence

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) initiated our first full time/full semester experiential “pharmacy clerkship” program in 1979. We now refer to that as our Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). Today, we offer rotation sites at hundreds of locations, not only in the Tri-state area, but literally nationwide. Students also complete Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotations during their first three professional years. Many preceptors host both APPE and IPPE students while some are devoted only to IPPE student experiences.

Our preceptors make our experiential educational program the success that it is. Hours of hard work on the part of each preceptor goes into providing our students with an optimal learning experience. It is the preceptor dedication to guiding our students that affords them the opportunity to apply knowledge and sharpen their skills in diverse practice settings and help validate that they are competent to enter pharmacy practice. Preceptors play a key role in helping to instill in our students the professionalism and work ethic upon which our pharmacy profession prides itself.

The Experiential Education team strives to offer our preceptors guidance and support through orientation as a new preceptor, experiential education goals and objectives, task lists, routine communications and educational and growth learning opportunities.

If you are interested in offering rotations for IPPE or APPE students please contact 215-596-8579 or a member of the experiential team.

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