Welcome to the Office of Experiential Programs

Published: December 11th, 2017

Category: Welcome

The mission of the Office of Experiential Programs is to provide high quality, autonomous learning experiences resulting in practice-ready and entrustable pharmacists.

To achieve this mission our goals include:

  • Assuring our graduates gain skills in providing patient-centered care, utilizing the most advanced and contemporary practices.
  • Providing opportunities for student pharmacists to provide care to diverse populations while working as a part of interprofessional teams in various practice settings.
  • Building strong relationships with our broad community of experiential education sites and preceptors, through mutual collaborations, ongoing support, training, and development.

The office is charged with the coordination of the experiential portion of the entry level Pharm.D. degree program. This includes administering 50 credit hours of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). These courses span all four years of the PharmD Curriculum, providing increasing levels of experience opportunities as students progress through their program towards graduation.

The Office of Experiential Programs has two full-time faculty, three full-time staff, eight part-time regional coordinators of APPEs, and multiple faculty on all four campuses who participate as co-coordinators of both the IPPE and APPE courses. More importantly however are our non-paid clinical faculty preceptors who provide the overwhelming majority of the opportunities for our students’ experiences.

The Office of Experiential Programs website has information essential to clinical faculty already precepting students on IPPEs and APPEs or those pharmacists who are interested in becoming preceptors. It also contains information for students participating in these experiences as well. We hope that it will be a central clearing house for you as clinical faculty preceptor or student so that you will always know where to go to get the information you need.

Whether you are a student, a current clinical faculty preceptor, or you’d like to become a preceptor, we hope that the information on these pages will be of value. Please contact us if you have any questions about the information you find here.


(Pictured from left) Dr. Karen Whalen, Dr. Janel Soucie, Dr. Amber Chaki, Dr. Chris Pantouris, Dr. Lisa Vandervoort, Dr. Patty Taddei-Allen, Dr. Robyn Paglio and Dr. Carinda Feild