Experiential Program

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Experiential Program

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The Ohio State College of Pharmacy prepares students to become outstanding pharmacists in current practice settings as well as future healthcare system environments.

Students receive hands-on, real-world professional pharmacy practice experiences beginning in their first year which continues throughout the PharmD program. 

These experiences provide numerous opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the didactic courses, as well as reinforce and integrate the attitudes and values needed to become a trusted healthcare professional.

The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) consist of over 300 hours throughout the first three professional years.

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) are completed in the fourth year with a minimum of 1440 hours in a variety of practice settings. The combined hours of IPPE and APPE experiences comprise over 30% of the PharmD curriculum.