Pharmacy in Glendale
The Office of Experiential Education is responsible for coordinating clinical rotation sites for CPG students and providing support for CPG preceptors and clinical faculty.
The mission of the College of Pharmacy–Glendale Office of Experiential Education (OEE) is to provide the students with quality rotation experiences that provide positive, challenging environments to enhance the student's professional knowledge and skills in order to prepare them to be caring and competent pharmacists.
PPRA 1694 Introductory Community Experience
This experience provides an opportunity for students to participate in basic patient care and distribution services in a community pharmacy practice setting. All students are expected to utilize their pharmacy knowledge and life experiences thus far to provide patient centered care. Students will communicate with other health care professionals and patients, and answer basic prescription and OTC medication related questions utilizing a systematic approach to drug information retrieval. Pharmacy students, under the supervision of adjunct clinical faculty, gain experience in community pharmacy practice including the areas of patient counseling, medication distribution, extemporaneous products, and application of federal and state pharmacy laws.
Prerequisite: See academic policies regarding experiential education
PPRA 1695 Introductory Institutional Experience
This experience provides an opportunity for students to participate in basic patient care and distribution services in an institutional pharmacy practice setting. All students are expected to utilize their pharmacy knowledge and life experiences thus far to provide patient centered care. Students will communicate with other health care professionals and patients and answer basic prescription related questions utilizing a systematic approach to drug information retrieval. Pharmacy students, under the supervision of adjunct clinical faculty, gain experience in institutional pharmacy practice including the areas of medication distribution systems, sterile product preparation, inter-professional activities, and application of federal and state pharmacy laws.
PPRA 1791-1796 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
The advanced pharmacy practice experiences build upon the foundation of the introductory pharmacy practice experiences provided in the PS-II year and the didactic curriculum. Under preceptor supervision, the student participates in four required APPE course types: community, health-system, ambulatory care, acute care, and two additional APPE experiences. Only one experience may be a non-patient care experience.
9 credits each
Prerequisites: See academic policies regarding experiential education
We appreciate your wanting to take on the role of being a preceptor to our students. We know that you will serve as a role model for our future pharmacists and share your knowledge and skills with each student.
The preceptor has a responsibility to ensure that a student has adequate opportunities to demonstrate competence in practice functions specific to the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience/Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience. Preceptors serve as a role model to be emulated by the student after graduation. The preceptors' appointment as adjunct faculty recognizes the contributions preceptors make as a key player in this academic program.
If you are a new preceptor or have a new site, please fill out the Preceptor Application.
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy–Glendale offers different programs to help train preceptors. We partner with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to offer you a program entitled "Community Pharmacist Preceptor Education Program." The program is sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc. Although the program is entitled the "Community Pharmacist," it is applicable to all practice sites. We offer a workbook which includes tear-out sheets to help you document your thoughts and covers a variety of topics. Additional information may be found online at the American Pharmacists Association or NACDS.
The Pharmacist's Letter, published by the Preceptor Training and Resource Network, offers teaching resources for busy preceptors. You can access targeted live and home-based preceptor continuing education, experiential teaching tools and sample assignments, a library of journal club materials to use for student discussion sessions, and a preceptors' discussion board to interact with other preceptors.
Preceptor training sessions will also be conducted on-site by the Office of Experiential Education prior to Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in the Summer and again in the Fall.
For more information regarding clinical rotations, becoming a preceptor, or preceptor training, contact:
College of Pharmacy–Glendale
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
Ron Woodbeck, B.S., RPh.
Assistant to the Dean for New Site Development
Suzanne Larson, Pharm.D.
Acting Director of Experiential Education
Coordinator of Experiential Education
Sr. Administrative Assistant