Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Experiential Education

The Office of Experiential Education at the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy works to place students in meaningful rotations to practice skills and knowledge learned in the classroom into the real world in diverse practice settings.

Student pharmacists complete a series of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) rotations followed by a series of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations. The entire sixth year of the six-year Pharm.D. program consists of experiential education rotations.

Required rotations include community, acute care, institutional and ambulatory care pharmacy settings. Student pharmacists work with the Office of Experiential Education to be placed in and complete elective rotations in a variety of areas, such as compounding, palliative care, government agencies, nuclear pharmacy, infectious disease, veterinary pharmacy, pediatrics and more.

Tom Falcione, R.Ph., Director of Experiential Education"The profession of pharmacy has so much to offer, including a wide variety of career paths that allow pharmacists to make positive impacts across a multitude of practice areas," Tom Falcione, R.Ph., Director of Experiential Education says. "Our team takes pride in providing individual mentorship to each of our students during the selection of their pharmacy practice experiences, allowing them to create a schedule that aligns with their own professional goals. We have seen time and time again that these unique opportunities spark excitement in our students to find their passion within the profession of pharmacy."

The Office of Experiential Educations takes pride in building partnerships in the Pittsburgh area and beyond to give Duquesne University School of Pharmacy student pharmacists the opportunity to complete rotations at unique and prestigious sites, including the American Pharmacists Association, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cleveland Clinic, Indian Health Services, Johns Hopkins Hospital, United States Food & Drug Administration and even a rotation in global health at the University of Perugia in Italy.

For more information about experiential education at the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, including a list of sites, cities and areas of practice completed by current student pharmacists and recent graduates, please visit the School of Pharmacy website.

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