Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Experiential Education

Experiential Education at the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy gives students the opportunity to take the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom into the real world in diverse practice settings throughout all years of the professional phase of the Pharm.D. program.

The first two years of experiential education immerse students in introductory practice experiences in community and institutional pharmacy settings. These introductory rotations serve to progressively develop the professional insight and patient care skills necessary to advance into direct patient care responsibility-a major component of the advanced practice experience rotations.

Students spend the final year of the professional phase entirely in experiential education settings.

Students experience direct patient care through core experiences in community, acute care, institutional, and ambulatory settings. In addition to the core focuses of experiential education, students will have the opportunity to pursue elective practice experiences in a wide variety of settings.

Besides gaining experience at one of the 11 Academic Partners of the School of Pharmacy, students participated in rotations at prestigious institutions, sometimes well beyond Pittsburgh.

Experiential Education Sites

  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • Indian Health Services
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • United States Food & Drug Administration
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital

Experiential Education Locations

  • Perugia, Italy
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Athens, Georgia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New York, New York
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.

Elective Pharmacy Practice Settings

  • Managed Care
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Compounding
  • Drug Information
  • Long-Term Care
  • Home Infusion
  • Home Health Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Nutritional Support
  • Public Health Service
  • Government Agencies

Specialized Focused Settings

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics