Welcome! The Office of Experiential Education creates and coordinates the pharmacy practice experiences that are an integral part of pharmacy education in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This is an important and valuable part of professional preparation and every effort is made to ensure preparedness and success along the way for both student and preceptor.
Meet our team. We look forward to working with you!
Drake student pharmacists participate in at least 300 experiential hours during their first three professional years, which are designed to introduce students to the technical and professional expertise required to be effective in each environment and to prepare students for their final year of experiences and practice beyond graduation.
For students entering prior to Fall 2017:
For students entering Fall 2017 or later:
The entire final year of the professional program (P4) is spent involved in APPEs: four required experiences (hospital practice, community practice, ambulatory care, acute care) and four elective experiences (specialty or non-patient care), all five weeks in duration.
For a detailed description of each unique APPE course, click here.