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E. Community IPPE Rotations


  1. Provide students practical experience in the operation and drug distribution systems of community pharmacy practice
  2. Enhance students’ development of communication skills with patients and health care professionals
  3. Introduce students to the application of scientific knowledge to the daily practice of pharmacy
  4. Encourage self-assessment of student learning and life-long learning skills
  5. Develop professional attitudes, behaviors and ethos

The additional hours listed for the courses (beyond the on-site time) are derived from time spent by the student in completion of other course requirements — assignments, evaluations, projects, reflections, etc.)

Students must not receive remuneration for any pharmacy practice experiences (introductory or advanced)


  1. Participate in the processing and dispensing of new and refill prescription orders
  2. Conduct patient interviews to obtain patient information
  3. Participate in the creation of patient profiles using the information obtained
  4. Observe pharmacist responses to drug information requests
  5. Interact with other health care professionals (telephone and/or in-person) including nurses, prescribers and others
  6. Interpret and evaluate patient information
  7. Assist with triage and assessment of patients requesting treatment, including referral for patients seeking pharmacist-guided self-care
  8. Identify patient-specific factors that affect health, pharmacotherapy, and or disease state management
  9. Assess patient health literacy and medication adherence
  10. Provide point-of-care and patient–centered services
  11. Observe appropriate physical assessments of patients
  12. Prepare and compound extemporaneous preparations
  13. Communicate with patients and other health care providers
  14. Interact with pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy staff in the delivery of pharmacy services
  15. Document pharmacy interventions towards improvements of patient care
  16. Assist with the billing processes for pharmacy services
  17. Apply accurate calculations to determine patient dosing parameters


  1. Respect and maintain the highest standards of confidentiality related to matters of patient care and practice site procedures
  2. Exhibit loyalty to both the college of pharmacy and to the pharmacy practice sites to which he or she is assigned
  3. Attend and work diligently all the assigned days of the rotation
  4. Adhere to both College of Pharmacy and other site-specific dress codes
  5. Adhere to the codes of professional pharmacist conduct
  6. Register as a pharmacy intern during the first semester of the pharmacy program
  7. Complete and maintain current certification for CPR through either the American Heart Association (BLS) 
  8. Maintain professional liability insurance ($1,000,000/$3,000,000)
  9. Refuse monetary compensation from any preceptor or experiential site for the IPPE courses
  10. Maintain up-to-date immunization status for a health care professional and have current records on file with the University Health Services office
  11. Obtain yearly TB skin testing (or meet other state guidelines for tuberculosis screening)
  12. Refrain from any use or possession of any illicit drugs


  1. Function as positive role models for pharmacy students
  2. Practice the profession of pharmacy ethically, legally, and with compassion for patients
  3. Possess professional training, experience and competence in the practice of pharmacy
  4. Utilize clinical and scientific publications to make patient care decisions and provide evidence-based level of practice
  5. Possess a desire to educate others including students, patients, caregivers, other health care professionals
  6. Maintain an attitude and aptitude that facilitates learning
  7. Agree to document and assess pharmacy student performance during rotations
  8. Enjoy a systematic, self-directed approach to his/her own continuing professional development
  9. Collaborate with other health care professionals as a member of the health care team
  10. Commit to the organization, to the profession, and to the larger community