Experiential Learning Course Information

The Office of Professional Pharmacy Education offers several different experiential learning courses. Select from the following:

Introductory Community Pharmacy Experience (required course for first/second-year students)
Course Description. This 5-credit required course sequence is designed to ensure competency of all pharmacy students in basic skills needed to work in an ambulatory pharmacy environment.

The Course Syllabus

Primer on Writing SOAP Notes (Clinical Communication)
Washington State Board of Pharmacy Self Inspection Procedures and Washington State Board of Pharmacy Report
University of Washington School of Pharmacy Ability-Based Outcomes

The Preceptor’s Guide


Introductory Institutional Pharmacy Experience (required course for second/third-year students)
Course Description. This 4-credit required course is designed to ensure competency of all pharmacy students in basic skills needed to work in an inpatient pharmacy environment.

PharmP 531-533 Guide (Course Syllabus)

Introductory Clinical Practice Experience (required course for third-year students)
Course Description. This one-credit required course is designed to introduce the student to the process of advanced patient care in a real care environment. Students will visit a patient at an assigned care site. Other activities include orientation for fourth-professional year advanced practice experiences, case and short seminar presentation, and first aid and CPR certification.

Third-year students will enroll for this class in spring quarter of their third professional year.

The Course Syllabus.

PharmP 541 Student Syllabus

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (required courses for fourth-year students)
Course Description. Each of these courses are six credits, except for PharmP 578, which is variable-credit.  PharmP 58x courses are nine credits and correspond with six-week rotations.

Students will be enrolled in the appropriate quarter by the Director of Operations for Experiential Education. Please consult the Director if you have any questions. These are the course numbers and titles:

PharmP 571/581: APPE in Inpatient/Acute Care General Medicine
PharmP 572/582: APPE in Hospital or Health-System Pharmacy
PharmP 573/583: APPE in Ambulatory Care
PharmP 574/584: APPE in Community Pharmacy
PharmP 575/585: APPE in Patient Care
PharmP 576/586: APPE in Non-Patient Care Setting
PharmP 577/587: APPE in Senior Care
PharmP 578: APPE Elective

APPE Guide 2018-2019

Links. Here are some links you may be interested in:

The student practicum site catalog and schedule home page
The preceptor practicum site catalog and evaluation home page
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