Experiential education in pharmacyJacquelyn De Guire, Concordia Pharmacy Student

It's crucial to have hands-on, experiential education in pharmacy school. This type of active learning blends in perfectly in Concordia School of Pharmacy’s curriculum and training.

Experiential education in pharmacy school

Experiential education is a critical component of Concordia’s pharmacy school curriculum for a student’s learning. This part of the curriculum allows students to gain invaluable clinical experiences in real pharmacy settings. For Concordia pharmacy students, this means going through Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) during the first three years of the PharmD program and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) during the final year in the program. These experiences are crucial in helping students develop into successful pharmacists.

As the academic year comes to a close, many undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students are settling into a break. However, but for pharmacy students, their experiential learning continues. Today is the first day of a new round of APPEs for pharmacy students.

Jacquelyn De Guire, Doctorate of Pharmacy Student

P1 student Jacquelyn De Guire brings insight into what her IPPE experience was like and what future students can expect.


Focused Learning

Two weeks in the middle of each semester are devoted to required IPPE rotations, letting students focus their learning on the experiential site. As students’ progress through the curriculum, elective IPPE courses are semester-long experiences that focus on more specialized areas of pharmacy practice.

Contact our admissions and recruitment team at pharmacy@cuw.edu to learn more about the benefits of our Experiential Education.

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