First Community and Institutional IPPEs Completed!
This summer, 320 pharmacy students were placed in sites around the state, in the first year of the expanded early experiential education training. Students completing their first professional year spent three weeks in a community pharmacy setting, and students completing their second professional year spent three weeks in institutional pharmacy settings.
The impetus for the expansion was direction from our national accreditation body, ACPE, to provide greater exposure to pharmacy practice settings earlier in the curriculum. Students received evaluations at the end of their rotations. During the fall, evaluations will be collated and assessed for student performance, as well as for indicators for how this new program can be enhanced.
• Students were placed in one of five three week blocks
• 161 students were placed in Community sites
• 158 students were placed in Institutional sites
• 12% of community placement and 22% of institutional placement were in areas outside of Duluth and Minneapolis/ St. Paul areas.
Thanks to Camille Kundel, Anne Schullo-Feulner and Chris Jolowsky for their work, with the Committee on Experiential Practice and the Office of Experiential Education, on development of the IPPE competencies and learning activities. Thanks also to all of our preceptors who participated in offering their first Community or Institutional IPPE Rotations!