Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)

The primary goal of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) is to provide the student with an opportunity to experience a broad range of pharmacy practice experiences early in the student's academic career. IPPE is designed to ensure that the student meets Pre-APPE Core Performance Domains and Abilities as suggested by AACP November 2010

IPPEs are characterized by various assignments provided to students from their P1 through P3 including actual practice experiences in community (IPPE I) and institutional or managed care (IPPE II) settings. IPPE provides an introduction to the profession and continue in a progressive manner leading to entry into Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) that they will complete during the fourth professional year.

The purpose of the IPPE I rotation is to expose the student to the essential operational elements routinely performed in a community pharmacy. This 4 week rotation is done the summer after successful completion of the 1st professional year in a community pharmacy setting.

The purpose of the IPPE II rotation is to expose the student to the various aspects of dispensing in a non-community pharmacy setting. This 4 week rotation is done the summer after successful completion of the 2nd professional year in a hospital or managed care setting.

For more information about IPPE, please contact Tamara Foreman at 202-806-3095 or tamara.foreman@howard.edu.