The Office of Experiential Education represents a philosophy within education that focuses on the application of didactically acquired knowledge in the practice environment. The Office of Experiential Education will provide students those opportunities where the classroom integrates with the pharmacy workplace. The focal point of these experiential opportunities is to continue building knowledge, developing attitudes consistent with the standards of the pharmacy profession, developing and improving professional skills. The end point of this process is to develop a pharmacy practitioner who will ultimately improve the outcomes of their patients. Students will be given an opportunity to work with clinical faculty preceptors who are at the center of the practice of pharmacy. Students will be exposed to three types of experiential opportunities; an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) and a service learning component. Each experience represents a progression and a further development in the students’ attitude, knowledge and skills.
To provide our students with the highest quality experiential educational opportunities that allow for the continuous and seamless translation of didactically acquired knowledge to patient centered care. The Office of Experiential Education will ensure that the experiential opportunities support the tenets of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy mission statement. These guiding principles include community service, ethical and empathetic care, continued commitment to lifelong learning for students and clinical preceptor faculty, and to prepare our students to be involved and exemplary general practitioners. The department will also strive to maintain the highest level of competency in our clinical faculty preceptors through assessment and various educational training opportunities and programs.