The University of Findlay Experiential Education program relies on
our highly qualified and dedicated preceptors to create quality experiences for
our students when they are out on rotations.
Interested in becoming a preceptor?
If you are interested in becoming a preceptor for our program,
fill out our preceptor application. Email Cindy Fitzpatrick with any questions or call 419-434-5462.
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) Program
The University of Findlay IPPE program is designed to correlate
with the didactic experiences our students receive. Students complete their
hours according to the following schedule:
- P3 students – 50 hours of community pharmacy experience per
semester (100 total)
- P4 students – 50 hours of elective pharmacy experience (community,
institutional or other) per semester (100 total)
- P5 students – 50 hours of institutional pharmacy experience per
semester (100 total)
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) program
The University of Findlay has developed a unique APPE curriculum.
In this program, students entering their sixth year are assigned to one of
our "hub" sites for the completion of their required APPEs. Hub sites
may be a large health-system or a geographic area with several smaller sites
working together. Students complete required rotations at their hub site, and
they may choose to complete up to three elective rotations "off-
The following rotations are required for sixth year APPE students:
- Two ambulatory care/community rotations
- Two general medicine/inpatient pharmacy rotations
- Two special population rotations
“Special population” refers to any population of patients with a
specific trait or disease state in common.
Examples of special populations students may work with include geriatric
patients, pediatric patients, diabetic patients and many others.
The students also select three one-month elective rotations in any of
the above areas or in other areas specific to their career goals. Elective
rotation opportunities include management, nuclear medicine, veterinary
medicine, medication safety, and medical mission trips among many others.
IPPE and APPE Manual
The IPPE Preceptor Manual
are intended to provide
preceptors with the tools needed to understand and successfully precept students
in The University of Findlay's College of Pharmacy. The manuals contain a
description of our program, program policies (including dress code,
absence/tardiness, and harassment policies among others), information on
student requirements, and additional preceptor resources.
The College of Pharmacy offers a free subscription to the
Pharmacist Letter Preceptor Training and Resource program to all Findlay
preceptors. Subscription in this program allows preceptors to access
preceptor-specific continuing education (home-study courses and live webinar),
sample examples of activities, assignments and schedules, grading and
evaluation tools, and access to Pharmacist Letter Journal Club (which provides
article ideas for journal clubs as well as critiques of those articles).
RxPreceptor is an online software system used by The University of
Findlay College of Pharmacy to track and facilitate the experiential education
program. RxPreceptor is used to: view student schedules, confirm student hours,
confirm successful completion of student competency checklists, evaluate
student’s professional development, review student evaluations of you, track
student absences, tardiness, or report incidents to the Office of Experiential
Education, and track preceptor training.
- IPPE - Click here for detailed
instructions on using RxPreceptor.
- APPE - Click here for detailed instructions on using RxPreceptor
The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy we continually strive to improve
our curriculum, experiential education program and or program in general. If
you have any feedback or suggestions for us, please submit that information by emailing Tonya Dauterman.