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.
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)
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-site.
The following rotations are required for sixth year APPE students:
- Two ambulatory care/community rotations
- Two general medicine/inpatient pharmacy rotations
- Two special population rotation
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 but are not limited to geriatric patients, pediatric patients and diabetic patients.
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.
Interested in becoming a preceptor?
If you are interested in becoming a preceptor for our program, fill out our
preceptor application. Lori Colchagoff in the Office of Experiential Education will help with any questions, please contact her at 419-434-5462 or by email;
IPPE and APPE Manual
IPPE Preceptor Manual
APPE 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).
Current preceptors are highly encouraged to take advantage of the Pharmacist Letter Preceptor Training program.
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.Click here
for detailed instructions on using RxPreceptor for IPPE students.Click here
for detailed instructions on using RxPreceptor for APPE students.
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At 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, Pharm.D.
Director of Experiential Education
Timothy M. Burkart, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP, CDP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Assistant Director of Experiential Education
Lori Colchagoff, MAE
Experiential Education Specialist
Pam Cochran, MARW
Experiential Education Specialist