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APPE Overview

The final professional year consists of seven Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) in a variety of pharmacy practices. The emphasis is becoming proficient in direct patient care and problem-solving skills. In addition, students complete a medical information retrieval clerkship as one of the required seven experiences.

APPE objectives, assignments, and evaluations are based on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Standards


APPE Rotation Types

APPE Duration

They are each six weeks in length and require a minimum of 240 hours. The total clock hours required for all 7 APPE rotations is 1680 hours.

APPE 2023-2024 Schedule

Block 1 Summer 5/22/2023 - 6/30/2023
Block 2 Summer 7/3/2023 - 8/11/2023
Block 3 Fall 8/14/2023 - 9/22/2023
Block 4 Fall 9/25/2023 - 11/03/2023
Block 5 Fall 11/6/2023 - 12/15/2023
Block 6 Spring 1/1/2024 - 2/9/2024
Block 7 Spring 2/12/2024 - 3/22/2024
Block 8 Spring 3/25/2024 - 5/3/2024

Registering for APPE Classes

Semester Register for your rotations in:
Summer Blocks 1, 2
Fall Blocks 3, 4, 5
Spring Blocks 6, 7, 8
  • Rotation names correspond to the name of the rotation in CORE ELMS
  • You will only register for “APPE Elective” if the clerkship is not also available as a core clerkship
  • If you are registering for the same course name more than once, register for different sections (Section 001, 002, etc.)
  • If your rotation is with core faculty, register for the course under their name
  • If your rotation is not with core faculty, register for the course listed under Krystal Moorman's name

Academic Year Calendar with registration deadlines.

APPE Grading

Students receive a letter grade for each rotation. The grading rubric uses a five-point grading scale. An average of points received on the rubric will have the following grades:

A 4.67 to 5.00
A- 4.34 to 4.66
B+ 4.00 to 4.33
B 3.67 to 3.99
B- 3.34 to 3.66
C+ 3.00 to 3.33

Any grade less than a 3.00 (C+) is considered a failed rotation, requiring the student to repeat a clerkship in the same category.