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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

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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 2022-2023 Schedule

Block 1 Summer 5/23/2022 - 7/1/2022
Block 2 Summer 7/4/2022 - 8/12/2022
Block 3 Fall 8/15/2022 - 9/23/2022 
Block 4 Fall 9/26/2022 - 11/04/2022
Block 5 Fall 11/7/2022 - 12/10/2022
Block 6 Spring 1/2/2023 - 2/10/2023
Block 7 Spring 2/13/2023 - 3/24/2023
Block 8 Spring 3/27/2023 - 5/5/2023

APPE 2022-2023 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 - 11/3/2023
Block 5 Fall 11/6/2023 - 12/15/2023
Block 6 Spring 1/2/2024 - 2/9/2024
Block 7 Spring 2/12/2024 - 3/22/2024
Block 8 Spring 2/12/2024 - 3/22/2024

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.