Program Overview

The experiential learning program at WVU SOP provides hands-on experiences throughout each year of the curriculum designed to enhance knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.  By completing introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE), students gain a wide variety of experiences and develop advanced application skills.

The advanced practice experiential program consists of a minimum of 1600 clock hours completed during the fourth (4th) year of the professional program.  Students complete rotations in the summer, fall and spring semesters.  Students will complete a minimum of 200 clock hours for each rotation (5 week block).

APPE Curriculum

Eight block rotations are required. The following combination of rotations is required for successful completion:

1 Acute Care (PHAR 760)

1 Ambulatory Care (PHAR 762)

1 Advanced Practice Community (PHAR 770)

1 Advanced Practice Institutional (PHAR 772)

1 additional Acute Care (PHAR 761) or Ambulatory Care (PHAR 763)

1 Population- or Systems-Based Care (PHAR 766)

2 Electives (PHAR 764, 765)