Program Overview

Purpose
The LAPPE Program trains student pharmacists using a longitudinal training program that integrates clinical experiences with scholarship and professional service to prepare students for post-graduate training.

Program Goals
  • Ensure students meet the core clinical competencies according to university experiential learning objectives
  • Provide students with continual and constructive feedback between rotations to foster clinical and professional growth
  • Develop students’ research skills with mentorship from pharmacy clinicians and residents
  • Strengthen students’ presentation skills
  • Enhance students’ communication abilities with patients and healthcare professionals
  • Integrate students into departmental initiatives and projects to understand the scope of clinical services offered
  • Improve students’ abilities to obtain their desired residency or clinical pharmacy position

Program Outline
  • Rotation 1: Advanced hospital operations, internal medicine, or drug information
  • Rotation 2: Advanced hospital operations, internal medicine, pharmacy administration, or drug information
  • Rotation 3 – 4: cardiology, critical care (medical, surgical, neurological, or cardiovascular ICU), infectious diseases, solid organ transplant, oncology, neurology, psychiatry, research, internal medicine, medication safety, pharmacy administration, informatics, or drug information
  • Rotation 5 (optional): Elective from those listed above

Longitudinal Experiences
  • Research project to be presented at a national or regional meeting
  • Monograph, medication use evaluation, journal clubs, formal debate, NAPLEX disease state reviews, topic discussions, formal presentations
  • Assigned a clinical pharmacist or resident as a mentor
  • Professional development series (i.e. Midyear preparation, mock interviews, CV reviews, etc.)