Program Overview

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 
  • 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

  • Students will complete a total of 5 rotations during the LAPPE Program from Texas Block 1 to Texas Block 5 (May through December)
  • Required rotations (2):
    • Advanced Hospital
    • Internal Medicine
  • Electives (3):
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Transitions of Care
    • Critical Care
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Oncology
    • Long Term Care Experience
    • Hospital Leadership
    • Medication Safety
    • Drug Information
    • Informatics
    • Investigational Drug Service/Research

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research project with the opportunity to present at national or regional meeting
  • Professional development series (e.g. midyear preparation, mock interviews, CV reviews, etc.)
  • Formal mentorship program
  • Presentation development (e.g. formal case presentations, journal clubs, topic discussions etc.)
  • System and Houston Methodist West subcommittee involvement (Pharmacy and Therapeutics subcommittee involvement, Medication Safety, Medication Usage and Formulary Evaluation Committee)