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College of Pharmacy: Office of Experiential Education

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Responsible for the development and coordination of all experiential components of the curriculum, including traditional introductory, and advanced pharmacy practice experiences, as well as other practice-based educational offerings such as service-learning and professional community outreach.

The OEE has responsibility to identify preceptors and practice sites, determine the training needs of the preceptors, forge strong relationships with its preceptors and maintain the academic standards of all experiential education programs and affiliated sites consistent with ACPE accreditation requirements and the Illinois Board of Pharmacy practice requirements.

Staff in the office of experiential education is available to assist you with any questions related to this important component of the PharmD program.

How to become a preceptor

Inspiring the Next Generation of Pharmacists

Pharmacy preceptors are the catalysts who transform competent pharmacy students into compassionate and committed professionals. Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy greatly values the time and dedication of pharmacy preceptors and their critical role in the education of pharmacy students.

The college offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in a three-year, year-round curriculum during which students will complete over 1,700 hours of experiential education. This makes your participation as a preceptor vital to the success of our students.

Experiential education helps students develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values related to the core competencies of health professionals

  • Passion to provide patient-centered care
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Commitment to quality improvement processes that meet patient and community needs
  • Capacity to utilize health care informatics to support the mission of pharmacy

How the Experiential Program Benefits our Students

Pharmacy practice experiences are intended to integrate, apply, reinforce and advance the classroom curriculum of the PharmD program. The experiential education component of our curriculum is divided into two parts:

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs)

During the fall, winter and spring terms of the first professional year, and the fall term of the second professional year, students are required to complete over 300 hours of IPPEs. These experiences will typically take place on Fridays.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs)

Students will complete four required and two elective experiences during their third professional year for 1440 pharmacy practice hours. The APPEs are full-time (40 hours/week) experiences.

How the Partnership Benefits our Preceptors

As a preceptor, you are a vital partner in the education of pharmacy students, from your collaboration with pharmacy faculty to modeling a professional behavior that is critical for students to observe and experience. Preceptors make significant contributions to the profession by preparing students to provide patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes.

Benefits for Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy Preceptors include:

  • Academic appointments as affiliate faculty members 
  • Orientation and training 
  • Opportunity to assist in college labs, lectures and workshops 
  • Continuing education opportunities in the areas of clinical skill development and administrative services 
  • Collaborative research opportunities with pharmacy faculty 
  • Opportunity to contribute to the future of the pharmacy profession

Becoming our Partner

Interested in becoming a Preceptor? If so, please call or email the Office of Experiential Education to discuss the roles and responsibilities with a member of our staff.

Contact Info

Office of Experiential Education (Pharmacy)
SCH 236