Experiential Education

is 30% of the Pharm.D. curriculum and is divided into two components, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE).  The Experiential Education Office is responsible for recruiting and maintaining rotation sites, assigning rotations to students, delivering orientations/training for students and preceptors, developing rotation sites to be suitable experiential “classrooms”, and providing guidance and support for students and preceptors during rotations. These non-paid pharmacy internships experiences are in true practice sites and are supervised by licensed pharmacists and, in some cases, in conjunction with other healthcare professionals such as physicians and nurses who are all passionate about teaching and mentoring students. In aggregate, the IPPE and APPE rotation sequence are designed and coordinated to develop and transform students into confident and competent pharmacists who will be able to deliver pharmaceutical care in a variety of settings to a diverse array of people.   

2020-2021 APPE Block Schedule
Block 1:  May 17, 2021 Block 2:  June 28, 2021 Block 3:  August 9, 2021
Block 4:  September 20, 2021 Block 5:  November 1, 2021 Block 6:  December 27, 2021
Block 7:  February 7, 2022 Block 8:  March 21, 2022 Block 9:  May 2, 2022

Shannon Starwalt, PharmD

Interim Director of Experiential Education



Stacey Olstad, PharmD

Coordinator of Co-Curricular Engagement



Nic Bookman, MPH

Academic and Experiential Assessment Analyst



Katie Foster, PharmD, BCPS

OHSU/OSU Student Education Coordinator



Nancy Baker

Experiential Education Program Specialist APPE



Miriam Steele

Experiential Education Program Specialist IPPE