- Experiential Students
- Rotation Sites
CVS Pharmacy is one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the United States, with 9,800 stores located in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, operating primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS inside Target, Longs, Navarro and y más stores. CVS Pharmacy fills more than one of every five prescriptions in the United States, and 76% of the U.S. population now lives within 5 miles of a CVS Pharmacy. More than 30,000 Pharmacists provide face-to-face counseling, administer vaccines and close gaps in care.
The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience provides opportunities for student pharmacist to develop professionally in the community setting and build upon knowledge and skills acquired through the didactic curriculum. The students will be introduced to the interprofessional role and responsibility of the pharmacist in a community setting, as well as the operations of the pharmacy. This includes the workflow, management and delegation of a team, self-care recommendations, direct patient care and counseling, and insurance adjudication/ insurance barriers (PA). Students will also develop communication skills, professionalism and develop practical, critical thinking skills. When permitted by state laws and under the supervision of the direct pharmacist, students may have the opportunity to administer vaccinations as appropriate to patients. All of this is done with the goal to be APPE ready, team ready, and have patient-centered care in mind.
The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience provides opportunities for student pharmacist to build upon knowledge and skills acquired through didactic education and Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences and apply them in direct patient care activities in the community setting. Students will participate in patient care services and patient-focused dispensing functions. These services will focus on the identification, resolution, and prevention of medication-related problems dealing with general medicine issues and medication therapy management. Students may actively participate in the following types of activities: interacting with patients, caregivers, and prescribers; patient counseling, self-care and alternative medicine consults and recommendations, provisions of health and wellness screenings; and when possible at the practice site, have the ability to act as a population health promoter by determining if patients are eligible for a wide variety of vaccinations. When permitted by state laws and under the supervision of the direct pharmacist, students may have the opportunity to administer vaccinations as appropriate to patients. All of this is done with the goal to be practice–ready, team ready and have patient-centered care in mind.