All students are required to be registered pharmacy technicians with student designation in the state of Illinois by the end of the first quarter of enrollment. This registration must be maintained for the entire enrollment period.

Students must be in full compliance with University requirements regarding student health insurance, criminal background checks, drug-free and substance abuse policies and immunizations prior to beginning any experiential course.

For students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy Program in or after 2016 to Fall 2018.

All students must successfully complete 15 credit hours of introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) during the first, second, and third professional years. These must be completed in community, health systems, clinical, and longitudinal settings. Students must also successfully complete 8 credit hours of IPPE Clinical Skills and Simulation coursework.

In addition, students must complete six full-time (40 hours/week) advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) during their spring quarter of their third professional year and their fourth professional year. Each rotation is 6 weeks in length. APPEs include rotations in community advanced pharmacy, hospital advanced pharmacy, ambulatory care, general medicine, clinical specialty and one elective. APPEs build on the foundation of IPPEs through completion of competency-based objectives and demonstration of proficiency in general pharmaceutical skills. Emphasis is placed on in-depth experience in the provision of patient-centered care in a variety of patient care settings. While most IPPEs and APPEs are scheduled during the day, there may be IPPEs and APPEs scheduled for weekends and evenings to provide maximum patient care and a maximum learning experience.

For students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy Program in Fall 2019 or  Fall 2020.

All students must successfully complete 12.5 credit hours of introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) during the first, second or third professional years. These must be completed in community, health systems, and clinical.

Students must complete six full-time (40 hours/week) advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) during their third or fourth professional year. Each rotation is 6 weeks in length. APPEs include rotations in community advanced pharmacy, hospital advanced pharmacy, ambulatory care, general medicine, clinical specialty and one elective.

For students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy Program in Summer 2021.

All students must successfully complete 12 credit hours of introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) during the second professional year. These must be completed in community and health-systems.
Students must complete six full-time (40 hours/week) advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) during their third professional year. Each rotation is 6 weeks in length. APPEs include rotations in community advanced pharmacy, health system advanced pharmacy, ambulatory care, general medicine, patient care and one elective.