The experiential curriculum is designed to provide students with the confidence, knowledge, skills, and attitude required to function as competent and professional pharmacy practitioners.
The experiential curriculum is divided into three parts of sequentially increasing levels of sophistication in competencies and outcomes expectations – Early Pharmacy Practice Experience (EPPE), Core Pharmacy Practice Experience (CPPE), and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). Both EPPE and CPPE comprise the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences for ACP.
Course syllabi can be found in our manuals located under Forms & Manuals. The syllabi provide preceptors and students with consistent course goals, objectives, and activities while allowing for preceptor and practice site flexibility.
For more information about ACP’s experiential program, please contact us at:
Office of Experiential Education
Appalachian College of Pharmacy
1060 Dragon Road
Oakwood, Virginia 24631
Phone: Regina Horn at 276-498-5234 or Sherry Clevinger at 276-498-5214
Richard Nicholas, PharmD, ND, CDE, BCPS, BCACP
Interim Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Sharon Deel, RN, MSN, CDP
Director of Experiential Education & Community Outreach
The following links provide preceptors with orientation to the ACP mission, vision, experiential curriculum, and evaluation methods, and highlight precepting pearls and strategies.
The mission of ACPE is to assure and advance quality in pharmacy education. Standard number 13 focuses on experiential education and has shaped and guided the development and quality assurance processes of our experiential education program.
Preceptor Training Presentations
Preceptor Orientation (March 2017)
Preceptors are issued instructions on how to access the ACP library’s electronic resources and other services during their first year of precepting. Please contact the Experiential Education office for more information.
The Office of Experiential Education is pleased to announce that the Appalachian College of Pharmacy has made special arrangements to provide you with the Preceptor Training & Resource Network from Pharmacist’s Letter.
Your access to Preceptor Training & Resource Network includes the following:
- Preceptor CE (home-study courses and live webinars)
- Sample student syllabi, activities, assignments, and schedules
- Targeted professionalism, patient safety and practice-based teaching resources
- PL Journal Club -teaching tools for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE)
- Pharmacy 101 -teaching tools for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)
- Preceptors Interact -preceptor discussion board
Here’s how to set up your access:
If you already have access to Pharmacist’s Letter, it is important that you follow the link below to log in. This will ensure that Preceptor Training CE and other tools included in Preceptor Training & Resource Network will be added to your subscription. If you do not have access to Pharmacist’s Letter, you need to set up an Appalachian College of Pharmacy Preceptor CE ID #. Your CE ID # will be automatically created and you’ll be able to use it from any internet-connected computer to access the Preceptor Training & Resource Network.
APHA’s Preceptor Central
APhA’s Preceptor Central provides more than 20 modules in four different educational tracks to help preceptors develop quality educational experiences for their student pharmacists on IPPE and APPE rotations. One contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit (1.0 CPE) is awardable per module. To request credit, click on the section entitled Continuing Education Credit in each module you complete. If you are an APhA member, there is no fee to obtain credit; for non-APhA members, there is a $25.00 fee per module to obtain CPE credit.
Along with your eBooks and other course documents, there are a number of rotation manuals and evaluation forms for introductory (EPPE and CPPE) and advanced practice experiences (APPE). Below is the list of all required manuals, with links to download. The manuals contain rotation policies and procedures, course syllabi and learning activities, evaluation and assessment documents, and tools to assist you in patient care.
Rotation Policies and Procedures Manuals
Evaluations for Student Competency
- Policy and Procedure Form
- APPE Acute Care Medicine Evaluation
- APPE Advanced Community Evaluation
- APPE Ambulatory Care Evaluation
- APPE Elective Final Evaluation
- APPE Institutional Evaluation
- APPE Midpoint Evaluation
- APPE Student Clinical Rotation Evaluation of Preceptor-Site
- CPPE Midpoint Evaluation
- CPPE Final Evaluation
- CPPE Student Evaluation of Preceptor/Site
- EPPE 1 Assessment Form – Completed by Preceptor
- EPPE 1 Behavioral Professionalism Assessment Form – Completed by Preceptor
- EPPE 1 Assessment Forms – Completed by Student (Appendix D & E)
- EPPE 2 Assessment Forms – Completed by Student
Evaluations for Presentations, Projects, and Specific Skills
- APPE Drug Information Analysis Evaluation
- APPE Formal Presentation Evaluation
- APPE Patient Profile History Evaluation
- APPE Patient Counseling Checklist
- APPE Patient Self Treatment Consultation Form
- APPE Drug Related Problem Documentation Form