Experiential Education

Hands on practical training ...

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“One thing I liked about ACP is the diversity: Meeting and interacting with students from different backgrounds prepared me to face the challenges that come with the massive diversity of patient population we face on a daily basis.” – Dr. Brian Ngawana, Class of 2020

Experiential Education

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.

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Meet our Office of Experiential Education Team:

Richard Nicholas, PharmD, ND, CDE, BCPS, BCACP
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Amy C. Cochran, PharmD
Director of Experiential Education and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Regina Horn
Administrative Assistant for the Office of Experiential Education

Liz Welch
Administrative Assistant for the Office of Experiential Education

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: 276-498-5234
Fax: 276-498-5211