Experiential Education Overview
The KU School of Pharmacy relies heavily on its partnerships with working pharmacists throughout the state and other areas. Professionals from all facets of the pharmacy profession serve as preceptors, or mentors, to students from their first to their final year in the Pharm.D. program.
From summer rotations as P1 and P2 students to nine one-month rotations in their P4 year, students gain experience in a wide variety of settings. On rotations students will learn how to work in community pharmacies, hospitals, managed care facilities, compounding, long term care facilities and more.
The clinical experiences provide students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in their didactic courses to real world daily situations. The variety of experiences allows students to graduate with a strong sense of where they belong in pharmacy.
In addition to specific rotations, the Experiential Education program incorporates interprofessional educational experiences throughout the year to ensure our students can be part of the healthcare solution.