Our Pharmacy Practice Experience Programs (PPEPs) are delivered in collaboration with and through our pool of full-time Practice Faculty, Affiliate Faculty, and Pharmacy mentors (collectively referred to as Experiential Education Faculty). PPEPs help our students develop knowledge from experience as well as to use knowledge to gain experience. Creating this fundamental link between practice and knowledge helps to build core competencies plus, instill values and attitudes essential to providing patient care in the pharmacy setting. This form of Experiential Education provides our students with the fundamental skills to prepare them for careers in healthcare administration, public policy and other areas of the healthcare arena and the profession of pharmacy.
The PPEPs are a core component of the College of Pharmacy's educational plan. These experiential based programs span seven semesters, beginning in the second semester of the first professional year. These programs are tiered as Early, Intermediate, and Advanced experiences. The overarching goal of the PPEPs is to provide our students exposure to a broad range of patient and inter-professional groups within different practice environments that are representative of contemporary pharmacist-provided patient care.
Interested in becoming part of the Experiential Education Team? Click here to find out the benefits of being an Affiliate Faculty member.
RxPreceptor is utilized by the Office of Experiential Education to provide students information on rotation experiences and what each site/faculty member has to offer. It is also the program responsible for assigning students to rotations based on faculty availability and student preference. It may be accessed at http://academicsuiterx.com .
Pharmacist's Letter is a subscription service provided to College of Pharmacy's Affiliate Faculty free of charge. Resources available through Pharmacist's Letter include not only the monthly published Pharmacist's Letter but also the National Preceptor Database, the Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database, as well as opportunities to obtain continuing education credits online with the CE-in-the-letter service. Pharmacist's Letter can be accessed at www.pharmacistsletter.com/?referer=belmont/ptrn.
Student Portfolios are utilized during the Pharmacy Practice Experiences to allow students to keep track of their professional development and growth in an organized fashion. The portfolios will also be utilized during times of evaluation to identify strengths, weaknesses, and what competencies have been achieved. Portfolios may be accessed at http://rxportfolios.com/login.php .
The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy website contains useful information pertaining to licensure in the state of Tennessee. All students and experiential education faculty are expected to be familiar with the Tennessee state requirements for obtaining a pharmacist license. This site may be accessed at http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Pharmacy/index.shtml .
- PPE Manual (.pdf)
- APPE Affiliate Faculty Handbook (.pdf)
- APPE Student Handbook (.pdf)
- Phases of Experiential Education (.pdf)
Affiliate Faculty Library Resources:
- Lila D. Bunch Library Pharmacy Affiliate Faculty resource page http://belmont.libguides.com/preceptors
Office of Experiential Education:
Program Coordinator: Dr. Mary Lefler
Program Manager: Adam Stout
Program Director: Dr. Angela Clauson