The information provided in the website pages below outlines the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) students complete in both the North American-Trained PharmD Program and International-Trained PharmD Program.
The NTPD Program experiential training curriculum includes 36 weeks or 1440 hours of advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) in the following practice areas:
North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) students must perform 36 weeks or 1440 hours of advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotations. * The APPEs may be completed through a combination of rotations and credit-by-challenge submissions provided the NTPD student has the appropriate work experience. Required APPEs are as follows:
In the North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) Program, practice competency is determined by the mastery of outcomes. Many NTPD students have already achieved the outcomes for one or more advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotations during their pharmacy careers. Therefore, a credit-by-challenge portfolio process exists to grant academic credit up to two APPE rotations based on the NTPD student’s work experience.
NTPD students may submit a credit-by-challenge portfolio once admitted into the NTPD Program and has completed an advising call.
Manual and Policies – The DDP Office recommends all NTPD students read through the documents linked below to learn more about the credit-by-challenge process, which provides more information about the review process, submission deadlines, and formatting.
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs): The ITPD experiential training curriculum begins with introductory experiences linked to the online didactic curriculum. Students complete 400 live contact hours of IPPEs in the following planned manner:
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs): Upon completion of the above, the experiential program continues with seven, six-week advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs), in the following practice areas:
Elective APPE rotations may be selected from a variety of medicine subspecialties, such as neurology, oncology, nutrition, infectious diseases, critical care, psychiatry and pediatrics, or other elective rotation choices such as pharmaceutical care projects, education, administration, industry, managed care and clinical research.
All APPE rotations are six weeks in length (or 240 hours) completed on a full-time basis, totaling 42 weeks or 1680 APPE rotation hours.
December - January
Late February - The entire match should be completed! Students will view their schedules in CORE and will have one or two days to request small changes to their schedules. After that, the preceptor(s) will be notified and no further changes will be accepted.Eligibility Requirements to Participate in the Colorado APPE Rotation Match - All students should work with their academic advisor to confirm their eligibility to participate in the Colorado APPE rotation match.