Experiential Education

The Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Experiential education is a major component in the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program, providing students opportunities to experience the practice of pharmacy in clinical and professional settings.

The Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Tyler uniquely incorporates experiential education early in the curriculum, beginning in the first semester.

In the College of Pharmacy, you will engage in Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) during the first three years and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) in the final pharmacy school year.

Introductory practice experiences, which run concurrently with classroom curriculum, are designed to teach basic pharmacy practice and patient care skills, gradually building to more advanced concepts.

The advanced practice experiences will allow the student to apply direct patient care and clinical skills in a variety of settings in East Texas and beyond, under the direction of experienced healthcare professionals serving as preceptors.

Aligned with the didactic course work, the Experiential Educational Program in the Fisch College of Pharmacy will prepare the students to become exceptional pharmacists.