PharmD Student Experiential Education

Wayne State PharmD students have the opportunity to participate in patient care experiences in a variety of pharmacies settings across Metro Detroit.

Experiential Education accounts of over 1/3 of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum including over 300 hours of introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) and 1680 hours dedicated to advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE).

  • P1 and P2 year students participate in practice experiences during the following:
    • Patient Care Lab course sequence
    • Service learning at underserved health clinics
    • Mentor/Mentee student shadowing program
  • P3 year students participate in practice experiences during the following:
    • Patient Care Lab course sequence
    • Community and Hospital IPPE
    • Mentor/Mentee student shadowing program
  • P4 year students participate in practice experiences during the following:
    • Seven 6-week APPE rotations
      • Community, Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Inpatient Acute Care, Patient Care and 2 elective rotations
    • Mentor/Mentee student shadowing program

The Wayne State PharmD Program is fortunate to have affiliations with local health systems, community, specialty and independent pharmacies, as well as with pharmacy organizations and business across southeastern Michigan that provide students with outstanding practice experiences.

We have more than 300 dedicated faculty, adjunct faculty and volunteers who contribute to the experiential education for our students.

Resources for students

Meet our team

Francine Salinitri Kristen Sears Brittany Stewart Joseph Fava
Francine Salinitri
Director of Experiential Education
Email
313-577-0453
Kristen Sears
Experiential Education Coordinator
Email
313-577-5405
Brittany Stewart
Coordinator, P3 Community IPPE Course
Email
313-577-9754
Joseph Fava
Coordinator, Early P1 & P2 IPPE Courses
Email
313-993-7517

Join the Warrior Preceptors

Pharmacists interested in becoming WSU preceptors should complete the online interest form or contact Director of Experiential Education Francine Salinitri, PharmD, at fsalinitri@wayne.edu or 313-577-0453.

Preceptors webpage