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The Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum
Year 4 of the Curriculum
Completing a research project is required of all students and is a prerequisite for graduation. Students are encouraged to consider potential projects beginning in their first year. Students will be allowed to complete their research project in any academic year. For Pharm.D./Ph.D. program students, completion of the Ph.D. thesis project will satisfy this graduation project requirement.
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
The fourth year of the curriculum is devoted entirely to advanced pharmacy practice experiences, or APPEs, where students learn to apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the curriculum in a variety of patient care settings. Students are assigned to required, and elective clinical rotations in each of the major teaching medical centers affiliated with the University. Additional elective experiences are available in unique practice sites such as the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies, government and others.