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Office of Experiential Pharmacy Education

Experiential Pharmacy Education

The process of experiential education allows you to learn through experience in real-world settings, putting to use the skills learned in didactic coursework.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) in community and institutional pharmacy settings begin early in the professional curriculum and are interfaced with didactic course instruction that provides an introduction to the profession of pharmacy. The IPPEs progressively increase your knowledge base, and prepare you for the advanced pharmacy practice experiences.


Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) take place in the fourth professional year and involve six, 6-week full-time experiences in a variety of pharmacy practice settings that are involved with direct patient care. 

The required experiences include community, hospital, ambulatory care, and inpatient/acute care general medicine pharmacy among patients of all ages, and involve collaboration with other health care professionals. Electives may include, but are not limited to, drug information, long-term care, research, compounding and the pharmacy industry. 

Experiential pharmacy education at this level is conducted under direct pharmacist-preceptor supervision and monitoring.

by the Numbers

  • 285

    Number of rotation sites in Maine, New England and Nationwide

  • 75%

    Percentage of clinical rotations that are completed with UNE faculty

  • 1/3

    1/3 of Pharm.D. program is Experiential Education

Faculty and Staff


James Krebs

James Richard Krebs

BS Pharmacy, MS, PharmD

Assistant Dean, Experiential Education

Clinical Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4515

Pharmacy Building

Assistant Director of Experiential Education, College of Pharmacy, Experiential Education

(207) 221-4153

Pharmacy Building

Professional Staff