PHRM 994 APPE - Ambulatory Care Practice

Allows students, under the supervision of a preceptor, the opportunity for substantial exposure and experience in the comprehensive treatment of patients in a general or specialized outpatient setting. The primary focus of the APPE is the medication management and general care of patients with chronic medical conditions. Clinics include but are not limited to diabetes, anticoagulation, asthma, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Students engage in practice management;  direct patient care activities including obtaining and recording patient medical and medication histories, drug therapy assessment for problems and appropriateness, developing pharmacy care plans or recommendations, documenting interventions, comprehensive patient counseling, monitoring therapeutic outcomes in various population groups; interacting with other healthcare providers, and providing education to patients and other health care professionals.