Summary: University of California, San Diego
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ambulatory Care & Community Pharmacy Preceptors Conference, 9/15/2009
Incorporation of Community Pharmacy into the Ambulatory Care Rotation:
In order to satisfy ACPE's community pharmacy APPE requirement, SSPPS has
incorporated Community Pharmacy into the Ambulatory Care rotation. Students
participate in Ambulatory Care for the 1st
five weeks of the six-week block, and then
participate in Community Pharmacy for the last week.
This method presents some challenges to both the preceptors and the students.
Community Pharmacy preceptors expressed that one week just isn't sufficient for
teaching and learning high-level tasks. Ambulatory Care preceptors expressed similar
concerns as well, with the extra challenge of having students from other schools on a 6-
week schedule & SSPPS students on a 5-week schedule.
Other options to satisfy ACPE's requirement include eliminating an elective rotation or
an Ambulatory Care rotation in favor of a full 6-week Community Pharmacy block.
SSPPS will explore other options as well in order to better satisfy all parties concerned.
Online Training Opportunities via SSPPS Website:
SSPPS has partnered with NACDS and Pharmacist's Letter in order to provide all