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Idaho State University

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)

IPPE Manual

Overview of IPPE Curriculum


PHAR 9911/9912 (P1 Year)

PHAR 9913/9914 (P2/P3 Years)

Reporting Hours

Students will accrue approximately 1980 hours from IPPEs and APPEs during the course of pharmacy.  States vary in the amount of practical pharmacy hours a student must complete to become a licensed pharmacist. For example, Idaho requires student pharmacists to have 1740 hours while Alaska requires 1500 hours. Other states may require 2000 or more hours. Students are encouraged to report paid or unpaid non-IPPE/APPE extern hours to the College of Pharmacy using the form below. Submit the form within 30 days from the ending date of the training period. If working for an extended period of time, please report your hours at least every 6 months. Please send your completed form to Cassandra Tack at

Out of State Information

Student pharmacists who wish to obtain extern hours at pharmacy practice sites outside of Idaho are responsible for registering with that state’s board of pharmacy and learning about and following the laws in that state. In general, extern hours obtained in another state will count towards an Idaho or Alaska pharmacist license. Contact the state board to familiarize yourself with their laws. A list of Pharmacy Boards may be found on the National Association Boards of Pharmacy site under “Boards of Pharmacy”.  Of note, these hours will not be eligible for IPPE without special permission from OEE.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)


APPE Dates

APPE Block Start Date End Date
1 May 14, 2018 Jun 22, 2018
2 Jun 25, 2018 Aug 03, 2018
3 Aug 06, 2018 Sep 14, 2018
4 Sep 17, 2018 Oct 26, 2018
5 Oct 29, 2018 Dec 07, 2018
6 Dec 24, 2019 Feb 01, 2019
7 Feb 04, 2019 Mar 15, 2019
8 Mar 18, 2019 Apr 26, 2019


Each 6-week block is worth 7 credits. Students will be registered with ISU in the following manner:
Summer Term: Blocks 1 and 2
Fall Term: Blocks 3, 4, and 5
Spring Term: Blocks 6, 7, and 8

Pharmacy Fair: Students will be excused from rotations to attend Pharmacy Fair.

Contact Information for the Office Experiential Education (OEE)

Eastern Idaho, Coeur d’ Alene, Twin FallsWestern Idaho, Reno, NVAlaska
Tracy K. Pettinger, Pharm.D.
Assistant Dean, Director of Experiential Education
Pocatello, ID
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
(208) 282-5012
Kevin Cleveland, Pharm.D.
Assistant Dean, Director of Student Services
Meridian, ID
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
(208) 373-1872
Tom Wadsworth
Assistant Dean for Alaska Programs
(907) 786-6211
Cassandra Tack
Experiential Education Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
(208) 282-4794
Janet Renk
Experiential Education Administrative Assistant
Meridian, ID
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
(208) 373-1824
Christina Jackson
Executive Project Assistant
(907) 786-6552

OEE Mission


Develop competent and caring pharmacists operating at the top of their scope of practice in a teambased
health care environment.


Become a leader in innovative experiential education by fostering excellence in collaborative, diverse
patient-centered care and continued promoting preceptor development.


Provide innovative, patient-centered, interprofessional experiential education opportunities
longitudinally across the curriculum.

Overview of Didactic Curriculum

Educational Guidelines