First professional (P1) year
In the first year, called P1, students are introduced to a mix of classroom work and professional pharmacy experience. In the classroom, students move as a group, or cohort, through a modified block system. They concentrate on one subject area at a time.
The professional pharmacy experiences component, called Experiential Education, is divided into two main phases. The Introductory phase, in the first two years, allows students to apply classroom knowledge in a practice environment.
Second professional (P2) year
The second professional year, P2, continues with a mixture of classroom and professional experience.
Third professional (P3) year
The Advanced Phase of pharmacy practice experience is made up of six rotations throughout the P3 year, which occur in a variety of practice settings. Four of these are required and two serve as electives. The P3 year concludes with an integrated capstone course just prior to graduation.