E2P PharmD

Launced in the fall of 2015, the Entry-to-Practice (E2P) PharmD program aligns with pharmacist education programs offered by other Canadian universities and addresses the expanding scope of practice of pharmacists in today's health care environment. It also offers students earlier hands-on experiences and expanded opportunities to broaden their engagement with the pharmacy community.

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Course Materials

For all course materials, including the course handbook and policies, please visit the OEE Practice Educator Resource Centre.

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Students are assessed by their practice educator online on E*Value for all practicums in the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program.




Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) – I (PHRM 171)

  • Occurs at the end of 1st year in the months of May, June and July.
  • 160 hours
  • Course Coordinator: Gilly Lau

The IPPE- I practicum allows the student to gain a greater appreciation for the pharmacy profession as practiced in the community. The focus is on prescription processing and drug distribution systems with select patient care activities. Students are expected to recall, comprehend and apply knowledge in simple patient care situations. Students integrate their knowledge of basic physical assessments in developing and assessing therapeutic plans and in evaluating drug selection for patients. IPPE-I is a guided course with students having limited autonomy. Students begin to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to function in the community setting.


Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) – II Outpatient (PHRM 271)

  • Occurs at the end of 2nd year in the months of May, June and July.
  • 160 hours
  • Course Coordinator: Neelam Dhaliwal

The IPPE-II practicum builds on IPPE-I. The focus of PHRM 271 is to engage students in direct patient care. This includes, but is not limited to, activities in the outpatient pharmacy setting that are associated with new and refill prescriptions, non-prescription requests, health promotion activities, drug information, and disease management consultations with patients. Students will be involved in these activities under the guidance and direct supervision of a pharmacist practice educator. The emphasis is on knowledge, comprehension, and application of knowledge in low-moderate complexity patient care situations. Following completion of this introduction to direct patient care practicum, students will have developed basic knowledge, skills, and abilities in applying the principles of pharmaceutical care in the outpatient practicum setting.


Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) – II Inpatient (PHRM 272)

  • Occurs at the end of 2nd year in the months of May, June and July.
  • 80 hours
  • Course Coordinator: Aileen Mira

The IPPE-II Inpatient practicum is the first introductory pharmacy practice experience in the inpatient setting. The purpose of this introductory practice experience is to familiarize students with the fundamentals of hospital pharmacy and to expose learners to various areas of inpatient pharmacy practice including, but not limited to, hospital drug distribution systems, medication order processing and preparation, nursing units/patient care areas, inpatient health care records, provision of patient care and service by hospital pharmacists, and hospital drug information resources. The format for PHRM 272 is a combination of observation and application of knowledge of topics covered in year 1 and 2 of the curriculum and activities will include some direct patient care, under the direct supervision and guidance of the practice educator. This course is designed to prepare students for their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE's) in the inpatient setting offered in fourth year with the expectation that they will be better able to focus more on direct patient care activities having already been introduced to these general areas of hospital pharmacy practice.