How to incorporate the experiential student pharmacist into the pediatric practice setting

Lea S. Eiland, Norman E. Fenn, Pooja Shah, Mary Soliman, Hae Jin Cho, Katie D. Ellis, Kristine A. Parbuoni

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Experiential education conducted in the pediatric practice setting provides student pharmacists the opportunity to learn about a unique patient population. For many students, experiential rotations may be the only form of pediatric education they receive in pharmacy school. Providing quality pediatric experiences is essential to stimulate students’ interest in this practice area and train those with goals to become pediatric pharmacists. It is also important to ensure graduating pharmacists have exposure to fundamental pediatric pharmacy concepts. Although pediatric practice areas and institutions differ in patient populations and services, a well-rounded rotation experience should be provided for the pharmacy student. Preceptors must decide what concepts to teach and what activities students should be incorporated into during this experiential period. This article provides goals and activities for student pharmacists that can be included in newly designed introductory pharmacy practice experiences and advanced pharmacy practice experiences within various pediatric settings.ABBREVIATIONS ACPE, Accreditation of Council for Pharmacy Education; ADE, adverse drug event; APPE, advanced pharmacy practice experience; ASHP, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act; IPPE, introductory pharmacy practice experience; IRB, institutional review board; IV, intravenous; KIDs List, Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics List; LLPM, layered learning practice model; PGY1, postgraduate year 1; PGY2, postgraduate year 2; PO, oral; SOAP, subjective, objective, assessment, and plan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-400
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2020


  • Education
  • Experiential learning
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Student pharmacists


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