School of Pharmacy UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) < Back to Pharmacy Practice Experiences Homepage Year One students: Engage with pharmacists in the community and institutional settings. They observe pharmacists’ managerial and clinical roles and responsibilities through guided experiences. Care for their community through partnership with local older adults for a longitudinal intergenerational learning experience. Students promote the public health role of the pharmacist through health education and screening during community outreach activities, often co-sponsored by student organizations and community partners to improve the health of Wisconsin residents. Work as a team with their older adult partner to enhance their communication and collaboration skills while promoting successful aging. Year Two students: Engage with pharmacists at three unique practice sites. In addition to community and institutional sites, students choose an elective site in a specialty practice area. Advocate for their community through identification of patients with low health literacy and apply skills learned to assist patients successfully navigate the healthcare system. Each student also contributes to his/her professional development through completion of community outreach activities directed at helping meet the unmet health needs of the community. Engage with the health of populations through examination of a mental health database to identify the needs of a community and positively influence their health. Year Three students: Actively provide care for patients under the supervision of pharmacist preceptors. All students provide care in community pharmacies as well as institutional settings, where they function as part of a health care team. They will also select elective rotations where they may explore unique practice settings or develop more depth in community or institutional settings. Apply critical thinking skills in answering an authentic complex medication- or practice-related question assigned by their preceptors. They use skills taught in the drug information class to acquire and assess information from an evidence-based literature search and apply it in proposing a defendable answer to the question. Critically review complex medication regimens to identify potential medication-related problems.