As an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) student at Mayo Clinic in Florida, you will devote much of your time to comprehensive clinical training in direct patient care services.

Direct patient care services

Throughout your APPE rotations, you will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary patient care team in one of Mayo Clinic's patient care areas. You will provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care services, and will develop individualized pharmacotherapeutic care plans for these patients. You will enhance your skills in:

  • Developing problem lists
  • Defining therapeutic goals
  • Developing therapeutic plans
  • Monitoring drug therapy outcomes
  • Providing drug information and education
  • Assessing and practicing evidence-based medicine


Core standards for student performance have been established to provide clear expectations. Also, the evaluation tool required by the individual college of pharmacy will be used by the rotation preceptors.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the very best education programs. Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure the highest-quality training.

Oct. 30, 2012