Our Experiential Education program is designed to help students develop the professional attitudes and competencies needed to practice effectively in any entry level, general pharmacy setting. We achieve this goal by providing experiences for students in real-life settings that expose them to pharmacy practice, increase their awareness of health care issues, and enhance their critical thinking and patient care skills. Experiential education is a vital component of pharmacy education at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and comprises approximately one-third of our curriculum.
We offer a wide variety of pharmacy practice experiences at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), a health system recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in patient care, education, and research.
We also partner with many other hospitals, health systems, community pharmacies, and other organizations to provide quality sites for students to gain experience and put into practice what they learn throughout the curriculum. We are currently affiliated with over 600 experienced, dedicated preceptors. At more than 250 practice sites in Michigan and across the country, students acquire the skills, judgment, and confidence to become leaders in the pharmacy profession.