School of Pharmacy Experiential Education

Experiential education is a critical part of the three-year PharmD program at Pacific University's School of Pharmacy.

We aim to connect students with high quality experiential rotations that develop practice-ready, compassionate, and innovative pharmacists prepared for future pharmacy careers.

Experiential education is split into two parts — students complete Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience components of the curriculum throughout their first and second school years. The third year is devoted entirely to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE).

Experiential education benefits both students and preceptors. Students gain practical skills and exposure to pharmacy practice settings. Preceptors serve as mentors and our high-quality students make experiential education a rewarding experience for everyone.

If you are interested in becoming a preceptor with our program, please contact one of the experiential program contacts.

CORE Our experiential learning management system for preceptors, students and faculty.


Contact Us

For all experiential education inquiries email shared inbox at

Maddie Fry, PharmD, RPh, BCACP | Assistant Dean for Experiential Education, Associate Professor
503-352-3627 |

John Begert, PharmD, BCACP | Director of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Jenny Engel | Interim Director of Experiential Affiars
503-352-7293 |

Laura Smith | Coordinator for Faculty Affairs
503-352-7275 |