Office of Experiential Education (OEE)
Northeastern University
206 Mugar Life Sciences
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-373-5796
Fax: 617-373-7655


Pharmacy Experiential Education

Experiential education is an integral component of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Northeastern University. It is grounded in the University’s cooperative education (Co-op) learning model, which provides students with a robust and unique opportunity to acquire introductory pharmacy skills in real-world, work settings. Pharmacy students spend 1-year completing introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) in the form of three, 4-month experiences in community, institutional and other practice settings. Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) are completed in six, 6-week experiences during the students’ final year at the University. School of Pharmacy required APPEs include ambulatory care, community pharmacy, internal medicine and health-system.

The Office of Experiential Education (OEE) is responsible for coordinating and managing pharmacy practice experiences. These experiences require students to apply and expand on the knowledge they acquire throughout the curriculum. Students work directly with preceptors, who guide and mentor them.

The OEE prepares and guides students and preceptors during their pharmacy practice experiences. For more information or assistance please use the links to the left or contact the OEE faculty/staff.