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Entrepreneurial Pharmacy Practice Program Requirements

ENTRY INTO THE PROGRAM:
1. Requirements: The student must be a first year student in good academic standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program
2. Timing: For first year students, entry into the Program will be allowed from the end of the first semester to the end of the third semester in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
3. Exceptions: Second year students may apply for entry into the program in the fourth semester. Their application must include any requested documentation on abilities, experiences, long term plans, etc. An interview may be conducted. The entry of those students into the Entrepreneurial Pharmacy Practice Program will be at the sole discretion of the Program Director.

COMPLETION:
A certificate of completion of the Entrepreneurial Pharmacy Practice Program will be awarded when the student meets all of the following requirements.
1. Academic Standards: The student must maintain good academic standing in the Doctor of Pharmacy program throughout the duration of the Entrepreneurial program
2. Required Course: The student must complete PRAC 136 Entrepreneurial Pharmacy Practice (2 units) with a grade of B or better.
3. Elective Course: The student must complete at least 2 units of approved elective course work with a grade of C or better. The following courses are approved to meet this requirement.

PRAC 156 Opportunities in Pharmacy Practice (1 or 2 units)
PRAC 193 Independent Study (1-4 units): approved, entrepreneurial focus
BUSI 276 Entrepreneurial Management (3 units)
BUSI 221 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 units)
BUSI 272 Entrepreneurship (3 units)
BUSI 282 Entrepreneurial Rapid Growth (3 units)
BUSI 293 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (1-4 units)

4. E-Mentor Requirement

a. Meetings: At the start of their second IPPE the student must meet with their ementor at least monthly.

b. Assessments: An initial and then follow-up of both the student's and the mentor's perceived assessments competency will be performed using Program forms and reviewed by the student and the mentor, and then submitted to the Program's Sakai site for review by the Program Director.

c. Journal: Students must maintain an electronic journal of their interactions, meetings and discussions with their e-mentors and submit the journal to the Program's Sakai site at the end of each semester.

5. Experiential Requirements

a. IPPEs and APPEs: Students must complete at least 3 experiential rotations of IPPEs and APPEs at approved entrepreneurial sites, including at least one IPPE (PHRM 159 Community II IPPE) and one APPE (PHRM 174 Community Pharmacy APPE). The student must also complete one additional IPPE (PHRM 129 Community I IPPE or PHRM 160 ) or one additional APPE (PHRM 184 or 185 Elective APPE I or II).

b. IPPE Project: During PHRM 159 Community II IPPE, the student, with direction from the preceptor and input from the mentor, must complete a business plan and SWOT analysis on a non-dispensing service that is either existing or to be developed at the practice site in addition to other activities required in PHRM 159. The business plan and SWOT analysis must include calculated break-even point, plans for development and marketing, and an evaluation of sustainability. The IPPE Project must be completed during PHRM 159 and submitted to the Program Sakai site by the student prior to the end of PHRM 159.

c. APPE Project: During PHRM 174 Community Pharmacy APPE, the student must evaluate the overall effects of an established service at the APPE site in addition to other activities required in PHRM 174. This evaluation must include a brief description of the service and its history, an analysis of the impact of the service on patient care, the profitability and sustainability of the service, and the projected ease and difficulty associated with establishing and implementing the service at a different site. The APPE Project must be completed during PHRM 174 and submitted to the Program Sakai site by the student prior to the end of PHRM 174. See below for a description of the APPE Project Presentation.

d. Abilities Assessment: Pre- and post-assessment of the perceived competency of both the student and the preceptor must be performed using Program forms and reviewed by the student and the preceptor during all entrepreneurial IPPEs and APPEs, and then submitted to the Program's Sakai site for review by the mentor and the Program Director.

6. APPE Project Presentation: A brief, executive summary of the APPE Project will be presented by the student at a meeting of the faculty director and representatives of both the administration and Board of Governors. Presentations or posters of the project at state and national professional meetings or publication of the project are highly recommended.

7. Documentation: The student must submit all of required documentation using the appropriate forms and methods as described by the Program Director.

8. Professionalism: The student must display professionalism in all course work, experiential settings, and work environments. Any lack of professionalism may result in dismissal from the Entrepreneurial Pharmacy Practice Program at the discretion of the Program Director.