Practice Experience

Your practice experiences are an important part of your pharmacy education, where you put into practice what you’ve learned in the classroom and the lab, and where you get to experience what it is to be a pharmacist and the different setting and capacities in which you might use your PharmD degree.

What sets us apart:

TCOP is unique in the number of advanced practice experiences you can get –nine in total, or 54 weeks– giving you more hands-on experience than other pharmacy schools.

Not only do you have the opportunity to have more practice experience than other schools, but some of the practice experiences offered are unique as well, such as:

  • The core rotation in IV Sterile Compounding will prepare you well for the compounding Part III exam.
  • In addition to practice experiences that enhance your knowledge of patient care, the electives at the NIH, FDA, and Indian Health Service give you the opportunity to see how clinical trials work and how medication development and use works and is planned on a national level.

How it works:

You’ll start your clinical experience early –in the first year with your Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) in a community pharmacy, and second year in a hospital setting. In the second half of your third year, and in your fourth year, you’ll have advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) –six core and three electives. Your APPE experiences might be in a hospital, government agency, drug company, community pharmacy chain or business, working in compounding, research, pharmaceutical communications or drug development or regulations.

Practice experiences are six weeks in length and full-time. You’ll be required to come to campus on a monthly basis for lectures that relate to your practice experiences. Our APPE sites are not only in the local NYC area but include NJ, PA, CT, greater NY area, AZ, Washington DC, and we have affiliations with premier places.

Our institutional sites include:

  • Mount Sinai
  • HHC Corporation
  • Bronx Care Health System
  • New York Presbyterian
  • NYU Langone
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Hackensack Medical Center
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
  • St. Barnabas Hospital Health System

Our industry sites include:

  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb
  • Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Our chain pharmacy sites include:

  • CVS Walgreens
  • Rite Aid
  • Acme

Our other healthcare delivery provider sites include:

  • Amida Care
  • Cardinal Health
  • Home Infusion Group
  • Indian Health Service



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