The number of positions available in each of the college’s experiential regions varies depending upon contractual arrangements with practice facilities. Positions are limited in the Austin region; therefore, the majority of students are assigned to pharmacy practice experiences in geographic areas other than Austin/Temple/Waco. As part of the region assignment process in the P1 year, students may rank all available regions in order of preference. Assignments are made via a computer generated random number sequencing process that takes into account student preferences. The timing of this process allows students to make housing and other arrangements once assignments are made. Students should consider all region assignments final.
This policy is subject to change at the discretion of the college.
Location of IPPEs (P3 year) and APPEs (P4 year) – Experiential Program Regions
Students assigned to San Antonio will relocate to that campus immediately following the conclusion of the P2 year. In San Antonio, students will participate in P3 didactic and laboratory courses, as well as IPPE experiences. Students assigned to Austin/Temple/Waco, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Galveston/Houston will remain in Austin for the P3 year and then disperse to their assigned regions for APPEs.
Information on existing P4 APPE regions is available below: