Students are assigned to selected health care facilities for directed clinical practice in pharmacy technology. This is a required, supervised learning experience under the direction of a pharmacist. Rotation selections include hospital, home infusion, compounding, and long term care pharmacy locations. The rotations include a ten to twelve week spring, summer, or fall session. Time scheduled at the site will be twenty-four or thirty-two hours a week.
The ten or twelve week externship rotation begins in May, July, or August. Successful completion of all pharmacy technician course work is required before assignment to specific hospital and home infusion/long term care pharmacy rotations.