International APPE Rotations

International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) are non-patient-care electives. Through international APPE rotations, you can practice at a variety of sites and gain a range of experiences.

  • Some allow student pharmacists to work in a clinic or hospital pharmacy and attend rounds with physicians and nurses. Through these rotations, students gain clinical experience with patients who are receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, tropical infections and other diseases.
  • Other sites provide opportunities to participate in teaching or in-service programs for pharmacy students, pharmacy technician students or other midlevel practitioners involved with the distribution of medication and patient care.  
  • Additionally, there are rotations with a focus on research.

International rotations focus on global health issues and the challenges faced by health care professionals in developing countries. Students also have access to cultural experiences and have time to take in the sights and explore on the weekends.

International APPE Stats

  • 28 students participated in international APPEs during the 2015-16 academic year
  • Since 2013, 71 students have completed international APPEs
  • 29 students are scheduled to complete international APPEs during the 2016-17 academic year
  • In 2016-17, students will complete rotations in:
    • Ethiopia
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Portugal
    • South Africa
    • Swaziland
    • United Kingdom

Learn More

Contact the Office of International Programs for more information. Current students should log in to MySTLCOP and access the Office of International Programs site to apply and learn more about specific programs.