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Preceptor Information

Welcome to the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy’s Preceptor information page. Please visit this page frequently for updates on upcoming preceptor development events, newsletters, grading forms, and resources for Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.

Our network of preceptors spans the state of New Jersey and extends across the country.  If you are interested in joining our preceptor network, please email

We would like to thank all of our current preceptors for their commitment and hard work in shaping our future pharmacy practitioners.

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy uses the CORE ELMS education management system for coordinating rotation experiences for students and preceptors and for all evaluations of students’ work. Click below to login into CORE ELMS for preceptors.


To see the rotation schedules and provide us with your availability, click here*


See the PharmD Program Clerkship Syllabus

Introductory and Intermediate Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs)

Through 4-week Introductory and Intermediate Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs), students begin to practice skills related to the profession through a variety of experiences including shadowing pharmacists, participating in the drug delivery process, observing the use of automation technology and participating in community health education activities. In the summer after their first professional year, students gain practice experience in Community settings. In the summer after the second year, students have rotations in Hospital/Institutional practice settings.

Community Practice

IPPE Community – Skills and Competencies
IPPE Community – Rotation EPA Grade Form
IPPE Community – Student Log

Hospital/Institutional Practice

IPPE Hospital/Institutional – Skills and Competencies
IPPE Hospital/Institutional – Rotation EPA Grade Form
IPPE Hospital/Institutional – Student Log

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs)

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) are 5-week rotations for students in their final professional year prior to entry into pharmacy practice.  These experiences may be completed in a variety of practice settings, including community, hospital, clinical practice, industry, and ambulatory care.

Basic Requirements

APPE – Overview of Requirements
APPE – Goals and Objectives by Rotation Type/Specialty
APPE – Longitudinal Assessment Form
APPE – Requirement for Case Presentations
APPE – Requirements for Journal Club 
APPE – Rotation EPA Grade Form

Types of APPE Rotations

Community Practice

APPE – Community Rotation Goals & Objectives

Hospital/Institution Practice


Inpatient/Acute Care/General Medicine Practice

Seminar Evaluation Form
Case Presentation Evaluation Form
Journal Club Evaluation Form

Clinical Other/Elective Practice Sites



After successful completion of a minimum of 1440 practice hours in APPE rotations, students may sit for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) and apply to the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy for pharmacist licensure.


The following resources are available for you to assist in your personal development. As EMSOP preceptors, you have free access to the APhA Pharmacy Library and resources through your CORE ELMS account under the “External Resources” tab. We encourage you to take advantage of these educational resources.

EMSOP Preceptor Rotation Manual
Pharmacy Times- 5 Simple Ways to Be a Star Pharmacy Preceptor
APhA Advanced Preceptor Training
ASHP Professional Development
ASHP Preceptor Toolkit
CEI Pharmacy Education
Nexus Learning System

Note: If you would like to receive CE credits for any of the provided resources, you may incur cost.

The School of Pharmacy also provides continuing education programming for preceptors. Click here for the latest schedule.

*Whether you hosted one or twenty students for a rotation, all are eligible to participate and register.

See the Preceptor Newsletter, published by the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

Preceptor Newsletters:

Winter 2024
Fall 2023
Summer 2023
Winter 2023
Fall 2022
Summer 2022
Spring 2022
Winter 2022
Fall 2021
Fall 2020