The P1 rotation allows you to explore the community pharmacy experience.

pharmacy students look at drug medication on shelvesOur students have the opportunity to put what they learn in the classroom into practice with hands-on pharmacy experience during their P1 year. At Wingate University, your P1 rotation begins your Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)

You work in a community pharmacy during this rotation. You may be assigned to a chain such as a CVS, Publix, Walgreens or Walmart. Or you could be appointed to an independent community pharmacy such as Monroe Family Drugs, Monroe Family Pharmacy or Faulkner’s Drugs in Monroe, NC.

While there is no guarantee your request will be granted, you have the chance to help determine where you are assigned by completing a survey during the summer before school begins.

Learn What Pharmacists Do

The P1 rotation consists of 120 hours that you complete either in the fall or spring semester. Typically, students with previous pharmacy experience are assigned their rotation in the fall, but that is not a rule. Regardless of semester, you usually work eight hours per week, though not all on the same day. Your rotation schedule depends on your preceptor’s work schedule and your class timetable.  

During your P1 rotation, you learn:

  • A pharmacist’s responsibilities and tasks
  • How they interact with customers
  • Pharmacy laws and regulations
  • Teamwork and professionalism

Focus on Community Pharmacy

The P1 rotation provides a solid foundation for the therapeutic knowledge you will acquire during the remainder of your studies.

Please call or email the IPPE director if you have questions about the P1 rotation.