Quality Assurance with Virtual APPE and Factors that Impact Student Experiences

August 12, 2020
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EST

Hosted by the Experiential Education Section. 

The need for virtual experiential APPE delivery in pharmacy education is a new concept brought forth by the global pandemic (COVID-19). ACPE has allowed virtual APPE education to be integrated by Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy until December 2020, and they require that all pharmacy education standards are maintained. This webinar will highlight ACPE compliance considerations, review insights for virtual APPE education delivery, and provide takeaways to consider when integrating virtual APPE education into your Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. 


  1. Provide demographic considerations related to virtual APPE education.
  2. Evaluate what factors significantly influence students rating virtual experiential education better than, equal to, or worse than on-site experiential education in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).
  3. Review student preferences for virtual APPE education related to format and technology.
  4. Discuss ACPE experiential compliance considerations with virtual APPE education.
  5. Highlight activities from 2016 ACPE Standards Guidance Document Appendix B and Appendix C that are compatible with virtual APPE education.


Courtney Caimano, PharmD, RPh, MBA
Interim Assistant Dean of Experiential Education
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Jennifer Prisco, PharmD, RPh
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Coordinator of Experiential Education
MCPHS University

Nicole Carace, PharmD, RPh
Coordinator of Experiential Education & Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
MCPHS University

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