Regional Internship Programs

Location of IPPEs (P3 year) and APPEs (P4 year) – Experiential Program Regions

All students are assigned to a geographic region for the P4 senior experiential year. Cooperative Program students from The University of Texas at El Paso or The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are under contract to return to their home communities for these experiences.  All other P4 students will be assigned to one of the following P4 APPE regions:

Austin/Temple/Waco
Dallas/Fort Worth
El Paso
Galveston/Houston
Rio Grande Valley
San Antonio

(The college reserves the right to add or delete experiential regions at any time based upon resources.)


Region Assignments

The number of positions available in each region varies depending upon contractual arrangements with practice facilities. Positions are limited in the Austin region; therefore, the majority of students are assigned to pharmacy practice experiences in geographic areas other than Austin/Temple/Waco. Students may rank all available regions in order of preference. Assignments will be made by a computer generated random number sequencing process that takes into account student preferences. The timing of this process allows students to make housing and other arrangements once assignments are made. Students should consider all region assignments as final.

Students must relocate to affiliated campuses in May, immediately following conclusion of the P2 year. Students assigned to Austin/Temple/Waco, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Galveston/Houston will remain in Austin. Students assigned to San Antonio will relocate to The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for the two IPPE courses as well as didactic and laboratory courses during the P3 year. University of Texas El Paso and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Cooperative Program students will return to their home campuses at this time.

This policy is subject to change at the discretion of the college.


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