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Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences Curriculum (IPPE)

The IPPE program spans the first through third years of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum and is composed of a variety of exposures including community practice, health system practice, ambulatory care, immunization delivery, indigent care, disaster preparedness, and advocacy. Although the majority of IPPEs incorporate direct patient care with opportunities for interprofessional interaction, some simulated practice (e.g. standardized patient program) is included to ensure development and mastery of patient care skills and knowledge.

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Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Curriculum (APPE)

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Curriculum (APPE) program consists of eight 5-week experiences during the 4th year of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. Of these, five are required experiences while three are elective experiences. Required experiences include Advanced institutional Practice (1), Acute Medicine (2), Outpatient Medicine (1), and Community Practice (1). Elective experiences can be additional experiences in acute medicine, outpatient medicine, community or indirect /non-patient care areas (e.g. research, drug information, nuclear pharmacy, administration, academia, association management). Only 2 APPEs however can be classified as indirect /non-patient care.

APPE Overview

APPE Regional Matching System Policy

Experience Programs Policy Manual (APPE/IPPE)
Experiential Calendar Dates
Preceptor Development Resources


UGA Library Access:

  • Current UGA Preceptors have access to Galileo using the password available on your E-Value home page. This password is updated each semester. Preceptors are reminded that this library access if only for UGA preceptors and UGA students and that the password cannot be shared with others. Unauthorized use of the password could result in cancellation of the service
  • Galileo Login:  http://www.libs.uga.edu/galileologin
APPE Preceptors of the Year

Each year three preceptors are chosen as preceptor of the year. Nominations are made by 4th year students completing their advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Full time faculty are excluded from the nomination process.


Samantha Burke, Pharm.D., BCPS- Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta, GA

Claire Pearson, Pharm.D., BCPPS- Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Emilee Robertson, Pharm.D., BCPS- St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Savannah, GA


Bradley L. Smith, Pharm.D. – Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA

Kirby Benson, Pharm.D., BCPS- Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA

Joseph Morris, Pharm.D.- Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA


Bill Asbury, B.Sc., Pharm.D. – Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Jody C. Rocker, Pharm.D., BCPS – Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta, GA

Kevin VanLandingham, Pharm.D. – Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, GA


Karen Rodeghiero, Pharm.D., BCPS- Piedmont Athens Regional, Athens, GA

Jennifer Blanchard, Pharm.D., BCPS- Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA

Mallika Patel, Pharm.D.- Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic, Hinesville, GA


Jeff Langford, Pharm.D., BCPS – University Hospital, Augusta, GA

Donald J. Wright, Pharm.D. – Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Erica Merritt, Pharm.D., BCPS – St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Savannah, GA


Kelly Ouellette, Pharm.D., BCPS – Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Micaela Carroll, Pharm.D. – Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta, GA

Daniel Chastain, Pharm.D. – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, GA


Patricia Knowles, R.Ph. – Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta, GA

Amanda Miller, R. Ph. – Piedmont Rockdale Hospital, Conyers, GA

Karyn Taylor, Pharm.D. – Memorial Health, Savannah, GA


Bruce Jones, Pharm.D., — St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Savannah, GA

Amy Knauss, Pharm.D. – Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA

Jennifer Sterner-Allison, Pharm.D. – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Program Contacts

General Experience Programs Information

Assistant Dean for Experience Programs
Lori Duke, Pharm.D.
Phone: 706-542-5315
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: Ljduke@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 101D

Office Manager and APPE Administrative Lead
Anna Cash
Phone: 706-542-5328
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: anna.cash@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 265O

Clinical Affiliation Agreements
Pattie Holly
Phone: 706-542-8755
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: Pholly@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 265P

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)

IPPE Associate Director – Community
Kay Brooks, MEd, RPh
Phone: 706-542-1402
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: Klbrooks@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 260J

IPPE Associate Director – Health System
Andrew Darley, Pharm.D.
Phone: 706 583-0223
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: Badarley@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 260O

IPPE Associate Director – Ambulatory Care
Ashley Hannings, Pharm.D.
Phone: 706-542-0732
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: Ahanning@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 260L

IPPE Faculty
Linda Logan, Pharm.D.
Phone: 706-542-2153
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: Ldlogan@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 270H

Michelle McElhannon, Pharm.D.
Phone: 706-542-9572
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: Mmcelhan@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 270F

IPPE Administrative Lead
Monica Williams
Phone: 706-542-3893
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: Monicaw@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 265D

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

APPE Director
Lindsey Welch, Pharm.D.
Phone: 706-542-5280
Fax: 706-542-6022
Email: Lhwelch@uga.edu
Office: Athens – R.C. Wilson, Room 270G

Distant Campus Directors, Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Albany/Southwest Georgia Campus
Melody Sheffield, Pharm.D.
Phone: 229-312-0110
Fax: 229-312-0153
Email: Rx@uga.edu
Office: Albany – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Main Pharmacy

Mindi Miller, Pharm.D.,
Phone: 770-551-7021
Fax: 770-369-9361
Email: Mmiller@rx.uga.edu

Augusta Campus
Dianne May, Pharm.D.
Phone: 706-721-4450
Fax: 706-542-3994
Email: Dimay@augusta.edu
Office: Augusta – HM Building, Room 125

Savannah/Southeast Georgia Campus
Misha Thomason, Pharm.D.
Phone: 912-819-8425
Fax: 912-819-7731
Email: MThomaso2@uga.edu
Office: Savannah – Professional Office Bldg, Suite 225


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