Preceptors are an important asset to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

As an integral component of the School's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum, the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) strives to develop in each student pharmacist the professional judgment and competencies needed to skillfully perform the functions and meet the responsibilities of a pharmacist in a wide range of practice environments.

Experiential learning accounts for more than 30 percent of the PharmD curriculum and includes introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs and APPEs). In the final year in the program, a student is immersed in the "real world" on rotations with practicing pharmacists and other health care professionals in a variety of practice settings including community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, government/regulatory agencies, and private entities across the mid-Atlantic region and worldwide.