About Experiential Education

Pharmacists are continually challenged to use their knowledge and skills to optimize cost-effective drug therapy and expand medication management. The world looks to pharmacists to ensure patient safety, individualize drug selection and dosing, and minimize interactions and adverse effects.

Manchester prepares future pharmacists with a balanced curriculum that interfaces didactic teaching with structured experiential training throughout the program. Classroom teaching, labs and experiential practice sites build the knowledge and skills for students to make a positive difference in patient care.

Pharmacy career options are numerous and varied, and Manchester students are exposed to a variety of pharmacy settings and prepared to enter practice in their area of interest. With a program tiered by introductory and advanced levels, Manchester's comprehensive experiential education curriculum puts students in real life pharmacy settings and exceeds the ACPE requirements for pharmacy practice experience.

Manchester's Experiential Education Advisory Council is comprised of pharmacy practitioners from various practice settings. Together with College of Pharmacy faculty, they've developed a program for experiential education that prepares students to one day become their colleagues and to meet together the challenges of this ever-changing and ever-challenging profession.

For preceptor resources, click here.

Read some frequently asked questions about Manchester's Experiential Education Program.


Meet the Office of Experiential Education Staff:

Herb J. Halley, Pharm.D. Herb J. Halley, Pharm.D.
Director of Experiential Education
Ahmed Abdelmageed, Pharm.D.

Ahmed Abdelmageed, Pharm.D.
Associate Director of Experiential Education

Michelle Cordova
Administrative Assistant


Contact the Office of Experiential Education
10627 Diebold Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Phone: 260-470-2703

Office Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(closed holidays)

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