Cleveland Clinic Longitudinal APPE

The College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic health system in Cleveland, Ohio to offer a longitudinal APPE experience where students complete all of their P3 APPE rotations in Cleveland Clinic facilities.


  • Spend the entire P3 academic year in Ohio completing all APPEs at Cleveland Clinic facilities
  • Create longitudinal relationships with preceptors
  • Participate in longitudinal research projects
  • Receive $5,000 housing stipend for the year
  • Participation in the Cleveland Clinic experiential opportunity is entirely voluntary.
  • Students who are selected to participate, are committed to spending their entire P3 year in Cleveland Clinic facilities, in Cleveland, OH (academic year 2023-2024).
  • Once a student begins APPE rotations, they may not resign from this opportunity, unless approved by the College.
  • If a student needs to decline their acceptance from the experience, they must let the APPE Director know as soon as possible. The APPE Director will have full authority on reassigning rotations and will place students at pre-existing openings either in Utah or Nevada only. New site requests will not be accepted.
  • The University reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from the current Cleveland Clinic experience, and any future experiences, at any time for any reason.
  • Roseman University will provide students with a scholarship to assist with housing expenses totaling $5,000 for the year. Half of the funds will be disbursed in late July and half will be disbursed in late November. All other housing and travel expenses will be at the students own expense. It is the students responsibility to secure housing.
  • The student is required to complete requirements for Ohio intern licensure (including fingerprinting), obtain, and maintain an active an Ohio intern license in good standing for the duration of the assigned academic year.
  • The student agrees to travel to the Cleveland Clinic in the spring of 2023 (as COVID-19 travel policies allow).
  • Students must be in good academic standing with the College of Pharmacy and may not be on academic probation. Students are eligible to apply if they have 1 or 2 summers, but no more.
  • Students may not beon professional probation with the University or the College of Pharmacy, and they agree to be a positive representative of RUCOP during this experience, abiding by all policies in the Student Handbook and Experiential Policy Manual, as well as policies established by the Cleveland Clinic.
  • If a student is put on academic or professional probation after APPEs are scheduled, APPEs at the Cleveland Clinic will be cancelled, and the student will be required to complete rotations in Utah or Nevada as described above.
  • A student’s background check may not have any charges, arrests or convictions on record. (Non-DUI traffic violations are acceptable).
  • Students may be required to sign additional documentation upon selection to participate in this experience. Students may refuse to sign these but will forfeit the right to participate.
  • If a student receives a “No Pass” for a rotation, any remaining rotations at The Cleveland Clinic Hospitals and Clinics will be cancelled and the student will be required to return to their local campus (Henderson or South Jordan) for the remainder of my APPEs. The student will also forfeit any stipend awarded.

Application Process


  • Submit a copy of your CV to:
    Dr. Hon ( and Dr. Johanson (
    Due Date: September 12, 2022

Student Candidate Interviews

• Students will be notified if they are invited to interview no later than, Friday, September 23, 2022
• Interviews will be scheduled in October 2022

Notification of Status

• Students will be notified of their selection via email prior to the Thanksgiving Break.
• Students will be informed if they have been accepted, denied, or placed on the waitlist and will be contacted should their status change.
• If chosen to go to the Cleveland Clinic for APPE year 2023-2024, students must confirm participation by deadline provided in offer letter.

Henderson APPE Director: Dr. Hon (

South Jordan APPE Director: Dr. Johanson (

CVS Spanish Pathways Program


The College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences has partnered with CVS Health to raise awareness of pharmacy careers and increase the number of Hispanic/Latino/Spanish-speaking applicants to the college’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.



About the Program

The CVS Health Spanish Pathway program will provide a unique opportunity for  Hispanic/Latino/Spanish-speaking undergraduate students to learn about pharmacy education and careers, and establish a pipeline of Spanish speaking students to enter the field of pharmacy with a desire to serve the Hispanic community.


  • Connect and network with mentors through CVS Health
  • Complete introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) at CVS Health pharmacies with a predominate Spanish-speaking patient population
  • Eligible to receive scholarship funds
  • Eligible for a part-time, paid intern job with CVS Health
  • Receive medical Spanish certification course
  • Receive student affairs advising support
  • Receive membership to Movimiento Estudientil Roseman (MER), student organization that focuses on providing health screenings and education to the Hispanic and Latino communities in Southern Nevada and providing Spanish medical terminology workshops to health professional students
  • Serve, support, and elevate local Hispanic and Latino communities
  • Upon graduation and successful completion of the Spanish Pathway Program, work at a CVS Health pharmacy with a predominant Spanish-speaking population

To be considered for this program, the applicant must:

  • Have an interest in applying to Roseman University, College of Pharmacy
  • Have basic to moderate fluency in the Spanish language
  • Have an interest of pursuing a career in community pharmacy with CVS Health
  • Be willing to work in a Spanish speaking predominant community

Students interested in this program, should apply to the program here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance into Roseman University, College of Pharmacy, students meeting the necessary qualifications will be invited for an interview in the Fall.

If you would like us to organize an event near you or if you have any questions, contact Dr. Susan Nguyen at

MountainView Hospital Longitudinal APPE


The College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences has partnered with MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada to offer a longitudinal APPE experience where students complete all of their P3 APPE rotations at Mountainview Hospital.


About Mountainview Hospital

  • Vision Statement: To be the premier provider of exceptional care
  • Mission Statement: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life
  • Acute, Tertiary, Teaching Hospital
  • ASHP Accredited PGY-1 Program
  • PGY-2 Infectious Disease Program
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Certified Stroke Center
  • Only Bone Marrow Transplant program in Nevada
  • 425 Total Beds, including 47 Adult ICU Beds and 42 ER Beds

About the Experience

Students complete five consecutive, six-week rotations, at MountainView Hospital (Institutional, Adult Acute Care, Advanced Community, Selective 1A, Selective 2A)

Selective Rotation Options

  • Neonatal ICU
  • Intermediate Care
  • Infectious Disease

Benefits of the Program

  • Exposure to Residency Residents and Preceptors
  • Longitudinal Research/Quality Improvement Opportunities
  • Opportunity to build deeper relationships with the facility and preceptors over a longer period of time
  • Reduced time spent in orientation to rotation site allowing for greater time spent on clinical experiences
  • Ongoing opportunities to improve presentation skills
  • Continual and constructive feedback between rotations to facilitate clinical and professional growth
  • Opportunities to implement evidence-based drug therapy plans customized to the needs of the individual patient under the supervision of residency preceptors and PGY1 pharmacy residents.
  • Candidates must be US Citizens/permanent residents
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited pharmacy program

Application Requirements

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of unofficial Transcript
  • Application Form

Application Timeline

  • Apply September to October of P2 Year
  • Qualified candidates will be invited for interviews to be held in November of P2 year

MountainView Hospital APPE Program Contact:
Dr. David Kim, PharmD, BCPS

Roseman University Faculty Liaison Contact:
Dr. Mickayla Clark, PharmD, BCPS

Nevada State College Fast-Track BS/PharmD Program


The College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences has partnered with Nevada State College to offer a Fast-Track Degree program where students complete both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years.


About the Program

The Fast Track BS/PharmD Degree Program  prepares students to:

  • Gain a solid, well-rounded foundation from a Biology B.S. degree with coursework in chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, and biology.
  • Be a competent, caring, and ethical pharmacist that interacts as a valuable member of an interprofessional health care team.
  • Understand the healthcare needs of the community to make a positive impact through the practice of patient-centered care.
  • Work in a variety of practices including community pharmacies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, educational institutions, laboratories, clinical, and long-term care facilities.

Program Advantages

  • Save Time: Become a PharmD in six (6) years. By having one year of overlap that counts towards both the final year of BS and the first year of the PharmD and by taking part in our three-year program, you will finish in as little as six (6) years compared to the eight (8) years it typically takes to complete a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Pharmacy.
  • Save Money: By taking courses that count towards both your BS and PharmD, you will be saving a year of undergraduate tuition. Additionally, our three-year program saves you a year of graduate tuition.
  • Skip the Test: If you are accepted to the Roseman University Doctor of Pharmacy Program through the Fast Track BS/PharmD Program you will have your PCAT waived.

Program Features

  • Early Hands-On Experience: Starting in the beginning of your first year in the PharmD program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your learning from the classroom to real-world scenarios through early IPPE experiences – developing your professional knowledge and skills in a variety of clinical practice settings.
  • Unique Learning Model: Through the Roseman University Six-Point Mastery Learning Model® you’ll focus on one core subject at a time and work to fully master concepts before moving on to the next one. This ensures competency and provides you with confidence as you move into your profession as a pharmacist.
  • Part of the PHARMily: Roseman University’s diverse student population—with their different backgrounds and experiences—creates an exciting and enriching learning environment. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with peers who share similar educational goals and participate in meaningful student organizations and volunteer activities.
  • Opportunities for Growth: The College of Pharmacy provides numerous opportunities for growth starting the first day you step on campus. Roseman University provides early experiential and interprofessional learning, research, national and international rotation experience, and post-graduate residency and fellowship opportunities that build your resume and provide a solid foundation for your career as a pharmacist.


  • Years 1-3 (or semesters 1-6): Complete your BS in Biology requirements, including the prerequisites courses for the PharmD. Apply to Roseman University College of Pharmacy program through PharmCAS and complete the admissions process.
  • Year 4 (or semesters 7-8): Attend Roseman University College of Pharmacy and take 40 credits of PharmD courses that count towards your NSC BS in Biology degree and required courses towards the PharmD. At the end of year four (4) after successful completion of your pharmacy school courses, you will graduate from NSC with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
  • Years 5-6: Complete remaining PharmD courses with Roseman University College of Pharmacy.
  • Fast-Track Curriculum

Requirements and Prerequisites

Roseman University will grant you conditional acceptance into its PharmD program if you have successfully completed the pre-professional phase of the Fast Track BS/PharmD program (NSC curriculum) provided the following conditions have been met:

  • The satisfactory completion of the entire pre-professional curriculum with an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater on a scale of 0 to 4.
  • A letter of recommendation from an NSC School of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty member.
  • The completion of the Roseman University College of Pharmacy program application and admission process, including qualification for an interview during the final year of study at NSC.

If you’re a currently enrolled Nevada State College student, please use the Fast Track BS/PharmD Application to notify the College of your interest in the program.

For questions or advising needs regarding this program at Nevada State College, please contact NSC STEM Advising (

For questions or advising needs regarding this program at Roseman University, please contact

Smith's PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency

The College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences has partnered with Smith’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program to offer a practice site for teaching and practice-based research.


About the Residency Program

The Smith’s Community Residency Program offers residents the opportunity to 1) deliver innovative patient care services and patient-centered dispensing in a community pharmacy and in the community it serves, 2) participate in pharmacy management, professional advocacy, teaching/precepting and business development activities at multiple levels within the pharmacy organization and 3) teach, including completion of a teaching certificate program, and conduct practice-based research with support from Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy.

Residency graduates will be prepared as clinicians, leaders and advocates for the future of pharmacy. Smith’s, and The Kroger Company, offer multiple career paths for residency graduates. It is our desire that residents continue as Smith’s employees and help to lead our organization into the future.

About Smiths

Smith’s Food and Drug is a division of The Kroger Company, one of the largest traditional grocery-pharmacy chains in the country. Smith’s operates over 135 pharmacies in seven states in the Intermountain West.

 Smith’s Pharmacy, West Jordan, Utah

  • Learning Experiences: Patient Care, Patient-Centered Dispensing, Leadership/Management, Teaching/Precepting
  • Time spent: 2-3 days per week
  • The resident’s primary practice site will be a Smith’s Pharmacy. Additional learning activities will also be available in other Smith’s Pharmacy locations. The resident will provide basic pharmacy services in addition to dispensing, such as counseling, immunizations, health screenings and medication therapy management (MTM) interventions. In addition, the resident will provide extended patient care services including comprehensive medication management and health coaching for various disease states (i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, tobacco dependence and obesity). The resident will work closely with the Pharmacy Manager to gain management skills necessary to run a profitable, patient-centered pharmacy. The resident will also serve as a preceptor for student pharmacists in both introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

Smith’s Division Office, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Learning Experiences: Leadership/Management, Practice Advancement, Teaching/Precepting, Patient Care
  • Time Spent: 1-2 days per week
  • At the Smith’s Division Office, the resident will work with division- and district-level personnel with roles to support Smith’s Pharmacy operations and clinical services. The resident will work with their district pharmacy coordinator and the division clinical coordinator on practice advancement initiatives, including

Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy, South Jordan, Utah

  • Learning Experiences: Teaching/Precepting, Research
  • Time Spent: 1 day per week
  • The resident will spend time at the College of Pharmacy interacting with faculty, students and other pharmacy residents. The resident will have the opportunity to participate in teaching in a mastery learning based academic program. A faculty liaison will provide support for the resident’s practice-based research project.

Current Resident

  • Zack Merrill

Residency Preceptors

  • Jayme Garcia
  • Jaimie Montuoro
  • Diane Ogborn
  • Warren Young

Past Residents

  • Taylor Byrd
  • Van Luu
  • Andrea Do
  • Michelle Hon
  • Victoria Tolentino
  • Cameron Gordon
  • Jayme Garcia

Program length

12 months, typically from July 1st to June 30th



Benefits as a Smith’s employee

  • 10 vacation/personal days
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Life insurance
  • 401K
  • Discounts at Smith’s/Smith’s Marketplace stores

Professional Meetings

Registration fees and travel allowance provided for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, APhA Annual Meeting, and regional residency conference.

Resident Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited school/college of pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy degree preferred)
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Utah

How to Apply

Submit the following items via PhORCAS:

  • Personal Statement/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Qualified candidates will be invited for on-site interviews to be held in late January through early March.

Jayme Garcia, PharmD
Smith’s Residency Program Director