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Internship Hours = Rotations?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by eleanor_rigby, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. eleanor_rigby

    eleanor_rigby Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    I believe that 3000 internship hours are needed at my school in order to fulfill the graduation requirements. I was wondering if the rotations throughout the P3 and P4 year were enough to satisfy all of those hours. Should I be looking into working during summer and winter breaks so I don't have to panic during my last year about being short of the hours needed?
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  3. pharmagirl

    pharmagirl 5+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    Our rotations covered a lot of our required internship hours, but not quite all of them. I worked part time throughout the summer and on some holidays and have had no problem making up the extra hours that I need for the state.
  4. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    It depends on your school. At UF we do more than enough rotation hours to cover the requirement. I think they also count our practicum hours where we are working during the years before rotations.
  5. sdn1977

    sdn1977 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    In CA it takes 1500 intern hours for licensure. None of my academic rotations qualified for those. All my rotation hours required for graduation were satisfied by the curriculum available.

    Things might have changed in the years since...
  6. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2005
    Ivory Tower
    Check with your school.
    At mine the hours we get through rotations are enough for Ky licensure.
    And they have told us that a billion times. They don't want us working during school but a lot of people do.

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