Office of Experiential Education

The Office of Experiential Education

The mission of the School of Pharmacy Experiential Education program is to ensure that graduates are able to apply the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values in the pharmacy practice experiences, to provide patient-centered care for diverse populations to achieve a proficient level of accomplishing all standards set out by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

The Office of Experiential Education is committed to increasing professional importance of incorporating inter-professional practice throughout the various health care settings including inpatient/general/acute care, ambulatory care, hospital pharmacy/health systems, and community pharmacy.

The Office of Experiential Education is directly responsible for student placement, resource allocation, and maintaining proper communications with the experiential students and preceptors.

Director of Experiential Education

Elaine Nguyen, PharmD

Director of Experiential Education

Dr. Elaine Nguyen joined AUHS with over 6 years of community practice experience. Dr. Nguyen earned her PharmD from Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) and BS from UC Irvine. Upon graduation, she started her PGY1 community pharmacy practice training at WesternU and Ralphs Pharmacy where she rotated through a variety of community and ambulatory pharmacy practices providing clinical service activities. Prior to joining AUHS, Dr. Nguyen also worked with independent pharmacies in developing and implementing policies and procedures for new clinical programs and regulatory compliance. She currently serves as a board member for the Orange County Pharmacists Association.