One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville
Pharmacy student discusses with patient

Experiential Program

Meet Our Team

Photo of Thad Franz

Thad Franz, R.Ph., Pharm.D.

Vice Chair of Experiential Programs and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice


Photo of Heather Bellman

Heather Bellman

Coordinator of Experiential Programs


Photo of Angie Wilson

Angie Wilson

Director of Community Engagement


The Experiential Pharmacy Program

Male pharmacy student reads a label on a bottle


The Office of Experiential Programs (OEP) at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy will be recognized as a premiere program that produces professional, innovative servant-leader pharmacists to improve health of patients globally. The OEP will develop pioneering introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences that will instill the core values of the School of Pharmacy in our students through preceptor education and site development.

Pharmacy Professor instructs student how to use microscope


The vision of the Office of Experiential Programs (OEP) is to develop pharmacists that are caring, empathetic followers of Christ that provide exceptional level of pharmacy practice to improve the primary healthcare of patients locally, nationally, and internationally. Our graduates will be known for their servant-leadership, compassion, ethics, innovation, global focus, and extraordinary level of competency in disease and medication management.

Female Doctor of Pharmacy student in the lab

Program Overview

Experiential education at the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy is designed to provide students with skill development in pharmaceutical and direct patient care during each year of the four year program.

Pharmacy professor lectures students

Preceptor Benefits

The Cedarville University School of Pharmacy and the Office of Experiential Programs appreciate preceptors for making practice experiences available, relevant, meaningful, and challenging for our students. In recognition of their significant contributions in expertise, interest, and motivation to assist the University’s experiential education programs, we offer benefits to our preceptors.

A female pharmacy student helps an elderly woman

Experiential at a Glance

  • Cedarville University School of Pharmacy has over 340 partner sites, over 600 pharmacy preceptors, and 21,000 patient contact hours (third-year service learning)
  • Regionally, our students:
    • Serve within school systems educating about prescription and non-prescription drug abuse
    • Conduct health screenings in neighborhoods within the Dayton, Columbus, Springfield, Cincinnati, and surrounding areas
    • Help serve medically at children's camps in rural Kentucky
    • Educate Hispanic clients in inner-city Chicago and Philadelphia health clinics
    • Support local county health departments with educational outreach events
    • Perform integration activities that take student knowledge from the classroom to the community pharmacy
    • Lead medication reconciliation service in seven different hospital institutions
    • Take part in advance practice model based out of four regions within Ohio
  • Globally, students serve in medical missions in local villages in India, Dominican Republic, Swaziland, Honduras, El Salvador, and Romania.

Want to Learn More?

We would welcome the opportunity to partner with new preceptors.
Please email us so we can share more information and follow up with you very soon. Include your name, worksite name, email, and phone number.