How will the Board deal with interns from colleges located outside of Iowa who only work a few hours (one summer) in Iowa, but who then transfer all of their out-of-state hours here to take our Board exam?
Students must complete our intern registration booklet and submit to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners for credit for hours worked in Iowa.
We will transfer hours earned in Iowa.
Students must have completed the entire manual in order to receive credit for hours earned and sit for the Board exam in Iowa.
A preceptor must sign off on the manual.
The booklet should only be submitted after all internships and rotations in Iowa are completed.
What if the student gets all of the competencies signed off but has not accumulated the required number of hours?
The student must continue to work as an intern until all of the required hours are completed.
What about students who don't work in Iowa until near the end of their internship/school year, and don't register as an intern until most of their rotations are over?
They will not receive the 1250 hours of academic credit.
The intern does not need to complete the manual, but must have a preceptor assigned to him/her.
Students must contact the out-of-state Board of Pharmacy and comply with their requirements, including registering as an intern if required.
The intern should report hours to the Board of Pharmacy in the state the hours are earned, and have that Board certify hours worked and accepted by that Board to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy. In addition, interns from colleges located in Iowa should have their out-of-state preceptor complete the Iowa Pharmacist Internship booklet competencies and affidavits of training.
No, the preceptor only fills out one affidavit of training.
I've used both affidavits of training provided in my internship booklet. How can I get additional ones?
This form can be obtained by calling the Board at (515) 281-5944 or contacting Becky Hall .
No. The Board will not grant credit for internship training if the affidavit of training sheet has been cut into two separate affidavits.