Longitudinal Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (LAPPE)

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas

Longitudinal Clinical Experience Program (LAPPE)

About Us

The Longitudinal Clinical Experience Program (LAPPE) at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas (BHSET) was established in 2022 to provide fourth-year student pharmacists with a structured longitudinal training program through integrated clinical experiences, longitudinal experience programs, and professionalism and scholarship activities. During this program, LAPPE students will work closely with clinical pharmacists to advance their clinical knowledge, conduct a research project, and interact with multidisciplinary teams that include pharmacy and medical residents as well as other hospital professionals. In addition, our LAPPE students expand their professional development with participation in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, patient counseling programs, a formal mentorship program, and more. Our goal is to prepare our LAPPE students to be competitive applicants for their choice of post-graduate endeavors.

Program Design

The LAPPE program requires the student to complete 3 core rotations and their choice of 1 or 2 electives at BHSET. The rotations are completed consecutively starting in block 1.

  • Core rotations (3):
    • Internal Medicine
    • Advanced Hospital
    • Ambulatory Care
  • Elective rotation options (1 or 2)
    • Administration
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases
    • NICU/ Women’s Health

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research project
  • Transitions of care patient counseling
  • Formal mentorship

Additional Opportunities

  • Presentation of research project at national or regional meeting
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee involvement
  • Professional development including midyear/interview preparation and CV review
  • Leadership and Quality Improvement projects
  • Presentation development including formal case presentations, journal clubs, and topic discussions
  • Medication use evaluations and drug information questions

Application Requirements

  • Enrolled in a college of pharmacy
  • Letter of Intent
    • Why do you want to participate in our LAPPE program?
    • What are your career goals?
    • What challenges do you anticipate during your P4 year, and how will you overcome them?
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Recommendation (1)
  • Copy of Official Pharmacy Academic Transcripts
  • Interview Required

Applications due by September 16, 2022.
Apply here: https://forms.gle/uYM5sW4FMScZm81F6

Program Contacts


Paige Austin, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Kaycie Rathburn, PharmD

Current LAPPE Students

Soomin Woo, PharmD Candidate 2023

Soomin Woo is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2023 at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy in San Antonio, TX. Soomin is a member of several professional organizations, including the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, and Texas Pharmacy Association. She was a treasurer and basic pharmacokinetics tutor in the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society in 2021- 2022, fundraising chair in Phi Del Chi Pharmacy Fraternity, and outreach chair in Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International in 2020-2021. Her clinical interest is in cardiology. Soomin wants to complete two years of clinical pharmacy residency training after graduation.

Prathusha Grace Bethala, PharmD Candidate 2023

Prathusha Grace Bethala is a PharmD candidate at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in Houston, TX. Grace is a member of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and the American Pharmacist Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). During pharmacy school, she served as the diabetic health chair in SNPhA and the treasurer for APhA-ASP. Her clinical interests are in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. After graduation, Grace wants to pursue a clinical pharmacy residency for post-graduate training.

LAPPE Preceptors