Longitudinal Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (LAPPE)

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Longitudinal Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (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 that consists of integrated clinical experiences, research opportunities, as well as 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 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 (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 (1 page max)
    • 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 October 6, 2023.
Apply here: https://forms.gle/HaeH17Xhbu2jN6pH7

Program Contacts


Paige Austin, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Program Director

Kaycie Rathburn, PharmD
Program Coordinator

Program Preceptors

Current LAPPE Students

Delilah Knapp, PharmD Candidate 2024
Research Project: Incidence of Electrolyte Replacement in the Emergency Department

Delilah Knapp is a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at The University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy. Delilah is a member of multiple professional organizations to include American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP/SSHP), Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), and Rho Chi Honor Society. She is currently President of SSHP and VP of Communications for PLS, with past roles of Treasurer and Class Representative. Delilah's current aspirations are to pursue postgraduate clinical pharmacy residency training. Her current interest is in Emergency Medicine.

Program Alumni

Prathusha Grace Bethala, PharmD
2022 BHSET LAPPE Student
Research Project:
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) Analog Use in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) on Hemodialysis

Soomin Woo, PharmD
2022 BHSET LAPPE Student
Research Project:
Comparison of the Efficacy of Metoprolol Succinate Given Once Daily Versus Twice Daily in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation