Lifespan Pharmacy Residency Programs

Rhode Island Hospital Longitudinal Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (LAPPE)

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Longitudinal Program at Rhode Island Hospital is designed for students who have a strong interest in health-systems pharmacy and plan to pursue a PGY-1 residency program after graduation.

Program Expectations

  • Each student who is selected for this program will complete all six APPE rotations at Rhode Island Hospital.
  • Each student will also be expected to complete a research project during the academic year and have a longitudinal experience project.
  • A poster presentation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting is expected.

Program Directors

Morgan Wynes, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCPPS Headshot

Morgan Wynes, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Dawn Feret, RPh, MBA, BCSCP, CDOE Headshot

Dawn Feret, RPh, MBA, BCSCP, CDOE

Pharmacy Supervisor, Oncology Services


Program Structure

Required Rotations

  1. Hospital/Institutional Pharmacy
  2. Acute Care/General Medicine
  3. Community/Specialty Pharmacy
  4. Ambulatory Care

Elective Rotations

  • Med Safety
  • Neuro ICU
  • Medical ICU
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Renal Transplant
  • Pediatrics
  • Informatics
  • Biostatistics/Outcome Research
  • Administration/Pharmacy Management

Additional Responsibilities

Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Longitudinal Research Project (required)
  • Presentation and in-services to pharmacy and nursing
  • Attendance at various committee meetings
  • IPPE student shadowing responsibilities
  • Assist PGY-1 and PGY-2 ambulatory and oncology care residents with research projects

Application Process and Timeline


  • Program application form
  • Copy of transcript
  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of Rhode Island pharmacy intern license


October 2, 2020 Application process begins
October 28, 2020 Application process ends
Late October Applicant packet review
Early November Interview candidates notified and interview time scheduled
November/December Interview days. Actual dates to be determined
Early January Candidate notified of acceptance to program
Early/Mid-January Candidate acceptance and commitment must be received by that date