If intern hours are completed outside of Minnesota, then the rules of that state apply. The student is responsible for verifying how these hours count toward Minnesota requirements.
You must ensure you are registered as an intern in another state, then transfer the intern hours to Minnesota when you apply for licensure after graduation. If the other state does not register interns, then call the Minnesota Board for guidance.
If someone does an Internship outside of Minnesota and that state does not keep track of Internships done outside of school, they can submit their hours on the Minnesota Progress Report/Affidavit form. It must be signed by the Intern and their Preceptor at that site OR a supervising Pharmacist if that state does not have Preceptors.
Internship experiences in certain "specialty" pharmacies (a pharmacy providing services to long-term care facilities or home infusion) may also count towards the "traditional compounding, patient counseling and dispensing" requirement provided that the focus is on the traditional dispensing activities listed above.
You may begin compiling internship hours the day following the official graduation date that appears on your transcripts. PD1 students need to be registered as a pharmacy intern before starting an IPPE, APPE or non-college based internship. Interns are asked to apply early to allow for processing of the intern application and issuance of the registration card.
Contact the Minnesota Board to have them remove any prior applications that you do not intend to complete. This will ‘clean up’ your record and you will only be charged for the intern registration upon payment.