Central Florida Pharmacy Practice Center


Since its inception in 1995, the Florida A&M University Central Florida Pharmacy Practice Center (CFPPC), located in Tampa, Florida, has played an important role in aiding learners in experiential learning.


Pharmacy learner at experiential site


The FAMU Central Florida Pharmacy Practice Center (CFPPC), located in Tampa, Florida, has a rich history of educating learners and providing pharmaceutical services. Since its inception in 1995, the CFPPC has grown from less than ten students to having over 40 students completing their experiential learning experiences each year.

In the summer of 2020, the FAMU Board of Trustees approved the Tampa/Orlando Instructional Site, renaming it to the "Central Florida Pharmacy Practice Center." The name change from instructional site to a pharmacy practice center was recommended to encapsulate the primary location and focus of the facility. The Center trains Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience learners.

Our P4 learners train at facilities throughout the Tampa Bay and Orlando surrounding areas. Our partners provide high-caliber experiences in the core rotations of medicine, hospital pharmacy, ambulatory care, and advanced community practice.  These healthcare organizations also offer a wealth of specialized electives such as emergency medicine, pediatrics, pain management, endocrinology, cardiology, and psychiatry, to name a few.  In CFPPC, we pride ourselves in offering clinical block schedules with our healthcare partners to afford our students the best training for post-graduate opportunities.  We have strong affiliations with Tampa General Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center, Bayfront Health, Bay Pines Veterans Medical Center, Orlando Veterans Affairs Hospital and Advent Health Orlando, and Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc. 

Florida A&M University is rising and recreating its mark in Central Florida. Under the guidance of our experienced and credentialed faculty, we are leading the next generation of practitioners.  Our full-time faculty are board-certified and have certifications in pharmacotherapy, geriatrics, ambulatory care, medication therapy management, immunization, administration, and leadership.  Our faculty provides training and mentorship for our student pharmacist and is embedded as a clinical pharmacist in Tampa General Hospital and Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc.  Our faculty offers clinical services to improve health outcomes.

Central Florida is exciting and provides a cultivating environment to gain invaluable experiences.  Learners will have the opportunity to be innovative and gain the tools to succeed in their pharmacy careers.


For further information contact:

Central Florida Pharmacy Practice Center:
3500 E. Fletcher Avenue, Suite #133
Tampa, FL 33613

Division Director: Charlie W. Colquitt, PharmD., CPh. 
Email Address: charlie.colquitt@famu.edu