Students in DPM program gain unique exposure to government, NGO, academic, and industry professional experiences unavailable to many students in traditional degree programs. In addition to the required industry or private sector internship required of all DPM students, there are also numerous field trips around the state and country to places such as USDA and state government offices, commercial production facilities, universities and research stations, gardens, and nurseries.
Biennially, the DPM student organization, through fundraising events and donations, embarks on a ten-day study abroad trip to Ecuador to tour agricultural and ornamental productions and field and research stations.
Students enrolled in the Integrated Plant Medicine course partake in a variety of hands on experiences such as visiting the University of Georgia, the USDA, several extension offices throughout Florida, various agricultural and ornamental crop production sites, agricultural chemical producers, conferences, and trade shows. These are just a few examples of the kinds of unique experiences provided to Doctor of Plant Medicine Students.