In keeping with the mission of the College of Pharmacy, our overarching curricular philosophy includes the following:
- Both the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences will be integrated throughout the curriculum, instilling in our graduates the understanding and need for continuous development (lifelong learning) of knowledge in these areas throughout their careers.
- The curriculum will be patient focused, developing our students as primary care providers through their understanding and application of the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, and social, behavioral and administrative functions necessary to current pharmacy practice.
- Throughout the curriculum, students will have ample practical experience based on the provision of pharmaceutical care.
- Faculty will endeavor to continuously improve their didactic and experiential abilities to provide the most effective approaches to teaching and learning.
- The curriculum will remain current in regard to changes in pharmaceutical and clinical science, patient care, teaching methods, and practice experience in response to faculty, student, and relevant community input.
Upon completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, students will achieve the following outcomes:
- Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the foundational sciences to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care
- Provide patient-centered care as the medication expert
- Manage patient healthcare needs using human, financial, technological and physical resources to optimize the safety and efficacy of medication use systems
- Design prevention, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to manage chronic disease and improve health and wellness
- Describe how population-based care influences patient centered care and influences the development of practice guidelines and evidence based best practices
- Identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies; and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution
- Educate all audiences by determining the most effective and enduring ways to impart information and assess understanding
- Assure that patients' best interests are represented
- Actively participate and engage as a healthcare team member by demonstrating mutual respect, understanding, and values to meet patient care needs
- Recognize social determinants of health to diminish disparities and inequities in access to quality care
- Effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally when interacting with an individual, group or organization
- Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth
- Demonstrate responsibility for creating and achieving shared goals, regardless of position
- Engage in innovative activities by using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing professional goals
- Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers and society