December 19, 2018
Pharm.D. students will be offered a new pharmaceutical sciences track beginning in the fall semester 2019.
Tracks help students acquire new sets of specialized skills along with a Pharm.D. degree. They also allow students to customize their learning experience to their own particular interests.
“It helps them get really excited about their course of study,” said Srinidi Mohan, Ph.D., track coordinator. “It gives them a broader perspective of the link between pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy.”
Students will earn a certificate if they successfully complete two elective courses offered by the department and receive a chair-approved letter of support (LOS) written by a department faculty member.
Examples of LOSs that would be deemed approvable include, but are not limited to, a detailed description of a research project outside the scope of the two elective courses and under the guidance of department faculty and a detailed description of substantial contributions to provide supplemental instruction teaching for a core course taught by department faculty.
“The track takes students above and beyond their basic course work,” Mohan explained. “It gives them greater knowledge and experience, which they can put to use in whatever career path they choose. As advisors, department faculty can help them as mentors.”