Pharm.D. Curriculum

First Year

Fall Semester Courses Credits
PHAR 355 - Integrated Group Learning I 2
PHAR 357 - Abilities Lab I 2
PHAR 361 - Introduction to Pharmacy 1
PHAR 363 - Foundations of Medicinal Chemistry 1
PHAR 365 - Foundations of Pharmacology 1
PHAR 367 - Foundations of Drug Information 1
PHAR 369 - Foundations of Pharmacy Calculations 1
PHAR 371 - Biochemistry 3
PHAR 373 - Pharmaceutics 3
Total 15
Spring Semester Credits
PHAR 356 - Integrated Group Learning II 2
PHAR 358 - Abilities Lab II 2
PHAR 362 - Foundations of Pharmacogenomics 2
PHAR 364 - Medical Immunology 3
PHAR 366 - Pharmacokinetics 3
PHAR 374 - Evidence-Based Medicine & Biostatistics 3
PHAR 376 - Introduction to Self-Care 2
Total 17
Summer Credits
PHAR 370 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I 4
PHAR 380 - AST Bridge Course *(completed by international students applying under the Advanced Standing Track) 4

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
PHAR 455 - Integrated Group Learning III 2
PHAR 457 - Abilities Lab III 2
PHAR 477 - Healthcare Systems and Quality 3
PHAR 481 - Drugs and Disease I - Introduction to Drugs and Disease 3
PHAR 483 - Drugs and Disease II - Cardiovascular I 4
PHAR 485 - Drugs and Disease III - Cardiovascular II 2
Elective 2
Total 18
Spring Semester Credits
PHAR 456 - Integrated Group Learning IV 2
PHAR 458 - Abilities Lab IV 2
PHAR 478 - Social Behavior, Outcomes, and Population Health 3
PHAR 482 - Drugs and Disease IV - Renal 2
PHAR 484 - Drugs and Disease V - Infectious Disease I 3
PHAR 486 - Drugs and Disease VI - Infectious Disease II 3
Elective 2
Total 17
Summer Credits
PHAR 470 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II 3

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
PHAR 555 - Integrated Group Learning V 2
PHAR 557 - Abilities Lab V 2
PHAR 577 - Pharmacy Management and Leadership 3
PHAR 581 - Drugs and Disease VII - Endocrine/GI 3
PHAR 583 - Drugs and Disease VIII - Pain/Inflammation 3
PHAR 585 - Drugs and Disease IX - Oncology 2
PHAR 591 - Interprofessional Experience 3
Total 18
Spring Semester Credits
PHAR 556 - Integrated Group Learning VI 2
PHAR 558 - Abilities Lab VI 2
PHAR 578 - Pharmacy Law & Ethics 3
PHAR 582 - Drugs and Disease X - Psych 3
PHAR 584 - Drugs and Disease XI - Neurology 2
PHAR 586 - Drugs and Disease XII - Respiratory, Men's/Women's Health 3
PHAR 570 - Longitudinal IPPE 1
Elective 2
Total 18

Fourth Year

Summer, Fall, Spring Credits
PHAR 600's - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (6 x 6 weeks each) 36
Total 146

Pharmacy Practice Experiences

The process of experiential education provides the student with the ability to integrate first-hand practical experience with their didactic and laboratory coursework.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)

All course requirements in the first and second professional years must be successfully completed before a student may participate in an IPPE. The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience will consist of two courses, one of four weeks duration, and one of three weeks duration. The four-week course will occur in a community (retail) pharmacy while the other will occur in an institutional (hospital) pharmacy. The community course experience, totaling 160 hours is four credits while the institutional course, totaling 120 hours, is three credits. A one-credit hour course, PHAR 570, registered for in the third year, is required to provide the additional credit hour needed for the full 300 hours of IPPE experience. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences in community and institutional pharmacy settings begin early in the professional curriculum and are interfaced with didactic course instruction. This provides an introduction to the profession and continues in a progressive manner preparing the pharmacy student for advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)

All first- through third-year courses must be successfully completed before a student may participate in an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience. The APPEs will begin immediately following the third year and continue throughout the fourth year. These experiences will consist of six, six-week assignments for a total of 36 credit hours (1440 contact hours). Each student will be required to successfully complete four required experiences in the following patient care settings: inpatient acute care medicine; outpatient or ambulatory care, community pharmacy, institutional pharmacy, as well as, two elective experiences in various practice environments.

Advanced Standing Track

Pharmacists holding a pharmacy degree (Bachelor's or higher equivalent) from another country may apply to the Advanced Standing Track (AST). Students accepted into this track will complete the AST Bridge course in the summer term and then matriculate into the second year of pharmacy school in the following fall term.

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