PharmD - Doctor of Pharmacy Program

PharmD - Doctor of Pharmacy Program

The Doctor of Pharmacy program (PharmD) will develop your skills in one of the fastest-growing and most important professions in health care. You will learn that pharmacists not only dispense complex and lifesaving medications, they also provide patient care and services, such as drug monitoring, disease management and counseling. Pharmacists provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, and oversee medication therapy management. The PharmD program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you’ll need to be prepared in this highly respected and rapidly evolving field.

Doctor of Pharmacy Degree: A Blend of Science and Patient Care

Pharmacy school blends science and patient care to create a challenging, fulfilling profession. The role of pharmacists has expanded in recent years, causing demand for these healthcare professionals to increase dramatically. And as the field grows, highly sought-after PharmD professionals are also being used in nontraditional roles in the areas of managed care, medical communications, pharmaceutical sales and marketing, and government service.


Why University of the Sciences Should Be Your First Choice

  • Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, founded in 1821, was the first educational institution in North America to prepare students for the pharmacy profession.
  • Early graduates of the College receiving a pharmacy degree went on to found six top pharmaceutical companies.
  • The four year professional curriculum is innovative, competency-driven, and fully integrated, with rich interprofessional education and real world practice experiences starting right from day one. The flexible pre-professional phase leading up to the professional years will prepare you for success in your professional curriculum.
  • The program’s direct-entry admission option allows for a seamless transition from the pre-professional years to the profession curriculum. No application or PCAT is required for direct entry candidates, and degree completion is possible in as little as 6 to 7 years.
  • Our curriculum is designed for you to gain hands-on pharmacy experience early in your professional program and build upon it through graduation.
  • You will have other options to enhance your education, such as opportunities to earn a minor or a dual degree during the pre-professional phase, graduate coursework and pharmacy internships during the professional component, as well as qualify for highly competitive residencies and fellowships in pharmacy upon graduation.
  • Integrated competency assessments allow you to develop and demonstrate your knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors in a sequential and iteratively complex manner, thus highlighting your evolving clinical and management expertise, and building your confidence in preparation for professional practice.
  • Personalized learning support is provided to identify and address problematic content or learning issues as they occur, enhancing timely and confident progression of student pharmacists through the professional curriculum.
  • Faculty members are award-winning scientists, researchers and innovators and leaders in the evolution of 21st century pharmacy practice.
  • Professional electives, co-curricular programs, and professional organizations on campus allow you to explore possible career options, develop mentoring relationships with pharmacists from all types of practice settings, and showcase your own leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
  • You are provided an opportunity to review and prepare for your board examinations for licensure as a pharmacist.
  • Our location near and partnerships with so many hospitals, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical research, manufacturing and business facilities gives you nearly unlimited options for internships and post-graduate employment.
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