The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program 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 medicine, they also provide patient-based services, such as drug monitoring, disease management and counseling. 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.
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, these highly sought-after healthcare 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 teach pharmacy to students.
- Early graduates of the College receiving a pharmacy degree went on to found six of today’s top pharmaceutical companies.
- The comprehensive curriculum covers all pharmacy school requirements and combines courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, social sciences and the liberal arts with professional courses and pharmacy practice experiences.
- Through the program’s direct-entry admission option, you can be enrolled into the pharmacy program and progress through the entire six year program provided all requirements are met.
- 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, including residencies and fellowships in pharmacy as well as opportunities to earn a minor or additional degree.
- Capstone courses allow you to explore drug therapy in the management and prevention of many disease states, learn how to become a pharmacist, work directly with data systems records that simulate those used in pharmacy practice, and develop drug therapy regimens using data from actual patients.
- Faculty members are award-winning scientists, researchers and practicing pharmacists.
- Professional courses on campus allow you to develop mentoring relationships with pharmacists from all types of practice settings.
- You receive preparation to sit for the licensing examination, a requirement to enter the pharmacy profession.
- Our location near and partnerships with so many pharmaceutical research, manufacturing and business facilities gives you nearly unlimited options for internships and post-graduate employment.