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School of Pharmacy

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School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy prepares students to practice in an interprofessional patient-centered environment where pharmacists are responsible for assisting patients in managing their medication regimens. Graduates of the program are taught to communicate effectively with patients and other health care practitioners, to solve problems related to drug therapy regimens, and to develop and evaluate programs to improve the health of the communities they serve.

The School of Pharmacy’s mission emphasizes leadership and service to the community. Students practice leadership skills while working collaboratively with their colleagues and the faculty on problem sets, case analyses and class service projects. Through class exercises and practice experiences the pharmacy program teaches students to care for patients and communities.

The curriculum involves 36 credit hours of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) beyond the three professional years of didactic coursework. The APPE comprises (6), six week (six-credit hour) rotations including an advanced community rotation, ambulatory rotation, institutional clinical rotation, Institutional operations rotation and two elective rotations.