The Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum


The PharmD curriculum prepares students to be leaders in the profession of pharmacy and provides the tools to effectively practice in a variety of existing and potential roles including, but not limited to:

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Innovative community practice settings
  • Government
  • Health policy
  • Academia

The curriculum is designed with the philosophy that all health science students require a common knowledge base in the biomedical sciences. To this end, in the second year of the PharmD curriculum, pharmacy students take courses in the basic biomedical sciences with our School of Medicine's first-year medical students. They will also be enrolled with these same medical students during advanced practice clinical experiences in the fourth year. The common required and elective coursework, interprofessional learning activities, and introductory and advanced practice clinical experiences have been created to foster the development of teamwork and collegiality between the professions.

The curriculum is currently dynamic and under constant review by interdisciplinary faculty committees with student input.