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Doctorate of Pharmacy

Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) Curriculum 

The curriculum of the Rangel College of Pharmacy is designed to provide the student with the foundation to be a general practitioner who possesses the core knowledge and skills needed for the provision of pharmaceutical care. The minimum total instructional time for the curriculum requires four academic years at the Rangel College of Pharmacy. The students enrolled in this program are exposed to a core professional curriculum including the biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social, behavioral, and administrative pharmacy sciences, and pharmacy practice. The curriculum, which is offered through 146 semester credit hours, is organized in such a way that the student progresses through the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical sciences didactic and laboratory coursework into summative experiential rotations. This total includes 102 semester credit hours of the core curriculum (required courses), six hours of elective classes, and 38 credit hours of clinical-experiential activities including one hour of pharmacy capstone. The fourth year of the curriculum is devoted exclusively to advanced pharmacy practice experiences, where the knowledge gained and skills developed in the first three years are greatly enhanced and expanded. The primary goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive pharmacy education in a stimulating environment to prepare students for the practice of pharmacy as competent, caring, ethical professionals dedicated to the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care.

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