Curriculum | Pharmacy

The 2021 - 2022 curriculum is a semester-based schedule with concurrent semester-long courses. Unlike traditional undergraduate programs, the entire
curriculum is housed within the School of Pharmacy so there is no risk of conflicting class schedules and we are also trying to minimize the risk of overlapping exams.

The curriculum will change from a pass/no-pass grading scheme to a letter grade system.

Several noteworthy aspects of the curriculum include:

  • Twice monthly Practical Application sessions to apply information learned from different courses across the curriculum
  • Small group cohorts (~45) for Pharmacy Skills and Applications labs and Practical Application sessions
  • Strategic integration of content between the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice topic areas.
  • Maintained emphasis on interprofessional education in courses throughout the curriculum

The semester-based approach facilitates these features and allows students time to reflect on skills and abilities and make necessary adjustments.

Several aspects of the new model have been added to help alleviate the stress
that comes with an accelerated PharmD program.

  • This includes protected time most Wednesday afternoons for students to proactively schedule personal appointments and engage in self-care.
  • The incorporation of less frequent high-stakes examinations and more periodic low-stakes assessments can also help alleviate stress and better contribute to an environment of learning.

Calendar for AY 2019-2020

Year 1

Course Number Course Title Credits
PHRM-559 Biomedical Sciences: Biochemistry 5
PHRM-590 Pharmacy Practice I 2.5
PHRM-596 IPPE Preparation I 2.5
PHRM-594 Social and Administrative Sciences I 2.0
PHRM-562 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics Interface 2.5
PHRM-563 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Central Nervous System I 2.5
PHRM-568 PCR: Pulmonary, Cardio, Renal I 2.5
PHRM-569 PCR: Pulmonary, Cardio, Renal II 2.5
PHRM-570 PCR: Pulmonary, Cardio, Renal III 2.5
PHRM-565 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Central Nervous System II 2.5
PHRM-580 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Gastrointestinal and Nutrition 2.5
PHRM-592 Pharmacy Practice 2 2.5
PHRM-597 IPPE 1 Community 2.0
PHRM-595 Social and Administrative Sciences 2 2.0
PHRM-598 IPPE Preparation II 1.0
PHRM-581 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Endocrine and Sex Hormones 2.5
PHRM-582 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Hematology and Oncology 2.5
PHRM-583 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Immunology and Toxicology 2.5
PHRM-584 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmaceutics I 2.5
PHRM-585 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmacokinetics 2.5
PHRM-586 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Infectious Diseases 2.5
PHRM-587 Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmaceutics II 3.0
CHP 510/511 Interprofessional Competence: Theory & Practice 1.0

Year 2

Course Number Course Name Credits
PHRM-696 IPPE 2 Community 3.0
PHRM-697 IPPE 3 Health System 6.0
PHRM-641 Clinical Sciences: Introduction to Patient-Centered Care 2.5
PHRM-698 IPPE 4 Community 2.0
PHRM-690 Pharmacy Practice 3 3.5
PHRM-694 Social and Administrative Sciences 3 2.0
PHRM-642 Clinical Sciences; Cardiovascular I 2.0
PHRM-643 Clinical Sciences: Neurological and Psychiatrics I 2.5
PHRM-644 Clinical Sciences: Neurological and Psychiatrics II 2.5
PHRM-645 Clinical Sciences: Renal 2.5
PHRM-646 Clinical Sciences: Endocrine 2.5
PHRM-647 Clinical Sciences: Sexual & Reproductive Health 2.5
PHRM-648 Clinical Sciences; Gastrointestinal 2.5
PHRM-683 Clinical Sciences: Pulmonology 2.5
PHRM-699 APPE Preparation 2.0
PHRM-692 Pharmacy Practice 4 3.5
PHRM-695 Social and Administrative Sciences 4 2.0
PHRM-681 Clinical Sciences: Infectious Diseases I 2.5
PHRM-682 Clinical Sciences: Infectious Diseases II 2.5
PHRM-680 Clinical Sciences: Immunology 2.5
PHRM-687 Clinical Sciences: Cardiovascular II 2.5
PHRM-685 Clinical Sciences: Hematology and Oncology 2.5
PHRM-686 Clinical Sciences: Infectious Diseases III 2.5
PHRM-684 Clinical Sciences: Critical Care 2.5

Year 3

Course Number Course Name Credits
PHRM-701 APPE: Advanced Community Pharmacy 6
PHRM-702 APPE: Health System Pharmacy 6
PHRM-703 APPE: Ambulatory Care 6
PHRM-704 APPE: Internal General Medicine 6
PHRM-705 APPE: Patient Care Elective 6
PHRM-706 APPE: Patient/Non-Patient Care Elective A 6
PHRM-707 APPE: Patient/Non-Patient Care Elective B 6
PHRM-711 Self Study APPE: Review/Experiences 6
PHRM-709 Comprehensive Curricular Review 2