A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) is a professional degree needed to prepares pharmacists to obtain comprehensive medication management and clinical skills using a patient-centered approach within interprofessional health care teams.
The PharmD curriculum includes a six-year, full-time undergraduate program combines basic pharmaceutical sciences education with Integrated pharmacotherapy courses.
Integrated Pharmacotherapy courses and its associated labs take an in-depth look at different therapeutic diseases that focus on integrated approach of learning, taking the students through understanding the basic knowledge in medications chemistry, followed by its pharmacological interaction in human body, and reaching the therapeutic management of the disease. It is taught as blocks for each disease status. Lectures focus on evidence-based approach in addition to clinical practical cases and new teaching styles like flipped classes with different assessment methods that includes Individual and Team Readiness Assurance Tests, presentations, and journal clubs
Other core courses in pathophysiology, pharmaceutics, epidemiology and pharmacy administration are all structured to be integrated in the curriculum with a blend of interactive lectures, lab-based learning, Problem-based learning, Simulation-based learning, and clinical experience.
Pharmacy practice experience is divided into two phases: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) phase. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) focus on inpatient and outpatient settings. Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) has different type of rotations that take place in different hospitals and pharmaceutical sectors.