Pharmacy Program Learning Outcomes
Pharm.D. Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Pharm.D. program and entry into the profession, graduates will be able to:
1. Provide pharmaceutical care to the patients they serve by:
- Demonstrating a working knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology as it applies to patient disease states.
- Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, pharmaceutics, and pharmacokinetics as it applies to the selection and preparation of the product in patient-centered pharmaceutical care.
- Developing and extracting adequate data from the patient by using interviews, the patient’s medical and pharmacy records, and appropriate technologies.
- Demonstrating the skill to assess a patient’s health related problems and effectively communicate and collaborate with patients, prescribers, care givers, and other health care professionals in a team approach to patient care.
- Defining therapeutic objectives, identifying outcomes of drug therapy, preventing and solving drug therapy problems, assessing drug efficacy and safety, and recommending a pharmacotherapeutic plan based upon patient-specific information.
- Selecting, evaluating, and applying evidence-based literature in patient care.
- Demonstrating a high level of professional maturity, civic integrity, and ethical behavior while carrying out patient care duties in accordance with legal, ethical, and professional guidelines.
2. Manage and use resources of the health care system by:
- Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the health care system and its impact on patient care.
- Providing safe, accurate, legal, and time-sensitive medication distribution.
- Applying appropriate principles to assure efficient, cost-effective utilization of human, physical, medical, informational, and technological resources in the provision of patient care.
- Applying patient and population-specific data, quality assurance strategies, and research processes to assure that medication use systems minimize drug misadventuring and optimize patient outcomes.
- Developing drug use systems and health policies in the design of pharmacy benefits.
- Maintaining professional competence through the identification and analysis of emerging issues, products, and services that may impact the management of human, physical, medical, informational, and technological resources in the provision of patient care and health policy.
3. Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention by:
- Applying population-specific data, quality assurance strategies, and research processes to develop, identify, and resolve public health problems and policies.
- Collaborating with all key stakeholders to identify and resolve public health problems and policies.
- Identifying and analyzing emerging issues, products, and services that may affect the efficacy or quality of disease prevention services and amending existing or developing additional services or health policy as necessary.
Graduation Rates and Student Assessment Outcome Data
Results of the third year Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) exam and licensure exams indicate Wegmans School of Pharmacy students consistently outperform national averages.
» View the Assessment Outcome Data [pdf]
St. John Fisher College Learning Goals
The Pharm.D. curriculum aligns with and supports St. John Fisher College learning goals, which include:
- Intellectual Engagement
- Diversity & Cultural Understanding
- Ethical Integrity
- Discourse & Content in the Field
- Application of Knowledge
Learn more about Pharmacy and College-Wide Learning Goals [pdf].