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Pharm.D. Program Requirements for 2021-2022

The pharmacy program entails four years of professional study. The curriculum is designed such that courses integrate information, building upon one another, and encompass both didactic and experiential learning.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Requirements

The number of credits is listed in parentheses after each course title.

  • PHAR 3117 - Introduction to Pharmacy Profession (1)
  • PHAR 3122 - Pharmacy Calculations (2)
  • PHAR 3123 - Principles, Methods & Clinical Application of Epidemiology in Pharmacy Practice I (2)
  • PHAR 3135 - Health Care Delivery (3)
  • PHAR 3142 - Pharmaceutics I (4)
  • PHAR 3144 - Systems Pharmacology I (4)
  • PHAR 3148 - Biosystems I (4)
  • PHAR 3218 - Introduction to Diversity (1)
  • PHAR 3226 - State Pharmacy Law (2)
  • PHAR 3237 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I (3)
  • PHAR 3240 - Biosystems II (4)
  • PHAR 3242 - Pharmaceutics II (4)
  • PHAR 3244 - Systems Pharmacology II (4)
  • PHAR 4112 - Liquid & Solid Preps (1)
  • PHAR 4135 - Communications and Counseling Skills (3)
  • PHAR 4139 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I (3)
  • PHAR 4144 - Systems Pharmacology III (4)
  • PHAR 4155 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II (5)
  • PHAR 4212 - Sterile & Semi- Solid Preps (1)
  • PHAR 4223 - Principles, Methods & Clinical Application of Epidemiology in Pharmacy Practice II (2)
  • PHAR 4236 - Population Based Health Care (2)
  • PHAR 4244 - Systems Pharmacology IV (4)
  • PHAR 4255 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics III (5)
  • PHAR 4339 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II (3)
  • PHAR 5113 - Critical Evaluation of Medical Literature I (1)
  • PHAR 5119 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III (1)
  • PHAR 5120 - IPE: SBIRT (0)
  • PHAR 5125 - Ethics in Pharmacy Practice (2)
  • PHAR 5137 - Concepts in Pharmacy Practice I (3)
  • PHAR 5144 - Systems Pharmacology V (4)
  • PHAR 5155 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics IV (5) *
  • PHAR 5157 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics III ( 5)
  • PHAR 5213 - Critical Evaluation of Medical Literature II (1)
  • PHAR 5219 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience IV (1)
  • PHAR 5225 - Federal Pharmacy Law (2)
  • PHAR 5236 - Managing Practice and Personnel (3)
  • PHAR 5237 - Concepts in Pharmacy Practice II (3)
  • PHAR 5267 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics V (6)
  • Six credits of electives

Total: 109 credits

  • PHAR 5155 will be part of the program in spring 2022 and will replace PHAR 5157.

APPE Rotations

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in the fourth year will consist of seven six-week rotations. Four required rotations include acute care, ambulatory care, community practice, and health systems. Three elective rotations can be selected in areas such as pediatrics, drug information, infectious diseases, ICU/critical care, emergency medicine, advanced hospital practice, managed care, psychiatry, geriatrics, hospice, nutrition, pharmacokinetics, or any other approved healthcare area.

Total: 42 credits

PHAR 6401 - APPE Elective I (6)

PHAR 6402 - APPE Elective II (6)

PHAR 6403 - APPE Elective III (6)

PHAR 6701 - APPE Core Community (6)

PHAR 6702 - APPE Core Health System (6)

PHAR 6703 - APPE Core Acute Care (6)

PHAR 6704 - APPE Core Ambulatory Care (6)

 

Graduation Requirements

To earn the Pharm.D. degree from St. John Fisher College, a student must do the following:

  • Successfully complete all prerequisite coursework for admission
  • Successfully complete all pharmacy coursework and professional/co-curricular requirements
  • Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all courses taken in the Pharm.D. curriculum
  • Satisfy all financial and library obligations to the College
  • Be approved by the faculty for graduation

Regardless of academic achievement, a student on disciplinary probation may not graduate from St. John Fisher College until the probation has been removed.

Please refer to the School of Pharmacy Student Handbook for all policies on academic progression.


Note: The program requirements listed are for the current academic year. Past and future program requirements may differ. Visit the catalog website to access current and past catalogs.