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Pharm.D. Program Requirements

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.

First Professional Year - Fall

  • PHAR 3117 - Introduction to Pharmacy Profession (1)
  • PHAR 3120 - IPE: Team STEPPS (0)
  • PHAR 3122 - Pharmacy Calculations (2)
  • PHAR 3123 - Principles, Methods & Clinical Application of Epidemiology in Pharmacy Practice I (2)
  • PHAR 3142 - Pharmaceutics I (4)
  • PHAR 3144 - Systems Pharmacology I (4)
  • PHAR 3148 - Biosystems I (4)

Total: 17 credits

First Professional Year - Spring

  • PHAR 3120 - IPE: Team Stepps (0)
  • PHAR 3218 - Introduction to Diversity (1)
  • PHAR 3226 - State Pharmacy Law (2)
  • PHAR 3240 - Biosystems II (4)
  • PHAR 3242 - Pharmaceutics II (4)
  • PHAR 3244 - Systems Pharmacology II (4)
  • PHAR 4238 - Self Care & Natural Products (3)

Total: 18 credits


Second Professional Year - Fall

  • PHAR 4112 - Applied Pharmaceutics I (1)
  • PHAR 4135 - Communications and Counseling Skills (3)
  • PHAR 4139 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I (3)
  • PHAR 4144 - Systems Pharmacology III (4)
  • PHAR 4157 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I (5)

Total: 16 credits

Second Professional Year - Spring

  • PHAR 3135 - Health Care Delivery (3)
  • PHAR 4212 - Applied Pharmaceutics II (1)
  • PHAR 4223 - Principles, Methods & Clinical Application of Epidemiology in Pharmacy Practice II (2)
  • PHAR 4244 - Systems Pharmacology IV (4)
  • PHAR 4257 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II (5)

Total: 15 credits

Second Professional Year - Summer

  • PHAR 4339 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II (3)

Total: 3 credits


Third Professional Year - Fall

  • PHAR 4236 - Population Based Health Care (2)
  • PHAR 5113 - Critical Evaluation of Medical Literature I (1)
  • PHAR 5119 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III (1)
  • PHAR 5137 - Concepts in Pharmacy Practice I (3)
  • PHAR 5144 - Systems Pharmacology V (4)
  • PHAR 5157 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics III (5)
  • PHAR 5225 - Federal Pharmacy Law (2)

Total: 18 credits

Third Professional Year - Spring

  • PHAR 5213 - Critical Evaluation of Medical Literature II (1)
  • PHAR 5219 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience IV (1)
  • PHAR 5125 - Ethics in Pharmacy Practice (2)
  • PHAR 5236 - Managing Practice and Personnel (3)
  • PHAR 5237 - Concepts in Pharmacy Practice II (3)
  • PHAR 5267 - Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics IV (6)

Total: 16 credits

Elective Courses

In addition to required courses, all students must also complete at least six credit hours of electives.


Fourth Professional Year

Advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) in the fourth year will consist of seven six-week rotations. Required rotations will include internal medicine, ambulatory care, community practice, and hospital practice. Elective rotations offered include pediatrics, drug information, infectious disease, ICU/critical care, emergency medicine, advanced hospital practice, managed care, psychiatry, geriatrics, hospice, nutrition, kinetics, or any other approved elective.


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 requirements at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy
  • 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.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Graduate Catalog.