Doctor of Pharmacy
Our innovative eight-semester Pharm.D. curriculum exposes you to the pharmaceutical, administrative, social, behavioral and clinical sciences aspects of this filed. From your very first semester, you'll develop clinical and patient-care skills - both are integrated throughout the course work. You'll also gain clinical experience - in a wide variety of settings - that will provide you with a foundation of practical training.
In 2009, The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences implemented a new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.
A Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the University of the Pacific's Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a general pharmacy practitioner who has the ability to provide appropriate and rational pharmacist directed patient care and services to diverse populations and enhance patient outcomes in a variety of health care settings as both an independent and a collaborative practitioner / professional. Specifically, the graduate should be a self-directed learner that is able to appropriately, accurately, and efficiently:
- possess and apply pharmaceutical sciences knowledge
- perform pharmacist directed patient care
- practice in pharmacy and health care environments
- promote public health
- demonstrate professionalism, communication & interaction abilities
- problem solve and continue to learn
Students have the opportunity to select courses and professional experiences in keeping with particular interests and goals.
The clinical experience component provides introductory and advanced practice experiences in: community pharmacies, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and ambulatory clinics.