The School of Pharmacy's professional educational programs have as their principal purpose the training of pharmacy practitioners who are compassionate, ethical and caring; scientifically knowledgeable and technically competent; skilled at communication and teamwork; motivated to pursue lifelong learning; and dedicated to fulfilling the public trust by assuring the safe, effective and efficient use of prescription and non-prescription drug products.
The Department of Clinical Pharmacy (DOCP) faculty endorses the concept that pharmaceutical care, defined as "the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes that improve a patient's quality of life" constitutes the essence of the pharmacy profession and as such must provide the foundation for every aspect of the school's professional curriculum. Faculty members are committed to teaching excellence and to continuous monitoring of the professional curriculum to assure its faithfulness and relevance to the tenets of pharmaceutical care.
The DOCP faculty is also committed to excellence in postgraduate education through participation in Pharmacy Practice and Specialty Residencies. Residency training is administered in conjunction with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Department of Pharmacy, and UCH serves as the primary training site for all residents.
DOCP faculty also provide post-graduate education in the PhD program in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research, dedicated to training competent and highly skilled researchers in evaluations of pharmacotherapy and other health care interventions and their economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes.
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