The purpose of the curriculum is to prepare graduates to be competent, ethical, contemporary and compassionate entry-level pharmacists. They will be committed to active involvement in the advancement of the pharmacy profession and dedicated to fulfilling the public trust by assuming responsibility for optimizing patient care through provision of appropriate drug therapy and by assuring the safe, effective and efficient use of drug products and drug delivery systems.
Themes of Strength
- Patient Care: The graduate will provide patient care in cooperation with patients and other members of an inter-professional health care team based upon sound therapeutic principles and evidence-based data, taking into account relevant legal, ethical, social, cultural, economic, and professional issues, emerging technologies, and evolving biomedical, pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative, and clinical sciences that may impact therapeutic outcomes. Our graduates are experts in the pharmacists' patient care process.
- Systems Management: The graduate will manage and use resources of the health care system, in cooperation with patients, other health care providers, and support personnel, to promote health; to provide, assess, and manage safe, accurate, and time-sensitive medication distribution; and to improve therapeutic outcomes. The graduate must demonstrate expertise in informatics.
- Public Health: The graduate will promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an inter-professional team of health care professionals.
- Professionalism and Communication Skills: The graduate will exhibit effective communication skills, professional behaviors and attitudes that promote successful patient and professional interactions. They must bring to the practice of pharmacy the necessary values, attitudes, and behaviors to discern and manage ethical and evolving issues of pharmacy practice.
- Scholarship: The graduate will exhibit intellectual curiosity by approaching problems from a scholarly perspective, applying scientific principles and methods to identify and solve problems.