Pharm D

The professional curriculum is structured around an integrated approach to drug therapy management. The Pharm.D. program emphasizes an integrated and problem-based approach to disease management as the core of the didactic and laboratory program of study. The capstone of the Pharm.D. program is a series of seven, six-week rotations known as the internship. Each internship course includes 40 to 50 hours per week of on-site experience (Experiential Programs) supervised by practitioner faculty.

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Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm D)

Introductory professional degree

Research Programs

Includes the Honors Program and the Sequential Pharm D & PhD

International Exchange

Also called "UT Pharmobility"

Pharm. D. Curriculum

Visit Syllabi for Required Pharmacy Courses & Signature Courses for specific courses.

First Year [P1]

P1 Fall Semester

Pharm Biochem I (3)
Phys & Chem Drugs (3)
Phys & Chem Drugs Lab (1)
Physiology / Pathophysiology I (4)
Med Chem Principles (1)
Basic Pharm Sci Lab (1)
Biopharmaceutics (2)
Intro to Patient Care A (1)
Foundations for Professional Development I (2)
—- Total (18 SCH)

P1 Spring Semester

Pharm Biochem II (2)
Physiology / Pathophysiology II (4)
Pharm Ad I (2)
Pharm Ad I Lab (1)
Pharmaceutics (3)
Pharmaceutics Lab (1)
Intro to Patient Care B (1)
Foundations for Professional Development II (2)
—- Total (16 SCH)

Second Year [P2]

P2 Fall Semester

Drug Info / Evid Prac (1)
Drug Info / Evid Prac Lab (1)
Pharmacotherapy I (6)
Non-Rx PTher I (2)
Patient Assessment (2)
Healthcare Systems (3)
Prof Comm (2)
Foundations for Professional Development III (2)
—- Total (19 SCH)
Health Center Pharmacy (half of the students) (1 SCH)

P2 Spring Semester

Intreg Pharmacokinetics (3)
Intreg Pharmacokinetics Lab (1)
Pharmacotherapy II (6)
Ptherapeutics II Lab (1)
Non-Rx Pther II (2)
Interprofessional Ethics (1)
Intro to Clinical Skills Lab (2)
Foundations for Professional Development IV (2)
—- Total (18 SCH)
Health Center Pharmacy (half of the students) (1 SCH)

P2 Summer Semester

First 6 Week Session: Clinical Skills Institutional (2 week full-time session) (3)
—- Total (3 SCH)

Third Year [P3]

P3 Fall Semester

Pharmacother III (6)
Pharmacother IV (3)
Pharmacother III/IV Lab (1)
IV Admixtures (2)
Clin Skills Community (2)
Foundations for Professional Development V (2)
Elective Coursework (2+)
—- Total (18+ SCH)

P3 Spring Semester

Pharmacy Law (2)
Pharmacotherapy of Special Pop (3)
Adv Pharmacy Prac Lab (1)
Adv. Evid-Based Prac (2)
Pharmacoeconomics (3)
Foundations for Professional Development VI (2)
Elect Coursework Here (4+)
—- Total (17+ SCH)

Fourth Year [P4] Rotations

P4 Summer Semester

Rotation #1: (6)

P4 Fall Semester

Rotation #2: (6)
Rotation #3: (6)
Rotation #4: (6)
—- Total (18 SCH)

P4 Spring Semester

Rotation #5: (6)
Rotation #6: (6)
Rotation #7: (6)
—- Total (18 SCH)

Advising for Pharm.D. Students

The College of Pharmacy takes pride in providing excellence in academic advising through a team of informed, dedicated advisors who help students navigate through the opportunities the Pharm.D. curriculum has to offer while providing direction in career path explorations.

The academic advising office follows an open door policy in that we encourage pharmacy students to drop by the office to see if an advisor is available. However, in the event an advisor is not available, setting up an appointment at the front desk or contacting them via email then would be recommended.

Academic advising within the College of Pharmacy not only encompasses advising on course direction. We also provide resource guidance in personal concerns/issues that may affect an academic outcome.

Our office is here to support our students in successfully completing the Pharm.D. program and hopefully be a part of their development and growth of becoming the best pharmacist possible.

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    Renee Acosta, R.Ph., M.S.

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    Abbott Centennial Fellow in Pharmacy
    Provost’s Teaching Fellow
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    Gregory Caldera

    Director of Pharm.D. Admissions, Advising, and Recruiting
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    Patricia Gutierrez

    Academic Advising Coordinator