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"

The Pharm.D. Student Affairs office provides a variety of opportunities and services to support admissions and academic advising, along with enhancing students’ character, community, and career-readiness.  Visit the Student Affairs page to learn more.

Pharm.D. Student Affairs

Pharm. D. Curriculum

Visit Syllabi for Required Pharmacy Courses for specific courses.

First Year [P1]

P1 Fall Semester

Pharm Biochem (3)
Phys & Chem Drugs (3)
Med Chem Principles (1)
Basic Pharm Sci Lab (1)
Biopharmaceutics (2)
Physiology/Pathophysiology I (4)
Pharm Communications (1)
Foundations of Patient-Centered Care (FPCC) I (1)
Pharmacy Practice Lab (PPL) I (1)
Foundations of Professional Development (FPD) I (1)
Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) I (1)
—- Total (19 SCH)

P1 Spring Semester

Health Behavior and Health Outcomes (2)
Pharm Biochem II (2)
Pharmaceutics (3)
Pharmaceutics Lab (1)
Physiology/Pathophysiology II (4)
PTher of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (1)
Biomed and Professional Ethics (1)
Foundations of Patient Centered Care (FPCC) II (1)
Pharmacy Practice Lab (PPL) II (1)
Foundations of Professional Development (FPD) II (1)
Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) II (1)
—- Total (18 SCH)

Second Year [P2]

P2 Fall Semester

Non-Rx PTher I (2)
Drug Info/Evidence Based Practice (2)
Healthcare Systems (3)
PTher of the Renal and Autonomic Systems (1)
PTher of the Respiratory System (1)
PTher of the Cardiovascular System (3)
Pharmacy Practice Lab (PPL) III (1)
Foundations of Professional Development (FPD) III (1)
Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) III (1)
Professional Elective(s) (3)
—- Total (18 SCH)
Patient Counseling (half of the students) (1)

P2 Spring Semester

Pharmacokinetics (3)
Non-RX PTher II (2)
Non-RX PTher IPPE (1)
PTher of the GI System and Nutrition (2)
PTher of Diabetes (1)
PTher of Infectious Diseases (4)
Pharmacy Practice Lab (PPL) IV (1)
Foundations of Professional Development (FPD) IV (1)
Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) IV (1)
Professional Elective(s) (2)
—- Total (18 SCH)
Patient Counseling (half of the students) (1)

P2 Summer Semester

Institutional IPPE (3)
—- Total (3 SCH)

Third Year [P3]

P3 Fall Semester

IV Admixtures (1)
IV Admixtures Lab (1)
Adv Evidence-Based Practice (2)
PTher of the Endocrine Sys (1)
PTher of Oncology and Transplant (2)
PTher of the Reproductive Sys (1)
PTher of Derm and Inflammation (1)
Community IPPE (2)
Ambulatory IPPE (1)
Pharmacy Practice Lab (PPL) V (1)
Foundations of Professional Development (FPD) V (1)
Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) V (1)
Professional Elective(s) (3)
—- Total (18 SCH)

P3 Spring Semester

Pharmacy Law (3)
Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacy Mgmt (3)
PTher of Pain and Addiction (2)
PTher of Psychiatric Disorders (2)
PTher of Neurologic Disorders (1)
Pharmacy Practice Lab (PPL) VI (1)
Foundations of Professional Development (FPD) VI (1)
Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) VI (1)
Professional Elective(s) (3)
—- Total (17 SCH)

Fourth Year [P4] Rotations

P4 Summer Semester

Rotation #1 (6)
—- Total (6 SCH)

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.