The UT Austin College of Pharmacy is excited to announce a new partnership with the McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston allowing students to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MS) dual degree. This Pharm.D./MS partnership is the first of its kind in the State of Texas and available to all incoming and current first and second-year Pharm.D. students.
The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MS) degree is widely recognized as valuable supplemental training for professionals pursuing careers in health-related fields. The value of combining the MS degree with other graduate degrees comes as students learn about data interpretation and knowledge management in addition to how to collect, process, and transform health and biomedical data into health information and knowledge.
- Interdisciplinary Expertise: Build a strong foundation in both clinical pharmacy practice and data-driven healthcare solutions, making you highly valuable in healthcare settings where data-driven decision-making is increasingly important.
- Improve Patient Care: Directly impact patient health by optimizing medication management, treatment protocols, and healthcare delivery systems.
- Pharmacy Innovation: Be at the forefront of innovative pharmacy practice, using data and technology to optimize drug therapy and patient management.
Potential Career Paths
- Many pharmacy informaticians work in hospital settings, where they help implement and manage electronic health records (EHRs), clinical decision support systems (CDSS), and pharmacy automation systems. They collaborate with healthcare teams to ensure safe and efficient medication management.
- Retail and community pharmacies employ pharmacy informaticians to optimize their prescription filling processes, manage medication inventory, and implement technology solutions for patient counseling and medication adherence.
- Pharmaceutical companies hire pharmacy informaticians to work on drug information databases, medication safety assessments, and to provide expertise in clinical trials and research related to pharmaceuticals.
Eligibility and Application
- UT Austin College of Pharmacy in collaboration with McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston.