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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Program Requirements

Course Sequence

First Professional Year

Fall

Course Title Credits
PHAR 3117 Top 200 Drugs I (1)
PHAR 3122 Pharmacy Calculations (2)
PHAR 3135 Healthcare Delivery (3)
PHAR 3142 Principles of Pharmaceutical Science (4)
PHAR 3144 Systems Pharmacology I (4)
PHAR 3148 Biosystems I (4)
Total   (18)

Spring

Course Title Credits
PHAR 3217 Top 200 Drugs II (1)
PHAR 3218 Introduction to Diversity (1)
PHAR 3226 State Pharmacy Law (2)
PHAR 3227 Drug Information (2)
PHAR 3240 Biosystems II (4)
PHAR 3242 Pharmaceutics (4)
PHAR 3244 Systems Pharmacology II (4)
Total   (18)

Second Professional Year

Fall

Course Title Credits
PHAR 4112 Applied Pharmaceutics I (1)
PHAR 4117 Therapeutics Case Studies I (1)
PHAR 4135 Communications and Counseling Skills (3)
PHAR 4139 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I (3)
PHAR 4144 Systems Pharmacology III (4)
PHAR 4147 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I (4)
Total   (16)

Spring

Course Title Credits
PHAR 4212 Applied Pharmaceutics II (1)
PHAR 4217 Therapeutics Case Studies II (1)
PHAR 4236 Population-Based Healthcare (3)
PHAR 4238 Self-Care & Natural Products (3)
PHAR 4244 Systems Pharmacology IV (4)
PHAR 4247 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II (4)
Total   (16)

Summer

Course Title Credits
PHAR 4339 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II (3)
Total   (3)

Third Professional Year

Fall

Course Title Credits
PHAR 5117 Therapeutics Case Studies III (1)
PHAR 5119 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III (1)
PHAR 5125 Ethics in Pharmacy Practice (2)
PHAR 5127 Literature Evaluation (2)
PHAR 5137 Concepts in Pharmacy Practice I (3)
PHAR 5144 Systems Pharmacology V (4)
PHAR 5147 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics III (4)
Total   (17)

Spring

Course Title Credits
PHAR 5217 Therapeutics Case Studies IV (1)
PHAR 5219 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience IV (1)
PHAR 5225 Federal Pharmacy Law (2)
PHAR 5236 Managing Practice and Personnel (3)
PHAR 5237 Concepts in Pharmacy Practice II (3)
PHAR 5257 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics IV (5)
Total   (15)

In addition to these required courses, all students must also complete six credit hours of electives during the second and third years of the curriculum.

Fourth Professional Year

Advanced practice experientials in the fourth year will consist of seven six-week rotations. Required rotations will include internal medicine, ambulatory care, community practice, and hospital practice. Elective rotations could include pediatrics, drug information, infectious disease, ICU/critical care, emergency medicine, advanced hospital practice, managed care, psychiatry, geriatrics, hospice, nutrition, kinetics, or any other approved elective.

Graduation Requirements

To receive the Pharm.D. degree from St. John Fisher College, a student must:

  • Successfully complete all prerequisite coursework for admission.
  • Successfully complete all pharmacy coursework and professional requirements (Continuing Professional Development, professional meetings, and volunteerism requirements) at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.
  • Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all classes taken in the School of Pharmacy.
  • Satisfy all financial and library obligations to the College.
  • Be approved by the faculty for graduation.
  • Regardless of academic achievement, a student on disciplinary probation may not graduate from St. John Fisher College until the probation has been removed.