Educational Philosophy

Upon completion of the Pharm.D. program, students will have a strong foundation in science and will be practice-ready for team-based care. They will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to deliver patient-centered care as interprofessional team members and will contribute to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Our graduates are proficient at translating basic science knowledge into clinical applications, providing comprehensive pharmacist-delivered patient-centered care, managing resources and systems effectively and efficiently, and providing population-based healthcare.

To promote attainment of these goals a variety of educational strategies are used, including traditional classroom instruction, case studies, laboratory exercises, reflective writing, standardized client assessment, small group discussion and practice-based experiences.

Faculty routinely explore novel teaching methods to further advance the effectiveness of our curriculum. Through these educational strategies, students acquire a strong foundation in biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, behavioral, administrative and clinical science principles and possess the ability to integrate and apply learned information within our program and in interprofessional learning environments.

As students progress through the curriculum, they transition from being a dependent learner to an active, self-directed lifelong learner.