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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Pharmacy (PRY)

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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
CIP Code: 51.2001
College of Pharmacy (RX)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 151

Contact Information:
College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Department ()
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC65
Tampa FL  33612

Program Director or Coordinator:

Phone:
Email:

Website: http://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/graduate-programs.htm


Faculty Search: Pharmacy Faculty List


Program Information

The USF COP curriculum is very similar to that offered by other schools and colleges across the state of Florida and country. This is purposeful as there are standards that must be upheld by all pharmacy programs must to remain in accordance with national accreditation, financial aid and state regulatory requirements. The USF COP Mission, Vision and Goals serve to guide curricular content as well as other COP endeavors. The integration of technology, student engagement in the educational process, and interprofessional activities serve as the foundation for each course. The faculty will utilize a variety of instructional methods to foster student attainment course objectives.

All students will be enrolled on a full-time basis. Several courses may be taught predominantly on-line, however the majority of courses will include classroom contact. Lectures will be limited so that peer and faculty interactions can be maximized. For many courses students may be required to listen to lectures on-line, or complete activities and/or assignments in preparation for class. The emphasis of the USF COP is the comprehension and assimilation of knowledge, with subsequent demonstration of competency (skills and abilities).

Major Research Areas
http://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/research/index.htm

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: February 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: ---
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

All applications undergo a holistic review process whereby careful consideration is given to all the credentials presented by applicants. By utilizing this process, applicants’ academic record along with experiences and attributes are assessed for potential academic and clinical success.

  • US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
  • ? 2.75 Overall GPA (preferred).
  • Completion of at least 72 prerequisite coursework
  • PCAT is required. While 65th percentile composite PCAT score is preferred, we will consider applicants with lower scores that may have other strong academic indicators providing evidence of success. PCAT scores older than 3 years will NOT be accepted.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements

Four year (9 term) program including 1 summer term

PharmD Core Curriculum (Didactic and Experiential)
Year One (PY1) - Semester One / Fall


Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

PHA 6114C 

Drug Delivery Systems I (with lab)

3

PHA 6562           

Physiologic Basis of Disease

4

PHA 6451 

Clinical Biochemistry

3

PHA 6804C 

Pharmaceutical Calculations 

2

PHA 6792C 

Drug Information / Literature Evaluation

2

PHA 6575

Introduction to Principles of Drug Action 

2

PHA 6870C    

Pharmaceutical Skills I 

2

Total

 

18

Year One (PY1) - Semester Two / Spring


Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

PHA 6577 

Biochemical & Molecular Principles of Drug Action

5

PHA 6115C 

Drug Delivery Systems II (with lab) 

3

PHA 6755 

Medical Microbiology & Immunology 

3

PHA 6898 

Foundations in Public Health

3

PHA 6871C 

Pharmaceutical Skills II

3

PHA 6940 

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I (IPPE)

1

Total

18

Year Two (PY2) - Semester Three / Fall


Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

PHA 6782C

Pharmacotherapeutics I

5

PHA 6795

Research Methods & Biostatistics

3

PHA 6124

Principles of Pharmacokinetics / Pharmacodynamics I

3

PHA 6261

Healthcare Administration & Economics

3

PHA 6872C

Pharmaceutical Skills III

3

PHA 6945

IPPE II– Community / Retail

1

Total

 

18

Year Two (PY2) - Semester Four / Spring


Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

PHA 6783C

Pharmacotherapeutics II

5

PHA 6243

Medical Informatics & Technology

2

PHA 6129

Clinical Pharmacokinetics / Pharmacodynamics II

3

PHA 6618C

Principles of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

2

PHA 6270

HealthCare & Medication Safety

2

PHA 6873C

Pharmaceutical Skills IV

3

PHA 6946

IPPE III – Community / Retail

1

Total

 

18

Year Three (PY3) - Semester Five / Fall


Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

PHA 6784C

Pharmacotherapeutics III

5

PHA 6740

Grant Writing & Clinical Research

2

PHA 6130C

Translational Pharmacogenomics

3

 

Elective Course

2/3

PHA 6874C

Pharmaceutical Skills V

4

PHA 6947

IPPE IV - Institutional Practice

1

Total

 

17/18

Year Three (PY3) - Semester Six / Spring


Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

PHA 6787C

Pharmacotherapeutics IV

5

PHA 6233C

Jurisprudence

3

PHA 6760

Non-Prescription & Herbal Therapies

3

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Elective Course

2/3

PHA 6875C

Pharmaceutical Skills VI

4

PHA 6948

IPPE V - Institutional Practice

1

Total

 

18/19

Year Four (PY4) - Semesters Seven – Nine (Summer / Fall / Spring)


Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

PHA 7626

APPE Advanced Institutional (Health Systems)

6

PHA 7627

APPE Advanced Community

6

PHA 7692

APPE Ambulatory Care

6

PHA 7694

APPE Adult Medicine

6

PHA 7644

APPE Geriatrics

6

PHA 7684

APPE Elective X 2

12

PHA 7928C

Professional Forum

2

Total

 

44

ELECTIVE COURSES


Course Number

Title

Credit Hours

PHA 6177

Advanced Compounding and Industrial Pharmacy

2

PHA 6428C

Advanced Topics In Metabolic Syndrome Treatment

2

PHA 6531

Basic Principles of Toxicology

2

PHA 6916

Directed Independent Research

TBD

PHA 6907

Directed Independent Study

TBD

PHA 6771C

Clinical Nutrition In Pharmacy Practice

2

PHA 6877C

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy

2

PHA 6598

Current Perspectives in Mental Health

2

PHA 6185

Drug Discovery and Frontier

2

PHA 6730C

Drugs of Abuse, Addiction, and Law Enforcement

2

PHA 6352

Herbal Medicines and Alternative Therapy

2

PHA 6628

Introduction to Post Graduate Residency Training

2

PHA 6602

Pediatric Pharmacotherapy

2

PHA 6224

Pharmaceutical Debates On Recent Issues Affecting the Profession

2

PHA 6223C

Pharmacy Leadership

2

PHA 6592C

Advanced Cardiology Pharmacotherapy

2

PHA 6221

Pharmacists Role In Transitions of Care

2

PHA 6786

Travel Medicine

3

PHA 6615C

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Elective

2

PHA 6780C

Oncology Pharmacy Practice

2

 

Internship

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)
The IPPE sequence begins during the second semester of the first year of the curriculum, and focuses on public health principles.  Students will participate in local community health centers and other clinics that treat underserved populations (60 contact hours).

The second year IPPE encompasses activities within community pharmacy practice sites across the Tampa Bay region (retail, independent, supermarket, etc.). Students will participate in a minimum of 60 contact hours per semester, 120 hours for the academic year.

The third year IPPE encompasses activities within institutional pharmacy practice sites across the Tampa Bay region (hospitals, long-term care facilities, etc.).  Students will participate in a minimum of 60 contact hours per semester, 120 hours for the academic year. 

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE)
The fourth professional year APPE begins the summer semester immediately following the conclusion of the third professional year. The APPE are comprised of seven six-week rotations, encompassing a minimum of 1600 hours of clinical instruction.  The APPE will primarily occur within practice environments throughout the state of Florida. Students are able to pursue rotations beyond the state of Florida if the site and preceptor are deemed acceptable, and arrangements can be coordinated to align with the academic calendar.

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0
  • Successful completion of the following within 7 years from the original date of admission:            
    • All Didactic (GPA 2.0 or higher)
    • Attend all MPJE and NAPLEX reviews
    • All Experiential Education (GPA 2.0 or higher)
    • Professionalism (proficiency in professionalism, clinical skills, effective judgment and decision making) 
  • Timely Submission of the application for graduation
    • Graduate application fee due at time of submission


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of the Graduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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