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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


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. 67
Tampa FL  

Program Director or Coordinator:
Chloe Lipking
Phone: 813-974-2340
Email: pharmacyadmissions@health.usf.edu

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


Faculty Search: Pharmacy Faculty List


Major 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.

Accreditation Information:

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

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

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

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


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
  • A Overall GPA greater than 2.74 (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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Major Requirements

Minimum Total Hours:152 credit hours

Common Core Requirement:136 hours
Concentration (Optional):11 hours and 5 hours electives
Required Electives: 16-18 hours

Four year (9 term) major including 1 summer term

Common Core Requirements - Curriculum (Didactic and Experiential) 136 hours

PHA 6114C 3Drug Delivery Systems I (with lab)
PHA 6115C 3Drug Delivery Systems II (with lab)
PHA 61243Principles of Pharmacokinetics / Pharmacodynamics I
PHA 61293Clinical Pharmacokinetics / Pharmacodynamics
PHA 6130C3Translational Pharmacogenomics- Principles and Clinical Application
PHA 6233C3Jurisprudence
PHA 62432Medical Informatics & Technology
PHA 62613Healthcare Administration & Economics
PHA 62702HealthCare & Medication Safety
PHA 6451 2Clinical Biochemistry
PHA 6562 4Physiologic Basis of Disease
PHA 6575 3Introduction to Principles of Drug Action
PHA 6577 4Biochemical & Molecular Principles of Drug Action
PHA 6618C3Principles of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
PHA 67402Grant Writing & Clinical Research
PHA 6755 2Medical Microbiology & Immunology
PHA 67603Non-Prescription & Herbal Therapies
PHA 6782C5Pharmacotherapeutics I
PHA 6783C5Pharmacotherapeutics II
PHA 6784C5Pharmacotherapeutics III
PHA 6787C5Pharmacotherapeutics IV
PHA 6792C 2Drug Information / Literature Evaluation
PHA 67953Research Methods & Biostatistics
PHA 6804C 2Pharmaceutical Calculations
PHA 6870C 2Pharmaceutical Skills I
PHA 6871C 3Pharmaceutical Skills II
PHA 6872C3Pharmaceutical Skills III
PHA 6873C3Pharmaceutical Skills IV
PHA 6874C3Pharmaceutical Skills V
PHA 6875C3Pharmaceutical Skills VI
PHA 6898 3Foundations in Public Health
PHA 6915C1Pharmacy Longitudinal Research Project (Taken four times for a total of 4 hours)
PHA 6940 1Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I (IPPE)PHA 69451IPPE Community Pharmacy Practice I
PHA 69461IPPE Community Pharmacy Practice II
PHA 69471IPPE - Institutional Pharmacy Practice I
PHA 69481IPPE - Institutional Pharmacy Practice II
PHA 76266(APPE) Advanced Health- System Pharmacy Experience (Institutional)
PHA 76276(APPE) Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice Experience
PHA 76446(APPE) Geriatrics Patient Care Pharmacy Practice Experience
PHA 76926(APPE) Advanced Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice Experience
PHA 76946(APPE) Advanced Adult Medicine Pharmacy Practice Experience
PHA 7928Var (2)Professional Forum

Concentration Option
The Pharmacy and Health Education Concentration provides students with a background in teaching and learning theory and the skill sets necessary to provide Pharmacy and Health Education in various formats (e.g.,. continuing education, precepting, in-services). The Concentration also provides the opportunity to become engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Students interested in pursuing the Concentration must formally notify the Concentration Coordinator by the end of their PY2 year.

Upon completion of the Pharmacy and Health Education Concentration coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. Articulate the role of life-long learning in the Pharmacy Profession and utilize self-reflection to identify areas of need.
  2. Describe career paths in health education and corresponding roles and responsibilities.
  3. Employ effective teaching and assessment methods to provide appropriate education to various population (e.g., peers, other health professionals, and the general public).
  4. Create effective learning environments, teaching tools and assessments based-upon evidence-based learning theory and cognitive practice.

Pharmacy and Health Education Concentration (RXHE) 11 credit hours minimum
HSC 62612Teaching Essentials
HSC 6261L1Teaching Essentials Lab
PHA 76846Elective 1 Pharmacy Practice Experience: Academia

And one of the following:
PHA 6877C2Critical Care Pharmacotherapy
PHA 6780C2Oncology Pharmacy Practice
PHA 6907*2-3Directed Independent Study
PHA 6935*Var (1-5)Special Topics in Pharmacy
PHA 6915*4Pharmacy Longitudinal Research Project
In the instance this course is unavailable, an amended rotation with a faculty member to meet concentration requirements may suffice, pending Concentration Coordinator and Academic Affairs Dean approval.
* Concentration Coordinator must approve courses to ensure content or project topics align with concentration for credit.

Students may enroll in HSC 6261 and HSC 6261L courses in their PY2 or PY3 year and may take this course on-top of another elective if desired. Due to the enhanced workload and rigors of the course, students must meet eligibility requirements in addition to completion of the application. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. PY2 or PY3 standing
  2. GPA ? 3.00
  3. Support from your student success coach and at least (1) course coordinator via signature on the application form.

The concentration will be noted on the USF official transcript. No other documentation or certificate will be provided by the College of Pharmacy. Additional details pertaining to the Concentration Track can be found at http://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/

Electives 16-18 hours minimum
Students complete 16-18 hours of electives minimum from the list below. Students in the Concentration complete the concentration requirements in lieu of 11 hours of the electives, and then complete additional electives from the list noted with (*) below.

PHA 6780C*2Oncology Pharmacy Practice
PHA 6877C*2Critical Care Pharmacotherapy
PHA 6916*2Directed Independent Research
PHA 7684*12Elective 1 Pharmacy Practice Experience X 2
PHA 61773Advanced Compounding and Industrial Pharmacy
PHA 61853Drug Discovery and Frontier
PHA 62212Pharmacists Role In Transitions of Care
PHA 6223C2Pharmacy Leadership
PHA 62242Pharmaceutical Debates On Recent Issues Affecting the Profession
PHA 63522Herbal Medicines and Alternative Therapy
PHA 6428C2Advanced Topics In Metabolic Syndrome Treatment
PHA 65312Clinical Toxicology
PHA 6592C2Advanced Cardiology Pharmacotherapy
PHA 65982Current Perspectives in Mental Health
PHA 66023Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
PHA 6615C2Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Elective
PHA 66282Introduction to Post Graduate Residency Training
PHA 6730C2Drugs of Abuse, Addiction, and Law Enforcement
PHA 6771C2Clinical Nutrition In Pharmacy Practice
PHA 67863Travel Medicine
PHA 69072-3Directed Independent Study
PHA 6879 2-3Death & Dying for Healthcare Professionals
PHA 6603C3Internal Medicine Elective
PHA 69351-5Special Topics in Pharmacy

COURSE SEQUENCES / SCHEDULE
Go to http://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/curriculum) for course sequence/schedule information

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 2.50
  • Successful completion of the following within 7 years from the original date of admission:
    • All Didactic (GPA 2.00 or higher)
    • Attend all MPJE and NAPLEX reviews
    • All Experiential Education (GPA 2.00 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 theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate 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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Graduate Course Information

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