Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
West Coast University's School of Pharmacy offers a traditional 4 year degree program.
This provides an educational experience combining hands-on practical experience with rigorous academic coursework.
This also allows the student to reinforce the theoretical framework and concepts with practical hands-on experience from the outset. Additionally, our program provides interprofessional education, allowing for integration within a variety of health care professions.
The approach allows a wider breadth of understanding the interconnectedness of pharmacy within the entire health care field.
The School of Pharmacy is a learning community that:
- Delivers a dynamic curriculum emphasizing evidence-based practice
- Prepares students to serve patients as a member of an interprofessional team
- Engages in scholarship
- Serves the community through outreach
We are committed to providing students with a learning environment which emphasizes patient-centered care, interprofessional education, and leadership development. We are committed to fostering a culture of scholarship among faculty and students. We strive to lead the pharmacy profession to the forefront of an integrated and innovative practice.
Programmatic Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
- Provide optimal patient-centered care.
- Identify and respect patient differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs.
- Identify medication-related problems, formulate medication treatment plans, and monitor and evaluate patient response to pharmacotherapy.
- Listen to and educate patients and/or caregivers to optimize health outcomes.
- Collaborate as a member of interprofessional healthcare teams.
- Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to achieve quality patient outcomes.
- Employ evidence-based practice.
- Integrate basic science knowledge into clinical practice.
- Evaluate and assimilate scientific evidence and patient specific information to continuously improve patient care.
- Utilize medication-use-systems, drug and health information, and other technologies
- Utilize resources of the health care system to provide safe, accurate, and timely medication distribution, and improve therapeutic outcomes.
- Utilize human, physical, fiscal, informational, medical, and technological resources in compliance with state and federal regulations to optimize the delivery of health care and medication safety.
- Engage in the promotion of public health through pharmacy services.
- Engage patients and communities in promoting health improvement, literacy, wellness, and disease prevention.
- Employ concepts of disease prevention and public health promotion into their practice and utilize available resources at the local, state, and federal levels to address public health issues.
- Demonstrate Effective Communication Skills
- Communicate effectively in verbal and written formats.
- Discuss ideas and concepts in audience-appropriate language and relay information in a logical and concise manner.
- Accurately and persuasively convey proposals and recommendations.
- Demonstrate Positive Personal and Professional Aptitude
- Demonstrate self-awareness, accountability, and responsibility.
- Identify characteristics that reflect leadership versus management.
- Demonstrate creative decision making when confronted with novel problems or challenges.
- Draw from professional values to make informed, rational, and ethical decisions.