Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD Program)

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The Doctor of Pharmacy program combines a dynamic evidence-based curriculum with hands-on practical experience giving students a wider understanding of the entire healthcare field.

We use the combination of enhanced communication and teamwork skills, advanced technology and interprofessional education to educate and train students to become flexible, inspired and team-oriented pharmacists that improve patients' lives.


Our pharmacy school in California is a learning community that ensures its students receive the highest quality of education:


In the Doctor of Pharmacy program, 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.

Core Values

PharmD Programmatic Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Provide optimal patient-centered care
    • Recognize 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.
  2. Collaborate as a member of interprofessional health care teams
    • Demonstrate a climate of mutual respect and shared values within an interprofessional team.
    • Identify roles and responsibilities of interprofessional team members to optimize outcomes.
    • Communicate effectively in an interprofessional team.
    • Apply principles of team dynamics to perform effectively within interprofessional teams.
  3. Employ evidence-based practice
    • Integrate basic science knowledge into clinical practice.
    • Evaluate and assimilate scientific evidence to improve patient care.
  4. Utilize medication-use-systems, drug and health information, and other technologies
    • Utilize components of medication-use-systems (i.e. procuring, storing, furnishing, transcribing, compounding/preparing, dispensing, and administering) to provide safe, accurate, and timely medication distribution.
    • Apply relevant concepts in utilization of human, physical, fiscal, informational, and technological resources in the health care system in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  5. Promote public health through education and/or pharmacy services
    • Employ concepts of disease prevention, public health promotion, literacy, and/or wellness.
    • Evaluate population health issues by considering quality of care, access, and cost at the local, state, and federal levels.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication skills
    • Discuss ideas and concepts in audience-appropriate language and relay information in a logical and concise manner.
    • Convey proposals and recommendations persuasively.
  7. Demonstrate positive personal and professional aptitude
    • Demonstrate the ability to examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
    • Apply values and principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in various team roles to achieve shared goals.
    • Demonstrate creative decision making when confronted with novel problems or challenges.
    • Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession.

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