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 rigorous academic coursework with hands-on practical experience.

This approach allows the student to reinforce and translate the theoretical framework and concepts of the PharmD program into practice from the outset. Additionally, our PharmD program provides interprofessional education into the curriculum, allowing students to provide patient care in a collaborative team of health professionals.

The approach allows a wider breadth of understanding the interconnectedness of pharmacy within the entire healthcare field.


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
    • Identify and respect patient differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs.
    • Detect 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
    • Collaborate with other members of the health care team to achieve quality patient outcomes.
  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
    • Apply components of medication-use-systems (i.e. procuring, storing, furnishing, transcribing, compounding/preparing, dispensing, and administering) to provide safe, accurate, and timely medication distribution, and improve therapeutic outcomes.
    • Utilize human, physical, fiscal, informational, medical, and technological resources in the health care system in compliance with state and federal regulations to optimize the delivery of health care and medication safety.
  5. Promote public health through education and/or pharmacy services
    • Employ concepts of disease prevention, public health promotion, literacy, and/or wellness in practice.
    • Utilize available resources at the local, state, and federal levels to address public health issues.
  6. 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, concise manner.
    • Accurately and persuasively convey proposals and recommendations.
  7. Demonstrate positive personal and professional aptitude
    • Demonstrate self-awareness, accountability, and responsibility.
    • Identify characteristics that reflect leadership versus management.
    • Exhibit creative decision making when confronted with novel problems or challenges.
    • Draw from professional values to make informed, rational, and ethical decisions.

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