Doctor of

Pharmacy

Responding to the rising need for pharmacists nationally, and particularly in the South, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Georgia Campus now offers a four-year entry-level professional Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program.

Supported by a 110-year tradition of training osteopathic physicians and other health practitioners, GA–PCOM provides a unique inter-professional learning environment where subject-expert and accomplished educators, practitioners and pharmaceutical scientists teach and conduct research in modern and advanced facilities.

The PharmD program provides a comprehensive curriculum designed to develop a generalist pharmacist capable of practicing in many different healthcare environments. During the program’s first three years, students split time between the classroom and introductory experiential learning. In the fourth year, it is all hands-on, as students take part in eight five-week clinical rotations, gaining exposure to multiple pharmacy specialty areas and practices.

As part of this professionally-oriented education, students work in state-of-the-art classrooms and teaching laboratories, including a sterile products lab, compounding lab and simulated pharmacy practice lab. Other advanced resources include a Pyxis automated dispensing machine and laminar flow hoods to prepare sterile products using aseptic techniques such as intravenous solutions. Clinical learning and assessment laboratories utilizing simulated patients, and a cadaver anatomy lab, are other resources offered by the program.

This is a real-world, hands-on, cutting-edge pharmacy education – one that prepares pharmacists to hit the ground running, starting day one.

career options

  • The PharmD program is designed to prepare a well-rounded student trained to practice in many specialty areas of pharmacy profession.
  • The role of the pharmacist continues to evolve with opportunities in community/retail practice, clinics or compounding labs, mail order or pharmaceutical wholesalers, healthcare and government agencies, and pharmaceutical research and development.
  • More than 70 percent of pharmacy graduates enter a community/retail practice.

program highlights

 
  • The PharmD Program requires four years to complete.
  • Although their primary focus is on teaching, School of Pharmacy faculty also conduct research in basic, clinical and administrative sciences, and share their subject expertise and scholarly work with students and colleagues alike.
  • A required clinical rotation, Advanced Community Management Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, is designed to expose students to the managerial and business side of operating a pharmacy.

Accreditation

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL  60503, 312/664-3575;  FAX 312/664-4652, web site  www.acpe-accredit.org

The Pharmacy (PharmD) is offered on our Georgia campus.

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Program Locations

The Pharmacy (PharmD) program is offered on:
Georgia Campus

Learn More

For more information on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, contact the Office of Admissions at:
Phone: 1-800-282-4544
Email: gaadmissions@pcom.edu

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