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Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway (PharmD) Program
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway Program. The program is available to those who are U.S.-licensed practicing pharmacists who have already earned a degree in pharmacy.
This postbaccalaureate program is designed to help practicing pharmacists earn their PharmD degree while continuing work at the same time. The program is offered both online and part time. There is one required orientation meeting before the start of the term that is held on campus, along with one Saturday visit per semester.
To be admitted to a practice site with opportunities for the provision of pharmaceutical care, students must have access or be practicing at a site already. Students will have the opportunity to partake in a four-week clinical rotation. This is required to complete the program.
There are a total of 37 credit hours required to complete the Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway Program. The program is also broken up into three phases over the coursework. Phase one involves the beginning courses of pharmaceuticals. Phase two focuses on drug literature and clinical pharmacokinetics. The longest phase, phase three, involves all the pharmacotherapeutics practices and the project module.
Once all practicing pharmacists have completed the program, they will have the skills and tools needed in their field. A few of these include: designing a pharmaceutical care plan along with other health professionals, drawing reasonable conclusions using data, using effective interpersonal communication to provide counseling, documenting practice activities to facilitate, and many more.
Students must have a bachelor of science in pharmacy from an accredited college/university, licensure to practice pharmacy in the United States, and be employed in a patient-care setting before admission/orientation.
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New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
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