PharmD four year plan

The goal of the curriculum is to prepare students to acquire knowledge and develop skills and attitudes to be competent and confident, practice-ready pharmacists. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that we expect of our graduates set the foundation for our Professional Student Outcomes. Graduates will be prepared to lead the profession into the future by receiving an increased emphasis on inter-professional collaborative teams, informatics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacovigilance, diagnostics, biomarkers, entrepreneurship, and clinical/regulatory affairs.

Course by Year

  • 1st Year FALL Core Courses

    Course Number
    Course Title
    Units
    SSS3: Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
    3.0
    Pharmaceutical Calculations
    2.0
    Principles of Drug Action
    4.5
    Integrated Series 1 – Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
    5.0
    Biostatistics
    2.5
    PDS1: Professional Development 1
    1.0
    Recitation 1
    1.0
    Subtotal
     
    19.0

     

    1st Year SPRING Core Courses

    Course Number
    Course Title
    Units
    Pharmacy Law and Ethics
    3.0
    Pharmacokinetics
    2.0
    Integrated Series 2 – Endocrinology and Urology
    5.0
    Drug Information, Study Design, and Literature Evaluation
    2.0
    PDS2: Professional Development 2
    1.0
    Recitation 2
    1.0
    Introduction to the Industry
    2.0
    PHAR 375
    Pre-IPPE Readiness and Patient Assessment
    3.0
    Subtotal
     
    19.0
  • 2nd Year FALL Core Courses

    Course Number
    Course Title
    Units
    SSS11: Pharmacy Management
    2.0
    PHAR 425
    Integrated Series 3 – Cardiology
    6.0
    Intro to Pharmacy Informatics
    2.0
    PHAR 435
    Integrated Series 4 – Nephrology
    4.0
    PDS3: Professional Development 3
    1.0
    PHAR 460
    Recitation 3
    1.0
    IPPE 1 – Community Pharmacy Practice
    4.5
    Subtotal
     
    20.5

     

    2nd Year SPRING Core Courses

    Course Number
    Course Title
    Units
    CSS7: Sterile Products
    1.0
    Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacovigilance
    2.0
    PHAR 428
    Health Care Delivery
    2.0
    PHAR 445
    Integrated Series 5 – Immunology, Rheumatology, and Dermatology
    4.0
    PDS4: Professional Development 4
    1.0
    PHAR 455
    Integrated Series 6 – Infectious Disease
    7.0
    PHAR 465
    Recitation 4
    1.0
    IPPE 2 -Patient Communication in Senior Chronic Care
    0.5
    Subtotal
     
    18.5
  • 3rd Year FALL Core Courses

    Course Number
    Course Title
    Units
    PHAR 515
    Integrated Series 7 –Neurology and Psychiatry
    6.0
    PHAR 525
    Integrated Series 8 – Gastroenterology
    4.0
    Pre-APPE Readiness 1
    1.5
    PHAR 560
    Recitation 5
    1.0
    IPPE 3 – Health Systems Pharmacy Practice
    3.0
     
    Didactic Certificate Electives
    4.5-6.0
    Subtotal
     
    20.0-21.5

     

    3rd Year SPRING Core Courses

    Course Number
    Course Title
    Units
    PHAR 535
    Integrated Series 9 – Hematology and Oncology
    6.0
    PHAR 553
    Pre-APPE Readiness 2
    1.5
    PHAR 555
    Integrated Series 10 – Pulmonology and Ophthalmology
    1.0
    PHAR 565
    Recitation 6
    1.0
    PHAR 572-576
    Certificate Experience Elective
    3.0
     
    Didactic Certificate Electives
    4.5-6.0
    Subtotal
     
    17.0-18.5
  • 4th Year FALL Core Courses

    Course Number
    Course Title
    Units
    Advanced Community Practice APPE
    6.0
    Advanced Health-System Practice APPE
    6.0
    Ambulatory Care APPE
    6.0
    Acute Care APPE
    6.0
    Subtotal
     
    24.0

     

    4th Year SPRING Core Courses

    Course Number
    Course Title
    Units
    PHAR 601E, 620-631E
    Direct Patient Care APPE
    6.0
    PHAR 611E, 620-631E, 650-656E, 672-676E
    Elective APPE
    12.0
    PHAR 640
    Pharmacy Capstone Seminar
    1.5
    Subtotal
     
    19.5

(Semester/credit hours are assigned with the general rule that 15 class hours are equivalent to one semester/credit hour, 3 laboratory hours are equivalent to one class hour, and 40 experiential hours are equivalent to one semester/credit hour).

Upon the completion of study at KGI’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the student will be proficient in the Professional Student Outcomes (PSOs). The PSOs are the academic knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a pharmacy graduate should possess.

Download the Professional Student Outcomes document.