College of Pharmacy

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Academic Programs

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Curriculum

Our Pharm.D. is a 0-6 program. As an entering freshman, you maintain eligibility for entry into the four professional years provided you have a 2.5 GPA in required science and math courses after three semesters, with no grade below C-, and successfully pass an interview during the fourth semester.

The 6-year curriculum stresses critical thinking, active learning, and clinical experience to prepare you for practice in a variety of professional settings.

  • In the first two years of the Pharm.D. degree program, you will be expected to complete general education requirements along with your pre-professional coursework.
  • After your first two years, you enter the professional years (P1-P4) of the program, which are composed of integrated core blocks of information where you will learn about an organ system (for example, the cardiovascular system) from multiple facets (i.e. pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapeutics) simultaneously. During the professional years, you must maintain a 2.30 quality point average (QPA) in all required professional courses in order to remain in the program.
  • The clinical portion of the program provides you with hands-on experience in hospitals, nursing homes, community pharmacies, government institutions, home healthcare settings, pharmacy benefits management companies, and other industries. We will work with you to place you in early and advanced experience practice sites aligned with your educational and career goals.
  • The professional portion of the six-year Pharm.D. curriculum is below. Professional and/or legal exigencies arise from time to time which may necessitate changes in a pharmacy course, progression, and/or graduation requirements. Current students should review their status with academic advisors on a timely basis and refer to current publications for updated information.

Descriptions for the courses listed below are in the 2014-2015 Catalog—Search “Pharmacy.”

First Professional Year (P1)

Fall Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Foundations of Human Disease I PHP/BPS 311 2
Introduction to Pharmacology BPS 321 2
Principles of Medicinal Chemistry BPS 313 2
Dosage Forms I BPS 301 2
Dosage Forms II BPS 303 2
Dosage Forms III BPS 305 2
Pharmacy Technology Laboratory BPS 318 1
Pharmacy Practice in Contemporary Healthcare PHP 317 3
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Foundations of Human Disease II (Cardiovascular/Renal) PHP/BPS 310 2
Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry (Cardiovascular/Renal) BPS 334 2
Therapeutics (Cardiovascular/Renal) PHP 332 3
Drug Metabolism and Bioanalysis BPS 325 2
Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory I PHC 316 1
Interactive Learning (IAL) PHC 327 1
Drug Information and Analysis of the Literature PHP 305 3
Pharmacy Law and Ethics PHP 316 3
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) I-Service Learning PHP 340 1
Total 18

Second Professional Year (P2)

Fall Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Foundations of Human Disease III (Infectious Disease/Pulmonary) PHP/BPS 409 2
Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry (Infectious Disease/Pulmonary) BPS 421 2
Therapeutics (Infectious Disease/Pulmonary) PHP 413 3
Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory II PHC 415 1
Interactive Learning (IAL) PHC 417 1
Pharmacy Resources for Practice PHP 401 3
Self Care I PHP/BPS 418 3
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) II-Community or Hospital PHP 450 0
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Foundations of Human Disease IV (CNS/Musculoskeletal) PHP/BPS 412 2
Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry (CNS/Musculoskeletal) BPS 432 2
Therapeutics (CNS/Musculoskeletal) PHP 424 2
Pharmacokinetics I BPS 403 3
Nutrition in Health and Disease NFS 444 3
Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory III PHC 416 1
Interactive Learning (IAL) PHC 427 1
Professional Elective XXX XXX 3
Total 17

Third Professional Year (P3)

Fall Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Foundations of Human Disease V (Gastrointestinal/Endocrine) PHP/BPS 410 2
Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry (Gastrointestinal/Endocrine) BPS 422 2
Therapeutics (Gastrointestinal/Endocrine) PHP 414 3
Pharmacokinetics II BPS 504 3
Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory IV PHC 515 2
Interactive Learning (IAL) PHC 517 1
Professional Elective XXX XXX 3
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) III-Community or Hospital PHP 451 0
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Foundations of Human Disease V (Hematology/Oncology) PHP/BPS 526 2
Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry (Hematology/Oncology) BPS 521 3
Therapeutics (Hematology/Oncology) PHP 513 2
Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory V PHC 516 2
Interactive Learning (IAL) PHC 527 1
Professional Elective XXX XXX 3
Health Systems PHP 504 3
Physical Assessment PHP 900 0
Total 16

Fourth Professional Year (P4)

Summer, Fall and Spring Semester**

Course Title Course Code Credits
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)-Community PHP 591 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)-General Medicine PHP 592 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)-Elective PHP 593 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)-Elective PHP 593 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)-Institutional PHP 594 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)-Ambulatory Care PHP 595 6
Total 36

* Most students will complete 1 APPE during the summer following their P3 year, and 5 APPE rotations during the Fall and Spring Semesters of their P4 year.

  • Student must be certified in CPR/First Aid (1credit) before starting advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) during the P-4 year.

A total of 202 credits are required for graduation.

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