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Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Patient-Centered Care

Our interprofessional education curriculum prepares students to become collaborative healthcare team members.

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Our four-year experiential learning program provides increasing levels of responsibility for patient care.

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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree 
PCOM Georgia

The Doctor of Pharmacy (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, PharmD students take part in eight, five-week clinical rotations, gaining exposure to multiple pharmacy specialty areas and practices.

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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. A clinical learning and assessment laboratory utilizing simulated patients and a cadaver anatomy lab are other resources offered by the program.

About Our PharmD Program

The PCOM School of Pharmacy prepares pharmacy graduates for careers in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospital, outpatient ambulatory care, managed care and community pharmacy practice. Learn more:

Program Options

Students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program have the option to enhance their credentials by pursuing a concentration or a dual degree program.The Doctor of Pharmacy program at PCOM Georgia offers several degree specialties.

Career Opportunities

  • Our 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.
  • The median annual salary for pharmacists, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, was $126,120 annually as of May 2018. A recent survey of pharmacists by Glassdoor reported the average base pay for pharmacists is even higher.
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Early Assurance Program

The PCOM School of Pharmacy offers an Early Assurance Program where college freshmen, sophomores and juniors can apply and be conditionally accepted.

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Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

PCOM is committed to helping students maximize funding sources and minimize student debt. Visit our Office of Financial Aid section to learn about cost of attendance, types of aid available and how to apply for financial aid.

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How to Apply to Pharmacy School

All applicants to PCOM's PharmD program undergo a holistic review process. Learn more about the admissions requirements and application process for the Doctor of Pharmacy program on our application requirements page.

Program Highlights

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Interprofessional Education

Our IPE goal is to train pharmacy learners to become collaborative practice healthcare team members who contribute to higher quality patient-centered care with improved health outcomes for our patients.

Experiential Education

The Doctor of Pharmacy program provides hands-on learning and training through pharmacy practice experiences including the managerial and business side of operating a pharmacy.

Curriculum

The curriculum emphasizes patient-centered care and preventive practices, entrusting graduates to create thoughtful, proactive and caring practice environments.

Facilities

Students learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories with multimedia equipment, break out rooms for team-building exercises, a cadaver anatomy lab and more.

Support

Student support services include strong student affairs resources, faculty advisors and peer mentors.

Engagement

We emphasize community engagement ranging from experiential training to involvement with local schools and organizations on health education and medical safety.

Accreditation

PCOM School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575, fax 866-228-2631, www.acpe-accredit.org.

ACPE accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States and selected non-U.S. sites. The accreditation term granted for the Doctor of Pharmacy program extends until June 30, 2028.

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