Why Choose PCOM School of Pharmacy?
Where you choose to go to pharmacy school is an important decision. PCOM School of Pharmacy offers students a diverse and dynamic learning environment. Our student-centered
program combines a strong patient centered curriculum with services and programs designed
to provide a high quality education and training to prepare graduates for rewarding
positions in the healthcare workforce. What makes the student experience at PCOM so
rewarding? Below are some of the top reasons to consider a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education at PCOM School of Pharmacy.
1. Strong interprofessional training to prepare for a career in collaborative healthcare
Pharmacists are trained to function cooperatively with health care professionals to
maximize health outcomes. Pharmacists provide optimal management of medication for
chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and many others. The collaboration
of healthcare professionals, such as physicians and pharmacists, can help to ensure
that patients properly take their medications as prescribed and avoid any harmful
effects. PCOM School of Pharmacy students receive extensive interprofessional training with medical, physical therapy and nurse practitioner students throughout all four
years of the program.
2. Depth, breadth and quality in experiential education
PCOM prepares students for post-graduate careers through high-quality hands-on pharmacy
practice experiences. Our Office of Experiential Education provides students with everything they need from site procurement, student placement,
scheduling and point of contact support. PCOM provides over 1,600 hours of experiential
training in over 40 different areas of pharmacy practice in the greater Atlanta metro
area, across the state of Georgia and other parts of the United States and Puerto
3. Options to customize your PharmD education
PCOM School of Pharmacy provides students with options to customize their education.
Our concentrations in the third professional year of the PharmD program allow students to tailor their elective experiences to their own unique interests
by developing a specialized range of expertise and skills in a rage of areas of pharmacy
practice including ambulatory care, acute care and managed care.
4. Dual degree and additional training opportunities to prepare for an evolving workforce
PCOM students and alumni can add to their traditional pharmacy education through enrollment
in our dual degree and certificate programs in business administration, pharmaceutical marketing and health informatics. Additional training and education give PCOM graduates an edge in a competitive and
dynamic job market.
5. Outstanding teaching laboratories and simulation technology prepare students for
PCOM School of Pharmacy’s modern facilities and educational technology provide students
with the opportunity to learn and develop skills on campus so they are well prepared
for experiential training. PCOM’s modern teaching laboratories are the perfect educational environment to train students in the practical skills
they need to become pharmacists. The PCOM Georgia Simulation Center utilizes standardized patients and human patient simulators so students can practice
clinical skills, develop crucial communication abilities, and demonstrate achievement
of clinical competence prior to entering fourth-year rotations.
6. A commitment to diversity
As a nationally recognized leader in supporting diversity in higher education, PCOM
provides a welcoming and dynamic learning environment that supports and promotes an environment of mutual respect for all members of the campus
7. Research opportunities to build knowledge and skills
Basic science and clinical research and scholarship activities are important ways
in which students can build upon a curricular knowledge base. PCOM students are actively involved in research, including research electives, work study opportunities and faculty and preceptor
8. Student education and development through a commitment to community service
The PCOM School of Pharmacy mission includes service to our surrounding community. PCOM’s Co-Curricular and Service Learning Programs allow students to extend learning beyond the classroom and into the community at
large. These programs are designed for students to develop skills such as leadership,
cultural sensitivity, self-awareness, professionalism, innovation and service orientation
through a range of educational, direct and indirect patient care events and other
general community service events.
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