History and Overview
The College of Pharmacy is one of the most outstanding colleges of pharmacy in the country, ranking in the top ten programs that offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Since 1923 the College of Pharmacy has produced highly qualified pharmacy graduates and prominent pharmaceutical scientists.
The College of Pharmacy is located in the Health Science Center in Gainesville and in three off-campus sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, and St. Petersburg. Students admitted to the off-campus sites receive instruction by videostreaming of lectures and course materials on the College's website. Faculty located at the off-campus facilities enhance instruction and coordinate learning activities. Affiliated clinical teaching sites throughout the state augment the clinical education component of the professional curriculum. In this environment the pharmacy student has an excellent opportunity to learn to provide pharmaceutical care to patients.
The mission statements of the College of Pharmacy are as follows:
Recent Awards and Honors
Faculty and students have garnered numerous awards that indicate their commitment and dedication to the profession of pharmacy and the scientific community.
Two pharmacy faculty have been selected Researcher of the Year in Florida and others have held elected offices in state and national pharmacy organizations.
Pharmacy students have established a tradition of active involvement in the profession and community.
Pharmacists are in high demand within the health care system. As this system continues to reform and evolve, the pharmacist's role as an expert on the use of medications will continue to expand.
Pharmacy education emphasizes the pharmacist's abilities to assess a patient's condition in the context of problems with medication use, to monitor the effects of medications on patients, to advise and counsel patients about appropriate use of medications and to consult with other health care professionals on the proper management of medications to treat diseases.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program is fully accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, 311 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-664-3575.
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