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Professional Curriculum for the Doctor of Pharmacy

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Details about the course work required for the Doctor of Pharmacy as well as the policies, procedures and admissions requirements are explained in the College of Pharmacy brochures. Please write for a copy: Office for Student Affairs, P.O. Box 100495, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0495 or visit the College of Pharmacy Web site at www.cop.ufl.edu.

Course requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy include the general education requirements, pharmacy prerequisites and four years of professional preparation. Courses and clerkships in the professional curriculum are periodically revised to meet pharmacy education standards.

Changes in course descriptions, credits and sequence may require modification due to availability of resources and facilities. Any change in the curriculum will be noted in College of Pharmacy brochures. Current information on the curriculum can be obtained from the collegeís Office for Student Affairs.

Graduate Programs

For information on graduate degrees in the pharmaceutical sciences, refer to the Graduate Catalog and consult the Deanís Office, College of Pharmacy, P. O. Box 100484 Health Science Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0484 (352-392-8626).

Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration

This program allows students interested in management positions in pharmaceutical care to obtain the two degrees concurrently. The program is five years of professional studies after completion of two years of pre-pharmacy courses. Candidates must meet admission requirements for the MBA program and the College of Pharmacy. This concurrent program is not open to students who already have earned one of the degrees. Students must satisfy curriculum requirements for both degrees.

Doctor of Pharmacy / Doctor of Philosophy in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

This program allows students interested in accelerated graduate studies in pharmacy to obtain the two degrees consecutively. The program is four years of professional studies and three to four years of graduate studies after completion of two years of pre-pharmacy courses. Candidates must meet admission requirements of the Graduate School and the College of Pharmacy. This program is not open to students who already have earned one of the degrees. Students must satisfy curriculum requirements for both degrees.

Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Physician Assistant Studies

This program allows students interested in primary care and physical assessment as aspects of pharmaceutical care to obtain the two degrees concurrently. The program is five years of professional studies after completion of two years of pre-pharmacy courses. Candidates must meet admission requirements for the PA program and the College of Pharmacy. This concurrent program is not open to students who already have earned one of the degrees. Students must satisfy curriculum requirements for both degrees.

Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Public Health

This program allows students interested in public health as an aspect of pharmaceutical care to obtain the two degrees concurrently. The program is five years of professional studies after completion of two years of pre-pharmacy courses. Candidates must meet admission requirements for the MPH program and the College of Pharmacy. This concurrent program is not open to students who already have earned one of the degrees. Students must satisfy curriculum requirements for both degrees.

 
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