Entry-Level Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Requirements
Following admission to the professional division, the entry-level Pharm.D. program students will complete a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science degree prior to admission to the graduate portion of the program. Students in the entry-level Pharm.D. track who have completed the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science degree at The University of Toledo with a 3.0 GPA are eligible for admission to the graduate portion of the Pharm.D. program provided that professional pharmacy standards and regulations are met. Students who have completed the B.S.P.S. degree with the Pharm.D. option, but who do not fully meet the eligibility requirements for admission and have a minimum of a 2.7 cumulative GPA, may be admitted provisionally to the two-year graduate portion of the Pharm.D. program after a review by the Pharmacy Admission Committee.
A formal preadmission decision to the graduate portion of the Pharm.D. program will be made at the end of the third- year while in the professional division. The final decision is contingent upon completion of the B.S.P.S. degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and for provisionally admitted students the stated provisions must have been satisfied. In order to graduate with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in graduate courses as required for all graduate students.
Only students in the Pharm.D. track of the B.S.P.S. degree program will eventually qualify for state board licensure in the practice of pharmacy. To qualify, the student also must complete the graduate portion of the Pharm.D. curriculum. According to the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, the national accrediting board for pharmacy in the United States (U.S.), all students graduating from any U.S. College of Pharmacy after June 2004, and who are seeking licensure, will be required to hold the Pharm.D. degree.
A total of 137 semester hours are required for graduation with the B.S.P.S. - Pharm.D. track degree. Eligible students then may matriculate into the graduate portion of the Pharm.D. degree (see above statement). The curriculum is outlined below.
First YearFirst Semester PHPR 1000 Orientation 1 CHEM 1230 Elementary/General Chem 4 CHEM 1280 General Chemistry Lab I 1 BIOL 2150 Fund. of Life Sciences I 4 BIOL 2160 Fund. of Life Sciences Lab I 1 MATH 1750 Math. for Life Sciences I 4 UT Core requirement 3 Second Semester CHEM 1240 General Chemistry II 4 CHEM 1290 General Chemistry Lab II 1 BIOL 2170 Fund. of Life Sciences II 4 BIOL 2180 Fund. of Life Sciences Lab II 1 MATH 1760 Math. for Life Sciences II 3 UT Core requirement 3
Second YearFirst Semester PHPR 2010 Introduction to Patient Care 2 CHEM 2410 Organic Chemistry I 3 CHEM 2460 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 PHCL 2600 Funct. Anat. & Physiology I 4 PHYS 1750 Selected Topics in Physics 4 1 - Core Elective 3 Second Semester CHEM 2420 Organic Chemistry II 3 CHEM 2470 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 PHCL 2620 Funct. Anat. & Physiology II 4 3 - Core Electives 9
Third YearFirst Semester MBC 3310 Medicinal Chemistry I 3 PHCL 3700 Pharmacology I 3 MBC 3550 Physiological Chemistry I 3 PHPR 3070 Pharmaceutics I 4 PHPR 3010 Calculations 2 PHPR 3510 Pharmaceutic Dimensions of Health Care System 3 Second Semester MBC 3320 Medicinal Chemistry II 3 PHCL 3720 Pharmacology II 3 MBC 3560 Physiological Chemistry II 3 PHPR 3080 Pharmaceutics II 4 MBC 3600 Microbiology/Immunology 4 PHPR 3940 Early Practice Development* 1
Fourth YearFirst Semester PHPR 3940 Early Practice Development* 1 PHPR 4400 Human Interactions in Healthcare 2 PHPR 4410 Professional Development I 3 PHPR 4430 Pathophysiology and Pharmacotheraphy: Introduction 1 PHCL 4700 Pharmacology III 3 PHCL 4150 Biopharmaceutic & Pharmacokinetic 4 MBC 4300 Chemotherapy & Immunotheraphy 3 * PHPR 3940 may be taken either time Second Semester PHPR 4520 Management and Marketing 3 PHPR 4420 Professional Development II 3 PHPR 4440 PPT: Immunology 2 PHPR 4450 PPT: Renal 3 PHCL 4720 Pharmacology IV 3 UT Core requirement 3 Note: At the end of the fourth year, students are candidates for a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree leading toward a Pharm.D. degree.
Subsequent Graduate Courses in the Pharm.D. program First Semester: Summer between Fourth and Fifth Year PHCL 5140 Statistics 2 PHPR 6210 Research Methods 2 PHPR 6940 Professional Practice Exposure 2 (PHPR 6940 will consist of 80 hours of pharmacy practice) Second Semester: Fall Semester-Fifth Year PHPR 6420 PPT: Cardiology 4 PHPR 6430 PPT: Pulmonary 3 PHPR 6440 PPT: Infectious Disease 4 PHPR 6370 PPT: Nutrition 1 PHPR 6230 Patient Care Rounds I 3 PHPR 6160 Advanced Pharmacokinetics 3 Third Semester: Spring Semester-Fifth Year PHPR 6380 PPT: Endocrine 2 PHPR 6490 PPT: Hematology/Onocology 3 PHPR 6510 PPT: Toxicology 1 PHPR 6250 Self Care 3 PHPR 6240 Patient Care Rounds II 3 PHPR 6550 Management Topics 2 PHPR 6610 Seminar I 1 Graduate Professional Electives 3 Fourth Semester: Summer between Fifth and Sixth Year PHPR 8390 PPT: Gastro-Intestinal 2 PHPR 8470 PPT: Rheumatology 1 PHPR 8480 PPT: Psychiatric/Neurological 3 PHPR 8500 PPT: Pediatrics/Geriatrics 1 PHPR 8630 PPT: Capstone 2 PHPR 8620 Seminar II 1 PHPR 8260 Pharmacy Jurisprudence & Ethics 1 Graduate Professional Electives 3 Fifth Semester: Fall Semester-Sixth Year PHPR 8940:01 Clerkship I 4 PHPR 8940:02 Clerkship II 4 PHPR 8940:03 Clerkship III 4 PHPR 8940:04 Clerkship IV 4 PHPR 8630 Seminar III 2 Sixth Semester: Spring Semester-Sixth Year PHPR 8940:05 Clerkship V 4 PHPR 8940:06 Clerkship VI 4 PHPR 8940:07 Clerkship VII 4 PHPR 8940:08 Clerkship VIII 4 Note: At the end of the sixth year, students are candidiates for a Pharm.D. degree.