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PharmD Program

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


In the Western New England University Doctor of Pharmacy program, you will learn the technical, social, and administrative aspects of pharmacy and develop the skills needed to become a healthcare leader. The curriculum uses today’s best practices to enhance your learning and provide you with firsthand experience in our technologically advanced labs, in various types of pharmacy settings, and through service opportunities in the community. Graduates from our program will be educated pharmacy practitioners ready to provide care to an increasingly diverse patient population in an assortment of environments. The curriculum provides learners opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become licensed professionals who will provide optimal patient care in a caring, collaborative, safe, and culturally aware manner.

Why Choose PharmD Program?

The Doctor of Pharmacy program fosters critical thinking skills; embraces professionalism; and instills a commitment to lifelong learning, community service, and leadership. The four-year program leading to the PharmD degree enrolls approximately 75 students for each incoming class. With a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1 and small laboratory classes, your professors will know your name and take a personal interest in your academic success, a hallmark of a Western New England University education. Students may also earn combined PharmD/MBA or PharmD/MS in Organizational Leadership degrees.

What Will You Learn?

The curriculum entails a competency-based framework, using integrated content and teaching, problem-based approaches when appropriate, integrated technology, and experiential exposure threaded throughout. It is designed to incrementally develop strong scientific foundations (in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social and administrative, and clinical sciences) and professional skills. During pharmacy practice experiences, learners have many opportunities to demonstrate and apply these skills in progressively advanced methods. The Doctor of Pharmacy tablet (or mobile learning technology) program will enable learners to lease tablets and utilize them in every aspect of the learning process, both didactically and experientially.

Requirements

Requirements

Each fall the PharmD program admits a class of 75 students. Learn more about applying to the program and our admissions requirements. 

Core Competencies

Core Competencies

The Doctor of Pharmacy program has 10 general and professional ability-based outcomes which are required of its graduates. These are referred to as the WCOP Core Comps.

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Accreditations

Accreditations

The Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652. Learn more

Accreditations
Experiential Education

Experiential Education

Learn more about the practice component of the Pharmacy curriculum, which we call Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).

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Housing

Housing

Western New England University offers campus housing for students in our doctoral programs as space allows.

Graduate Housing

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  • Combined Degrees

    Pharmacy learners who see their future careers in management and leadership roles may also choose to pursue one of our combined degrees offered through the ACCSB International accredited College of Business: the PharmD/MBA or the PharmD/MS in Organizational Leadership.