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College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Purdue exists to meet a growing need for pharmacists who possess highly sophisticated expertise in rational drug therapy and to prepare pharmacists for present and future clinical practice roles involving pharmaceutical patient care. Graduates of the Doctor of Pharmacy program are prepared to 1) Apply knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biophysical sciences to problems of drug therapy; (2) Establish, maintain, evaluate and improve clinical information services regarding the safe and effective use of medicine; (3) Provide leadership in developing and expanding patient-oriented pharmacy services in a team approach to patient care; and (4) Adapt to a changing health service system.

The program prepares graduates to enter a general pharmaceutical care practice role in acute care, long-term care, ambulatory care or community pharmacy settings; to enter one of several entry positions within the pharmaceutical industry; or to enter postgraduate residency and fellowship training programs or graduate education programs. Students in this professional program pay fees in addition to those paid by other Purdue students. For additional information on fees, please see the Bursar's list of tuition and fee rates for Pharm.D. students.

Plan of Study

First Professional Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(1) PHRM 82000 (Professional Program Laboratory I) (1) PHRM 82100 (Professional Program Laboratory II)
(1) PHRM 82200 (Pharmacy Skills and Patient Counseling)* (1) PHRM 82200 (Pharmacy Skills and Patient Counseling)*
(3) PHRM 82400 (Principles Of Pathophysiology And Drug Action) (6) PHRM 82500 (Integrated Pharmacotherapy I)
(4) PHRM 82600 (Introduction to Patient-Centered Care) (3) PHRM 82700 (Public Health Pharmacy)
(3) PHRM 82800 (Dosage Forms I) (2) PHRM 82900 (Dosage Forms II)
(1) PHRM 83000 (Introduction to Pharmacy Law and Ethics) (2) PHRM 83100 (Health Care Systems)
(1) PHRM 83200 (Principles of Diagnosis Labs and Monitoring) (0-4) Electives
(1) PHRM 83400 (Pharmaceutical Calculations)    
(2) PHRM 83600 (Biochemistry II for Pharmaceutical Sciences II)    
(17)   (15-19)  

Second Professional Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(1) PHRM 84000 (Professional Program Laboratory III) (1) PHRM 84100 (Professional Program Laboratory IV)
(4) PHRM 84200 (Community Pharmacy — IPPE)‡ (4) PHRM 84200 (Community Pharmacy -— IPPE)‡
(6) PHRM 84400 (Integrated Pharmacotherapy II) (6) PHRM 84500 (Integrated Pharmacotherapy III)
(3) PHRM 84600 (Principles of Pharmacokinetics) (2) PHRM 84700 (Principles of Pharmacogenomics)
(3) PHRM 84800 (Drug Info/Literature Evaluation/Biostatistics) (2) PHRM 84900 (Population Health Management)
(0-3) Electives (0-4) Electives
(17-20)   (15-19)  

Third Professional Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(1) PHRM 86000 (Professional Program Laboratory V) (1) PHRM 86100 (Professional Program Laboratory VI)
(4) PHRM 86200 (Institutional Pharmacy — IPPE)‡ (4) PHRM 86200 (Institutional Pharmacy — IPPE)‡
(6) PHRM 86400 (Integrated Pharmacotherapy IV) (6) PHRM 86500 (Integrated Pharmacotherapy V)
(2) PHRM 86600 (Biotech/Advanced Parenteral Dosage Forms) (1) PHRM 86700 (Introduction to APPE)
(3) PHRM 86800 (Patient Safety and Informatics) (2) PHRM 86900 (Practice Management and Marketing)
(1) PHRM 87000 (Health Policy Applications) (2) PHRM 87100 (Pharmacy Law)
(0-3) Electives (0-4) Electives
(17-20)   (16-20)  

Fourth Professional Year

Seventh and Eighth Semesters
(4) PHRM 88000 (Hospital Pharmacy Operations II APPE)
(4) PHRM 88100 (Community Pharmacy Operations II APPE)
(8-12) PHRM 88500 (Inpatient APPE)
(8-12) PHRM 88800 (Ambulatory APPE)
(8-12) PHRM 88900 (Elective APPE)

* PHRM 82200 may be take during Semester 1 or 2 of the Professional Program.

 Twelve credit hours of electives must be taken during the Professional Program; a maximum of six credit hours of electives may be taken pass/not pass.

‡ This course is to be scheduled during either semester (four weeks during spring or fall semester of Professional Program Years 2 and 3).