College of Pharmacy


Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy)

  • Incorporate principles of evidence-based medicine (including patient- and population-specific data, quality improvement strategies, medication safety and error reduction programs, and data from clinical trials and retrospective studies) when designing, evaluating or modifying pharmacy care plans.
  • Consider patients’ health literacy, cultural diversity, and behavioral psychosocial issues when designing, evaluating or modifying pharmacy care plans.
  • Accurately and safely compound drugs in appropriate dosage forms, including sterile products for parenteral injection.
  • Coordinate the accurate, safe and efficient distribution of medications.
  • Safely and appropriately administer vaccines and/or other medications to patients as appropriate.
  • Describe pharmacy management in various practice settings.
  • Be able to establish and manage a successful patient-centered practice (including aspects such as marketing and being compensated for medication therapy management and patient care services rendered).
  • Demonstrate expertise in informatics as it relates to the practice of pharmacy.
  • Maintain professional competence by identifying and analyzing emerging issues, products, and services.
  • Employ the principles of personalized medicine including pharmacogenetics when designing patient-specific therapeutic regimens.
  • The remainder of the statements (23) are from the AACP/ACPE survey.

    Gather and use specific information (e.g. patient histories, medical records) to identify patient medication-related problems.

    Develop a patient care plan to manage each medication-related problem.

    Work with the health care team to implement the patient care plan.

    Document the pharmaceutical care activities.

    Interpret epidemiologic data relevant to specific diseases and their management.

    Interpret pharmacoeconomic data relevant to specific diseases and their management.

    Develop medication use criteria.

    Conduct and analyze medication use reviews.

    Identify and use risk reduction strategies to minimize medication errors.

    Communicate with patients, patients’ agents, and health care providers.

    Exhibit professional attitudes and behaviors.

    Provide patient care in accordance with legal, ethical, social, economic, and professional guidelines.

    Assess the cost-effectiveness of a clinical service in a patient care setting.

    Work with other stakeholders (e.g. patients and other health professionals) to engender a team approach to assure appropriate use of health care resources in providing patient care.

    Assure that medication use systems minimize medication errors.

    Assure that medication use systems optimize patient outcomes.

    Interpret and apply drug use policy and health policy.

    Work with other stakeholders (e.g. patients and other health professionals) to identify and resolve problems related to medication use.

    Promote wellness and disease prevention services.

    Practice pharmacy in interprofessional and collaborative practice settings.

    Retrieve, evaluate and manage professional information and literature.

    Reflect critically on personal skills and actions and make plans to improve when necessary.

    Accept and respond to constructive feedback.