The School of Pharmacy prepares students to practice in an interprofessional patient-centered environment where pharmacists are responsible for assisting patients in managing their medication regimens. Graduates of the program are taught to communicate effectively with patients and other health care practitioners, to solve problems related to drug therapy regimens, and to develop and evaluate programs to improve the health of the communities they serve.
The School of Pharmacy’s mission emphasizes leadership and service to the community. Students practice leadership skills while working collaboratively with their colleagues and the faculty on problem sets, case analyses and class service projects. Through class exercises and practice experiences the pharmacy program teaches students to care for patients and communities.
The curriculum involves 36 credit hours of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) beyond the three professional years of didactic coursework. The APPEs are comprised of six different pharmacy rotations including an advanced community practice rotation, ambulatory practice rotation, institutional clinical rotation, institutional operations rotation, and two elective rotations. Each APPE rotation is six weeks long and is assigned 6-credit hours.
Students who successfully complete all curriculum requirements will be awarded a doctorate of pharmacy (Pharm.D), and will be eligible to sit for both the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), developed and administered by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
School Of Pharmacy Mission Statement
The D'Youville School of Pharmacy prepares students to be tomorrow's pharmacy practitioners and advances the profession through critical inquiry, research, scholarship and service.
Vision And Strategic Intent
Our first choice school of pharmacy will be recognized for excellence in pharmacy education and service to the profession and the health of their communities through collaborative practice and research.
Values And Goals
The School of Pharmacy adheres to the core values and principles of D’Youville College. In addition we bring forward the following as having particular importance to the School of Pharmacy:
- Excellence - We pursue excellence in our teaching, scholarship and practice every day.
- Professionalism is integral to our success. We care and respect others, accept responsibility for our actions, and act with integrity and honesty in our interactions. We prepare students to be professionals, not employees.
- Leadership is necessary to advance the pharmacy profession. Valuing others, integrity, self-awareness, and personal accountability are the fundamental attributes of leaders.
- Social responsibility is important to the profession and is demonstrated by contributing to the health and well being of patients, the community, and at risk populations through advocacy, volunteerism and service.
- Student-centered learning - Our efforts are focused on empowering students to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide patient-centered care.
- Culturally responsive care - We recognize and honor the diversity of peoples’ values and beliefs, both spiritual and secular
- Decision-making - We encourage personal and professional decision making in accordance with legal, ethical, social, economic, and professional guidelines.
- Collaboration - We foster a spirit of teamwork among patients, peers, and partners, within and across disciplines, through effective communication skills and respect for the contribution of others.
- Critical Inquiry - Faculty and students form a learning community whose members interpret, evaluate and use information discerningly from a variety of perspectives, tolerate ambiguity while understanding the complexity of many problems, issues, and topics, and transform the results of inquiry into judgments and actions.
- Culture of Assessment - Creating a culture of assessment requires us to gather data to define problems, implement solutions, and continuously improve our work. We consider alternative points of view and the implications of various courses of action before making decisions.
- Quality - We define quality practitioners as those who stand out among their peers due to their commitment to their patients, profession, and their communities.
New York State Department Of Education (NYSED)
The D’Youville College School of Pharmacy is registered for professional purposes under Subchapter A of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education (Chapter II of Title 8 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the state of New York); enabling all eligible doctor of pharmacy students to receive financial aid.
Accreditation Disclosure Statement
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits doctor of pharmacy programs offered by colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a doctor of pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate accreditation status, Candidate accreditation status, and Full accreditation status. Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate accreditation status is awarded to a new program of a college or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the school to admit its first class. Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a doctor of pharmacy program that has students enrolled but has not yet had a graduating class. Accreditation status is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. Graduates of a class designated as having candidate accreditation status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules.
The doctor of pharmacy program of the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy was awarded accreditation status during the June 18 – 22, 2014, meeting of the ACPE board of directors based upon an on-site evaluation conducted April 8 – 10, 2014, and discussion with college and school officials.
It is expected that the accreditation status of the program will be fully disclosed. ACPE requires that all colleges and schools of pharmacy with accreditation status utilize the following language when referring to the accreditation status of the program in any publication, both in print and on the program’s web site:
D’Youville College School of Pharmacy’s doctor of pharmacy program is accredited by the:
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACEP)
190 South LaSalle Street Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60603-3410
Phone: (312) 664-3575
Fax: (866) 228-2631
Kindly note that the curriculum outlined below is under the auspices of the Curriculum Committee of the School of Pharmacy and may be subject to change.
|First Professional Year: Fall Semester|
|PMD-601||Biochemical Principles I||3|
|PMD-603||Anatomy Physiology Pathophysiology I||4|
|PMD-605||Principles of Drug Action I||4|
|PMD-607||Prof of Pharmacy & Health Care Systems||3|
|PMD-611||Prof Dev of Student Pharmacist I||2|
|PMD-613||Patient Assessment I||1|
|PMD-617||P1 IPPE Community||1-2|
|or PMD-619||P1 IPPE Institutional|
|PMD-621||Topics in Pharmacy I Assessment||0|
|PMD-604||Anatomy Physiology Pathophysiology II||4|
|PMD-606||Principles of Drug Action II||5|
|PMD-610||Hlth Comm Diversity & Bioethics Communications/Diversity/Bioethics||2|
|PMD-612||Prof Dev of Student Pharmacist II||1|
|PMD-614||Patient Assessment II||1|
|or PMD-620||Hospital IPPE|
|PMD-622||Topics in Pharmacy II||0|
|PMD-626||Introductory Pharmacy Calculations||1|
|Second Professional Year: Fall Semester|
|PMD-701||Principles of Drug Action III||2|
|PMD-709||Integrated Compounding & Practice||3|
|PMD-711||Prof Dev of Student Pharmacist III||1|
|PMD-717||P2 IPPE Community||1-2|
|or PMD-719||P2 IPPE Institutional|
|PMD-721||Topics in Pharmacy III Assessment||0|
|PMD-702||Medical Microbiology & Immunology||3|
|PMD-708||Evidence-Based Medicine I||2|
|PMD-712||Professional Development of a Student Pharmacist IV||1|
|or PMD-720||Hospital IPPE|
|PMD-722||Topics in Pharmacy IV||0|
|Third Professional Year: Fall Semester|
|PMD-801||U.S. and N.Y.S. Pharmacy Law||2|
|PMD-803||Infectious Disease V||4|
|PMD-805||Pharm Gastrointestinal V I||4|
|PMD-811||Prof Dev of Student Pharmacist V||1|
|PMD-813||Evidence-Based Medicine II||2|
|PMD-8XX||One elective from the 800 level||2|
|PMD-849||P3 IPPE Practice||0|
|or PMD-851||P3 IPPE Long Term Care|
|or PMD-855||International Pharmacy|
|PMD-877||MTM IPPE I||0|
|PMD-859||Topics in Pharmacy V Assessment||0|
|PMD-810||Population Based Health Care||2|
|PMD-812||Professional Development of a Student Pharmacist IV - Gateway to Clerkship||1|
|PMD-814||Evidence-Based Medicine III||2|
|or PMD-852||Long Term Care IPPE|
|or PMD-856||International Pharmacy IPPE|
|PMD-854||Advanced Compounding Integrated Compound And Practice II||1|
|PMD-8XX||One elective from the 800 level||2|
|PMD-860||Topics in Pharmacy VI||0|
|PMD-878||MTM IPPE II||1|
|Fourth Professional Year: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters|
|PMD-901||Advanced Community Pharmacy 1||6|
|PMD-902||Ambulatory Care Rotation||6|
|PMD-903||Institutional Clinical Rotation||6|
|PMD-904||Institutional Operations Rotation||6|
|PMD-905||APPE Elective A||6|
|PMD-906||APPE Elective B||6|
Advanced Community Pharmacy (PMD-901) Advanced Practice will consist of 6 six-week rotations. Each rotation is worth 6-credit hours and requires 240 clock hours, for a total of 1440 clock hours.
- (1) Advanced Community Rotation
- (1) Ambulatory Rotation
- (1) Institutional Clinical Rotation
- (1) Institutional Operations Rotation
- (1) Elective A Rotation
- (1) Elective B Rotation
Electives include: Disease Prevention Through Lifestyle; Emergency Response; Innovations in Community Pharmacy; Nuclear Pharmacy; Advanced Self-Care; Management and Leadership, Planning and Operations; Substance Abuse; Advanced Therapeutics; Natural Products Therapeutics; Advances in Drug Discovery and Development; etc...
Policies For Promotion And Retention Of All Students
- Sequence for Compounding Program Requirements - In addition to the successful completion of coursework, including IPPEs and APPEs, all students must pass the New York state licensure examination before being allowed to practice in New York. This examination consists of the NAPLEX and two additional parts on law and laboratory skills. This program is designed consistently with the New York state licensure requirements and the professional standards and guidelines established by the ACPE.
- Academic Standing - Students must pass all courses and rotations with at least a 70% (“C-”) average to be considered to be in good academic standing. A grade that is lower than a “C-” must be remediated for promotion and graduation. Students must complete requirements for graduation within six years from the date of matriculation. Each student must maintain a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. In order for a student to meet the standard of satisfactory academic progress to serve as an officer of an approved School of Pharmacy club/organization, the student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 with no failures in any preclinical coursework or clinical rotations..
- For Academic Progression - A student may only receive two grades of “D+” or lower in any given semester and a total of four during their academic career in the School of Pharmacy. A student who receives more than two grades of “D+” or lower in a given semester will be required to remediate the courses, repeat the entire semester or be dismissed from the program based on the specific circumstances as determined by the Academic Performance & Integrity Committee. A student who receives more than four grades of “D+” or lower in their academic career may be dismissed from the program (four “D” policy). The only exception to the four “D” policy pertains to the Pharmacotherapeutics course sequence. A student who receives two or more “D’s” (“D+” or lower) in any of the Pharmacotherapeutics course sequence may be required to repeat part of or all of the professional year or may be dismissed from the program depending on the specific circumstances as determined by the Academic Performance & Integrity Committee.
- Incomplete Grades - Incomplete (I) grades are issued when the instructor is not prepared to give a final mark for the semester, either because of student illness or a justifiable delay in the completion of course requirements. Incomplete grades are not issued to students whose performance prior to illness was deficient or who were unable to keep up with the course requirements. A failing grade (F) will be issued if the work is not completed before the end of the eighth week of the semester following an incomplete grade. With approval from the cooperating faculty member and the assistant dean of faculty and student affairs, one eight week extension may be granted. In order to complete the requirements for all IPPE and APPE rotations, students must submit assessment forms. Those who fail to submit assessment forms will receive an incomplete grade and their progress to the next rotation may be delayed until the documentation is submitted. If a student fails to pass his or her assigned rotations in the experiential program, the student’s performance will be evaluated by the director of experiential education.
- Course Withdrawal - A student may withdraw from a course(s) only after permission has been obtained from the course instructor or coordinator and a withdrawal request is processed through the office of the dean in accordance with the time period specified by D’Youville College. A withdrawal may only be granted if the student has a passing grade, and is requesting it for non-academic reasons. Withdrawal from a course(s) will not be approved solely on the basis of poor performance in the course(s), nor may a student continue to attend classes once a withdrawal has been granted.
- Academic Resignation - A student may resign from the program at any time prior to two weeks before the beginning of the final examinations for the term. Students who wish to resign must officially communicate this in writing to the assistant dean of faculty and student affairs. Resignation constitutes withdrawal from all courses being taken. A student who has resigned from the program must reapply as a new applicant to the program.
- Leave of Absence - A student who wishes to interrupt his/her studies through a leave of absence may do so only up to four individual or consecutive semesters. In order to obtain permission for a leave of absence, students must complete a request form and submit the form to the assistant dean of faculty and student affairs. Ordinarily, a student may not request a leave of absence after the twelfth week of the semester. Special consideration is given for illness or other extenuating circumstances. In the event that a student does not return at the time stipulated, the leave automatically becomes a withdrawal. The student must then apply as a new applicant to return to the School of Pharmacy.
- Appeal Process - A student may appeal the Academic Performance & Integrity Committee’s dismissal decision by writing a letter to the chair of Academic Performance & Integrity Committee describing any extenuating circumstances that limited academic performance. If the appeal is accepted by the committee, the student may be reinstated but must satisfy all of the conditions outlined in the decision. If the student’s appeal is denied, the student may appeal that decision within five days to the dean of the School of Pharmacy.
- Regulations for Readmitted Students - A readmitted student must maintain a cumulative QPA of 2.0 or greater, with no failing grade (D+ or lower and/or U) in order to continue in the program. A readmitted student will be evaluated at the end of each semester. Failure to meet requirements for continuing in the program will result in permanent dismissal.
Due to the highly integrated nature of the didactic and experiential components of the curriculum, the School of Pharmacy considers requests for the transfer of credits only on an individual basis. Credits accepted for transfer must be awarded from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy. Only credits recorded on an official transcript of the issuing institution are considered for transfer. Credits accepted for transfer must be determined to be substantially equivalent to courses offered by the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy in their content and quality. Students must submit a letter from their previous school of pharmacy attesting to their “good standing” at their institution. Credits accepted for transfer must have been awarded within three years of the date of admission. The School of Pharmacy may, at its option, accept older credits if the entering student holds an earned doctorate in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Sequence For Completing Program Requirements
In addition to the successful completion of coursework, including IPPEs and APPEs, all students must pass the New York State licensure examination before being allowed to practice in New York. This examination consists of the NAPLEX and two additional parts on law and laboratory skills. This program is designed consistently with the New York State licensure requirements and the professional standards and guidelines established by the ACPE.
Due to the continuing development of policies and curriculum for the School of Pharmacy at the printing of this catalog; the School of Pharmacy reserves the right to change and enforce said policies and curriculum post publication of this catalog. Students should contact the assistant dean of faculty and student affairs for the most up to date information concerning the program and its polices.
The School of Pharmacy participates in PharmCAS, the Pharmacy College Admission Service. Prospective applicants should complete the PharmCAS application by submitting the following information to PharmCAS:
- PCAT Not Required
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges previously attended
- Two Letters of Reference, at least one Letter of Reference must be from an academic professor; the other letter may be from an employer, supervisor, or a faculty or health care advisor.
- Non-US citizens, who have attended a foreign (non-English speaking) institute for their college coursework, must take the TOEFL and TSE and have the results reported to PharmCAS
- All foreign transcripts must be verified through PharmCAS, World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or Josef Silny & Associates
- In addition to the PharmCAS application, all students admitted into the professional program are required to meet the following criteria and complete a minimum of 60-61 credit hours that include the following:
Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Requisite Courses
Course List Code Title Credits BIO-101 Introductory Biology I 4 BIO-101L Intro Bio Lab I 0 CHE-101 General Chemistry I 3 CHE-101L General Chemistry Laboratory 1 ENG-112 Humanities Seminar 3 MAT-125 Calculus I 4 Total Credits 15
Course List Code Title Credits BIO-102 Introductory Biology II 4 BIO-102L Intro Bio Lab II 0 CHE-102 General Chemistry II 3 CHE-102L General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 ENG-XXX English, Writing or Literature Elective of Choice 3 Two Courses Social Science or Humanities 6 Total Credits 17
Course List Code Title Credits One course Human Biomedical Science with Lab** 4 CHE-219 Organic Chemistry 3 CHE-219L Organic Chemistry Lab 1 MAT-123 Introduction to Applied Statistics 4 PHY-101 General Physics I 3 PHY-101L Gen Physics Lab I 1 Total Credits 16
Course List Code Title Credits BIO Human Biomedical Science with Lab** 4 CHE-220 Organic Chemistry II 3 CHE-220L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 SPE-201 3 ECO-201 Macroeconomics 3 One course Social Science or Humanities*** 3 Free elective/Human Biomedical Science with Lab (200 level or higher or course equivalent) 4 Total Credits 21
** Two 200-level or higher Human Biomedical Science courses without labs can be substituted for a single Human Biomedical Science with Lab. The Biomedical Science courses that are acceptable include Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and/or Pharmacology. Microbiology or Anatomy and Physiology are recommended.
*** Acceptable Social Sciences are Sociology, Psychology, History or Political Science.
Acceptable Humanities are Ethics, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Literature, Religious Studies, and Foreign Languages.
- Two 200-level or higher Human Biomedical science courses without labs can be substituted for a single Human Biomedical Science with Lab. The Biomedical Science courses that are acceptable include Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Pharmacology. However, Microbiology or Anatomy and Physiology are recommended.
- Acceptable Social Sciences are Sociology, Psychology, History or Political Science.
- Acceptable Humanities are Ethics, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Literature, Religious Studies and Foreign Language.
- All pre-requisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0/4.0) or better.
- Science and Math courses should be current, completed no more than five years prior to enrollment.
- All prerequisite Math and Science courses must be equivalent in scope and rigor to those required for Math, Chemistry and Biology majors at D’Youville.
- All students are expected to be proficient in the implementation of computer operating systems, software applications for word processing, statistical analysis, database management, presentations, e-mail, and the use of online databases.
- All questions concerning prerequisite requirements or course equivalents should be directed to Dr. Christopher Jadoch.
- Selected applicants will be invited to campus for an interview. The interview process employs a series of multiple mini-interviews to assess non-cognitive skills important to rendering patient-centered care. The School of Pharmacy’s core values (excellence, lifelong learning, cultural diversity, professionalism, leadership, social responsibility, critical inquiry and collaboration) are the domains evaluated by the mini-interviews.