Welcome to the Department of Pharmacy Practice!
We are thrilled to have you join our vibrant and dynamic community dedicated to advancing pharmacy education, research, and practice. As a department committed to excellence, we strive to provide a comprehensive and innovative learning environment that prepares our students for successful and impactful careers in pharmacy.
At the heart of our department is a team of experienced and dedicated faculty members who are passionate about shaping the future of pharmacy practice. Through our cutting-edge curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and research initiatives, we aim to equip out students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to excel in the evolving field of pharmacy.
Our faculty provide students with opportunities in innovative community practice, independent community pharmacy ownership, advanced practice in primary and acute care, and collaborative research with faculty from the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Public Health. Specialties represented within the department include: oncology, psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, infectious diseases, diabetes, family medicine, pediatrics and drug information in addition to the roles filled by generalists in ambulatory/primary care, community pharmacy, and acute care hospital-based practice. Adjunct faculty within the community offer experiences in intensive care, emergency medicine, advanced compounding, home infusion, nuclear pharmacy, hospital and community pharmacy management, among others.
In addition to our PharmD program, our department continues its pioneering activities in the development of ASHP-accredited residencies in community pharmacy and specialized areas of pharmacy practice including ambulatory care/family medicine and internal medicine---the first such advanced practice residencies in the region. In addition, we offer a postgraduate research fellowship in community practice with an emphasis on prescription drug abuse.
When asked about the uniqueness of this college, faculty and students very quickly remark that the Gatton College of Pharmacy is a special place to learn and work. Our highest priorities are academic excellence and cultivating a culture of student-centered learning and collegiality through a team of dedicated faculty who care about investing personally in our students and their professional development, our college, and in creating the best possible education and learning environment. The faculty in our department and college approach education as a partnership with students. Through this partnership, our aim is to train tomorrow's pharmacist to not only positively impact the healthcare of the region but to lead the profession in the 21st century.