Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
4 years, full-time
About 25% of CCP graduates go on to assume residency training after graduation
Approximately 99% of each class graduates from the program
NAPLEX 2012 first time test-taking pass rate
MPJE 2012 first time test-taking pass rate
Community pharmacies, hospitals, educational institutions, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, home health care
Community Pharmacy: 52%
Hospital Pharmacy and other position: 23%
Employment of pharmacists is expected to increase by 25% from 2010 to 2020.1
1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S., Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Pharmacists, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacists.htm (accessed1/9/2003)
The Pharm.D. Program at CCP is rigorous and challenging. The CCP Admissions Committee will therefore assess the quality and rigor of the prepharmacy academic records presented by applicants. When assessing the prepharmacy academic records of applicants, the Admissions Committee will:
|Course||Sem Hrs||Qtr Hrs|
|Biology with lab||8||12|
|Human or Vertebrate Anatomy||3||4|
|General Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Physics (mechanics, heat, force, and motion must be included in the course)||3||4|
|Calculus (integral and differential)||3||4|
|Statistics (general statistics or biostatistics)||3||4|
|Social and Behavioral Science Electives (Includes courses within the areas of psychology, sociology, and anthropology)||6||9|
|General Education Electives|
(Any course not related to science, math, physical education or healthcare. Recommended courses include arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, foreign language, and business and computer courses.)
Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) Pharm.D. program provides students with enhanced experiences in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and clinical sciences. Six years of coursework are required, with the first two years at another college and the last four years at CCP. The College has two paths leading to the Pharm. D. degree:
Supported by a CCP faculty mentor, small groups of students work together to complete projects and assignments, and gain extensive clinical knowledge. The fourth professional year provides immersion in hands-on learning at diverse clinical rotation sites, emphasizing problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Settings include community pharmacies, hospitals, managed care facilities, physician offices, and other rural and urban sites.
CCP educates and graduates competent and motivated pharmacists who will provide pharmaceutical care in a wide range of community and institutional settings. CCP's standards for admission outline the academic abilities considered essential for students to achieve the level of competence required by faculty and by the ACPE, the pharmacy accrediting agency, to obtain the Pharm.D. degree. Candidates must have abilities and skills in five areas: 1) observation; 2) communication; 3) motor; 4) intellectual, conceptual, integrative, and quantitative; and 5) behavioral and social. Technological compensation can be made for some limitation in certain of these areas, but candidates should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner.
Chicago College of Pharmacy fosters lifelong learning through excellence in education, postgraduate programs, and scholarship. The College encourages the development of professional attitudes and behaviors to prepare pharmacists who will provide exemplary patient care in a culturally diverse society.
The Chicago College of Pharmacy embraces the values of learning and discovery, excellence, professionalism, and collegiality in everything that we do: teaching, patient care, research, and service.
The Chicago College of Pharmacy will lead advances in pharmacy education, practice and scholarship through innovation and collaboration to meet the health care challenges of tomorrow.
Goal One: Educate and graduate patient centered caring pharmacists to meet society's health care needs.
Goal Two: Contribute to the advancement of patient centered pharmacy practice.
Goal Three: Become a leader in pharmacy education and research.
Goal Four: Foster professional development of faculty, preceptors, staff and students.
Goal Five: Develop and nuture alumni relationships.
Goal Six: Optimize and enhance all resources needed to fulfill the College's mission.
The Chicago College of Pharmacy is implementing its revised curriculum. Major changes in the revised curriculum include an increased number of hours of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) courses, an inter-professional health care communications course, an increased number of lectures and workshops in the Pharmacotherapeutics course sequence, and the use of reflective portfolios. All students will be required to purchase laptop computers from the University, effective with the entering class Fall 2010. Students will use their laptops for their reflective portfolios and for other classes.
The Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60603-4810; 312/664-3575, 800/533-3606; Fax 312/664-4652; or www.acpe-accredit.org.
Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission/A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413.