Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program
UH Hilo - CoP offers a four-year course of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The curriculum, rooted in basic, biomedical, and pharmaceutical sciences, is designed for students to acquire knowledge of the scientific underpinnings of pharmacy practice. The social, behavioral and administrative sciences that inform pharmaceutical care are integrated throughout the curriculum. Pharmacy practice arenas of therapeutics, drug information, pharmaceutical care, and experiential education permeate each year through Pharmacy Practice Experiences (PPE). PPE capitalizes on community outreach and service learning that taps into Hawaii’s cultural values and diverse biosphere inclusive of its Native Hawaiian Health systems and community practices that embody cultural healing and alternative therapeutics. The wide range of medical specialties available among different healthcare institutions throughout the United States and U.S. Territories such as Guam, American Samoa and Puerto Rico provide clinical sites to fulfill ACPE requirements. UH Hilo - CoP embraces the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) five core competencies for the health science disciplines as key components of the curriculum. These include patient safety, patient centered care, team relationships, technologically informed practices and inter-professional education (IPE), which are also endorsed by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
Student Handbook and Curriculum
View or download the 2012–2013 Student Handbook.
View the Pharm.D. Curriculum.
The 2011–2012 Student Handbook is also available.