Thomas Jefferson University
Doctor of
Pharmacy Degree

Curriculum


The Jefferson College of Pharmacy's innovative curriculum provides students the opportunity to develop clinical practice skills in one of the most prominent healthcare systems in the country. Students have opportunities to work with some of the region's top science and healthcare researchers.

Curriculum Overview

First Year

FALL

CREDITS

Biochemistry

3

Immunology

3

Healthcare Communications and Patient Counseling

2

Healthcare Delivery Systems

2

Pathophysiology I

3

Pharmacy Practice I

1

Preventive Healthcare and Self-Care Issues

2

IPPE - Healthcare Related Service Learning

1*

Total

17

SPRING

CREDITS

Biostatistics

3

IPPE - Community Pharmacy

1*

Medicinal Chemistry

2

Molecular Biology

3

Pathophysiology II

3

Pharmacy Practice II

1

Physical Assessment and Clinical Skills

3

Total

16

Second Year

FALL

CREDITS

Drug Information and Literature Evaluation

3

IPPE - Hospital Pharmacy

1*

Medication Safety

2

Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems

3

Pharmaceutics Lab

1

Pharmacology I

3

Pharmacy Management: Theory and Applications

3

Pharmacy Practice III

1

Pharmacy Calculations

1

Total

18

SPRING

CREDITS

Clinical Diagnosis/Pharmacotherapy I and II

4

Clinical Pharmacokinetics

3

IPPE - Ambulatory Care Clinic

1*

Pharmacology II

3

Pharmacy Practice IV

1

Pharmacy Practice Lab I

1

Elective(s)

2-3**

Total

16

Third Year

FALL

CREDITS

Clinical Diagnosis/Pharmacotherapy III & IV

6

IPPE - Direct Patient Care

2*

Pharmacology III

3

Grand Rounds

2

Pharmacy Practice Lab II

1

Elective(s)

2-3**

Total

17

SPRING

CREDITS

Clinical Diagnosis/Pharmacotherapy V & VI

6

Integrated Practice Applications

1

IPPE - Elective Site

2*

Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes

3

Pharmacy Practice Lab III

1

Professional Seminar I

2

Elective(s)

2-3**

Total

18

Fourth Year

 

CREDITS

Pharmacy Law

1

Professional Seminar II

2

APPES

4 Core Experiences (6 weeks each)

Community Pharmacy

6

Hospital/Health System Pharmacy

6

Ambulatory Care

6

Inpatient/Acute Care

6

2 Elective Experiences (6 weeks each)

12

Total

39

 

 

Total Curriculum Credits

141
 

*without regard to semester

**students must complete a total of 8 elective credits by the end of the Spring P3 semester
IPPE = Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
APPE = Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience