Doctor of Pharmacy
The Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy (JCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Throughout the curriculum, faculty incorporate active learning, simulated patient-care experiences and other strategies to facilitate the continued development and application of critical thinking and clinical skills. Team-based learning is also used extensively throughout the curriculum. The curriculum has been created vertically such that material learned in earlier years is further developed and built upon in the latter years. Successful completion of each semester, with a grade of "C" or better in all required coursework, is necessary for progression to the subsequent semester. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to remain in good academic standing.
Our innovative curriculum provides students the opportunity to develop clinical practice skills in one of the most prominent healthcare systems in the country.
The curriculum at JCP will prepare its graduates to provide patient-centered and population-based care that ensures optimal health outcomes. It will also prepare its graduates to practice in diverse patient care environments and to become valued members of the healthcare team. Its graduates will embrace the need for life-long, self-directed learning.
Further, upon completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the graduates will have and/or exhibit the following in functioning as effective members of the healthcare team in the provision of patient-centered and population-based care:
- The knowledge, understanding and application of the biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social/behavioral/administrative sciences and clinical sciences
- The ability to think critically and problem solve
- Effective communication through both written and verbal means
- The highest level of professional, legal and ethical behavior
- The professional acumen to identify and analyze emerging health-related issues
- A working knowledge of how legislation, regulations and related programs affect the practice of pharmacy
The PharmD program has clinical affiliations with a wide range of pharmacy practice settings where student pharmacists participate in experiential education throughout their academic program.
Our PharmD students consistently achieve success during and after they graduate from the program.
Our students learn in the most progressive, advanced facilities.
Careers in Pharmacy
There is a wide variety of career opportunities for pharmacists in the areas of community pharmacy, hospitals or health systems, academia and many more.
The Jefferson College of Pharmacy (JCP) has an active student community and provides the resources they need to plan and succeed during their education.