The new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum in Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy will engage students in an active learning environment, empower them to be strong critical thinkers and transform them to be exemplary pharmacists.
Developed by our faculty, this new curriculum addresses the ever-evolving role of pharmacists, ensuring our graduates are ready on day one.
Apply knowledge and skills through intentionally designed courses and hands-on experiences including health care simulation, introductory and advanced pharmacy practice, research and more.
Engage with the pharmacy profession and other members of today’s health care team through an environment that prioritizes interprofessional collaboration and student support.
Gain access to resources and opportunities focused on preparing graduates for their careers, through global engagement, dynamic elective course offerings prior to and after advanced pharmacy practice experiences, courses centered around professional development and wellness, and more.
Learn to lead in today’s ever-evolving health care industry by utilizing the latest technology, research, innovation, and practice that improve outcomes for patients.
Set at the start of the semester, DASH weeks (Developing Academic Success and Health) are designed to orient first-year students to graduate school and reinforce knowledge with second-year students to ensure they are prepared for the courses they are set to take in the coming year.
Inserted at the halfway and end points of a course, SPRINT weeks (Simulating Practice and ReadINess and Teamwork) challenge students to apply knowledge and test skills through lab assessments and simulation experiences—in the midst of didactic learning—with formative avenues for feedback.
Students begin Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences, or clinical rotations, in the spring semester of their third year. In doing so, it builds in time in the weeks before graduation for the class to reconvene on campus to learn from each other practices experiences and prepare for the licensure exam.
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