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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Assurance (2+4=6)


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Every day, millions of people around the world are able to live happier, healthier, longer lives thanks to medications managed by trusted, expert pharmacists. If you like working with people and learning how medications can prevent and treat health conditions, pharmacy could be the right path for you. This program, which you can start as a first-year student, leads to a graduate-level degree for a career as a pharmacist-consistently named as one of the most respected health care professions.

Visit the Pharmacy academic program page for more information about the academic experience, who you will learn from, opportunities outside of class and what you can do with this degree.

Visit the Pharmacy school page for contact information, a brief overview of the school and the curricular options.

Admission Criteria


  • Minimum grade of C in all courses
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in all science and math prerequisites by the end of each of your undergraduate second, third and fourth semesters at UB (spring of first year, fall and spring of second year).

Current UB students wishing to change their major to PharmD: Early Assurance must follow instructions on the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Admissions website.

 

Undergraduate Course Requirements


Prerequisite Courses (52 credits)


Electives


These electives are not required for PharmD admission consideration. However, it is highly recommended that students with room in their schedule consider adding courses of interest at the upper-division level to help prepare them for the academic rigors of the PharmD curriculum. Note that some of these courses may have prerequisites or enrollment restrictions based on major.

Graduate Course Requirements


Pharmacy Core (142.5 credits)


  • PHC 501 Pharmaceutical Chemistry: The Chemical Basis of Drug Action Credits: 3
  • PHC 516 Pharmacogenomics Credits: 1
  • PHC 529 Pharmacy Calculations Credits: 3
  • PHC 530 Physical Pharmacy Credits: 2
  • PHC 531 Intro to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 1 Credits:4
  • PHM 500 US Health Systems and Informatics Credits: 3
  • PHM 508 Biostatistics and Drug Literature Evaluation Credits: 2
  • PHM 517 Patient Care Essentials 1: SDoH, Intercultural Competence, Providing Care to Underserved Communities Credits: 3
  • PHM 518 Patient Care Essentials 2 - Essential Skills for the Practice of Pharmacy Credits: 3
  • PHM 527 Pharmaceutical Principles of Pharmacotherapy 1 Credits: 1
  • PHM 528 Pharmaceutical Principles of Pharmacotherapy 2 Credits: 1
  • PHM 537 Contemporary Pharmacy Management and Practice Credits: 2
  • PHM 538 Pharmacy Law and Ethical Principles Credits: 4
  • PHM 555 Pharmacy Series: Success in Program and Profession (x6) Credits: 0
  • PHM 577 Pharmacy Professional Development 1 Credits: 1
  • PHM 578 Pharmacy Professional Development 2 Credits. 0.5
  • PHM 613 Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology Credits: 2
  • PHM 620 IPC Fluid, Electrolytes, and Nutrition Credits: 3
  • PHM 621 IPC Cardiology 1 Credits: 3
  • PHM 622 IPC Cardiology 2 Credits: 3
  • PHM 623 IPC Renal Credits: 3
  • PHM 624 IPC Immunology and Infectious Diseases Credits: 5
  • PHM 625 IPC Endocrinology Credits: 3
  • PHM 626 IPC Pulmonology Credits: 2
  • PHM 632 IPC OSCEs Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 651 Extemporaneous Compounding 1 Credits: 1
  • PHM 652 Extemporaneous Compounding 2 Credits: 1
  • PHM 677 Pharmacy Professional Development 3 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 678 Pharmacy Professional Development 4 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 681 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 2a Credits: 1
  • PHM 682 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 2b Credits: 1
  • PHM 720 IPC GI/Hepatology Credits: 3
  • PHM 721 IPC Neurology Credits: 2
  • PHM 722 IPC Pain / Psych Credits: 3
  • PHM 723 IPC Hematology and Oncology Credits: 2
  • PHM 724 IPC Dermatology/Rheumatology/Opthalmology Credits: 3
  • PHM 725 IPC Reproductive Health Credits: 2
  • PHM 726 IPC Pediatrics/Geriatrics Credits: 3
  • PHM 727 IPC Toxicology/Critical Care Credits: 2
  • PHM 730 Topics in Pharmacy Law Credits: 1
  • PHM 732 IPC OSCEs Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 777 Pharmacy Professional Development 5 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 778 Pharmacy Professional Development 6 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 781 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 3a Credits: 3
  • PHM 782 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 3b Credits: 3
  • PHM 843 Ambulatory Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 844 Community Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 4
  • PHM 845 Hospital Health-System Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 4
  • PHM 846 Inpatient General Medicine Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 847 Elective 1, Direct Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 848 Elective 2, Direct or Non-Direct Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 849 Elective 3, Direct or Non-Direct Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 850 Professional Development Credits: 1
  • Major Electives Credits: 12

Total Undergraduate Prerequisite Credits: 52


Additional Requirements Include:


  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements

Total Undergraduate Credits: 72


Total Graduate Credits Required for Degree: 142.5


Total Credits Required for Graduation: 214.5


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements


A grade of C or higher is required in all enrolled courses for Early Assurance (EA) eligibility. EA candidates are allowed to take ES 207 BIO 305 , and PGY 300  to satisfy the Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology requirements. EA students must complete the required prerequisites by the end of the spring semester prior to fall entry of the first professional (P1) year; UB Curriculum requirements must be completed by the end of the first summer session prior to the P1 year. A minimum math and science prerequisite GPA of 3.000 must be sustained throughout the program.

Curricular Plan


A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

First Year Fall


Total Credits: 17


Total Credits: 19


Second Year Fall


Total Credits: 19


Total Credits: 17


Third Year Fall


  • Elective Credits: 3
  • PHM 555CON - All School Conference Credits: 0
  • PMY 511LEC - Principle of Pharmacology I Credits: 4
  • PHM 515LLB - Pharmaceutical Care 1 Credits: 3
  • PHM 505LAB - Patient Assessment Credits: 1
  • PHM 577LEC - Pharmacy Development 1 Credits: 1
  • PHM 503LEC - Pathophysiology I Credits: 3
  • PHC 501LR - Pharmaceutical Chemistry Credits: 3

Total Credits: 18


Third Year Spring


  • PHM 555CON - Pharmacy Series Credits: 0
  • PHM 501LEC - Found of Pharmacotherapeutics Credits: 2
  • PHM 504LEC - Pathophysiology II Credits: 3
  • PHM 506LAB - Patient Assessment II Credits: 1
  • PMY 512LEC - Principle of Pharmacology II Credits: 4
  • PHM 516LLB - Self-Care Therapeutics Credits: 2
  • PHM 530LR - Pharmacy Law Credits: 3
  • PHM 578LEC - Pharmacy Development 2 Credits: 1
  • PHC 530LEC - Physical Pharmacy Credits: 3

Total Credits: 19


Fourth Year Fall


  • Elective Credits: 3
  • PHM 555CON - Pharmacy Series Credits: 0
  • PHM 681TUT - Intro Pharm Pract Exp 2a Credits: 1
  • PHM 651LEC & LAB - Professional Practice Credits: 3
  • PHM 637LR - Pharmacy Management Credits: 3
  • PHM 615LLB - Pharmaceutical Care II Credits: 1
  • PHM 602LR - Endocr and Women’s Health Credits: 2
  • PHM 601LR - Cardiovascular and Renal Credits: 3
  • PHM 600LEC - US Healthcare System Credits: 1
  • PHC 531LR - Intro Pharmkin-Pharmdyn 1 Credits: 3
  • PHM 677 Pharmacy Professional Development Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 678 Pharmacy Professional Development IV Credits: 0.5

Total Credits: 20


Fourth Year Spring


  • Elective Credits: 3
  • PHM 555CON - Pharmacy Series Credits: 0
  • PHM 682TUT - Intro Pharm Pract Exp 2b Credits: 1
  • PHM 652LEC & LAB - Professional Practice Credits: 3
  • PHM 616LAB - Pharmaceutical Care III Credits: 1
  • PHM 606LEC - Biostats and Drug Literature Credits: 3
  • PHM 604LEC - Ophth/Derma/GI/Nutr Thera Credits: 2
  • PHM 603LEC - Immunology/ID Therapeutic Credits: 3
  • PHC 532LR - Intro Pharmkin-Pharmdyn 2 Credits: 3

Total Credits: 19


Fifth Year Fall


  • PHM 781TUT Intro Pharm Pract Exp 3a Credits: 3
  • PHM 555CON All School Conference Credits: 0
  • Electives Credits: 3
  • PHM 729LEC Pharmacy Ethics Credits: 2
  • PHM 715LLB Pharmaceutical Care IV Credits: 1
  • PHM 706LEC Informatics Credits: 2
  • PHM 702LR Pulmonary, Tox, and Rheumat Credits: 3
  • PHM 701LR Neuro, Psych and Sub Abuse Credits: 3
  • PHC 517LEC Pharmacogenomics Credits: 2

Total Credits: 19


Fifth Year Spring


  • Elective Credits: 3
  • PHM 782TUT - Intro Pharm Pract Exp 3b Credits: 3
  • PHM 736LEC - Economics and Epidemiology Credits: 2
  • PHM 730LR - Topics in Pharmacy Law Credits: 3
  • PHM 716LAB - Pharmaceutical Care V Credits: 1
  • PHM 705LEC - Integrated Cases Credits: 2
  • PHM 704LEC - Pediatrics and Geriatrics Credits: 2
  • PHM 555CON - All School Conference Credits: 0
  • PHM 703LEC - Hematology/Oncology&Critical C Credits: 2
  • PHM 777LEC - Pharmacy Professionalism V Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 778LEC - Pharmacy Professionalism VI Credits: 0.5

Total Credits: 19


Sixth Year Fall


  • Elective Credits: 2
  • PHM 845TUT - Hospital/Health-System Pharmcy Credits: 4
  • PHM 849TUT - Elective 3-Dir/Non-Dir Ptnt Cr Credits: 4
  • PHM 844TUT - Community Pharmacy Credits: 4
  • PHM 843TUT - Ambulatory Patient Care Credits: 6

Total Credits: 20


Sixth Year Spring


  • PHM 847TUT - Elective 1-Direct Patient Care Credits: 6
  • PHM 850TUT - Professional Development Credits: 1
  • PHM 848TUT - Elective 2-Dir/Non-Dir Ptnt Cr Credits: 6
  • PHM 846TUT - Inpatient General Med Pt Care Credits: 6

Total Credits: 19


Total Credits Required: 214.5


Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes


To achieve the mission of our PharmD program, students must develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to competently perform these functions. The following outcomes reflect the terminal skills that all UB PharmD graduates should be able to demonstrate upon program completion.

  • Patient/Pharmaceutical Care
  • Medical and Science Foundations
  • Practice Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems Based Practice and Management

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