Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Program Description

Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

Appalachian College of Pharmacy

ACP offers a sequence of courses designed to lead to a doctor of pharmacy degree. Requirements for the PharmD degree for graduates in the Class of 2016 include completion of a minimum of 140 credits, including more than 1,700 hours of experiential coursework, and three academic years of full-time residence. In addition, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) or better in order to progress and graduate. For didactic classes, credit hours are typically awarded at a ratio of approximately 18 hours of class time to 1 hour of credit. For laboratory and experiential courses, credit is awarded at a ratio of 40 contact hours for 1 hour of credit.

Prerequisite Academic Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete a minimum of 72 semester credit hours of pre-pharmacy study. Courses completed in the United States must be from an accredited college or university.
  • Achieve a recommended cumulative grade point average of 2.5/4.0 or its equivalent.

***Experience and other evidence may be considered.

Have a grade of “C-” (or its equivalent) or better in all prerequisite courses. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria will have their files evaluated. Because a large number of candidates apply for admission each year, only the most qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.

Prerequisites Completed Outside the United States

Applicants who have completed any of the core prerequisites from a non-U.S. institution must submit transcript evaluations from either World Educational Services or Josef Silny & Associates. The transcript evaluations should be submitted with your PharmCAS application and not to the Appalachian College of Pharmacy.

Remaining Course of Study: CLASS of 2016

  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: I through VI
  • PHA 3022 6 Hospital/Health System Pharmacy
  • PHA 3032 6 Community Patient Care
  • PHA 3042 6 Ambulatory Care
  • PHA 3052 6 Acute Care Inpatient General Medicine
  • PHA 3062 6 APPE Elective
  • PHA 3072 6 APPE Elective
  • PHA 0399 3 Adv. Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Total Credits: 39 hours
  • Current required total credit hours for graduation in the Class of 2016: 140

Current Course of Study: CLASS of 2017

  • Fall Semester: P1 curriculum
  • PHA 0100 3 Introduction to Pharmacy and Health Care Systems
  • PHA 0112 6 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
  • PHA 0124 6 Pharmaceutical Principles
  • PHA 0132 5 Principles of Immunology, Hematology, and Infectious Disease
  • PHA 0140 2 Communication and Professional Development
  • PHA 1008 0 EPPE I: Skills Lab and Training
  • Total Credits: 22 hours

Spring Semester: P1 curriculum

  • PHA 0154 6 Autonomic Nervous System: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology
  • PHA 0175 1 Pharmaceutics Lab I
  • PHA 0182 3 Non Prescription Drugs, Devices, and Skills Lab (OTC)
  • PHA 0155 2 Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
  • PHA 0210 3 Drug Information, Clinical Research, and Biostatistics
  • PHA 0200 2 Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • PHA 1010 1 EPPE I
  • Total Credits: 18 hours

Summer Semester: P2 curriculum

  • PHA 2010 3 CPPE I
  • PHA 2020 3 CPPE II
  • PHA 0248 8 Integrated Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
  • PHA 0195 0 Year 1 Pharmacy Milestone Exam
  • Total Credits: 14 hours

Fall Semester: P2 curriculum

  • PHA 2005 0 Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery and Certificate
  • PHA 0268 6 Integrated Topics in Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
  • PHA 0225 3 Diseases of Immune Sys, Skin and Connective Tissue Disorders
  • PHA 0250 1 Patient Assessment and Case Studies I
  • PHA 0260 1 Advanced Pharmaceutics Lab
  • PHA 0284 5 Diseases of the Neurological System and Psychiatric Disorders
  • PHA 4000 1 Electives
  • PHA 2030 1 EPPE II A & Forum
  • Total Credits: 18 hours

Spring Semester: P2 curriculum

  • PHA 0232 5 Infectious Disease
  • PHA 1053 2 Principles in Pharmacy Practice
  • PHA 0272 4 Diseases of the Hematological System and Oncological Disorders
  • PHA 0275 4 Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System, Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism and Bariatrics
  • PHA 0222 3 Diseases of the Renal System and Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
  • PHA 2042 2 EPPE II B & Forum
  • PHA 4000 1 Elective
  • Total Credits: 21 hours

Summer Semester: P3 curriculum

  • PHA 0215 3 Pharmacy Administration
  • PHA 0299 3 P2 Capstone and Milestone
  • PHA 0300 2 Advanced Jurisprudence & Pharmacy Law
  • Total Credits: 8 hours (Summer term includes APPE-I for total of 14 hours)

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: I through VI

  • PHA 3022 6 Hospital/Health System Pharmacy
  • PHA 3032 6 Community Patient Care
  • PHA 3042 6 Ambulatory Care
  • PHA 3052 6 Acute Care Inpatient General Medicine
  • PHA 3062 6 APPE Elective
  • PHA 3072 6 APPE Elective
  • PHA 0399 3 Adv. Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Total Credits: 39 hours (Fall semester includes APPE II-IV for 18 hours; Spring term includes APPE V-VI and advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for 15 hours)
  • Current required total credit hours for graduation in the Class of 2017: 140

Current Course of Study: CLASS of 2018*

  • Fall Semester: P1 curriculum
  • PHA 0102 5 Introduction to Pharmacy, Communications, and Health Care Systems
  • PHA 0112 6 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
  • PHA 0124 6 Pharmaceutical Principles
  • PHA 1008 0 EPPE I: Skills Lab and Training
  • Total Credits: 17 hours

Spring Semester: P1 curriculum

  • PHA 0157 3 Autonomic Nervous System: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology
  • PHA 0222 3 Diseases of the Renal System and Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
  • PHA 0175 1 Pharmaceutics Lab I
  • PHA 0182 3 Non Prescription Drugs, Devices, and Skills Lab (OTC)
  • PHA 0200 2 Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • PHA 1051 1 Principles in Pharmacy Practice
  • PHA 1010 1 EPPE I
  • PHA 0210 3 Drug Information, Clinical Research, and Biostatistics
  • Total Credits: 17 hours

Summer Semester: P2 curriculum

  • PHA 2010 3 CPPE I
  • PHA 2020 3 CPPE II
  • PHA 0248 8 Integrated Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
  • PHA 0195 0 Year 1 Pharmacy Milestone Exam
  • Total Credits: 14 hours

Fall Semester: P2 curriculum

  • PHA 2005 0 Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery and Certificate
  • PHA 0268 6 Integrated Topics in Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
  • PHA 0227 4 Integrated Topics in Immune System, Skin and Connective Tissue Disorders
  • PHA 0250 1 Patient Assessment and Case Studies I
  • PHA 0260 1 Advanced Pharmaceutics Lab
  • PHA 0287 8 Integrated Topics in Neurological System and Psychiatric Disorders
  • PHA 4000 1 Electives (only 2 electives are required)
  • PHA 2030 1 EPPE II A & Forum
  • PHA 1052 1 Principles in Pharmacy Practice
  • Total Credits: 23 hours

Spring Semester: P2 curriculum

  • PHA 0234 7 Integrated Topics in Infectious Disease
  • PHA 0251 1 Patient Assessment
  • PHA 0272 4 Diseases of the Hematological System and Oncological Disorders
  • PHA 0277 5 Integrated Topics in Gastrointestinal System, Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism and Bariatrics
  • PHA 2042 2 EPPE II B & Forum
  • PHA 1053 2 Principles in Pharmacy Practice
  • PHA 4000 1 Electives (only 2 electives are required)
  • Total Credits: 22 hours

Summer Semester: P3 curriculum

  • PHA 0215 3 Pharmacy Administration
  • PHA 0299 3 P2 Capstone and Milestone
  • PHA 0300 2 Advanced Jurisprudence & Pharmacy Law
  • Total Credits: 8 hours (Summer term includes APPE-I for total of 14 hours)

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: I through VI

  • PHA 3022 6 Hospital/Health System Pharmacy
  • PHA 3032 6 Community Patient Care
  • PHA 3042 6 Ambulatory Care
  • PHA 3052 6 Acute Care Inpatient General Medicine
  • PHA 3062 6 APPE Elective
  • PHA 3072 6 APPE Elective
  • PHA 0399 3 Adv. Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Total Credits: 39 hours (Fall semester includes APPE II-IV for 18 hours; Spring term includes APPE V-VI and advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for 15 hours)
  • Current required total credit hours for graduation in the Class of 2018: 140

*Curricular organization and course numbers are subject to change with advanced notice.

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Last updated April 19, 2016
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