Pharmacy

The RFUMS Program

The PharmD Program prepares students to be competent, caring, ethical professionals ready to assume the responsibilities of an entry-level pharmacist. The curriculum is designed with clear objectives and competencies, and employs frequent assessment to assure continuity of student progression throughout the program. The curriculum comprises multiple learning and assessment strategies, is competency-based and includes reinforcement of basic scientific principles and early exposure to clinical situations. The program is designed to encourage self-initiated learning, critical thinking and communication skills to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to a culturally and ethnically diverse patient population.


Commitment to Interprofessionalism

Our commitment to graduate healthcare training starts with our students studying side by side with their colleagues from multiple health professions. The interprofessional curriculum at the College of Pharmacy at Rosalind Franklin University mirrors that of the professional environment, in which pharmacists interact with physicians and multiple healthcare providers on a daily basis. Our training prepares students to be confident and inventive leaders in all aspects of pharmacy practice. The innovative technology readily available from the classroom to the laboratory prepares our students for careers in multiple settings. Opportunities range from traditional community and hospital clinical rotations to experiences in public health, academia and the pharmaceutical industry. RFUMS desires to enroll students who present evidence of strong preparation for a career in pharmacy, paired with bold leadership and initiative.


About the College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy, the newest addition to the Rosalind Franklin University family, opened in early 2009. On June 26, 2012 the Doctor of Pharmacy program achieved Candidate Status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). As a new program, we are progressing through the stages of accreditation. The College will receive its next accreditation site visit from the ACPE in the spring of 2015 and will be considered for full accreditation upon graduating the inaugural class; learn more about the accreditation process.

The College desires to enroll students who present evidence of strong preparation for a career in pharmacy paired with bold leadership and initiative. The College of Pharmacy at Rosalind Franklin University has innovative technology readily available to use from the classroom to the laboratory. Our students explore the scope of practice through a wide variety of introductory and advance practice experiences. Opportunities range from traditional community and hospital clinical rotations to experiences in public health, academia, and the pharmaceutical industry. These will all prepare our students for careers in multiple settings.

College of Pharmacy Mission:

To serve the nation through excellence in pharmacy education, research and practice, with a commitment to patient-centered interprofessional care, community service, life-long learning, and an ethos of social responsibility.

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