Pharmacy Four Year Pathway - Bradenton
LECOM School of Pharmacy curriculum in Bradenton offers a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree pathway, both on-campus and through distance education . The administration and faculty continuously work to enhance learning styles by using active and interactive teaching strategies.
This pathway begins with emphasis in the pharmaceutical sciences, with an introduction to the profession. The core curriculum during the first two years teaches the basic sciences, including: anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. This lays a solid foundation for training in clinical sciences during year three and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in year four. APPE consists of nine rotations, four weeks each in community and clinical settings.
The opportunities for Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) graduates are endless. Pharmacists are currently working as generalists and specialists in community pharmacies, government agencies, hospice and home health care, hospital and institutional settings, independent ownership, long-term care facilities, consulting, managed care, medical and scientific publishing, drug information and research in the pharmaceutical industry, professional associations, uniformed service (public health and military), and academics. Additionally, beginning salaries in each of these areas are well above the national salary means, and with a well-documented long-term shortage of pharmacists ahead of us, the future job availability outlook is good.
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