Four-Year Florida Pathway

The LECOM School of Pharmacy curriculum in Bradenton, Fla., offers a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree pathway. 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 year teaches the basic sciences, including: anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. This lays a solid foundation for training in clinical sciences during years two and three and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in year four. APPE consists of six rotations, six weeks each in community and clinical settings.

The opportunities for Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates are endless. Pharmacists are currently working 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.

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