In 1981, the College of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences became the first pharmacy school in the Southeast
and the fifth in the nation to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy
(Pharm.D.) as its sole professional degree. This program
requires six years of study following high school: a minimum
of three years of pre-pharmacy education at an accredited college and four years of professional curriculum at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Mercer's Doctor of Pharmacy program is designed to provide the scholastic expertise and clinical acumen necessary to give high-quality pharmaceutical services to patients in a variety of settings. Career opportunities are many and varied - community practice, hospital pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry are just a few examples. Alternatives such as consulting pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy, drug information, managed care, geriatric, psychiatric or pediatric specialties and teach offer flexibility and growth to the Pharm.D. graduate. It makes good professional and financial sense to have a strong, competitive education.
Unique to Mercer's Pharm.D. Program are
opportunities for students during the fourth professional
year: the Advanced Clinical Track, Global Medical Missions,
Indian Health Service, and International Pharmacy. More
information about these opportunities is available in the
Doctor of Pharmacy fact sheet.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by The
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle
Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810; telephone (312)
664-3575; website www.acpe-accredit.org.
The College is a member of the American
Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
Click here for Pharm.D. admissions information.