The Pharm.D. program extends over six years of study with a total of 201 credits to complete, including two years of pre-pharmacy followed by four professional years (P1, P2, P3 and P4) of pharmacy education.

Professional Year 4 Curriculum (27 credits)

The P4 curriculum applies only to Pharm.D. students. It encompasses all the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) that include nine clerkship rotations of which four are required and five are electives for a total of 1,440 hours. The four required APPEs are conducted in the United States or its territories or possessions (District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands). All APPEs are conducted after students have successfully completed all didactic, laboratory and practical (IPPEs) course work during the first three professional years.

Required APPEs

Number Course Name Cr.
PHA670 Ambulatory Care 3
PHA671 Community Pharmacy 3
PHA672 Hospital/Health-System Pharmacy 3
PHA673 Inpatient/Acute Care General Medicine 3

Elective APPEs

The elective APPEs are selected from any of the following choices of course number PHA650:

Course Name Cr.
Academic Teaching 3
Cardiology/Coronary Care Unit 3
Critical Care 3
Emergency Medicine 3
Endocrinology 3
Family Medicine 3
Infectious Disease 3
Industrial Pharmacy 3
Internal Medicine 3
Nephrology 3
Neurology 3
Obstetrics/Gynecology 3
Oncology (Inpatient) 3
Oncology (Outpatient) 3
Pediatrics 3
Regulatory Affairs 3

Academic Rules and Procedures

In addition to LAU’s undergraduate academic rules and procedures, a Pharm.D. student must complete all P4 courses with a minimum letter grade C.

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