Message from the Dean

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Welcome to the LAU School of Pharmacy, where students find outstanding pharmacy education and a rich social atmosphere. Our talented students, experienced faculty, dedicated administrative staff and loyal alumni work together for the support of our continuously evolving and growing school.

One exclusive feature of the school is its six-year program that leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. It is the only such program outside the United States that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Alternatively, students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy that spans five years of study.

Our curriculum has kept up-to-date with the evolving role of the pharmacist in healthcare. It delivers progressive education in pharmaceutical, social and clinical sciences, driven by a comprehensive assessment plan. Our various teaching methods emphasize active learning, critical thinking and interprofessional education and practice. The curriculum is solidly supported by diverse professional pharmacy practice experiences in hospital, clinical, community, ambulatory care and industrial pharmacy, as well as in regulatory affairs. Exclusively, our Pharm.D. students complete their four required advanced pharmacy practice experiences at Houston Methodist Hospital and Walgreens pharmacies in Houston, Texas.

For its holistic appraoch to education, the school’s co-curriculum is unique in its breadth, structure, flexibility and interprofessionalism. It complements and advances students’ learning through activities that are weaved into the program and address cultural competency, patient advocacy, communication, self-awareness, leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and professionalism.

Our students leave the school well prepared for national, regional and international careers. They graduate with the qualifications and credentials needed to excel in their professional endeavors, whether they pursue postgraduate training, graduate studies, or other career paths.

The school is committed to supporting and sustaining the highest quality of pharmacy education. Our door is open to your inquiries; you are invited to visit our school or take a few minutes to browse our website.

Sincerely,

Imad F. Btaiche, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Dean and Professor