Pharm.D. Curriculum

INTEGRATION

The professional program curriculum consists of an integrated sequence of required courses designed to be completed in consecutive academic years.  Since the curriculum is revised periodically, students who take more than the required number of years to complete the professional program normally will be required to complete the curricular changes applicable to the class in which they graduate.

DISMISSAL

Any student who fails to progress in the professional curriculum for two consecutive years will be dismissed from the professional program, subject to review by the Academic Standards

Committee and the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences.

Students must remove all pre-pharmacy deficiencies before entering the second year of the professional program.

GPA

Students in the professional curriculum must maintain cumulative, professional, and pharmacy grade point averages of 2.0 or higher.  The professional grade point average consists of all required course work in the professional curriculum.  The pharmacy grade point average consists of all courses with a pharmacy (BMED or PHAR) prefix.

Students enrolled in the professional pharmacy program must maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Students must earn grades of at least C- in all required courses in the professional pharmacy curriculum.  Students in the professional program who have a pharmacy or professional grade point average of less than 2.0 or who receive a grade of D or F in any required course in the professional curriculum will be placed on academic probation.  A student must petition to continue in the professional pharmacy program if he or she is on probation for two consecutive terms.  A student will be dismissed from the professional pharmacy program if he or she is on probation for a total of three terms, not necessarily consecutive, subject to review by the dean.  A student will be removed from probation when a grade point average of 2.0 has been achieved.  Because the program is academically intense, employment beyond minimal, part-time work is not recommended.

Students who have failed nine or more credits of required professional course work or who fail to progress in the expected manner for two consecutive years may be dismissed from the professional pharmacy program, subject to review by the Academic Standards Committee and the dean of the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.

Students dismissed from the program for substandard performance will not be readmitted, except in cases where substantiation is made to the faculty, by written petition, that the substandard performance was the result of circumstances that no longer exist, or that the student has demonstrated the capability and desire to perform satisfactory work since his or her dismissal from the program.

Students leaving the program on their own volition are guaranteed readmission if they are in good academic standing and exit by interview with the assistant dean for student affairs.  Those students leaving the program on their own volition and not in good standing must reapply for admission.  The professional pharmacy curriculum consists of an integrated sequence of required courses which is designed to be completed in four consecutive years.  With appropriate justification, part-time study in the professional pharmacy program may be allowed.  Students desiring to be enrolled in part-time study must make their request by petition to the Academic Standards Committee.  Because the curriculum is revised periodically, students who take longer than the normal number of years to complete the professional program will be required to complete curricular changes applicable to the class in which they graduate.

pharmacy students studying in lab

Curriculum by Professional Year

P1 curriculum

First Professional Year

Course Code

Course Name

Autumn

Spring

PHAR 300, 310

Pharmacy Practice I & II

4

2

PHAR 311

Healthy People

-

1

PHAR 329

Microbes & Medicines

-

4

PHAR 331

Pharmaceutics

-

4

PHAR 341, 342

Pathophysiology I & II

4

4

PHAR 350 Drug Lit Eval 1 -

PHAR 360

Pharm Care Lab I

1

-

PHAR 361, 362

Pharmaceutical Sciences Lab I & II

1

1

PHAR 371, 372

Integrated Studies

1

1

PHAR 381

Pharmaceutical Biochemistry

4

-

Total Credits

16

17

P2 Curriculum

Second Professional Year

Course Code

Course Name

Summer

PHAR 480

Community Pharmacy Introductory Experience

3

Course Code

Course Name

Autumn

Spring

PHAR 412

Pharmacy Practice III - Social and Behavioral Pharmacy

-

2

PHAR 421, 422

Medicinal Chemistry I, II

3

3

PHAR 432

Clinical Pharmacokinetics

3

-

PHAR 443, 444

Pharmacology & Toxicology

4

4

PHAR 451, 452

Therapeutics I & II

3

3

PHAR 460, 463

Pharm Care Lab II & III

1

1

PHAR 471, 472

Integrated Studies

1

1

Electives

1

2

Total Credits

16

16

P3 Curriculum

Third Professional Year

Course Code

Course Name

Summer

PHAR 481

Hospital Pharmacy Introductory Experience

3

Course Code

Course Name

Autumn

Spring

PHAR 505, 506

Pharmacy Practice IV & V

3

3

PHAR 514E

Pharmacy Ethics

-

3

PHAR 550

Drug Literature Evaluation

2

-

PHAR 553, 554

Therapeutics III & IV

4

4

PHAR 559

Public Health/Pharmacoecon

3

-

PHAR 560, 563

Pharm Care Lab IV & V

1

1

PHAR 565

Capstone APPE Preparation

-

3

PHAR 571, 572

Integrated Studies

1

1

Total Credits

14

15

P4 Curriculum

Fourth Professional Year

Course Code

Course Name

Nine months

PHAR 579*

Community Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

4

PHAR 580*

Hospital Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

4

PHAR 581*

Inpatient Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

4

PHAR 582*

Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

8

PHAR 58X*

Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

4

PHAR 58X*

Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

4

PHAR 58X*

Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

4

PHAR 58X*

Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

4

Total Credits

36

*PHAR 579, 580, 581 & 582 must be completed in Montana.  The PHAR 58X electives may be completed in Montana or another state.