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The PharmD curriculum at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is changing. For students who will be enrolling in the fall of 2015 or later, visit Curriculum 2015 for more information. For students enrolling before 2015, the information that follows still applies.

The doctor of pharmacy is a four-year program requiring six semesters of coursework in the classroom and eleven months of experiential practice. The curriculum prepares students not only for the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills they'll need to make the right decisions about medications, but also gives them the personal-interaction experience that is critical to understanding the practice of pharmaceutical care.

 

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Professional Entry-Level Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum

Professional Year 1

Course No.
Title Sem. Hrs. Course Director
FALL
PHCY 203 Physiology 4.0 Adam Persky
PHCY 401 Pharmaceutical Care Lab 1 2.0

Kelly Scolaro /          Courtney Bradley

PHCY 410 Basic Pharmaceutics 1 3.0 Michael Jay
PHCY 421 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 1 3.0 Andrew Lee
PHCY 431 Health Systems 2.0 Christine Oramasionwu
PHCY 461 Professional Development 1 0.5 Kim Leadon
14.5
SPRING
PHCY 402 Pharmaceutical Care Lab 2 2.0 Heidi Anksorus
PHCY 411 Basic Pharmaceutics 2 3.0 Michael Jay
PHCY 412 Principles of Pharmacodynamics 3.0 Phil Smith
PHCY 415 Pharmaceutical Calculations 1.0 Heidi Anksorus
PHCY 422 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 2 3.0 Scott Singleton
PHCY 441 Certificate in Immunization 1.0 Macary Marciniak
PHCY 442 Pharmacotherapy 1 - Intro to Pharm Care* 4.0 Dennis Williams
PHCY 462 Professional Development 2 0.5 Kim Leadon
17.5
SUMMER
PHCY 470 Introductory Pharmacy Professional Experience (IPPE), Hospital 4.5 Kim Leadon

Professional Year 2

Course No. Title Sem. Hrs. Course Director
FALL
PHCY 403 Pharmaceutical Care Lab 3 2.0 Kelly Scolaro
PHCY 413 Foundations in Pharmacokinetics 3.0 Adam Persky
PHCY 423 Medicinal Chemistry 1 2.5 Albert Bowers
PHCY 433 Drug Lit. Analysis & Interpretation 4.0 Bob Dupuis
PHCY 443 Pharmacotherapy 2 - Endocrinology/Dermatology 3.0 Phil Rodgers
PHCY 445 Pharmacotherapy 3 - Pulmonology/GI 2.0 Dennis Williams
16.5
SPRING
PHCY 404 Pharmaceutical Care Lab 4 2.0 Kelly Scolaro /          Courtney Bradley
PHCY 414 Applied Pharmacokinetics 3.0 Bob Dupuis
PHCY 424 Medicinal Chemistry 2 2.5 Qisheng Zhang
PHCY 444 Pharmacotherapy 4 - Cardiology/Nephrology 4.0 Jo Ellen Rodgers
PHCY 446 Pharmacotherapy 5 - Neurology/Psychiatry 2.0 Suzanne Harris
PHCY 452 Nonprescription Drugs & Self-care 3.0 Amanda Johnson
PHCY 464 Professional Development 4 0.5 Kim Leadon
17.0
SUMMER
PHCY 471 Introductory Pharmacy Professional Experience (IPPE), Community 4.5 Kim Leadon

Professional Year 3

Course No. Title Sem. Hrs. Course Director
FALL
PHCY 405 Pharmaceutical Care Lab 5 2.0 Heidi Anksorus
PHCY 425 Medicinal Chemistry 3 2.0 Michael Jarstfer/Jian Liu
PHCY 447 Pharmacotherapy 7—Hem/Onc 3.0 William Zamboni
PHCY 449 Pharmacotherapy 6—ID/Immun 3.0 Ashley Marx
PHCY 465 Professional Development 5 0.5 Kim Leadon
ELEC Professional Electives 4 - 6 Variable
12.5 – 16.5
SPRING
PHCY 432 Pharmacy Law & Ethics 3.0 Betsy Sleath
PHCY 434 Pharmacy Practice Management 3.0 Macary Marciniak/     Stephen Eckel
PHCY 450 Pharmacotherapy 8 - Problems in Pharmacotherapy 5.0 Wayne Pittman
ELEC Professional Electives 4.0 – 6.0 Variable
13.5 – 17.5

Professional Year 4

Course No. Title Sem. Hrs. Course Director
SUMMER
PHCY 472** May APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 473** June APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 474** July APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
0 – 12.0
FALL
PHCY 475** August APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 476** September APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 477** October APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 478** November APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 479** December APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 491 Seminar 1.0 PACE Faculty
13.0 21.0
SPRING
PHCY 481** January APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 482** February APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 483** March APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 484** April APPE 4.0 PACE Faculty
PHCY 492 Seminar 1.0 PACE Faculty
13.0 17.0

* – Includes rheumatology instruction and introduction to drug information and evidence-based medicine.

** – Students must complete a total nine months of APPEs over the 12 calendar months following the PY3 year (effective for class of 2012 and beyond). APPEs must include 1 Advanced Community, 1 Advanced Hospital, 1 Adult Acute Care, 1 Ambulatory Care, 1 Clinical Specialty, and 4 electives.

 

Updated December 2014

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