Pharm.D

About Pharm.D

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PharmD is the first professional degree, and a prerequisite for licensing to practice as pharmacist in many countries.


PharmD curriculum focuses on core pharmacy courses in the first two years, followed by four years in the clinical setting


PharmD trains students to work in hospital settings, relevant industry environments and to pursue higher degrees or clinical research in the international setting.


Duration


Pharm.D:The duration of the course shall be six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of six years duration is divided into two phases-


Phase I – consisting of First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth academic year.


Phase II – consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year involving posting in speciality units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.


Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate): The duration of the course shall be for three academic years (two years of study and one year internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of three years duration is divided into two phases –


Phase I – consisting of First and Second academic year.


Phase II – consisting of Internship or residency training during third year involving posting in speciality units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services, and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.


What is the course about?


The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) course was introduced in India only in 2008 by the PCI. The duration of Pharm.D is 6 years (5 years of study+1 year of internship/ resiency). It is a post-graduate (PG) qualification and hence Pharm.D graduates can register directly for Ph.D. All candidates being awarded the Pharm.D degree are eligible to use the prefix "Dr." before their name and the same will reflect on the certicate issued to them by their PCI-approved institute/ university.


Carrer Oppurtunities


The role of a pharmacist has changed drastically over the years with the constant expansion of health care programmes and the increasing need for quality pharmaceutical care. The growth of this sectors has thrown up diverse career options that include Community Pharmacy, Geriatric Pharmacy, Home Health Care, Hospital Pharmacy, Governmental agencies, Managed care, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacy education apart from Pharmaceutical industry.


Eligibility Of the Pharm.D


1> 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics/ biology


2> Completed D.Pharm course from a PCI-approved institution


3> Any other qualification approved by PCI that is equivalent to above two qualifications


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