Pharmacy, PharmD

Offered in: Schaumburg

The goal of the Pharm.D. program at Roosevelt University is to educate competent, committed and compassionate pharmacy practitioners who are prepared to meet the universal vision of pharmacy practice, whereby pharmacists will be the health care professionals responsible for providing patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes. The didactic curriculum and practice experiences will develop graduates skilled in:

  • Conducting a thorough patient-specific medical and medication history.
  • Accurately assessing patient-specific medical conditions.
  • Thoroughly and accurately evaluating a patient’s current therapy.
  • Developing appropriate patient-specific therapeutic plans.
  • Appropriately monitoring a patient’s therapy, including the collection of patient assessment data.
  • Effectively educating patients, patients’ families, and health professionals on drug therapy.
  • Accurately interpreting the medical literature and apply data to clinical practice.
  • Administering medications to patients (e.g., immunizations).
  • Displaying professional behavior and work ethics.

Accreditation

College of Pharmacy Accreditation

Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL, 60503, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652.

On June 20, 2011, the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association, voted to extend Roosevelt University's accreditation to include the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Schaumburg campus.

University Accreditation

Roosevelt University has been granted continued and full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools since 1946. The last comprehensive visit conducted by the Higher Learning Commission occurred in 2015, when the institution was reaccredited.

Academic Performance

Academic Standards and Progression Policies

The Academic Standards and Progression Policies can be found in the College of Pharmacy Student Handbook.

Graduation requirements

Students must complete the pharmacy curriculum in accordance with progression guidelines to be eligible for graduation. Students are eligible to graduate upon the recommendation of the Promotion and Graduation Committee when all of the following criteria have been met:

  1. Students must complete the Doctor of Pharmacy program within five years of matriculation.
  2. Students must successfully complete the courses constituting the PharmD curriculum, as approved by the College of Pharmacy faculty.
  3. Students must complete 12 hours of course electives.
  4. Students must be in academic good standing:
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA or 2.0 or above.
  • Students cannot have any "F" grades in courses applied toward the PharmD degree.
  • Students cannot have any “no credit” grades in courses applied toward the PharmD degree.

Admission

The PharmD Program at Roosevelt University is a rigorous, patient-centered educational experience designed to prepare caring, compassionate and committed pharmacists to work in a variety of health care settings. Prospective applicants preparing for admission to our PharmD Program should visit Roosevelt University's pharmacy school requirements website

Requirements

The pharmacy curriculum is divided into program blocks. Students who matriculate together will take these blocks of courses as a group. The courses in each block are designed to offer a comprehensive pharmacy education that prepares the student for the subsequent block of courses. The only courses that students will not take as a group are the electives. During their final three academic terms, PharmD candidates complete six Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE), for a total of 48 credit hours (16 credit hours per term). Course registration and course withdrawal policies can be found in the Student Handbook.

Plan of Study Grid
Professional Year 1 Courses
SummerCredit Hours
PHAR 500 COLLOQUIA-PHARMACY PROFESSION 1
PHAR 510 BIOCHEMISTRY I 4
PHAR 514 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND PHATHOPHYSIOLOGY I 4
PHAR 519 PHARMACEUTICS I: CALCULATIONS 2
PHAR 550 PHARMACY LAW 3
PHAR 505 IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATION 1
 Credit Hours15
Fall
PHAR 511 BIOCHEMISTRY II 4
PHAR 515 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND PHATHOPHYSIOLOGY II 4
PHAR 520 PHARMACEUTICS I: DRUG DELIVERY 4
PHAR 522 PHARMACEUTICS III 3
PHAR 570 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 2
 Credit Hours17
Winter
PHAR 512 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY 4
PHAR 521 PHARMACEUTICS II 3
PHAR 523 PHARMACEUTICAL CARE I 3
PHAR 530 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE I 4
PHAR 554 DRUG LITERATURE EVALUATION 3
PHAR 571 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II & IPP 2
 Credit Hours19
Spring
PHAR 522 PHARMACEUTICS III 3
PHAR 524 PHARMACEUTICAL CARE II 2
PHAR 531 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE II: MUSCULOSKELETAL AND IMMUNE SYSTEM DISEASES 4.5
PHAR 532 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE III: ENDOCRINE AND PULMONARY SYSTEMS 4.5
PHAR 572 PROF PRACTICE III & IPPE 2
PHAR 650 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 3
 Credit Hours19
Professional Year 2 Courses
Summer
PHAR XXX List of Elective Courses to be provided Electives 
 Credit Hours0
Fall
PHAR 601 PHARMACEUTICAL CARE III 2
PHAR 630 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE IV: RENAL AND GENITOURINARY SYSTEMS 4.5
PHAR 631 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE V: CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS 4.5
PHAR 657 PUBLIC HEALTH/HEALTH POLICY 3
PHAR 670 PRF. PRACTICE IV AND IPPE 2
PHAR xxx Electives3
 Credit Hours19
Winter
PHAR 602 PHARMACEUTICAL CARE IV 2
PHAR 632 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE VI: GASTROINTESTINAL AND HEPATOBILARY 4.5
PHAR 633 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE VII: INFECTIOUS DISEASES 4.5
PHAR 652 HEALTH ECONOMICS & OUTCOMES 3
PHAR 671 INTERPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE/IPE 2
PHAR xxx Electives3
 Credit Hours19
Spring
PHAR 550 PHARMACY LAW 3
PHAR 603 PHARMACEUTICAL CARE V 2
PHAR 634 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE VIII: NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS 4.5
PHAR 635 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE IX: PSYCHIATRIC AND BEHAVIORAL CONDITIONS 4.5
PHAR 672 INTER-PROF PRAC. II & IPE 2
PHAR xxx Electives3
 Credit Hours19
Professional Year 3 Courses
Summer
PHAR 604 PHARM CARE VI: OSCE 3
PHAR 636 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE X: HEMATOLOGIC AND ONCOLOGIC DISORDERS 4.5
PHAR 637 INTEGRATED SEQUENCE XI: SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS/CONDITIONS 4.5
PHAR 640 PHARMACOGENOMICS AND THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING 3
 Credit Hours15
Fall
PHAR 770 ADVANCED PATIENT CARE - COMMUNITY 8
PHAR 771 ADVANCED PATIENT CARE - HOSPITAL 8
PHAR 772 ADVANCED PATIENT CARE-AMBULATORY CARE 8
PHAR 773 ADVANCED PATIENT CARE-ACUTE CARE MEDICINE 8
PHAR 774 APPE ELECTIVE ROTATION I 8
PHAR 775 APPE ELECTIVE ROTATION II 8
 Credit Hours48
 Total Credit Hours190

Experiential Education

Approximately one-third of the PharmD curriculum is experiential education, which provides practical experience in a variety of pharmacy settings. Experiential education, often referred to as “rotations,” helps students apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-world clinical setting.  During these off-site experiences, students work with practicing pharmacists and faculty members known as “preceptors” who facilitate the students’ learning.

The Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy has three levels of experiential education incorporated over the course of the program: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE), Inter-Professional Practice Experiences (IPE), and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). The IPPE and IPE rotations allow pharmacy students to develop practice skills. During APPE rotations, students are expected to demonstrate their achievement of the knowledge and skills needed to practice pharmacy.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE): The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) occur during the first year of the pharmacy curriculum. Students participate in many different IPPE rotations and complete over 300 hours in both community and institutional settings.

Inter-professional Practice Experiences (IPE): The Inter-professional Practice Experiences (IPE) occurs during the second year of the pharmacy curriculum. Students complete experiential hours in a variety of practice settings as a contributing member of an inter-professional team.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE): The entire third year of the pharmacy curriculum is comprised of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). Students complete six rotations, each lasting six weeks, for a minimum of 1440 APPE hours. There are four required experiences: Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care and Acute Care Medicine and two elective rotations that take place in a wide variety of pharmacy sites. These sites can be local, regional or national. A computerized matching process is used to place students with preceptors and in practice sites based on student preference rankings and site availability.