Doctor of Pharmacy
Our four-year PharmD curriculum emphasizes guided, individual learning through rigorous coursework and extensive practice experience. Experienced and engaged professors will mentor and advise you every step of the way, ensuring that by the time you graduate, you are as prepared as possible to embark on the next phase of your professional journey.
Your Pharmacy Education: Broad and Focused
Students spend the beginning of their pharmacy school career, the first 2.5 years, in the classroom, learning the ins and outs of pharmaceutical science, patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, and medication management. With a firm knowledge of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical science, you'll head out to the field for the next 1.5 years, to complete practice experiences at our affiliate sites, learning first-hand about clinical practice, ambulatory care, general medicine, and institutional and community pharmacy practice.
One of the highlights of our Doctor of Pharmacy program is our approach to learning. We think more opportunities to put into practice what you learn in the classroom will make you a better pharmacist. That's why we give you more time on rotations than most other colleges of pharmacy.
Beyond more rotations, at TCOP you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Study in a first-rate facility. Our labs are top-notch. They’re so good, the NYS Board of Pharmacy uses them to administer the Part III laboratory compounding exam.
- Focus your education. If you know what interests you, we have tracks to focus your education and get you where you want to go.
- Learn beyond the required sciences. Our co-curriculum and interprofessional education broaden your education to hone your professionalism and leadership, help you find your place in the pharmacy community, and understand what it means to be part of a healthcare team.
All that means you’ll be fully prepared to start your career in pharmacy when you graduate.
After Graduation: Your Pharmacy Career
Upon completing the program, you will be prepared to take all three parts of the New York State pharmacist licensing exam. While many of our graduates become pharmacists in the community or hospital setting, others opt to pursue careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, or clinical research.
Whatever your ambitions, our PharmD program will help you develop the broad knowledge, practical skills, and professional network to effectively serve patients, families, and communities.