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SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

HIGHPOINT.EDU/PHARMACY


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

High Point University’s School of Pharmacy anticipates welcoming its inaugural class in Fall 2016. The school fosters the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will enable students to design and manage medication therapies. The education students receive will position them to launch their careers in a variety of settings or pursue advanced clinical or academic training. Students will be able to earn their Doctor of Pharmacy after six rigorous years of education — two years of pre-professional and four years of professional school.

PRE-PHARMACY CURRICULUM

The following information regarding High Point’s pre- pharmacy program is a resource for students interested in pursuing a degree in pharmacy. Successful completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum prepares students for the Pharmacy School application process. PRE-PHARMACY TWO-YEAR CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: COURSE NAME

CREDIT SEMESTER HOURS SUGGESTED

Physics — Exempt for HPU students if a year-long course completed in HS with B or above both semesters

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English I

4 hr.

Year 1 Fall

*Chemistry I with lab

4 hr.

Year 1 Fall

*Intro to Biological Principles I with Lab

4 hr.

Year 1 Fall

*Calculus — must have 600+SAT on Math

4 hr.

Year 1 Fall

President’s Seminar

1 hr.

Year 1 Spring

*Chemistry II with Lab

4 hr.

Year 1 Spring

*Human Anatomy with Lab

4 hr.

Year 1 Spring

First Year Seminar

4 hr.

Year 1 Spring

Communication

4 hr.

Year 1 Spring

English II

4 hr.

Year 2 Fall

*Organic Chemistry I with Lab

4 hr.

Year 2 Fall

*Human Physiology with Lab

4 hr.

Year 2 Fall

Humanity or Social Science

4 hr.

Year 2 Fall

*Organic Chemistry II with Lab

4 hr.

Year 2 Fall

*Microbiology with Lab

4 hr.

Year 2 Fall

Humanity or Social Science

4 hr.

Year 2 Fall

Humanity or Social Science

4 hr.

Year 2 Fall

Total Pre-pharmacy Hours = 65 hr. (Excluding Physics) *Denotes class considered core in the pre-pharmacy curriculum


PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM

Complete details of the professional curriculum, including individual course titles and credits, will be available in 2015. Prior to that time, the general outline below will help students understand the distribution of content in the High Point University Doctor of Pharmacy program. PROFESSIONAL FOUR-YEAR PHARMACY CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: REQUIRED CURRICULAR AREA

CREDIT HOUR

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Pharmacology & Toxicology

18

Drug Mechanisms, Interactions & Toxicity

Medicinal Chemistry

18

Molecule Design and Structure-Activity Relationships

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

16

Drug Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism & Excretion

Pharmacy Practice

40

Social & Administrative Issues and Clinical Science

Experiential & Labs

49

Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Experiences & Laboratories

Elective Professional Total Program Total

6

Professional Elective Topics

147 212

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY CONSTRUCTION PLANS

High Point University is currently in the planning phase to construct a state of the art building with over 63,000 square feet dedicated to pharmacy education and research to open in 2017. The building will contain various types of program space to allow different pedagogical styles. It will be designed to foster inter-professional education among the health profession programs on campus while facilitating modern biomedical research in the various pharmacy disciplines.


At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. SM

A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN Thank you for considering the School of Pharmacy at High Point University. I am excited to be leading the development of the School of Pharmacy and am confident that our administration, faculty and staff will provide a transformational experience to help students become outstanding practitioners and the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. Our goal is to train future pharmacists to practice in a way so that you and I, as healthcare consumers, will feel comfortable while receiving the most advanced care available. Our program will be designed so graduates are trained in both the basic and clinical science disciplines of pharmacy and will have numerous experiential education opportunities to gain clinical experience, through direct engagement in patient care. Good clinical pharmacy decisions can only be made if a practitioner has a broad basic pharmaceutical science foundation and a clear understanding of the clinical science defining drug therapy options and expectations. This purposeful convergence of knowledge and skill acquisition is the reason we are designing the pharmacy education experience at High Point University like we are. I am confident you will find that High Point University will provide a value unmatched in education today. I know that you have choices on where you seek educational opportunities, so I look forward to welcoming you to our extraordinary campus and being a part of your growth in the profession of pharmacy. I suggest that you consider visiting our beautiful campus and meeting with one of our pre- professional or professional advisors to see for yourself how we prepare students with life skills in addition to professional knowledge and skills. Ronald E. Ragan, R.Ph. Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy pharmacy@highpoint.edu Dr. Ronald Ragan is the founding dean of the School of Pharmacy. Ragan accepted the deanship at HPU after a 20-year career at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, where he most recently served as the associate dean for academic affairs. As an established author, he has produced 11 journal articles, 12 abstract publications and has served on over 25 different academic committees. Dr. Ragan is currently a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Society for Neuroscience, The American Society of Health System Pharmacists, The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. He has served as a delegate in both AACP and APhA. For more information about High Point University’s School of Pharmacy visit www.highpoint.edu/pharmacy The University will seek accreditation for the school from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) prior to accepting students into the professional program. For information about accreditation of pharmacy programs by ACPE see https://www.acpe-accredit.org.


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