The University of Toledo
college of pharmacy
The average American visits a pharmacy 12 times each year. Every visit is an opportunity for the pharmacist to touch lives, whether it’s through dispensing drugs or counseling patients on how to manage their use of prescribed and over-the-counter medications. New drug discovery is critical to maintaining the health of society and pharmaceutical research has never been more exciting. The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy will prepare you to improve people’s quality of life and reduce the prevalence of disease as a practitioner or researcher. You will get personal attention with all the resources and opportunities of our world-class University, that includes The University of Toledo Medical Center – UT’s own on-campus teaching hospital. You’ll study under caring and experienced faculty, take part in valuable work experiences and develop a professional demeanor, and you’ll learn in one of the most advanced facilities in the nation for pharmacy, chemistry and life sciences.
Start your life-changing career at the UT College of Pharmacy.
making a difference
The College of Pharmacy has more than 100 years of experience training and educating pharmacists:
points of pride • The College was founded in 1904 and is UT’s oldest college. • The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program has a 100 percent post-graduation job placement rate for the past 50 years. • Pharmacy students have an on-time graduation rate of more than 90 percent • Graduates of the PharmD program have a 99 percent first-time passage rate on the Pharmacy Board Licensure Exam. •
In conjunction with the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA), the College annually hosts a two-day Introductory Lab Course in Contemporary Compounding, making UT one of a select group of colleges nationally to offer this opportunity for academic credit to its students.
• Each year, more than $1 million in grant money is awarded to the College of Pharmacy for research and development. • More than $100,000 in College of Pharmacy scholarships is awarded to pharmacy students annually. • The College offers partnerships and research opportunities with Cleveland-area Ursuline College, The University of Szeged in Hungary and the North Sichuan Medical College in China.
programs of study
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Interested in Graduate School?
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS)
Broaden your horizons through our masters or doctoral degrees.
• Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
Master of Science
• Medicinal Chemistry
• Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Pharmacy Administration
• Industrial Pharmacy
• Business Administration Minor
• Administrative Pharmacy
• International Business Minor
• Professional Sales Minor
PhD • Medicinal Chemistry
Looking for opportunities to distinguish yourself from other graduates while gaining valuable practical experience? Hospital and Community Pharmacy residency options are available for post PharmD students.
The College of Pharmacy offers a six-year program leading to a doctor of pharmacy degree and a four-year program leading to a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical sciences.
becoming a pharmacist Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Graduates of this program are eligible for board licensure to practice pharmacy. The PharmD program is structured with a 2+4 year curriculum. You begin your studies in the pre-professional division, which lays the foundation with courses in chemistry, biology and physics. Midway through the second year, you apply for admission to the professional division, which features advanced classes in pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy.
practice makes perfect Responding to patients’ questions, measuring dosages, delegating workflow — a lot of things about practicing pharmacy can’t be learned in the classroom. As a PharmD student, you’ll gain practical experience and college credit through Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) — during your first through third professional years in the program — which are concurrent field experiences and advanced coursework; the best of both worlds. You’ll also participate in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) — during your fourth professional year — which are eight, one-month field experiences to earn college credit and professional experience. You can rotate in institutional and community pharmacies or medical facilities and explore unique elective opportunities in other settings that involve pharmacists. Some of the unique UT PharmD APPEs include: • Medical missions in Honduras • Indian reservations in Arizona • HIV clinics in Africa • Compounding pharmacy for the Oakland A’s baseball team in California • Homeless clinics and physicians’ offices in Alaska You’ll have an opportunity to work for some big names and innovators in the pharmaceutical industry, including CVS, Discount Drug Mart, Eli Lilly & Co., Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Walgreens, and Wyeth. And when you graduate, many of these companies will offer you full-time employment — each fall, they come for miles to interview graduating students.
pharmaceutical scientists: discovering & designing the future of pharmacy Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) This four-year program is ideal if you’re looking for a career in the pharmaceutical, health care and biomedical industries or want to pursue graduate school, dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical school, or law school. As one of fewer than 20 of its kind nationwide, UT’s BSPS program prepares students for a broad spectrum of careers in research, business, health care and beyond. Alumni have been successful as pharmacy managers, research associates, investment analysts, pharmaceutical salespeople and clinical data managers. You begin your studies in the pre-professional division and apply to the professional division midway through the second year. You can choose from four majors: • Medicinal and Biological Chemistry — The chemistry, biochemistry, and biotechnology underlying the design, synthesis, and development of drugs • Pharmaceutics — The physical and chemical attributes of drugs, with a strong emphasis on the design and evaluation of drug delivery systems and dosage forms • Pharmacology/Toxicology — The development of safe, effective drugs while preventing the harmful effects of chemicals Pharmacology focuses on the way drugs interact with various living systems. Toxicology focuses on the interaction of toxic compounds in the body. • Pharmacy Administration — The corporate and managerial aspects of the pharmacy profession Students may earn minors from the College of Business Administration. Students in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) track can earn a MBA degree with one year of additional graduate study following the completion of the BSPS degree. The BSPS program also requires a practicum experience, which is a great way to explore career options and gain hands-on experience (not to mention job connections) with industry leaders in research, health care and business, nationwide and abroad. These leaders will interview you for the 400-hour practicum assignment, and you’ll complete an experiential or research report. 8
hands-on learning The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy’s hallmark feature is the Pharmacy Professional Development Laboratory Suite, which incorporates a fully licensed model pharmacy and drug information center with student counseling spaces and a dispensing laboratory. The kind of real-life training you receive contributes to the College’s reputation as a “practitioner’s school.” Our PharmD graduates are prepared to step right into pharmacy practice following graduation and conduct patient health screenings, such as monitoring blood pressure and glucose and administering immunizations. Our BSPS students learn high-tech laboratory techniques that prepare them for careers in research settings.
student organizations UT’s 12 pharmacy student organizations plan social events, promote the pharmacy profession, and attend professional seminars across the country.
• Academy of Students in Pharmacy
• Alpha Zeta Omega
• American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
• College of Pharmacy Student Council
• Kappa Psi
• Lambda Kappa Sigma
• Pharmacy Student Ambassadors
• Phi Lambda Sigma
• Rho Chi Honor Society
• RxEAL Life
• Student National Pharmaceutical Association
• Student Society of Health System Pharmacy
events & activities The College of Pharmacy also holds some of the coolest (and most informative) events on campus. There are pizza parties for incoming students, a year-end Pharmacy Phield Day event, barbeques, stress management workshops, Homecoming festivities, and guest lectures by renowned leaders in pharmacy, medicine, and science. Special dinners are held for student leaders and scholarship and award recipients. You may find yourself attending the annual Starving Student Dinner, which allows for conversation and business card exchanges between students and pharmacy and pharmaceutical science professionals. You’ll also enjoy the Professional Advancement Ceremony, during which the College recognizes students progressing to the professional division of the PharmD and BSPS programs. Students attending the ceremony are presented with select textbooks for future use throughout the professional curriculum.
The College of Pharmacy is housed in Wolfe Hall, the 165,000-square-foot pharmacy, chemistry and life sciences complex on the Main Campus. Pharmacy students also benefit from UTâ€™s Health Science Campus, located within 4 miles of the Main Campus. The Health Science Campus features a fully operational on-campus hospital, where pharmacy students can gain practical experience. The campus was known as the Medical University of Ohio (until its merger with UT in 2006). The College of Pharmacy will add a new, state-ofthe-art facility on the UT Health Science Campus to accommodate the growth of the College and give students an outstanding educational experience.
teachers, experts & mentors Professional staff advisers in the Office of Student Affairs provide advising and support services that help to ensure students are successful in completing their degree programs. More than one has received an advising award and all are dedicated to supplying the highest quality of “pharmacy student care” possible. College of Pharmacy faculty members are committed to your education, bringing the latest research and technology into the classroom. They have regularly scheduled open office hours for you to stop by and chat about an assignment or careers. You also can work one-on-one with a faculty member on a research project, which can be published in a scholarly journal and give you an edge when you apply for jobs or professional and graduate schools.
You could do research with: • Dr. Mariann Churchwell, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, who
researches solute and drug removal in hemodialysis patients.
• Dr. Paul Erhardt, professor of medicinal and biological chemistry and
Director of the University’s Center for Drug Design and Development
(CD3), who develops agents used to treat and prevent cancer.
• Dr. Ezdihar Hassoun, professor of pharmacology, who studies the
mechanisms of toxicity of different environmental pollutants.
• Dr. Marcia McInerney, professor and chair of medicinal and biological
chemistry, who studies genetic and dietary risk factors in obesity
• Dr. William Messer, professor and chair of pharmacology, who has been
funded by the National Institutes of Health for 20 years to develop new
treatments for neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s disease
and schizophrenia. 17
The College of Pharmacy has a commitment to improving the human condition through research and efforts in the community.
improving the human condition Center for Drug Design and Development (CD3) Academic and private sectors work together at the CD3 to create useful technologies that can be delivered to the marketplace to make a difference in peopleâ€™s lives. The center is funded entirely by more than $1 million in annual external grant money, with current research centered on prostate and breast cancers. Pharmacy students play a role in the CD3 lab, completing research projects and assisting in studies.
Community Service Pharmacy students and faculty are involved in serving the public through the University and through area hospitals and clinics. For example, at the Cordelia Martin Health Center, students provide pharmaceutical care to more than 8,000 of the under- and uninsured patients in the Toledo area.
visit us Schedule your tour of the classrooms, laboratories and facilities of the College of Pharmacy. Tours are available Monday through Friday at 1:15 p.m., in conjunction with the admissions presentation and campus tour. You also can meet with college representatives about specific degrees during the 1:15 p.m. appointment. To make a reservation, call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 800.5TOLEDO.
The average American visits a pharmacy Each year the College of Pharmacy hosts a four-day 12 times each year. Every visit is an residential Pharmacy Summer Camp for rising high school opportunity for the pharmacist to touch seniors. The camp provides an excellent opportunity to meet lives, whether it’s through dispensing drugs professors, experiment in laboratories and shadow pharmacy or counseling patients on how to manage professionals. Corporate sponsors have included Walgreens their use of prescribed and over-the-counter since 2001 and CVS Pharmacy since 2003. medications. For more information, please call the College of Pharmacy Office of Student
New drug discovery is critical to maintaining
Affairs at 419.530.1904.
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You also can meet the faculty, staff and students of the UT College of Pharmacy
research has never been more exciting.
during Pharmacy Visit Days, which are hosted several times each year.
The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy will prepare you to improve people’s quality of life and reduce the prevalence of disease as a practitioner or researcher. You will get personal attention with all the resources and opportunities of our world-class University, that includes The University of Toledo Medical Center – UT’s own on-campus teaching hospital. You’ll study under caring and experienced faculty, take part in valuable work experiences and develop a professional demeanor, and you’ll learn in one of the most advanced facilities
The mission of the College of Pharmacy is to educate students to meet the pharmaceutical needs of society, to advance pharmaceutical knowledge through research and to serve the profession and the community. Guiding principles are personal integrity, respect for humanity and human diversity, and professionalism.
College of Pharmacy 2801 W. Bancroft St. Toledo, OH 43606-3390 419.530.1904 email@example.com utoledo.edu/pharmacy
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