Doctor of Pharmacy Program

PharmD in three ...

ACP offers a sequence of courses designed to lead to a doctor of pharmacy degree. Requirements for the PharmD degree include:

Completion of a minimum of 140 credits, including more than 1,700 hours of experiential coursework

Three academic years leading to the PharmD degree in Virginia’s only accelerated pharmacy program

Maintain a cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) or better in order to progress and graduate

Service Learning

ACP students complete a variety of service learning experiences through our Pharmacists in Community Service (PICS) program prior to graduation.

The PICS program is a mandatory part of the Doctor of Pharmacy program and requires that all students complete 150 hours of community service over their three-year enrollment in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours of community service by the end of the first two years of the program, prior to beginning their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations.

Some of these service
opportunities include:

Remote Area Medical (RAM) health fairs offer free medical, dental, vision, and pharmacy care at a number of locations throughout the year.

The Health Wagon provides pharmacy supplies and counseling free for the surrounding region.

Mountain Care Center clinic dispenses free maintenance medication to patients who qualify.

The International Outreach Program offers week long mission trips to the Dominican Republic and El Salvador.

Annual ACP Health Expo provides free health screenings on campus for the community.

Regular health screenings, including blood pressure and glucose testing, offered at various area businesses.

Program Facts

3 YEARS TO COMPLETE

75 AVAILABLE SEATS PER YEAR

$37,5000 CLASS OF 2023 TUITION; FEES NOT INCLUDED

PharmD Courses

PHA 0106 5 Credits Introduction to Pharmacy, Communications, and Health Care Systems
PHA 0126 6 Credits Foundations I
PHA 0118 5 Credits Foundations II
PHA 0123 2 Credits Pharmaceutical Calculations
PHA 0158 3 Credits Foundations III
PHA 1007 1 Credits EPPE I: Skills Lab and Training
PHA 1002 0 Credits Interprofessional Education (IPE) Experience I
PHA 1010 1 Credits EPPE I

Total Credits: 23 hours

PHA 0153 5 Credits Foundations IV
PHA 0175 1 Credits Pharmaceutics Lab I
PHA 0129 3 Credits Pharmaceutical Principles
PHA 0202 3 Credits Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics
PHA 0184 4 Credits Non Prescription Drugs, Devices, and Skills Lab (OTC)
PHA 0186 1 Credits Pharmacist Patient Care Process I
PHA 0233 4 Credits Foundations VI
PHA 1004 0 Credits Interprofessional Education (IPE) Experience II
PHA 1010 1 Credits EPPEI

Total Credits: 21 hours

PHA 0233 4 Credits Foundations VI
PHA 0210 3 Credits Drug Info
PHA 2045 1 Credits CPPE Primer for Pharmacy Students
PHA 2050 2 Credits CPPE I
PHA 2060 2 Credits CPPE II
PHA 4000 1 Credits **Electives

Total Credits: Up to 13 hours

PHA 0195 0 Credits P1 Milestone Examination
PHA 0222 3 Credits Diseases of the Renal System and Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
PHA 0228 6 Credits Pharmacotherapy of Infectious Diseases
PHA 0224 3 Credits Pharmacotherapy of Immune System Disorders
PHA 0246 6 Credits Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases
PHA 0264 2 Credits Pharmacotherapy of Endocrine System Diseases
PHA 0286 2 Credits Pharmacist Patient Care Process II
PHA 0260 1 Credits Advanced Pharmaceutics Lab
PHA 1005 0 Credits Interprofessional Education (IPE) Experience III
PHA 2030 1 Credits EPPE II  & Forum
PHA 2070 or 2080 2 Credits CPPE III (PHA 2070 Community or PHA 2080 Hospital)
PHA 4000 1 Credit **Electives

Total Credits: Up to 27 hours

PHA 0270 5 Credits Diseases of the Hematological System and Oncological Disorders
PHA 0277 5 Credits Integrated GI Diseases and Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism
PHA 0283 6 Credits Pharmacotherapy of Neurological System and Psychiatric Disorders
PHA 0294 3 Credits Pharmacotherapeutic Considerations in Special Populations
PHA 0288 1 Credit Pharmacist Patient Care Process III
PHA 1006 0 Credits Interprofessional Education (IPE) Experience IV
PHA 4000 1 Credit **Electives

Total Credits: Up to 22 hours

PHA 0215 3 Credits Pharmacy Administration
PHA 0304 3 Credits Advanced Jurisprudence & Pharmacy Law
PHA 0298 0 Credits P2 Milestone Exam
PHA 3010 1 Credits APPE Primer for Pharmacy Students
PHA 30** 5 Credits APPE I

Total Credits: 12 hours 

PHA 30** 5 Credits APPE II
PHA 30** 5 Credits APPE III
PHA 30** 5 Credits APPE IV
PHA 30** 5 Credits APPE V

Total Credits: 20 hours 

PHA 30** 5 Credits APPE VI
PHA 30** 5 Credits APPE VII
PHA 30** 5 Credits APPE VIII
PHA 30** 5 Credits APPE V

Total Credits: 15 hours

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