This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2020-21 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
The School of Pharmacy has committed to developing progressive models of pharmacy practice while maintaining the foundational pharmaceutical sciences. In developing the curriculum of the school, the faculty recognizes that an educated person should be prepared to assume a responsible and rewarding role in society. The new paradigm of patient-centered, team-based care guides the school’s curriculum committee and faculty in the design and implementation of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. The curriculum is designed to provide a sound, scientific and professional background for both those who will enter the practice of pharmacy directly and those who wish to continue graduate education in the pharmaceutical sciences. It also includes courses in the arts and humanities in order to provide students with a broad educational base that will permit participation in community life, not only as a professional, but also as an informed, concerned citizen. The professional curriculum is rigorous and highly demanding of the student’s time. The faculty has adopted educational outcomes for the curriculum that describe the knowledge, skills, behaviors, abilities and attitudes that promote holistic patient well-being expected of graduates to deliver the highest quality of direct patient care as an interprofessional team member.