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The Pharmacy Practice Program provides didactic and experiential training in a comprehensive, challenging curriculum. Courses taught include a pharmaceutical care series focusing on the therapeutic applications of drugs, patient assessment, nonprescription drugs, medical terminology, drug information systems and drug literature evaluation, patient counseling, principles of dispensing and counseling, pharmacokinetics, contemporary pharmacy issues, health-care and behavior and other areas specific for the practice of pharmacy. In addition, a wide-variety of practice experiences are available through both FAMU faculty and adjuncts in internal medicine, ambulatory care, pediatrics, psychiatry and a host of elective clerkships that provide experience in a myriad of specialty areas including critical care, infectious disease, nutritional support, managed care and other experiences.
The Pharmacy Practice Program in the College of Pharmacy is comprised of 23 full-time faculty experienced in a wide variety of medical specialties. Currently there are 4 faculty certified by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and the Program is located strategically in key geographic regions throughout the State of Florida. Currently, branch operations are located in Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville Florida. Clinical instruction is provided by qualified adjunct faculty located in a variety of practice settings.
The Office of Experiential Programs coordinates the many early and advanced pharmacy practice experiences for the Pharmacy Practice Division.
Two Florida A&M University Residency programs were approved for accreditation by ASHP in 1999. A General Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is offered in conjunction with Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami Medical Center. A second General Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (with emphasis in home care) was accredited and is offered in conjunction with American HomePatient Inc., a nationally recognized home care/home infusion corporation. This residency program was featured in the October 15, 2000 issue of American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy as it was the first residency to be accredited utilizing stringent ASHP Standards.
The Executive Doctor of Pharmacy Program (ExDoc) is a 27 credit hour program designed for pharmacists with the baccalaureate degree. This program is offered via videoconferencing throughout Florida and consists of a blend of didactic and practice experiences. The program will graduate its first class in December 2001.
Sixth year pharmacy students actively participate in practice-related research and are required to submit projects for presentations at professional meetings. Students actively participate in many practice related organizations including Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Academy of Students in Pharmacy, National Pharmaceutical Association and Rho Chi.