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Unformatted text preview: Pharmacy Doctor of 2009–2010 THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY The Jefferson Difference THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY REDEFINES HEALTHCARE EDUCATION BY PREPARING STUDENTS TO BE MEMBERS OF TOMORROW’S INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE TEAM. JEFFERSON GRADUATES ARE RECOGNIZED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AS LEADERS IN EDUCATION, RESEARCH, HEALTHCARE DELIVERY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. C O NTENTS 1 THE JEFFERSON DIFFERENCE 2 EDUCATING COLLABORATORS 4 CAREERS IN PHARMACY 6 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW AND PREREQUISITIES 10 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND LICENSURE 12 STUDENT LIFE 14 APPLYING TO JEFFERSON 16 TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID A Community of Learners As one of the nation’s first academic health centers, Thomas Jefferson University has a long history of educating the healthcare team. Today the TJU campus includes Jefferson School of Health Professions (consisting of Departments of Bioscience Technologies, Couple and Family Therapy, General Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Radiologic Sciences), Jefferson School of Nursing, Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Jefferson School of Population Health as well as Jefferson Medical College and Jefferson College of Graduate Studies. Interprofessional Focus Jefferson’s model for healthcare education depends on a true community of professionals and scholars whose members learn with and from one another, embrace each other’s contributions and collaborate to provide the finest care possible. The state-of-the-art Dorrance H. Hamilton Building brings future nurses, pharmacists, physicians, therapists and technologists into the same classrooms and simulated clinical settings. Training together using the latest technologies in realistic environments gives students the knowledge, experience and mindset to be successful members – and leaders – of the integrated healthcare team. Real World Experience Jefferson students have access to a variety of research and clinical education opportunities through the Jefferson Health System and more than 1,800 sites locally and across the nation. The hands-on experience pays off when it comes to applying for jobs. Employers know that Jefferson graduates have the skills and abilities they need to do their work. To learn more about the Jefferson Difference, visit www.jefferson.edu. SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 1 Educating Collaborators The Jefferson School of Pharmacy •  ffers students opportunities to learn side-byo side with medical, nursing and other healthcare students and to regularly work with pharmacists in real-life patient-care settings •  s closely affiliated with Thomas Jefferson i Pharmacists are the most accessible University Hospital which, for more than 40 healthcare professionals, working face to years, has been widely regarded as having one face with patients. Pharmacists of the most outstanding hospital pharmacies in •  ollaborate c with other healthcare providers to optimize medication therapy •  nsure e the accuracy and integrity of all prescriptions •  ducate e patients regarding the appropriate use of their medications •  ngage e in research to develop new drugs and assess their effectiveness. Collaboration is an important skill for pharmacists today. By learning to problem solve with peers from other disciplines, students develop a strong, positive understanding of each other’s roles and are prepared to work as a team. 2 JEFFERSON the country. Students engage in classroom discussion and learn to integrate the basic, clinical and administrative sciences. The curriculum is designed to foster collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Students learn how to ensure that all patients receive safe and effective drug therapy and understand how pharmacists can influence the healthcare system and positively impact public health. ‘‘ ‘‘ There have been many advances in pharmacy practice and in pharmacy education over the last few years. At Jefferson we have the opportunity to build a program that reflects these advances and also enables our students to realize their potential roles in the healthcare system. Rebecca S. Finley, PharmD, MS Founding Dean, Jefferson School of Pharmacy SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 3 A Career for You in Pharmacy Practice in a Variety of Settings Students in the Jefferson School of Pharmacy will develop the knowledge and expertise to practice in a wide range of pharmacy settings such as: • community or retail settings • hospitals Due to rapid growth in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, as well as an increase in the elderly population, the need for well-trained pharmacists continues. • clinics • long-term care facilities • pharmaceutical industry, advertising and publishing companies. Post-graduate training is widely available for pharmacists who aspire to leadership positions such as managers or directors of pharmacies and for those who want to specialize in caring for patients with specific healthcare needs such as children, the elderly, or individuals with heart disease, cancer or other critical illnesses. 4 JEFFERSON ‘‘ Going to school in Philadelphia offers many opportunities to be exposed to and work with diverse ethnic groups. This region is a hub for healthcare, in close proximity to the pharmaceutical industry, as well as many hospitals and community pharmacies. These same opportunities are not as readily available in other parts of the country. ‘‘ Elena M. Umland, PharmD Associate Dean for Academic Affairs SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 5 Pharmacy Program The Doctor of Curriculum Overview Modeled on the core curriculum developed by the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), the curriculum encourages collaborative learning among Pharmacy students and interaction with students in other health professions. The 4-year PharmD program requires a minimum of 140 credits including classroom instruction and hands-on experiential learning (approximately 30% of the program). In developing students into professionals and creating the foundation for their life-long learning, the didactic component of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum includes: • active learning techniques • simulated patient care environments • online learning • problem-based learning. PREREQUISITES Number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 68 Number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 106 Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of: Summer 2010 term Anatomy and Physiology I or Anatomy Anatomy and Physiology II or Physiology General Biology I General Biology II General Chemistry I General Chemistry II Semester Hours Quarter Hours 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 Physics I, algebra or calculus-based Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II Calculus Microbiology English Composition Social Sciences Humanities TOTAL Semester Hours Quarter Hours 4 4 4 3 4 3 9 9 6 6 6 5 6 5 15 15 68 106 OTHER CLARIFYING INFORMATION: ALL SCIENCE COURSES REQUIRE BOTH LECTURE AND LAB. ALL SCIENCE AND MATH COURSES MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED WITHIN 5 YEARS OF ADMISSION TO JEFFERSON. SOCIAL SCIENCES ARE COMPRISED OF PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, ECONOMICS, ANTHROPOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY. HUMANITIES ARE COMPRISED OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURE, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY AND THE ARTS. IN ADDITION TO MEETING ALL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS, STUDENTS MUST MEET ALL TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR THE PROGRAM. REFER TO THE ONLINE JSP CATALOG FOR DETAILS: WWW.JEFFERSON.EDU/STUDENTLIFE/CAT.CFM OR 215-503-8890. 6 JEFFERSON ‘‘ In Pharmaceutical Science we integrate the chemical synthesis of new molecules with evaluation of drug targets and mechanisms, formulation of various dosage forms such as capsules or injections and development of techniques to control the delivery and duration of medications in specific tissues of the body. ‘‘ Ashiwel S. Undieh, PhD Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 7 The didactic component of our curriculum includes active learning techniques, simulated patient care environments, online learning and problem-based learning. 8 JEFFERSON Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program CURRICULUM FIRST YEAR CREDITS Fall semester Biochemistry Immunology IPPE: Healthcare Related Service Learning* Healthcare Communications and Patient Counseling Healthcare Delivery Systems Pathophysiology I Pharmacy Practice I Preventive Healthcare and Self-Care Issues TOTAL TOTAL *WITHOUT REGARD TO SEMESTER IPPE = INTRODUCTORY PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE APPE = ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE 2 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 3 1 3 16 CREDITS Fall semester Drug Information and Literature Evaluation IPPE III: Hospital/ Institutional Pharmacy* Medication Safety Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems Pharmaceutics Lab Pharmacology I Pharmacy Management: Theory and Applications Pharmacy Practice III TOTAL 1 17 Spring semester Biostatistics IPPE II: Community Pharmacy* Medicinal Chemistry Molecular and Cell Biology Pathophysiology II Pharmacy Practice II Physical Assessment and Clinical Skills SECOND YEAR 3 3 3 1 2 3 1 3 3 1 17 Spring semester Clinical Diagnosis/ Pharmacotherapy I 4 Biopharmaceutics and Priniciples of Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3 IPPE IV: Outpatient/ Ambulatory Care Clinic* Pharmacology II Pharmacy Practice IV Pharmacy Practice Lab I Professional Elective(s) 1 3 1 1 3 TOTAL 16 THIRD YEAR CREDITS Fall semester Clinical Diagnosis/ Pharmacotherapy II and III IPPE V: Inpatient, Direct Patient Care* Pharmacology III Pharmacy Grand Rounds Pharmacy Practice Lab II Professional Elective(s) TOTAL 6 2 3 2 1 3 17 Spring semester Clinical Diagnosis/ Pharmacotherapy IV and V Milestone Assessment IPPE VI: Elective* Pharmacoeconomics & Health Outcomes Pharmacy Practice Lab III Professional Seminar I Professional Elective(s) TOTAL 6 1 2 3 1 2 3 18 FOURTH YEAR CREDITS APPEs* (6 x 6 weeks each x 40 hours/ week = 1440 hours) 4 Core: • Community Pharmacy • Hospital/Health System Pharmacy • Ambulatory Care • Inpatient/Acute Care 24 2 Open: • 1 direct patient care • 1 free 12 Pharmacy Law 1 Professional Seminar II 2 TOTAL 39 TOTAL CURRICULUM CREDITS 140 SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 9 Experiential Learning Fourth Year (40 hours/week each semester) • APPE I: Community Pharmacy • APPE II: Hospital/Health System Pharmacy • APPE III: Ambulatory Care • APPE IV: Inpatient/Acute Care • APPE V: Direct Patient Care Experiential Learning is a key component of the Jefferson School of Pharmacy curriculum. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) starts in the first semester. Years 1 and 2 3 hours/week each semester • IPPE I-IV Year 3 6 hours/week each semester • IPPE V-VI Year 4: Full-Time Practice During the final year, students participate in 6 full-time Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), in a variety of pharmacy settings. 10 JEFFERSON •  PPE VI: Elective APPE (chosen according to A student’s interests) Some experiential sites include: •  ommunity service organizations focusing on C traditionally underserved populations such as the homeless, at-risk youths, seniors, the visually impaired and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community •  ommunity pharmacies, including those providing C specialized services, throughout the Delaware Valley •  ospital pharmacies, including large academic H medical centers, smaller community hospitals and specialty hospitals, throughout the tri-state region •  mbulatory care settings focused on the pharmaA cist management of various chronic disease states Licensure/Certification After graduates earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, they will be eligible to take state licensure examinations. Following licensure, they may practice in a wide range of patient care settings or pursue post-graduate training. ‘‘ ‘‘ The IPPEs are a good integration of what we’re learning and a way to give back to the community. I now have a pharmacist’s view of community service and ideas about how I could get involved. Shelby Rodef-Shalom Healthcare Related Service Learning at the Mazzoni Center, pictured here at the Center’s food bank. SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 11 Student Life Whether on campus or the bustling streets of Center City, there is always something happening at Jefferson. Library and Learning Resources Center •  20,000 volumes in the life sciences, clinical medi2 cine and patient education and inter-library loan •  pecialized databases, more than 4,000 electronic s journals in the sciences and 300 electronic books •  4-hour access to the Library Café, with 2 comfortable seating, computers and wireless network access On Campus Housing The Department of Housing and Residence Life provides a “home away from home.” First-year students are guaranteed on campus housing. Take a virtual tour at www.jefferson.edu/housing. Student Perks Jefferson Medical and Health Science Bookstore and Commuter Services Receive a 10% discount on textbooks as well as discounts on public transit. Jefferson/Independence Blue Cross Wellness Center Dip your toes in the pool, enjoy state-of-the-art cardio and weight training rooms or join an intramural sports team. Membership is free for full-time students. Take dance classes, learn scuba, get a massage and more for small fees. 12 JEFFERSON •  ccess to videos, models and other non-print a materials. Activities Office •  ocial, cultural and recreational programs on campus s •  iscounts to professional sporting events, d amusement parks, museums, performing arts and cultural attractions •  ore than 100 student organizations, from m the African-American Student Society to the Water Polo Club. Check out www.jefferson.edu/ activities/activities_guide. Community Service Make a difference with one of Jefferson’s community service organizations. Some students earn work study dollars while serving their community. Philadelphia: America’s Next Great City Culture Jefferson is within walking distance of the city’s historical sites, world renowned museums, theater and athletic events. Highlights include Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Constitution Center. Cuisine With its diverse flavors and renowned five-star restaurants, Philadelphia boasts a thriving dining scene. Zagat recently named it one of the most exciting and diverse dining cities in the country. SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 13 Applying to Jefferson When to Apply Apply Online Admission to the School is on a rolling basis and is available for the Fall semester. All application materials must be received by PharmCAS by March 1, 2010. Step 1: Visit our page on the PharmCAS website, www.pharmcas.org/collegesschools/schooljeffersonpage. htm, for details about our program and application requirements. Applicants are also required to complete a supplemental Jefferson application. •  he Jefferson Office of Admissions will send T applicants an email with a link to the online application and a logon id after we have downloaded the pharmacy application from PharmCAS. •  efferson will send applicants a second email with J a PIN to access the supplemental application. Note that the supplemental application is not accessible from the public website and can only be completed via the link referenced above. Step 2: Visit www.pharmcas.org to complete an online application for admission through PharmCAS. Step 3: Follow instructions to complete supplemental application according to e-mail Jefferson will send after receiving your PharmCAS application. Application Requirements for Admission Applications will only be reviewed after the PharmCAS application, PCAT scores, letters of recommendation and Jefferson Supplemental Online Application are received. JSP will begin notifying applicants of admission decisions after October 31, 2009. •  harmCAS application fee; $25 supplemental P Jefferson application fee You need not complete all prerequisites before you apply, but the majority of your science prerequisite coursework should be completed before an admissions decision can be made. All prerequisites must be completed before you enter the program. You may also earn credits through standardized tests, including CLEP. Admission is competitive, as there are a limited number of seats in each class. 14 •  ompleted PharmCAS* and Jefferson applications C (To be complete, the PharmCAS application must include results of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Although we do not have a minimum score requirement, scores in the 70th percentile are considered competitive.) •  fficial transcripts from all education institutions O attended must be sent to PharmCAS. To be considered for admission, it is desirable that the applicant have a cumulative GPA and a math-science GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale JEFFERSON •  letters of recommendation 2 •  emonstration of English Language Proficiency D •  8 prerequisite credits (see page 9) 6 Admissions Questions? •  efferson School of Pharmacy will contact academiJ cally eligible applicants via e-mail to schedule a required interview (provided space is still available). Call toll-free 877-JEFF-247 (533-3247) or email JSPadmissions@jefferson.edu. * In addition to meeting all academic requirements, students must meet all performance standards for the program. Refer to the online catalog for details, www.jefferson.edu/studentlife/cat.cfm. For up to date information on the admissions process please visit www.jefferson.edu/pharmacy. Criminal background check and child abuse clearance required for accepted students; see notice on the inside back cover. SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 15 Tuition and Fees 2009 – 2010 Academic Year Full-time comprehensive fee: $28,594 Information technology fee: $315 Library fee: $210 Pharmacy fee: $200 Financial Aid Jefferson is committed to providing a high-quality education at an affordable price. More than threequarters of our students receive some form of financial assistance through a combination of federal, state, institutional and private loans; scholarships; grants; and work-study programs. TOEFL Requirements Please review our TOEFL statement at www.jefferson.edu/admissions/TOEFL.cfm. 16 JEFFERSON The University Office of Financial Aid works closely with students to identify resources to help meet educational costs. To ensure that your financial aid funds are received by the tuition due date, financial aid applications should be completed by May 1 for fallterm students and August 1 for spring-term students. If you have questions about financial aid opportunities or the application process, please contact the University Office of Student Financial Aid: 215-955-2867 financial.aid@jefferson.edu www.Jefferson.edu/financialaid Accreditation Disclosure Statement Thomas Jefferson University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE:http://www.acpe-accredit.org) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate status, Candidate status, and Full accreditation. Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program, which is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program, and authorizes the school to admit its first class. Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that has students enrolled, but has not yet had a graduating class. Full accreditation is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules. The Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson School of Pharmacy was awarded Candidate accreditation status during the June 24–28, 2009, meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors, based upon an on- site evaluation conducted March 24-26, 2009, and discussion with University and School officials. If the program continues to develop as planned, Full accreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy program will be considered by the Board following the graduation of students from the program. Thomas Jefferson University is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran’s status. Important Notice Students who are offered admission to Jefferson are required to have a criminal background check and child abuse clearance. Some clinical sites may require students to be fingerprinted. The Office of Admissions will provide you with the appropriate information to complete this requirement. Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites that require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance and/or fingerprinting may deny a student’s participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child abuse. Clinical sites may also deny participation in clinical experiences for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance. As participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by a clinical site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the program. Regardless of whether or not a student graduates from Jefferson, individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies. Office of Admissions 130 South 9th St., Suite 100 Philadelphia, PA 19107 877-JEFF-247 215-503-8890 www.jefferson.edu/pharmacy 10% Cert no. SW-COC-002608 JG 10-0036 ...
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