College of Pharmacy
Joseph Steiner, Pharm. D., Dean
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
Chair and Professor: Culbertson
Professors: Adamcik, Galizia, Hurley, Mason
Associate Professors: Cady,
Erramouspe, R. Force, Gould, Lott, Matsuyama, Rhodes
Assistant Professors: Hefflinger, Heyneman, Liday, Madaras-Kelly
Instructor: W. Force
Clinical Professor: Jue
Clinical Assistant Professors: Hachey, Johnson
Clinical Affiliate Faculty: Bond, Carmichael, Clifford, Coonce, Fox, Frisch, Fuller, Isaacs, Ivanich, Isaacs, Jacobs, Monaghan, Munkelt, Patchin, Sawyer, Sieren, Silcock, Stander, Thornley, Wieland
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chair and Associate Professor: Daniels
Professors: Diedrich, Jarvi, Lai
Associate Professors: Adejare, S. Das, LaHann, Ratka
Assistant Professors: Bhushan, N. Das, Devaud, Wilson
Professors Emeriti: Fontenelle, Goettsch, Isaacson
Curriculum Mission Statement
To prepare a competent pharmacy practitioner with effective primary care practice skills, including abilities to communicate and educate others on the rational use of medications and related devices; to engender a life-long learner who possesses a caring professional attitude and seeks to be an agent of change within the profession. The faculty endeavors to develop and maintain a curriculum that is open to individualized inquiry, holds the student responsible for his/her own learning, and fosters the education of the whole person.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, 311 West Superior Street, Suite 512, Chicago, IL 60610.
Students enrolled in the programs of the College of Pharmacy are expected to endorse professional standards by subscribing to the Oath of the Pharmacist. Students are also expected to abide by the American Pharmaceutical Association's Code of Ethics of the Profession.
To be eligible to apply to the professional pharmacy program, each student must complete the prepharmacy curriculum. The prepharmacy curriculum for resident and transfer students must include those requirements listed below (see under Doctor of Pharmacy) and at least the following: two semesters of general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, one semester of physics, one semester of biology or zoology, one semester of microbiology, one semester of calculus, one semester of economics (macro or micro), two semesters of anatomy and physiology.
Admission to the College of Pharmacy
Application materials may be obtained by contacting:
College of Pharmacy Admissions
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209-8288
FAX (208) 282-4482
The recommended high school background for students planning to enter the preprofessional program at Idaho State University includes four units of mathematics and three units of natural science (biology, chemistry, and physics).
All of the preprofessional curriculum must be completed by the end of spring term of the year the applicant is applying for admission. In addition, the faculty encourages applicants to have a broad background in the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as in the biological and physical sciences. Students should be competent in using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
To apply to the College of Pharmacy, a student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in all previous college academic courses. Admission is competitive; in recent classes, successful applicants had an accumulative GPA in excess of 3.0 with a class median of 3.4 GPA. Fulfillment of the specific requirements does not ensure admission to the college. Idaho residents are given preference.
New students are admitted to the professional program of the college only in the fall semester of each year. All students must be CPR certified and demonstrate immunization compliance prior to entering the first professional year.
Admission to the Pharm.D. program requires a separate application, in addition to the one for the University's general admission. The deadline to submit all application materials is February 1.
Application materials to be submitted:
- College of Pharmacy application and a $50 nonrefundable application fee;
- Official transcripts of all previous college course work, including detailed evaluation of all international coursework;
- Three recommendations, one being from a pharmacist, on the form provided.
Evaluation of Students for Admission
Students with international coursework to be considered with their applications must submit an official detailed evaluation report from an institution that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services Incorporated (NACSI).
Admission to the College of Pharmacy is limited to 50 positions per class. Historically, there have been more applicants than available positions. This requires the faculty to select from among the applicants those who will have the best opportunity to complete the curriculum and have productive professional lives. Admission is based upon the student's academic ability as reflected in prepharmacy courses and references, as well as successful interviews. Each spring a select group of applicants are invited for a series of interviews.
Approximately 85 applicants will be requested to schedule an on-campus interview with the Admissions Committee. Selection for interview is based upon complete evaluation of all submitted application materials.
Upon completion of interviews, applicants are placed into three categories:
- reserve for possible admission pending available positions, or
- no admission.
As positions become available, students in the reserve admission category will be notified of their selection for admission.
Admission Under Special Circumstances
Transfer from Other Schools of Pharmacy
Students wishing to transfer from another college of pharmacy must present the following materials to the Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy:
- A letter from the dean of the College of Pharmacy previously attended certifying the program (B.S. in Pharmacy or Pharm.D.) the student was matriculated in and status as to good academic standing,
- An official transcript(s) showing that the prepharmacy requirements of Idaho State University have been completed, and any pharmacy courses completed thus far,
- A letter to the associate dean requesting evaluation of class standing.
Graduates of Foreign Schools of Pharmacy
Graduates of foreign schools of pharmacy who wish to pursue a degree in pharmacy from the ISU College of Pharmacy must make formal application and provide evidence that they meet all of the pre-professional course requirements of the college. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are to be provided in accordance with university policy. Applicants will be evaluated by the faculty regarding their class standing.
Students accepted into the professional program of the College of Pharmacy will be permitted to progress to the next semester in the professional curriculum only when all of the required courses of the previous semester have been successfully completed. Successful completion is defined to mean that a grade point average of C (2.0) or better must be maintained in required professional courses, as well as required courses outside the College. In addition, no student shall be allowed (on his or her transcript) more than two D grades in required professional courses both in and outside of the College. Policies adopted within these guidelines are distributed to all students in the professional program.
Students failing to meet minimal academic standards at the end of any semester must petition the Progressions Committee to further progress in the College.
A student who intends to take a required ISU pharmacy course at another institution must receive written permission from the dean. This permission must be received prior to enrolling in the course.
Forty-two (42) weeks of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum are spent in a variety of patient care areas. This requirement assures that the student becomes competent at applying information and concepts learned in the classroom to the practice of pharmacy. Clerkship sites are assigned by the College. Site locations currently include southeast, southwest, and northern Idaho, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Reno. Decentralization of off-campus programs is a commitment the College has made to provide students with the best possible educational experiences. Students should clearly understand that they will be required to complete at least part of their last year at a site other than Pocatello.
During the clerkships, students are required to complete at minimum 40 contact hours per week of practice experience in a variety of health care settings. Since patient care is a continuous activity, some off-campus clerkship experiences are conducted outside the traditional work day (shift work). Personal expenses, including travel, food, and lodging while enrolled in off-campus programs, are the student's responsibility.
Pharmacy Extern Registration
All students are required to be licensed externs with a state board of pharmacy during all phases of the clinical program/externship. An extern registration is required in each state in which a student does any portion of their clinical program (exception is Indian Health Service sites). If a student plans to sit for the Idaho licensure examination for pharmacists, all externship hours must be recorded with the Idaho Board of Pharmacy through an Idaho extern registration.
All students graduating from Idaho State University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree are expected to complete the General Education Requirements as described for the Bachelor of Science degree.
To be eligible for graduation in pharmacy, a student must have earned an average GPA of 2.0 or better on all credits applied toward the minimum graduation requirements of the curriculum. S/he also must have earned an average GPA of 2.0 or better for all required pharmacy courses applied toward graduation. A minimum of 220 semester credits is required for graduation with the Doctor of Pharmacy.
Students are held responsible for meeting degree requirements in proper sequence. Frequent consultation between student and faculty advisor is encouraged.
For graduation with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, students are required to complete a program of 42 weeks (1,680 hours) of structured practical experiences in pharmacy practice environments administered by the College. By action of the Idaho Board of Pharmacy, successful completion of the clinical program/externship required for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree will satisfy all of the practical experience requirements for licensure in Idaho.
Following completion of all requirements, candidates must pass an examination given by the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy to obtain licensure to practice pharmacy in Idaho. If a student plans to practice pharmacy in states other than Idaho, s/he must meet the specific licensing requirements of each state.
All questions relative to externship training requirements and other qualifications for examination and licensure as a pharmacist in Idaho should be addressed to:
Idaho State Board of Pharmacy
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0067
Doctor of Pharmacy
The Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional doctorate degree. Graduates may apply for licensure to practice pharmacy immediately upon graduation.
Prepharmacy CoursesBIOL 202 General Zoology (Goal 4) 3 cr CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (includes lab) 5 cr CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (includes lab) (Goal 5) 4 cr MATH 160 Brief Calculus (Goal 3) 4 cr CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I with CHEM 303 lab 4 cr CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II with CHEM 304 lab 4 cr BIOS 235 General Microbiology 4 cr PHYS 111 General Physics I 3 cr OR PHYS 312 Introduction to Biophysics 4 cr EITHER these two courses BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr OR these three courses: BIOS g425 Human Anatomy 4 cr BIOS 206 Cell Biology with BIOS 207 Lab 4 cr General Education Courses: ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing (Goal 1) 3 cr COMM 101 Principles of Speech (Goal 2) 2 cr Goal 11 (any of the required courses) 3 cr Additional credits from goal courses to satisfy General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree* 12 cr *We strongly recommend that pre-pharmacy students take PSYC 101 Introduction to General Psychology (Goal 12, 3 cr) Additional recommended electives: PHIL 201 Introduction to Logic 3 cr PHYS 112 General Physics II 3 cr
The professional curriculum requires four years of study: three years of academic courses and a fourth year comprised of 42 weeks of clinical experience.
The first professional year provides a firm foundation in the basic and pharmaceutical sciences that includes anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacology. A course in social behavior aspects of pharmacy provides insight into the human relation aspects of pharmacy.
A strong foundation continues in pharmacology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, and toxicology in the second year. Practice-related courses such as clinical pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, management, pharmacy law, and pharmaceutical care are completed during the third year. The second and third years incorporate a series of case studies courses designed to enhance the student's knowledge base and problem-solving skills while focusing on application of knowledge to specific patient cases.
The last 42 weeks, or the fourth professional year, is devoted to full-time clinical experience in various pharmacy practice or, at the student's option, research environments. Students will complete six-week rotations in pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry or drug information, and a six-week rotation in community pharmacy practice. An six-week rotation in community pharmacy practice, medicine, hospital pharmacy, and ambulatory patient care. Students will also have the option of selecting an elective rotation in an area of interest.
Given the length of the final year of the Pharm.D. program, students will begin rotations in mid-May after completing their third academic year in the professional program and will continue throughout the ensuing twelve (12) months.
First Professional Year Curriculum
(Fall)BIOS 342 Basic Immunology* 2 cr BIOS g425 Human Anatomy (w/lab) 4 cr BIOS g445 Biochemistry I 3 cr BIOS g449 Human Physiology (w/lab) 4 cr PPRA 338 Drug Information Systems and Medical Terminology** 2 cr PPRA 416 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice 3 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
(Spring)BIOS 341 Medical Microbiology*** 2 cr BIOS g447 Biochemistry II 3 cr BIOS g456 Human Physiology II (w/lab) 4 cr PPRA 401 Current Topics in Pharmacy Practice 1 cr PPRA 405 Externship in Pharmacy Practice**** 1 cr PSCI 423 Pharmaceutics I 3 cr PSCI g465 Pharmacology I 4 cr TOTAL: 18 cr *Students attend classes for BIOS 342 for first 10 weeks only. **5 weeks of lecture twice weekly (15 classes), 45 hours lab with students rotating fall and spring. ***Students attend classes for BIOS 341 for last 10 weeks of the semester. ****The requirement for PPRA 405 is fulfilled for students who provide evidence of completion of 200 hours externship in a licensed or public health pharmacy which has been approved by a State Board of Pharmacy and which was supervised by a licensed preceptor. This experience must have occurred since entry into the pharmacy school program and may include extern experience from more than one practice setting.
Second Professional Year Curriculum
(Fall)BIOS g463 Human Pathophysiology 4 cr PSCI 401 Case Studies in Pharmacy I 2 cr PSCI 424 Pharmaceutics II 4 cr PSCI g455 Medicinal Chemistry I 3 cr PSCI 457 Clinical Chemistry 2 cr PSCI g466 Pharmacology II 4 cr TOTAL: 19 cr
(Spring)PPRA 518 Clinical Research Design and Analysis 4 cr PSCI 402 Case Studies in Pharmacy II 2 cr PSCI 425 Pharmaceutics III 4 cr PSCI g456 Medicinal Chemistry II 3 cr PSCI g467 Pharmacology III 3 cr PSCI 568 Toxicology 3 cr TOTAL: 19 cr
Third Professional Year Curriculum
(Fall)PPRA 418 Pharmacy Practice Management 4 cr PPRA 501 Case Studies in Pharmacy III 2 cr PPRA 505 Externship in Pharmacy Practice**** 1 cr PPRA 521 Pharmaceutical Care I 3 cr PPRA 525 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I 5 cr PSCI 529 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
(Spring)PPRA 502 Case Studies in Pharmacy IV 2 cr PPRA 519 Pharmacy Law 2 cr PPRA 522 Pharmaceutical Care II 4 cr PPRA 526 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II 5 cr Electives (pre-approved) 4 cr TOTAL: 17 cr ****Note: The requirement for PPRA 505 is fulfilled for students who provide evidence of completion of 200 hours externship in a licensed or public health pharmacy which has been approved by a State Board of Pharmacy and which was supervised by a licensed preceptor. This experience must have occurred since entry into the pharmacy school program and may include extern experience from more than one practice setting.
Fourth Professional Year Curriculum
Full Calendar YearPPRA 540 Case Studies in Pharmacy Practice 7 cr Plus the following clerkships: PPRA 541 Community Pharmacy Clerkship 6 weeks PPRA 542 Hospital Clerkship 6 weeks PPRA 543 Ambulatory Care Clerkship 6 weeks PPRA 544 Medicine Clerkship 6 weeks (Institutional Practice and Acute Care Clinical) Pharmaceutical Care Emphasis Clerkships* 6 weeks ea (2 Rotations) Elective Clerkship 6 weeks TOTAL Clerkships: 42 weeks *Two rotations are selected from Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Psychiatry or Drug Information. Students who complete the required Ambulatory Care Clerkship in a Veterans Administration Medical Center must select Pediatrics as one Pharmaceutical Care Emphasis Clerkship.
Joint Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration
The College of Business and College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University offer a combined joint Pharm.D./M.B.A. program for students interested in earning both degrees. Students enrolled in the Pharm.D. program may earn an M.B.A. degree with approximately one summer and one year of additional course work.
The program is closely aligned with the Pharm.D. curriculum with the following changes and requirements:
- During the two years of prepharmacy course work, the student should take ECON 201, ECON 202, ACCT 201 AND ACCT 202. Economics 202 and the accounting courses will satisfy four hours of the 18 hours of electives required in the prepharmacy curriculum.
- During the third professional year in the Pharm.D. program and the summer preceding that year, the student should take MBA 613, MBA 614, MBA 615 and MBA 616. These courses will satisfy four hours of electives required in the spring semester of the third professional year of the Pharm.D. curriculum. In addition, the completion of MBA 612 (Human Behavior in Organizations) will substitute for PPRA 418 (Pharmacy Management) required in the third professional year of the Pharm.D. curriculum.
- Six hours of specified clerkship courses taken in the fourth professional year of the Pharm.D. program will satisfy six elective hours required in the M.B.A. curriculum.
- In the year following the fourth professional year of the Pharm.D. program, the student must return to campus to complete the second year of the M.B.A. curriculum, which includes MBA 621, MBA 622, MBA 623, MBA 624, MBA 625, MBA 626 and six hours of 600-level electives in the College of Business.
Admission to Joint Pharm.D./M.B.A. Program
Interested student applicants may be admitted to the M.B.A. program at the end of the second professional year of the Pharm.D. curriculum. Awarding of the M.B.A. in this joint program requires successful completion of the Pharm.D. degree. Students must meet regular admission requirements for the M.B.A. program, except that they are required to have completed the equivalent of an undergraduate degree at the time of admission. Applicants must request the College of Pharmacy to certify to the School of Graduate Studies that they have completed 128 hours of course work and that those 128 hours are equivalent to an undergraduate degree.
Nontraditional Doctor of Pharmacy Program
The Nontraditional Doctor of Pharmacy (Non-T) program at Idaho State University is designed for practitioners holding a Bachelor's degree in pharmacy and a valid U.S. or Canadian pharmacy license who desire the opportunity to earn the Pharm.D. degree without returning full-time to a college campus. The curriculum includes 28 credits of didactic course work that is taught using a combination of videotapes, interactive web-based case studies, detailed syllabi, and textbooks. Each course has an assigned instructor who is available to students via telephone for questions or assistance. Upon completion of the didactic portion of the Non-T program, students must perform 28 weeks of clerkship training in various clinical pharmacy disciplines.
Candidates for the Non-T Pharm.D. program must complete an admissions procedure that includes submitting documented evidence of a strong academic record, clinical experience, and past achievements as a pharmacy practitioner. In determining admission status, the Admissions Committee will weigh all evidence each student provides, including their academic record and the documented achievements as a pharmacy practitioner. Priority is given to residents of Idaho; however, pharmacists are encouraged to apply regardless of their state of residence. Prior to admission to the program, candidates must travel to Pocatello to complete an assessment process, which includes interviews and baseline evaluation of clinical skills.
The application process consists of two phases:
Phase I - Submission of Documents
Students must submit the following documents to the College of Pharmacy at least three months prior to their intended enrollment date:
- Completed application form, including a 1-page statement in response to the question, "Why are you seeking admission to the Pharm.D. program?"
- Designated application fee.
- A complete, official transcript of all college course work.
- Proof of current licensure in one of the states or territories of the United States or Canada.
- Three letters of recommendation_one from the applicant's current supervisor or employer and two from professional colleagues.
Submission of the above documents does not ensure admission to the program. An assessment process will be initiated to review the documents. If the student meets the academic and professional assessment criteria, s/he will be encouraged to participate in Phase II of the application process.
Phase II - Assessment
Once the student has completed the first phase of the admissions process, a notice will be sent from the College to proceed with the second phase. The second phase contains two assessment activities:
- Each student must schedule an on-campus interview. This will allow students to meet members of the faculty with whom they will be interacting throughout their studies, and ask questions about the program. The interview will give faculty members an opportunity to meet each student and learn about their professional achievements and goals.
- During the student's visit to campus, s/he will be asked to take a written examination designed as a tool to assist both the student and the faculty in evaluating the student's baseline knowledge of clinical pharmacy. The examination is not an admission test in that there is not a minimum score that must be achieved for admission to the program.
Dates to Begin the Program
The Non-T program does not follow the usual academic calendar of the University. Students will be enrolled and initiate courses once official notification of admission has been received.
The courses students will take are competency-based. This means the student will not receive a passing grade in the course until s/he has achieved the minimum level of knowledge and skills required for the course.
It is recommended that students complete all didactic courses within three calendar years after enrolling in the program. While there is no established time limit for completion, the Non-T program reserves the right to require any student to retake any course work which is more than six years old from the date of original course registration. Thus, any student who takes more than six years to complete the program may be required to retake courses the program considers to be time-sensitive in nature.
Before beginning clerkships, a second on-campus visit is required during which the student must complete a comprehensive examination of the didactic curriculum. A physical assessment practicum will also be offered at this time. Following successful completion of these evaluations, students will complete the clerkship requirements.
Over 300 clerkship sites have been established throughout the U.S. Additional sites may be approved if they meet the learning objectives specified by the program. Every effort will be made to place each student in an appropriate clerkship site convenient to their residence; however, the right must be retained to assign a student to a site away from his/her residence if local accommodations are not available or will not meet the requirements specified by the program.
The minimum didactic courses students will be required to complete are as follows:BIOS 342 Basic Immunology 2 cr BIOS 341 Medical Microbiology 2 cr PPRA 518 Clinical Research Design and Analysis 4 cr PPRA 534 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I 4 cr PPRA 535 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II 4 cr PPRA 538 Drug Information and Literature Analysis 2 cr PPRA 557 Problems in Pharmaceutical Diagnosis 2 cr PSCI 457 Clinical Chemistry 2 cr PSCI 529 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3 cr PSCI 569 Human Pathophysiology 3 cr TOTAL: 28 cr
In addition to these didactic courses, students will be required to complete 28 weeks of clerkship experiences. These include:PPRA 543 Ambulatory Care Clerkship 6 weeks PPRA 544 Medicine Clerkship 6 weeks PPRA 549 Pharmaceutical Care Clerkship 4 weeks Elective Clerkships* 12 weeks TOTAL: 28 weeks
*the student may choose two 6-week or three 4-week clerkships in a specialty area such as (but not limited to) Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Mental Health, Drug Information, Infectious Disease, and Transplant Therapeutics.
While most clerkships constitute established pharmacy specialties, the pharmaceutical care clerkship offers the student the unique opportunity to implement an aspect of pharmaceutical care at their site of employment. Thus, both the employer and the student benefit directly from this educational experience.
The College does not permit waivers of clerkships based upon experience. If a student has extensive experience in one area, then the required clerkship time will be fulfilled in a different pharmacy specialty or subspecialty area.
The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy is approved by The American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) as a provider of Continuing Pharmaceutical Education. Students will be awarded ACPE-accredited continuing education credits in addition to academic credits. Five hours of continuing education (CE) will be granted for successful completion of each credit in the didactic portion of the program. In addition, 30 hours of CE will be conferred for the Medicine Clerkship and Ambulatory Care Clerkship; 20 hours of CE will be awarded for completion of the Pharmaceutical Care Clerkship.
Sequence of Study and Time Allowed to Complete a Course
Students may complete the didactic courses in any desired sequence with two exceptions. Basic Immunology (BIOS 342) must be taken prior to Medical Microbiology (BIOS 341), and Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I and II (PPRA 534 and PPRA 535) must be taken immediately prior to starting the first clerkship.
The Non-T program does not function on a traditional semester calendar. Students may register for and complete courses in their own time frame.
It is recommended that students complete one course every three months; however, students are allowed to progress at their own pace. The Non-T program reserves the right to require any student to retake any time-sensitive course work which is more than six years old from the date of original course registration.
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree is conferred three times a year_May, August, and December. Students completing all program requirements before these dates may be supplied with an official letter stating that they have completed the program.
Format of Didactic Instruction
The didactic course work is taught utilizing a combination of videotapes, interactive web-based case studies, detailed syllabi, and textbooks suitable for the nontraditional learner. Each course has an assigned instructor who is available to students via telephone or email for questions or assistance. Examinations are administered by a proctor identified by the student and approved by the program. Students must sign a validation sheet before each examination agreeing to abide by an honor code.
To protect the integrity of the program, some graded examinations will not be returned to the student. However, if a student so desires, the exam questions missed will be returned to them via fax, mail, or email with the correct answers indicated.
Criteria for Selection of Nontraditional Pharm.D. Clerkship Sites and Preceptors
The clerkship component of the nontraditional Pharm.D. curriculum provides the mechanism whereby students are given experiential education in several important areas of clinical pharmacy practice. It is essential that this education be provided in facilities where high standards of pharmaceutical care and instruction are available. Therefore, clerkship preceptors and sites must meet certain qualifications.
Qualifications of Preceptors: Preceptors are expected to be clinical pharmacists actively engaged in the delivery of high quality pharmaceutical care. These individuals typically will have completed the Pharm.D. degree and may have residency and/or fellowship training. These individuals will spend the majority of their time providing pharmaceutical care in their facility but will be able to commit sufficient time to the education of the student. Preceptors may be eligible to receive affiliate faculty appointment at Idaho State University College of Pharmacy.
Qualifications of Facilities: Facilities will be licensed and accredited by appropriate agencies which govern pharmacy practice and/or health care delivery in respective geopolitical regions. Clinical services will be integrated into the routine practice of pharmacy; mechanisms to assure the quality of these services will be in place. Commitment of the facility to the ISU educational program may be documented with an "Affiliation Agreement" with the University.
Nontraditional students who desire to complete clinical clerkships at facilities currently affiliated with the ISU College of Pharmacy traditional Pharm.D. program will be incorporated into the clerkship placement process employed for traditional students.
Clerkship PlacementStudent Responsibilities
Students may request to complete clinical clerkships at sites in close proximity to their home but which are not currently affiliated with the ISU College of Pharmacy. Clerkship sites requested by students may require that a representative of the College visit the facility to validate the acceptability of the site for clinical instruction before the site can be approved.
Students who request non-affiliated clerkship sites must follow the steps outlined below:
- Notify the Director or Assistant Director of the Nontraditional Pharm.D. Program of the desire to complete clerkships at alternative sites. The Director or Assistant Director will give the student permission to make initial contact with the facility(ies) and preceptor(s). This step ensures that the College is aware that its students are making initial educational contacts on its behalf. If a student wants to complete clerkships at a facility(ies) or with a preceptor(s) unacceptable to the College, the Director or Assistant Director will deny permission.
- Contact the facility(ies) and preceptor(s) to determine if they have interest in having the student complete clerkships at their site in the desired time frame.
- Report to the Director or Assistant Director the results of contact(s) with proposed facility(ies) and preceptor(s).
Clerkship PlacementCollege of Pharmacy
Assuming the student has successfully identified facilities and preceptors which are tentatively acceptable to the College, the following steps will occur:
- The Director or Assistant Director will contact the preceptor(s) to confirm the interest in affiliation with the College. This contact will document the ability of preceptor(s) and facility(ies) to fulfill the educational requirements of clerkships. Preliminary discussions regarding affiliate faculty appointment and payment for clerkship supervision may also occur.
- Provided mutual interest in an academic affiliation is sustained, the Director or Assistant Director may schedule a visit to the facility(ies) and preceptor(s) to confirm the acceptability of the site(s) for clinical instruction.
- Acceptable consensus will be reached between the facility(ies) and the University regarding "Affiliation Agreements," payment of facilities or preceptors, and affiliate faculty appointments.
- The Director or Assistant Director will communicate with preceptors, receive grades, receive student evaluations of preceptors, and visit sites during clerkships as needed.
Students will be assigned an advisor upon admission to the program. The Non-T program will be responsible for course and clerkship registration, delivery of examination materials to the proctor, and any other administrative details associated with the program.
Nontraditional Application Materials
Application materials and other information may be obtained by mail, telephone or the internet:
Nontraditional Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Idaho State University
College of Pharmacy
PO Box 8356
Pocatello ID 83209
Pharmaceutical Science Courses
PSCI 205 Drugs in Society 2 credits. Survey of the response of people to drugs and chemicals. This course is for non-pharmacy majors. F, S
PSCI 314 Basic and Applied Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene 3 credits. Basic pharmacology and therapeutic uses of selected drug groups. PREREQ: BIOS g301, BIOS g302; LIMITED TO DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS ONLY. S
PSCI 316 Essentials of Pharmacology 3 credits. The pharmacologic actions and therapeutic implications of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: BIOS g301, BIOS g302; LIMITED TO NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. F, W
PSCI 317 Drug Therapy 2 credits. Major emphasis on the therapeutic aspects of drugs as they relate to the care of patients. PREREQ: PSCI 316; LIMITED TO NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. S
PSCI 318 Basic and Applied Pharmacology for Physical Therapists 2 credits. Introduction to the basic concepts of pharmacology. Discussion of pharmacologic therapy of problems affecting the musculoskeletal and connective tissues, including pain management. PREREQ: LIMITED TO FIRST YEAR PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS. S
PSCI 401 Case Studies in Pharmacy I 2 credits. Application of principles in the pharmaceutical sciences to drug therapy issues. PREREQ: SECOND PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS; COREQ: PSCI g466, PSCI g455. F
PSCI 402 Case Studies in Pharmacy II 2 credits. Continuation of PSCI 401. PREREQ: PSCI 401, PSCI g466, PSCI 455. COREQ: PSCI 467, PSCI 456. S
PSCI 423 Pharmaceutics I 3 credits. Fundamental knowledge for pharmaceutical evaluation: terminology, physical and chemical properties of drugs, and pharmacokinetic principles. Students become familiar with physician orders, patient charts, and current literature, and will evaluate patient profiles. PREREQ: FIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR. S
PSCI 424 Pharmaceutics II 4 credits. Pharmaceutical principles based on different routes of administration; biopharmaceutics, stability, packaging and formulation of various dosage forms, pharmacokinetic processes and dose modeling. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory each week. PREREQ: PSCI 423. F
PSCI 425 Pharmaceutics III 4 credits. Parenterals, radiopharmaceuticals, chemotherapeutic products, biologically derived products and manufacturing techniques. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. PREREQ: PSCI 424. S
PSCI 433 Physical Pharmaceutics 3 credits. Illustrates the basic concepts of physical pharmaceutics, including physiocochemical and biopharmaceutical principles applicable to formulation design, drug disposition, and calculations. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
PSCI 434 Pharmacokinetics 3 credits. Illustrates the principles of pharmacokinetics and dosing regimen design. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F
PSCI 435 Drug Delivery Systems 3 credits. Illustrates principles, processes, and techniques applied to drug delivery systems, preparation, use and assessment of pharmaceutical dosage forms and emphasizes formulation design, dose regimens, and specific compounding techniques. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
PSCI 437 Radiopharmaceuticals and Diagnostic Agents 2 credits. Introduction to the basic principles of radiation physics, generator systems, and preparation and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals; clinical aspects, therapeutic and diagnostic applications of radiopharmaceuticals and diagnostic agents in pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F
PSCI 439 Drug Delivery in the 21st Century 2 credits. State-of-the-art information on the science and technology of novel drug delivery systems, controlled release formulations and pharmaceutical proteins, vaccines and anti-sense drugs. PREREQ: PSCI 423 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F
PSCI g441 Diabetes for Health Sciences 2 credits. Discussion of diabetes: types, development, monitoring and patient related issues. Topics include basic science and patient applications. Discussions based on student interest and background. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
PSCI g455 Medicinal Chemistry I 3 credits. A study of the general chemistry, chemical properties and relationships between chemical structures and pharmacological activities of organic and inorganic medicinal agents. PREREQ: PSCI g465, BIOS g447. F
PSCI g456 Medicinal Chemistry II 3 credits. A study of the general chemistry, chemical properties and relationships between chemical structures and pharmacological activities of organic and inorganic medicinal agents. PREREQ: PSCI 455. S
PSCI 457 Clinical Chemistry 2 credits. The influence of disease states on the results of laboratory diagnostic procedures; the effects ofdrug therapy on diagnostic tests. PREREQ: MUST BE SECOND-YEAR PROFESSIONAL STATUS IN PHARM.D. PROGRAM. F
PSCI g465 Pharmacology I 4 credits. Study of drug action, receptors and metabolism; principles of pharmacology of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: BIOS g445, g449. S
PSCI g466 Pharmacology II 4 credits. Study of drug action, receptors and metabolism; principles of pharmacology of the major classes of drugs. PREREQ: PSCI g465, BIOS g447, 456.F
PSCI g467 Pharmacology III 3 credits. Principles of pharmacology of the major classes of drugs; the actions, receptor sites, and metabolism of these agents. PREREQ: PSCI g466, PSCI 455. S
PSCI 501 Drug Abuse and the Pharmacist 3 credits. A detailed discussion of pharmacological and societal aspects of drugs of abuse, including the role of the pharmacist when confronted with personal, professional, and societal drug abuse. PREREQ: PSCI g465. S
PSCI 521 Dermatologicals 2 credits.
General principles, etiology, and clinical manifestations of skin diseases. Emphasis is placed on the management and therapy of common cutaneous disorders. PREREQ: PSCI 425 OR PSCI 427 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
PSCI 529 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3 credits. The application of pharmacokinetic principles to the rational design of individualized drug dosage regimens. PREREQ: PSCI 425. F
PSCI 537 Professional Student Seminar in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 credit. Review of current research and literature in the fields of pharmacy. Oral and written reports are required. May Be Repeated. PREREQ: MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE PHARM.D. PROGRAM. S
PSCI 538 Independent Problems in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 credits. Advanced students are assigned special laboratory studies on the basis of interest and previous preparation. May Be Repeated. PREREQ: MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE PHARM.D. PROGRAM. F, S
PSCI 568 Toxicology 3 credits. Study of environmental and clinical poisons with emphasis on mechanisms of toxicity, causes, detection and treatment. COREQ: PSCI g467 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
PSCI 569 Pathophysiology 3 credits. The study of basic processes underlying diseases with an emphasis on gross functional disturbances. PREREQ: B.S. IN PHARMACY. Note: Students may not receive credit for both PSCI 569 and BIOS g463. F, S
PSCI 592 Special Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences 1-4 credits. An examination of selected topics in pharmaceutical sciences. PREREQ: MUST BE ENROLLED IN PHARM.D. PROGRAM. D
Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences Courses
PPRA 338 Drug Information Systems and Medical Terminology 2 credits. Methods of gathering and using medication-related information derived from a variety of sources. Laboratory exercises in information retrieval. PREREQ: FIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. F
PPRA 401 Current Topics in Pharmacy Practice 1 credit. Student led seminar examining current issues in pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 416. S
PPRA 405: Externship in Pharmacy Practice 1 cr. 200 hours of practical experience in a pharmacy practice environment. Graded S/U. S
PPRA 416 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice 3 credits. Principles of medical sociology applicable to health care and professional practice. Focuses on understanding of health and illness behavior, consumer and health care professional roles, and health care ethics. F
PPRA 418 Pharmacy Practice Management 4 credits. Principles of financial and human resource management as applied to pharmacy practice. PREREQ: ECON 201. F
PPRA g491 Topical Seminar in Pharmacy Practice 1-4 credits. Examination of selected topics in Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration. May Be Repeated. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
PPRA 501 Case Studies in Pharmacy III 2 credits. Application of principles in pathophysiology and therapeutics to drug therapy issues. PREREQ: PSCI 402. COREQ: PPRA 525, PSCI 529. F
PPRA 502 Case Studies in Pharmacy IV 2 credits. Application of principles in pathophysiology and therapeutics to drug therapy issues. PREREQ: PPRA 501. COREQ: PPRA 526. S
PPRA 505 Externship in Pharmacy Practice 1 credit. 200 hours of practical experience in a pharmacy practice environment. S/U. F
PPRA 507 Complementary and Natural Medicine 2 credits. Introduction to safety and efficacy of methods and products used in treating patients outside of modern medicine. PREREQ: MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE PHARM.D. PROGRAM. S
PPRA 513 Marketing Management of the Community Pharmacy 2 credits. Principles of marketing management as applied to community pharmacy practice. S
PPRA 514 Institutional Pharmacy Practice 2 credits. The practice of institutional pharmacy with special emphasis on the practice of hospital pharmacy. PREREQ: PPRA 418. S
PPRA 515 Financial Management of the Community Pharmacy 2 credits. Principles of financial management as applied to community pharmacy practice. PREREQ: PPRA 418. S
PPRA 518 Clinical Research Design and Analysis 4 credits. The fundamentals of experimental design, implementation and data analysis pertinent to pharmaceutical clinical investigations. F, S
PPRA 519 Pharmacy Law 2 credits. The study of federal and state statutes, regulations and court decisions which control the practice of pharmacy and drug distribution; and an introduction to civil liability in pharmacy practice. PREREQ: THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR. S
PPRA 521 Pharmaceutical Care I 3 credits. Integration of skills and knowledge necessary for providing pharmaceutical care. Emphasizes communication and counseling skill development, patient assessment, prospective drug review, use of nonprescription products and ethics. Two lectures and three hours of laboratory weekly. PREREQ: PSCI g467. F
PPRA 522 Pharmaceutical Care II 4 credits. Continuation of PPRA 521. Three lectures and three hours of laboratory weekly. PREREQ: PPRA 521. S
PPRA 525 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I 5 credits. Study of disease states and drug therapy, with emphasis on selection and monitoring of drug therapy, patient counseling and application of knowledge to patient situations. PREREQ: BIOS g463 OR PSCI 569. F
PPRA 526 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II 5 credits. Continuation of PPRA 525. PREREQ: PPRA 525. S
PPRA 530 Geriatric Pharmacy I 3 credits. Principles of effective pharmaceutical care of the elderly patient. PREREQ: THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR.
PPRA 531 Geriatric Pharmacy II 3 credits. This course is a continuation of PPRA 530, and includes advanced study of the principles of effective pharmaceutical care of the elderly patient. PREREQ: THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR. S
PPRA 534 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I 4 credits. This course presents drug therapies by disease state with emphasis placed on selection and monitoring of drug therapy, patient counseling and application of knowledge to patient situations. F, S
PPRA 535 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II 4 credits. Provide knowledge of therapeutics and prepare for learning in a clinical setting. PREREQ: PPRA 534. S
PPRA 538 Drug Information and Literature Analysis 2 credits. Advanced course in retrieving, analyzing, and evaluating medication-related information from the literature. PREREQ: PPRA 518. F
PPRA 539 Quality Assurance and Cost Containment Strategies 1 credit. A study of the drug use process with special emphasis on methods whereby pharmacists can enhance patient care and reduce costs of care. F, S
PPRA 540 Case Studies in Pharmacy Practice 1-2 credits. This series of one- or two-credit courses will require students to present selected patient cases for discussion to the preceptor or other students on rotation. PREREQ: COMPLETION OF THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 541 Community Pharmacy Clerkship 4-6 credits. Emphasizes the distributive, communicative and managerial aspects of community pharmacy practice. For this clerkship, students are assigned to selected community pharmacy preceptors. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 542 Hospital Pharmacy Clerkship 4-6 credits. Emphasizes the distributive, communicative and managerial aspects of hospital pharmacy practice. For this clerkship, students are assigned to selected hospital pharmacy preceptors. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 543 Ambulatory Care Clerkship 4-8 credits. Integration of basic pharmacy related concepts to patient care as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team in the ambulatory care setting. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 544 Medicine Clerkship 4-8 credits. This clerkship is designed to integrate the knowledge from previous didactic courses in pharmacology, clinical chemistry, and pathophysiology for application encountered in general medicine practice. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 545 Pediatrics Clerkship 4-6 credits. Practical experience in monitoring drug therapy for institutionalized and ambulatory pediatric and neonatal patients. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 546 Geriatrics Clerkship 4-6 credits. Application of pharmaceutical knowledge and skills in the care of geriatric patients and long-term care. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 547 Psychiatry Clerkship 4-6 credits. Application of pathophysiology and therapeutics to a general psychiatry practice. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 548 Drug Information Clerkship 4-6 credits. Structured experience in the practical aspects of the provision of drug information. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 549 Pharmaceutical Care Clerkship 4-6 credits. Emphasizes the development, implementation and assessment of pharmaceutical care activities provided in the non-traditional student's work setting. PREREQ: NON-TRADITIONAL ENROLLMENT AND REQUIRED CLERKSHIPS. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 550 Physical Assessment 1 credit. An introduction to the practical applications of pharmacy including performing a basic physical examination and taking a medical history. F, S
PPRA 551 Community Pharmacy Specialty Clerkship 4-6 credits. Develops the concepts and mechanisms of the distributive, communicative and managerial aspects of community practice through the completion of a student project. PREREQ: PPRA 541 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 552 Hospital Pharmacy Specialty Clerkship 4-6 credits. Develops the concepts and mechanisms of the distributive, communicative and managerial aspects of hospital pharmacy practice through the completion of a student project. PREREQ: PPRA 542 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 553 Professional Student Seminar 1 credit. Development of a relevant therapeutic topic including the review, analysis, and oral presentation of all appropriate medical and scientific literature. PREREQ: MUST BE FOURTH YEAR PROFESSIONAL STUDENT. F, S
PPRA 554 Clinical Specialty Clerkship 4-6 credits. Designed to integrate the knowledge from previous didactic courses to teach students to formulate, apply and monitor therapeutic drug treatment of diseases. PREREQ: PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. GradedS/U. F, S
PPRA 557 Problems in Pharmaceutical Diagnosis 2 credits. An integrated case study format emphasizing the development of quality assurance concepts, physical assessment skills, and clinical problem-solving abilities related to the diagnosis, resolution and prevention of drug-related problems. F, S
PPRA 563 Advanced Parenteral Products 2 credits. Provides advanced training in the preparation and handling of parenteral products used in institutional pharmacy and home-health-care services. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
PPRA 569 Research Specialty Clerkship 4-6 credits. Provides experience in the conduct of research in the pharmaceutical sciences. PREREQ:PPRA 544 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
PPRA 571 Home Health Care Specialty Clerkship 4-6 credits. Emphasizes the clinical, distributive, communicative, and managerial aspects of providing a home health care service in the ambulatory patient environment. PREREQ: PPRA541 AND 542 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F,S
PPRA 573 Ambulatory Care Specialty Clerkship 6 credits. Provides additional clinical experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care services in ambulatory patients. PREREQ: PPRA 543. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
PPRA 574 Medicine Specialty Clerkship 6 credits. Provides additional clinical experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care services in hospitalized patients. PREREQ: PPRA 544. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
PPRA 575 Pediatric Specialty Clerkship 6 credits. Provides additional clinical experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care services in pediatric patients. PREREQ: PPRA 545. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
PPRA 576 Geriatric Specialty Clerkship 6 credits. Provides additional clinical experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care services in geriatric patients. PREREQ: PPRA 546. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
PPRA 577 Psychiatric Specialty Clerkship 6 credits. Provides additional clinical experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to deliver pharmaceutical care services in psychiatric patients. PREREQ: PPRA 547. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
PPRA 578 Drug Information Specialty Clerkship 6 credits. Provides additional experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide drug information to health careproviders. PREREQ: PPRA 548. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
PPRA 581 Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Clerkship 4-6 credits. Provides practical experience in the compounding and clinical use of radiopharmaceuticals. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F
PPRA 582 Rural Health Specialty Clerkship 4-6 credits. Provides practical experience, knowledge, and skills necessary for the provision of pharmaceutical care services in rural and under-served health care settings. PREREQ: FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR STATUS. Graded S/U. F
PPRA 583 Special Populations Clerkship 4-6 credits. Provides additional experience in the delivery of pharmaceutical services to one of four special patient populations including geriatrics, pediatrics, mental health or chemical dependency. PREREQ: PPRA 545 OR PPRA 546 OR PPRA 547. Graded S/U. F, S
PPRA 592 Independent Problems in Pharmacy Practice 1-2 credits. Advanced students are assigned special studies on the basis of interest and previous preparation. May be repeated. PREREQ: MUST BE ENROLLED IN PHARM.D. PROGRAM. F, S
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