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, and a minimum of seven additional credits in behavioral, social, or humanistic subjects.
Before admission into the professional pharmacy program, each student must complete the pre-pharmacy curriculum. The pre-pharmacy curriculum for resident and transfer students must include those requirements listed above and at least the following: two semesters of general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, two semesters of physics, one semester of biology or zoology, one semester of microbiology, one semester of calculus, and one semester of macroeconomics.
First Year Pre-Pharmacy
BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4 cr CHEM 126 Cations and Anions 1 cr ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr SPCH 101 Principles of Speech (Goal 2) 2 cr MATH 120 Essentials of Calculus (Goal 3) 4 cr ELECTIVES Goals 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 6 cr IN ADDITION: Electives from the behavioral, social, or humanistic areas 4 cr TOTAL: 32 cr
Second Year Pre-Pharmacy
BIOS 235 General Microbiology 4 cr CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 cr CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 cr PHYS 211-212 General Physics 6 cr ECON 201 Economic Principles and Problems (Goal 11) 3 cr ENGL 201 Critical Reading & Writing 3 cr IN ADDITION: Electives Goals 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 6 cr AND Electives from the behavioral, social, or humanistic areas 3 cr TOTAL: 33 cr
Beginning in the fall of 1993, students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy professional program at the College of Pharmacy will complete the following curriculum. Any student enrolled in the professional program prior to this date should consult an ISU Undergraduate Catalog that details the previous curriculum, which s/he should complete prior to graduation.
The professional curriculum requires four years of study: three years of academic courses and a fourth year comprised of 44 weeks of clinical experience.
The first academic year includes biomedical and pharmaceutical science classes. Students will complete two semesters of biochemistry and physiology, one semester of human anatomy, basic immunology and medical microbiology. Pharmaceutical sciences includes courses in pharmaceutics, pharmacology and drug information/medical terminology. The second academic year continues the biomedical sciences with pathology.
Students will continue their studies in the pharmaceutical sciences including biopharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and clinical research and design.
Students will also begin a series of two-credit case study courses that allow them to integrate their knowledge and skills attained in pharmacy courses. The case studies continue into the third professional year. The final academic year is devoted to practice-related courses including clinical pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, management, law and pharmaceutical care.
Students will also select an area of curriculum emphasis in either community pharmacy practice, institutional pharmacy practice, or basic sciences research. The chosen area of emphasis will allow the student to gain further insight and expertise in an area of pharmacy practice that s/he may have an interest in pursuing after graduation.
The last year 44 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 or psychiatry, and a four week rotation in community pharmacy practice. A ten-week rotation in medicine and six-week rotation in ambulatory patient care is also required. Students will also have the option of selecting three rotations in areas of interest including pharmaceutical sciences research.
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 Immunology* 2 cr BIOS 425 Human Anatomy (w/lab) 4 cr BIOS 445 Biochemistry I 3 cr BIOS 449 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
BIOS 341 Medical Microbiology*** 2 cr BIOS 447 Biochemistry II 3 cr BIOS 456 Human Physiology II (w/lab) 4 cr PSCI 423 Pharmaceutics I 3 cr PSCI 457 Clinical Chemistry 2 cr PSCI 465 Pharmacology I 4 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
*Students attend classes for BIOS 342 for first ten weeks only. **5 weeks lecture three times 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.
Second Professional Year Curriculum (Fall)
BIOS 463 Human Pathophysiology 4 cr PPRA 401 Current Topics in Pharmacy Practice 1 cr PSCI 401 Case Studies I 2 cr PSCI 424 Pharmaceutics II 4 cr PSCI 455 Medicinal Chemistry I 3 cr PSCI 466 Pharmacology II 4 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
PPRA 518 Clinical Research Design and Analysis 4 cr PSCI 402 Case Studies II 2 cr PSCI 425 Pharmaceutics III 4 cr PSCI 456 Medicinal Chemistry II 3 cr PSCI 467 Pharmacology III 3 cr PSCI 568 Toxicology 3 cr TOTAL: 19 cr
Third Professional Year Curriculum (Fall)
PPRA 418 Pharmacy 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
PPRA 502 Case Studies in Pharmacy IV 2 cr PPRA 519 Pharmacy Law 3 cr PPRA 522 Pharmaceutical Care II 4 cr PPRA 526 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics II 5 cr Selective**** 4 cr TOTAL: 18 cr
****Note: Students with 200 hours Externship before beginning P3 year may take selective credit rather than Externship.
Fourth Professional Year Curriculum
Full Calendar Year
PPRA 540 Case Studies in Pharmacy Practice 9 cr
TOTAL Clerkships - 44 weeks
PPRA 541 Community Pharmacy Clerkship 4 weeks PPRA 543 Ambulatory Care Clerkship 6 weeks PPRA 544 Medicine Clerkship 10 weeks (Institutional Practice and Acute Care Clinical)
Special Populations Clerkship 12 weeks (Select 2 rotations from Pediatrics, Geriatrics or Psychiatry. Students who complete Ambulatory Care Clerkship in a VAMC must select Pediatrics as one Special Population)
Elective Clerkships 12 weeks (3 Rotations, 4 weeks each)