Doctor Of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.)

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Introduction:

Clinical pharmacy services have proved and are proving their importance in healthcare systems of the world towards better healthcare, especially in western countries. Very few professional clinical pharmacy services are being provided in India. Hence, the need of a patient oriented approach in Pharmacy curriculum was felt by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and in view of that the Union Ministry of Health and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) introduced a six year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) course. It provides intensive training in pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy services.

The Pharm.D programme gives a global edge to the students and enable the pharmacist to advise, consult, and help Doctors in dispensing medicines to patients. It is a six year training based course wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services in hospital settings.

Practical training is conducted at Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital, a 1000 bedded super specialty tertiary care Hospital funded by the parent body of the Institute.

Eligibility:

A pass in any of the following examinations:

  • 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Biology.
  • A pass in D. Pharm course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act.
  • Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations.

Affiliation:

Uttarakhand Technical University Dehradun

Seats Available:

30

Course Duration:

6 years