Master of Science in Pharmacist Care Delivery and Systems Thinking
This 12-month program (52 credit hours) is designed for the BS in Pharmacy and PharmD graduates who are eligible for licensure as a graduate pharmacy intern or pharmacist and is interested in post-graduate education. This program of study enhances clinical pharmacy skills with an emphasis on management and systems thinking. The program includes business courses and pharmacy practice based didactic and experientially delivered courses.
This program is ideal for those pharmacists seeking a residency-like educational experience and are looking to advance their education and place in practice.
This program of study represents a relatively unique program in that it is designed to provide a residency-like experience with enhanced structure around business and systems thinking elements. Students will be provided the opportunity to engage in enhanced clinical knowledge and experience coupled with a focus on the business aspects of pharmacy including organizational effectiveness, economics and leadership.
This program will be a mix of online, face-to-face lecture, recitation, mentored project, and experiential education. Completion of this program would help to position the graduate to move directly into a community-based pharmacist position or increase their competitiveness for a first-year post graduation residency or non-accredited second year residency.
Students will have the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate as part of the practitioner educator course.
Programmatic Educational outcomes
- Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to serve in an administrative role. (Knowledge Domain)
- Demonstrate excellent direct patient care skills (Patient Care Domain)
- Demonstrate real-world problem-solving skills in the advancement of health and wellness (Practice Management and Systems Thinking Domain)
- Provide effective education to a broad audience (Educator Domain)
- Develop the skills that undergird a commitment to life-long learning (Personal and Professional Development Domain)
- Have completed a BS in Pharmacy or PharmD degree or equivalent with eligibility for licensure with the Kentucky (https://pharmacy.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx) and Indiana (https://www.in.gov/pla/pharmacy.htm) Boards of Pharmacy as a graduate pharmacy intern or pharmacist
- Have a minimum professional GPA of a 2.75, preference given to 3.0 or greater
- If English is a second language, a TOEFL score is required
- Completion of application
- GRE not required
The program is a 52-credit hour program that can be completed in as little as 12 months. It can also be completed part-time.
Yes, the program can be completed either full-time or part-time to accommodate the needs of the student.
The program is 52 credit hours over one year (four quarters) delivered in a hybrid format (didactic: face-to-face/on-line + experiential).
Although the content of the program is designed to simulate a residency experience, this program is not an ASHP accredited residency program.
Yes, there may be opportunity for students to be paid for clinical experiences.
Course descriptions are available in the SU academic catalog. https://sullivan.edu/academic-catalogs