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.

Locations: Louisville

Objectives

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)

Requirements

  • 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

FAQ's

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.

More Information

For more information, contact:

Kimberly K. Daugherty, PharmD, BCPS
Professor and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Assessment
Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
502-413-8636
kdaugherty@sullivan.edu

Courses

Course descriptions are available in the SU academic catalog. https://sullivan.edu/academic-catalogs

Course
Title
Credit Hours
ECO 510
Managerial Economics
4.00
HRL 660
Organizational Effectiveness
4.00
MGT 545
Leading Organizations
4.00
MGT 620
Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness
4.00
PCS 500
Advanced Therapeutics I
1.00
PCS 501
Systems Thinking I
1.00
PCS 502
Capstone Project I - PCS
1.00
PCS 503
Practitioner Educator
1.00
PCS 520
Advanced Therapeutics II
1.00
PCS 521
Systems Thinking II
2.00
PCS 522
Capstone Project II - PCS
1.00
PCS 540
Advanced Therapeutics III
1.00
PCS 541
Capstone Project III - PCS
1.00
PCS 560
Advanced Therapeutics IV
1.00
PCS 561
Capstone Project IV - PCS
1.00
PHR 7801
APPE I
6.00
PHR 7802
APPE II
6.00
PHR 7803
APPE III
6.00
PHR 7804
APPE IV
6.00
Course:
ECO 510
Title:
Managerial Economics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRL 660
Title:
Organizational Effectiveness
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 545
Title:
Leading Organizations
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 620
Title:
Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PCS 500
Title:
Advanced Therapeutics I
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PCS 501
Title:
Systems Thinking I
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PCS 502
Title:
Capstone Project I - PCS
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PCS 503
Title:
Practitioner Educator
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PCS 520
Title:
Advanced Therapeutics II
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PCS 521
Title:
Systems Thinking II
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
PCS 522
Title:
Capstone Project II - PCS
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PCS 540
Title:
Advanced Therapeutics III
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PCS 541
Title:
Capstone Project III - PCS
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PCS 560
Title:
Advanced Therapeutics IV
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PCS 561
Title:
Capstone Project IV - PCS
Credit Hours:
1.00
Course:
PHR 7801
Title:
APPE I
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
PHR 7802
Title:
APPE II
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
PHR 7803
Title:
APPE III
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
PHR 7804
Title:
APPE IV
Credit Hours:
6.00
Total Credit Hours: 52.00