College of Pharmacy​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

College of Pharmacy offers an accredited 0+6 Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Findlay has one of the few pharmacy schools in the country to offer a direct-entry, 0+6 program! Students are accepted directly into the pharmacy program as freshmen and continue seamlessly into the professional level of the program, graduating at the end of six years with a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

student in pharmacy lab

The Pharmacy Curriculum is divided into four phases:

  1. The first two years are basic science and general education material.

  2. The third year is basic pharmaceutical sciences. These courses prepare you to understand the language of pharmacy and the thought processes involved in pharmacy practice. After your second year and prior to entering the sixth year, 300 hours of contact time with a health care professional is required.​

  3. The fourth and fifth years are applied pharmacy science and are meant to introduce you to the clinical year. You also may explore an interest in a specialty area such as osteoporosis, immunizations, nuclear pharmacy, nutritional support or diabetes management​. At the end of the fifth year, you will  take Pharmacy Capstone. It is a review course for the entire curriculum up to the advanced pharmacy practice rotations.

  4. The sixth year is all about advanced pharmacy practice experience, with rotations in areas such as general medicine, advanced community pharmacy, geriatrics, and cardiology.​

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What Makes Findlay's Pharmacy Program Different? 

Our faculty use an interactive teaching style, integrating subjects such as pharmacy, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, kinetics, herbal and over-the-counter therapies into an organ system based curriculum. You will study the care of patients in integrated courses. Other unique aspects are:

  • Students can complete an MBA along with the Pharm.D.
  • Students can complete a master of science in health informatics​​ along with the Pharm.D.
  • One of only 13 pharmacy schools in the country to offer a 0+6 program
  • Entering class size of 72 students each fall
  • Professional courses taught in small sections of 36 students
  • Classes are taught interactively.
  • Sixth-year students do all nine months of clinical education at one of 25 hub sites, but can choose from a variety of elective experiences away from the hub to help each student meet personal and professional goals.
  • All professors are doctoral qualified.
  • Professors have an educationally diverse background.

The Sixth Year Rotation:

Findlay’s experiential program is unparalleled. Each student is matched with a mentor, in one location, which allows each student time to establish professional relationships and truly become part of a health care team while being will be exposed to a variety of experiences with various pharmacist specializing in their practice area. Rotations could take place in any of the following locations:
  • Community pharmacy
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Nuclear pharmacy
  • General medicine
  • Family practice
  • Drug information
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Surgery
  • Poison control centers
  • Compounding