Applying the Pharmacist Patient Care Process for Doctor of Pharmacy Students Program

This program, available to all Doctor of Pharmacy students, provides recognition of proficiency in the fundamental skills necessary for practicing the profession of pharmacy, specifically the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process.

You will have the opportunity to earn a series of badges that signify that you are "practice-ready" and will be able to effectively compete for a postdoctoral training position or a pharmacist position in your chosen practice area. Program requirements are embedded in PharmD coursework with additional performance requirements in experiential activities or work experience that demonstrate proficiency in applying the PPCP.

Digital Badge.

This is a micro-credential program. Earn the Clinical Pharmacy Research Program digital badge upon successful completion of this program. Learn more about micro-credentials.

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Eligibility and Requirements

Who is eligible?
Students must be enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Requirements
To earn the micro-credential, students must complete three required badges and at least one focused badge.

Complete three required badges:

  1. Intro to PPCP for PharmD students
  2. Applying the PPCP to Self-Care
  3. Using Medication Reconciliation to Illustrate the PPCP

And complete at least one focused badge:

  1. PPCP Outpatient Pharmacy Practice Focus
  2. PPCP Inpatient Pharmacy Practice Focus

Required Courses

Badge 1: Intro to PPCP for PharmD students

  • PHM 515 Pharmaceutical Care I
  • PHM 501 Foundations of Pharmacotherapeutics

Badge 2: Applying the PPCP to Self-Care

  • PHM 516 Self-Care Therapeutics
  • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Badge 3: Using Medication Reconciliation to Illustrate the PPCP

  • PHM 616 Pharmaceutical Care III
  • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences

PPCP Outpatient Pharmacy Practice Focus

  • PHM 615: Pharmaceutical Care II
  • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences - Outpatient Care

PPCP Inpatient Pharmacy Practice Focus

  • PHM 715 - Pharmaceutical Care IV
  • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences - Inpatient Care

Additional required activities/assigments

  • To attain a badge, you will need to have a pharmacist witness and attest that you can perform the processes described in each badge. 

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