School of Pharmacy
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The Wilkes University School of Pharmacy
provides a dynamic, challenging and comprehensive curriculum, focused on the future, that will serve as the foundation for life long learning and practice. Our graduates will be able to provide quality patient care in a wide range of health systems, in metropolitan and rural areas, and will be potential leaders in the profession.
Consistent with Wilkes tradition, the School of Pharmacy brings together qualified students and a dedicated faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines in a supportive atmosphere that encourages each student's intellectual and personal development.
Although our primary mission is professional education, research and practice are valued primarily as they support our commitment to educational excellence and faculty development. Finally, we seek to be a good corporate citizen through meaningful service to the University, the profession and the local community.
Hallmarks of pharmacy education at Wilkes are:
Teaching Priority: This is primarily a teaching institution; the student is our reason for being here.
Pharm. D.: Teaching resources are devoted totally to preparing students for one degree: the Doctor of Pharmacy.
Communications Emphasis: Communication skills are an important part of the PharmD curriculum. Our graduates will have a solid scientific knowledge base. In order to be effective, though, they must be able to articulate their knowledge with health professionals, administrators and patients.
Teambuilding Emphasis: The ability to work effectively as part of a health care team is considered critical. All pharmacy students enter a formal four year program in teambuilding and team leadership.
Small Size: We are a small school and intend to remain small. Meaningful faculty-student interaction is valued. The size of each entering pharmacy class is limited to 72 students.
Interdisciplinary: Pharmacy does not have all of the answers to health care or even pharmacy care problems. The broader perspectives of other academic disciplines (e.g., business, communications, nursing, biology, chemistry) are actively sought in curricular design and teaching.
Technology & Future Orientation: Our facilities, curriculum and faculty are focused upon training practitioners for the 21st century. Emphasis is placed upon new technologies, as this is a major foundation for future pharmacy practice.
Research & Practice: Research and practice are valued primarily as they support our commitment to educational excellence and faculty development and are valued as they affect patient care and/or lead to the advancement of science.