Pharm.D.: Helping People Get Well

The Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy’s program transforms career paths and sets you up for success in this diverse field.

TTUHSC pharmacy professional looking at medication

With the changing nature of health care and the advancement of technology, the field of pharmacy is evolving, leading to a wide variety of career opportunities for those with Pharm.D. degrees. Explore how easy it is to apply to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) today!

Students with a Doctor of Pharmacy go on to work in a variety of fulfilling health care settings. Below are just a few of an ever-growing list of opportunities:

Community Pharmacy

Various outpatient community pharmacies, such as independent and chain pharmacies, grocery stores, and large retailers, employ community pharmacists. They often prepare prescriptions, counsel patients about their medications, educate them about their medication options, engage with health care providers, manage dosing, interactions and side effects, and help select over-the-counter medications. 

Hospital Clinical Pharmacy

Acute care pharmacists promote appropriate medication use and dosing for patients in hospital settings. They monitor medications to ensure safe dose strategies specific to the patient, and create sterile compounds for patients who are more acutely ill in all areas of the medical field such as cardiology, infectious diseases, oncology, pediatrics, geriatrics and psychiatry. 

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

pharmacy professional talking to a patient

Our Pharm.D. program is a comprehensive learning experience

Ambulatory Care pharmacists work in a medical office to ensure optimal dosing, medication choice and adherence specific to patient chronic medical conditions with extensive regiments. This role also involves counseling patients for safe and appropriate use to optimize clinical outcomes.Working alongside medical providers to ensure best outcomes for chronic medical conditions with extensive medication regimens, these pharmacists often build relationships with patients that last a lifetime. 

What to Expect From Our Program

The Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy at TTUHSC prepares you for the patients and communities you will serve from one of our many unique campuses across the state. Each campus offers unparalleled hands-on training and valuable interprofessional experience through collaboration with our other schools.

Two TTUHSC pharmacy professionals laughing outdoors in front of the Dallas campus

The Pharm.D. program is available on many campuses, including in Dallas

Not only do our multiple locations allow you to choose and build your future your own way, but our curriculum is specifically designed to prepare students for the career path that calls to them. Students in the Pharm.D. program diversify their skill sets through dual degree program options for Pharm.D./MBA and Pharm.D./MPH programs and experiences such as geriatric, pediatric and rural health/special populations training. All students receive a concentration in special populations to help differentiate them in the job market after graduation. Our school is the only pharmacy school in the country that requires all three of these trainings, creating a truly comprehensive education. 

Becoming a Part of Our Program

Successful candidates to our school of pharmacy must complete certain prerequisites and meet a minimum GPA requirement. Reach out to our office for any prerequisite questions.

If you are interested in seeing what you can do with a Pharm.D., start the application process right here. Our school provides you with patient-centered and adaptable skillsets that give you all the tools you need to pioneer the future of health. 

 

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