Special Notes on the Professional Pharm.D. Program

  1. The successful completion of the professional Pharm.D. program curriculum in the College of Pharmacy as well as the practice of pharmacy requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge is accompanied by the simultaneous acquisition of skills and professional attitudes and behavior.  Therefore, all didactic, laboratory, and pharmacy practice course requirements of the curriculum in the College of Pharmacy are applicable to all students and cannot be waived. 
  2. Only students who are currently enrolled in the College of Pharmacy may attend the professional Pharm.D. program classes in the College of Pharmacy without permission from the Dean of the College of Pharmacy.
  3. Students enrolled in any experiential components of the professional Pharm.D. program must adhere to any specific policies, procedures and/or requirements of the assigned pharmacy practice site. The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) courses are conducted at off-campus teaching facilities affiliated with the College of Pharmacy.  Any added costs (i.e., required liability and health insurance, practice site requirements, supplies, housing, food, transportation, etc.) incurred through this dislocation must be borne by the student.  Enrollment in these courses is limited by the availability of facilities and faculty.  Therefore, students will be assigned to these courses based on the number of students that can be accommodated.  Problems associated with the College of Pharmacy Regulations that affect the student may result in a delay in enrollment in these courses.
  4. The IPPE courses are graded as Pass or Fail and do not affect the GPA calculations in any area (e.g., probation, suspension). The IPPE courses cannot be used for full-time course load or Pharm.D. program residency requirements for any semester.
  5. Professional Pharm.D. program students who have complaints regarding the standards or policies and procedures of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (http://www.acpe-accredit.org/)  must submit written documentation to the Associate Dean.  If the student and Associate Dean cannot resolve the complaint, the complaint will be referred to the College of Pharmacy Policy Committee for review.  The College of Pharmacy Policy Committee will make its recommendation to the Dean and the Dean of the College of Pharmacy will communicate the recommendation to the student. 
  6. Professional Electives are to be selected through consultation with the advisor and must be taken as part of the professional Pharm.D. program.
  7. All students in the Pharm.D. program must be certified as pharmacy interns by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.
  8. All students in the professional Pharm.D. program must complete all required documentation, which includes background checks, immunizations and vaccine series, drug screens and the SWOSU Health Record, in the prescribed time periods.
  9. The cost of attendance for the professional Pharm.D. program includes the specific tuition and other costs for the professional Pharm.D. program as well as all SWOSU cost requirements.