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Dean: Mustafa Lokhandwala, Ph.D., University of Houston
Associate Dean for Professional Programs: Thomas L. Lemke, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Associate Dean for Practice Programs: Sandra E. Webb, M.S., University of Houston
Assistant Dean for Admissions: Shara Zatopek, B.S., University of Houston
Director of Assessment: Julianna E. Szilagyi, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Director of Counseling and Advising: Barbara Tatum, M.A.M.F.C., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Licensed Professional Counselor
Director of Recruitment & Financial Aid Services: Paige Pitman, B.S., University of Houston
College Business Manager: Charles Henry
The College of Pharmacy offers a four-year professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. A two-year pre-pharmacy program, or its equivalent, is required for admission into the professional program. The College of Pharmacy also offers the Master of Science degree in pharmacy administration, health system pharmacy administration, pharmaceutics and pharmacology, and the Doctor of Philosophy in pharmaceutics and pharmacology.
The College of Pharmacy, established in 1947, prepares students to enter into the practice of pharmacy and to function as professionals and informed citizens in a changing health care system and to assume important roles as drug information specialists and primary care providers.
Upon graduation, the new professional utilizes a foundation of skills in administrative, biological, clinical, and pharmaceutical sciences to take an active role in contemporary pharmacy practice--shaping policies and the future directions of the profession. Career options in pharmacy are virtually unlimited. From community to hospital practice, from home care to nuclear pharmacy, from clinical practice to basic science research in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists participate in areas that provide patient care and unravel the mysteries of human health. Employment opportunities are also available in academia. Pharmacists educate health care professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and patients in institutions and communities throughout the world.
Pharmacists are responsible for supervising the drug distribution process, selecting appropriate drug therapies, determining drug dosages and routes of administration, and monitoring therapeutic outcomes. Working with other health care providers--physicians, nurses, veterinarians, and dentists--pharmacists complement the health care system by providing pharmaceutical care.
Students at the College of Pharmacy have at their disposal virtually every resource and opportunity they need to acquire a first-class education in pharmacy. In the college's facility on the University of Houston campus, a Computer Learning Resource Center provides advanced hardware and specialized software for class work and research needs. For study and research needs, students can take advantage of the college's specialized library. The library offers thousands of volumes and more than 165 journal subscriptions. In the college's second facility in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, the students have the opportunity to train with physicians, medical students and members of our clinical faculty. In addition to faculty/staff offices, research laboratories, computer center, and classrooms, the building houses the Contemporary Pharmacy Practice Laboratory (CPPL). In the CPPL, students learn techniques in pharmaceutical care by role-playing situations they would experience as pharmacists. The Sterile Products Laboratory teaches students the latest aseptic methods of drug formulation and preparation, especially for use in hospitals and home care.
The College of Pharmacy is accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education and holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
Students are responsible for assuring the faculty that they satisfy the qualifications for the profession of pharmacy. The faculty reserves the right to dismiss from the college at any time a student who, in its judgment, is academically unqualified or is mentally or morally unsuited for a career in pharmacy.
The College of Pharmacy offers opportunities for participation in activities outside the formal classroom. The faculty encourages participation in student professional organizations, but reserves the right to advise students upon the extent of participation when it becomes apparent that their scholastic performance is deficient. The college recognizes the following professional organizations.
Pharmacy Council.This organization is composed of an elected representative and alternate representative from all of the pharmacy student organizations and from each of the professional-year classes. The council coordinates all pharmacy student organizational activities and acts as a liaison with the administration and faculty of the college.
Academy of Students of Pharmacy.This student organization is affiliated with the American Pharmaceutical Association, the Texas Pharmacy Association, and the Harris County Pharmacy Association. Membership is open to all pharmacy students. Dues entitle students to many privileges and to the journals of the state and national organizations. The group sponsors speakers, projects, social events, and the annual patient counseling competition, in which a student in 1997 placed third nationally.
Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists.Affiliated with the Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the society hosts monthly meetings featuring speakers on topics pertinent to the practice of hospital pharmacy and the allied health professions. Annual dues entitle students to membership in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Rho Chi.The Rho Chi Society is a national pharmaceutical honor society. Organized in 1958, the Beta Omicron chapter is one of 75 chapters at colleges of pharmacy across the country. Students with high scholastic averages may be invited to join Rho Chi after their second semester of the professional curriculum. Rho Chi conducts various service projects for the college and the profession.
Phi Lambda Sigma.A national honor pharmaceutical society that encourages, recognizes, and promotes leadership in pharmacy. Students who demonstrate dedicated service and leadership and are of high moral and ethical character may be invited to join after the third semester of the professional curriculum. PLS visits elementary schools to educate children about poison prevention.
Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International (CPFI).CPFI is a worldwide interdenominational ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. The mission of CPFI is to help pharmacy professionals grow spiritually and to promote fellowship among pharmacists.
Society of Industrial Pharmacy Students (SIPS).SIPS is an organization designed specifically for those students interested in pursuing careers in the pharmaceutical industry. The mission is to provide a growth environment for pharmacy students to explore opportunities, prepare for challenges, and be groomed for successful careers in the pharmaceutical industry.
Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA).The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) was founded in 1972 as a student affiliate of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA). SNPhA is an educational and service association of students who are concerned about pharmacy issues, professional development, and the lack of minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. The chapter at the University of Houston is involved in many projects serving the community.
Fraternities.Students who are interested in the fellowship and the professional spirit offered by fraternity life will find three national professional fraternities active in both social and professional affairs. Phi Delta Chi, Kappa Psi, and Kappa Epsilon are dedicated to service, to the profession of pharmacy, and to the community.
Class Organizations.Each class forms an organization to provide service to its members and to the college. Activities and dues are determined by the class.
The Student Recovery Program is designed to address alcohol and other chemical addiction/dependency issues. Each student is required to attend educational seminars that provide information about alcohol and drug addiction and dependencies, assist students in identifying impaired students, and provide information on available services. This requirement must be completed during the first professional year.
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