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Dual Program - PharmD/PhD

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    After completing her pharmacy degree, PharmD/PhD program student Elise Waldron-Young is researching selective inhibitors for a hardy and potentially deadly parasite while completing her Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. work.

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    Henrietta Abodakpi works as a clinical pharmacology reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration following the completion of the Pharm.D./Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics dual degree program.

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    The college's first Pharm.D./Ph.D. graduate, Meghna Trivedi is a UHCOP faculty researcher HER2+ breast cancer in collaboration with colleagues at UH and Baylor College of Medicine.

Pharm.D./Ph.D. in Pharmacology or Pharmaceutics

Please note: Due to the additional academic and/or research commitment required of students in the college's Combined Programs, the college REQUIRES applicants to have successfully completed the first year (P1) of the Pharm.D. curriculum before being considered for admission into the Pharm.D./Ph.D. program.

The Pharm.D./Ph.D. Combined Program is designed for the highly motivated and qualified individuals who are seeking an integrated program in the clinical and basic sciences preparing them for a career in academics or research. The graduate will be able to assume a leadership role in and provide exemplary service to a wide spectrum of institutions concerned with health care and/or health delivery. The program's graduate will have the necessary knowledge of a basic science discipline and a full appreciation of the clinical sciences to excel in and act independently in research.

By carefully structuring the combined degree program on a year-round basis, it is possible to complete the requirements of both the Pharmacy Doctorate and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in seven years. Only a select few students will be able to meet the rigors and demands of such an academic endeavor. The degree program complements, not supplants, the existing Pharm.D. and Ph.D. programs.