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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Professional Program

The UH College of Pharmacy, established in 1946, 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, clinical and pharmaceutical sciences to take an active role in contemporary pharmacy practice. 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.

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.

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site: