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College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy

The University of Louisiana at Monroe

School of Pharmacy

"Enhancing Louisiana's Health and Environment"

The School of Pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana’s College of Pharmacy, endeavors to create a professional learning environment that embraces the concept of continuous quality improvement in a team based approach to health care. This environment will enable the School to produce and maintain excellent academic, research and service programs that directly enhance the health and environment of the state of Louisiana and beyond.

The mission of the School of Pharmacy (SOP) is to educate future health care professionals to meet the diverse pharmaceutical care needs of the people of Louisiana and to serve the professions of pharmacy and toxicology through a balanced program of education, research, service, and patient care.

The strategic decisions and daily operations of the School's faculty and staff will be reflective of the following values:

In addition to the values stated above, we have set the following goals:

Education

  1. Educate entry level pharmacy practitioners to deliver pharmacy care in a dynamic, culturally diverse society, enabling graduates to enter a wide range of existing or emerging health care practices.
  2. Provide effective graduate education in the pharmaceutical and toxicological sciences.
  3. Recognize professional education as an individual process that begins in the academic setting and continues throughout the professional career, not only for the student but educators and practitioners as well.
  4. Model attitudes and values that emphasize the importance of a team approach to patient-centered care, and the importance of interprofessional learning and collaborative practice in didactic and experiential education.
  5. Integrate basic, clinical, administrative and toxicological sciences.
  6. Incorporate a diverse range of teaching methods and approaches that collectively enhance and promote students learning.

Research/Scholarly Activity

  1. Promote, develop and sustain excellence in basic, translational and clinical sciences, thereby adding to the body of knowledge for scientists and educators in pharmacy, toxicology and related fields.
  2. Promote research and scholarship that lead to improved patient care.
  3. Promote research and scholarship that lead to improved educational outcomes.
  4. Assess and evaluate all research and scholarly activity undertaken within the College.
  5. Provide appropriate mentorship for faculty development.

Service

  1. Address the healthcare and other societal needs by involving faculty, staff, and students in service activities at the University, local, state, national and international levels.
  2. Promote wellness and disease prevention.
  3. Promote therapeutic interventions, rational medication use, and the judicious use of economic resources.
  4. Advance student and faculty participation and leadership in professional organizations.

Pharmacy Practice

  1. Promote and optimize pharmacy care in order to improve patient outcomes.
  2. Promote postgraduate professional training and assume an active role in the development of residencies and fellowships.

Reflection upon our stated mission, values, and goals has led us to develop the following educational philosophy:

The entry level Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum is an integration of biomedical, pharmaceutical, clinical, and administrative sciences to prepare practitioners who can effectively provide pharmaceutical care in a changing profession. Consistent with the educational philosophy of the University, the educational process is based on a student-centered approach that values life-long learning and the development of complex problem solving skills. Faculty demonstrate through their teaching, practice, and research the highest standards of professionalism and a passion for quality patient care.

Students will demonstrate the following:

  1. A commitment to developing life-long learning habits.
  2. The abilities required for a competent and contemporary patient-centered pharmacy practice.
  3. Behaviors and attitudes necessary for professional growth and development.

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