The SIUE School of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, also known as the Pharm.D. In order to begin this program, students must complete at least two years of pre-pharmacy curriculum as outlined in the pre-pharmacy curriculum. The professional program at SIUE is four years in length. It includes three years of study on the Edwardsville, Illinois campus and one full year of experiential education at a clinical site in the region.
The SIUE School of Pharmacy was granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in June 2009. ACPE authorized the following statement:
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy 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 www.acpe-accredit.org.
The SIUE School of Pharmacy prepares pharmacists who can serve the health care needs of the citizens of Illinois and its surrounding region. The School provides a contemporary and innovative Pharmacy education utilizing state-of-the-art technology and new modern classrooms. The curriculum provides for interprofessional education, integrated and team-based learning, experiential education throughout the four years, and preparation for contemporary roles including health promotion, prevention and wellness. There is the opportunity to pursue a concentration of study for some of the didactic electives and for an advanced practice experiential elective. The hallmark of the program at SIUE is the focus on “Excellence.” Highly qualified students and competent and dedicated faculty are attributes of our program. The culture of SIUE is one of a community of learners, teachers and scholars.
The combination of scientific and technical emphasis of our program ensures that our graduates are prepared for highly-competitive pharmacy careers. Students complete a Senior Assignment that serves as an integrative capstone learning experience. The SIUE Senior Assignment has been recognized by the US News and World Report for its excellence. The School also prepares students for cultural competency and openness to diversity. This outcome is accomplished through the didactic curriculum and the experiential education. Numerous didactic and experiential education electives are also offered. Students develop citizenship and leadership skills as part of the co-curricular organizational opportunities.