Home / Downers Grove, IL Campus Catalog / Chicago College of Pharmacy / Pharm D. Curriculum / Pharm.D. Curriculum (Effective Fall 2019) Accelerated Graduation Option

The College reserves the right to alter the curriculum as it deems appropriate.

For students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy Program in or after Fall 2019.


First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 57-60.5
Fall Quarter
BIOCD 1554 Biochemistry I Credits: 2.5
CORED 1599B Interprofessional Education I Credits: 1
PHYSD 1522 Human Physiology I Credits: 3.5
PPRAD 1510 Professional Development I Credits: 1
PPRAD 1521 Healthcare Systems Credits: 3
PSCID 1517 Physical Pharmacy and Dosage Form Design Credits: 3
PSCID 1518 Pharmaceutical Calculations Credits: 3
Total 17
Winter Quarter 14
BIOCD 1555 Biochemistry II Credits: 3.5
CORED 1500B Interprofessional Healthcare Communications Credits: 1
MICRD 1520 Introductory Immunology/Biologics Credits: 2
PHYSD 1523 Human Physiology II Credits: 3.5
PPRAD 1525 Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice Credits: 3
PSCID 1519 Dosage Form Laboratory Credits: 1
Total 14
Spring Quarter 14-17.5
PPRAD 1532 Pharmacotherapeutics I Credits: 3
PPRAD 1533 Pharmacy Practice Development and Evaluation I Credits: 3
PPRAD 1543 Institutional Pharmacy Practice Credits: 2.5
PSCID 1531 Introduction to Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Credits: 3.5
PSCID 1532 Introduction to Drug Structure Evaluation Credits: 2
Electives Credits: 0-3.5
Total 14-17.5
Summer Quarter 12
PPRAD 1531 Introductory to Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE): Community Credits: 6
PPRAD 1656 IPPE Health Systems Credits: 3
PPRAD 1773 Pharmacy Law/Ethics Credits: 3
Total 12

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 60-69
Fall Quarter
PHARD 1651 Pharmacology I Credits: 2.5
PPRAD 1610 Professional Development II Credits: 1
PPRAD 1661 Pharmacotherapeutics II Credits: 4.5
PPRAD 1671 Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice Credits: 3
PPRAD 1681 Clinical Skills I Credits: 2
PSCID 1621 Chemical Principles of Drug Action I Credits: 3.5
Electives Credits: 0-4
Total 16.5-20.5
Winter Quarter 16-19
CORED 1699B Interprofessional Education II Credits: 1
MICRD 1622 Infectious Diseases & Their Etiologic Agents Credits: 3
PHARD 1652 Pharmacology II Credits: 1.5
PPRAD 1662 Pharmacotherapeutics III Credits: 5.5
PPRAD 1682 Clinical Skills II Credits: 2.5
PSCID 1622 Chemical Principles of Drug Action II Credits: 2.5
Electives Credits: 0-3
Total 16-19
Spring Quarter 14.5-16.5
PHARD 1653 Pharmacology III Credits: 2
PPRAD 1663 Pharmacotherapeutics IV Credits: 4.5
PPRAD 1683 Clinical Skills III Credits: 2.5
PPRAD 1753 IPPE Clinical Credits: 3.5
PSCID 1623 Chemical Principles of Drug Action III Credits: 2
Electives Credits: 0-2
Total 14.5-16.5
Summer Quarter 13
PPRAD 1762 Pharmacotherapeutics VI Credits: 4
PPRAD 1793 Clinical Pharmacokinetics Credits: 3
PSCID 1762 Principles of Drug Action II Credits: 3.5
PSCID 1772 Biotechnology Credits: 2.5
Total 13

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 72.5-76.5
Fall Quarter
PPRAD 1710 Professional Development III Credits: 1
PPRAD 1714 Professional Development IV Credits: 1
PPRAD 1741 Pharmacy Practice Development and Evaluation II Credits: 3
PPRAD 1761 Pharmacotherapeutics V Credits: 5
PPRAD 1781 Clinical Skills IV Credits: 2.5
PSCID 1761 Principles of Drug Action I Credits: 2
Electives Credits: 0-4
Total 14.5-18.5
Clinical Block 58
PPRAD 1802 Community Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAD 1803 Hospital Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAD 1804 General Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAD 1805 Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAD 1806 Clinical Specialty Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAD 1807 Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Credits: 9
PPRAD 1810 PharmD Seminar Credits: 4
Total 58

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