Doctor of Pharmacy: Pharm. D.

Program Description

The Department of Pharmacy is offering Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) program to the prospective students during the Fall semester. Pharm. D. is a five years degree program of ten semesters, each semester runs for sixteen weeks. During this time period, students receive rigorous training in theoretical and practical knowledge of all aspects of pharmacy.

The syllabus has been designed in light of recommendations from HEC and Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. The degree is awarded to students on the successful completion of a minimum 192 credit hours, including clerkship in the clinical setting and a project related to clinical pharmacy practices. Moreover, each student has to complete a six weeks intensive training program in a well-known pharmaceutical firm or a teaching hospital.

Admission requirements / Eligibility Criteria

The minimum criterion for admission to Pharm. D. program is 60% marks in Intermediate or equivalent, in medical group from an accredited institution. In addition, it is necessary to secure 50% marks in NTS test. The total weightage of NTS test score in the calculation of aggregate merit of admission in Pharm. D. is 50%, while the weightage of F. Sc. marks is 50%.

Career prospects

Pharmacy graduates have a wide range of career opportunities in both, public and private sectors. Some important areas where these pharmacists are needed are listed below.

  • Pharmacists play a vital role in the healthcare milieu of Pakistan. They join
    • Community pharmacy practice
    • Hospital pharmacy
  • The pharmaceutical industry provides opportunities for pharmacists in the fields of
    • Production
    • Research and Development
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Assurance
    • Sales and Marketing
  • The federal and provincial governments also provide opportunities for pharmacists in drug testing laboratories and in drug administration such as drug inspectors and health officers.
  • Bright opportunities are available in universities as teachers and researcher