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1 Dual Degree Programs Pre-Pharmacy Society 10/13/11

2 Programs Offered MBA- Master of Business Administration MBA- Master of Business Administration MPA- Master of Public Administration MPA- Master of Public Administration JD- Juris Doctor JD- Juris Doctor MS- Master of Science MS- Master of Science PhD- Doctor of Philosophy PhD- Doctor of Philosophy MPH- Master of Public Health MPH- Master of Public Health

3 PharmD/PhD PhD Overview PhD Overview  To earn a PhD  1.) Master a specific subject completely  2.) Extend the body of knowledge about that subject (research & dissertation)  Highest academic degree anyone can earn  Earning a Ph.D. is training for research

4 PharmD/PhD Career Paths Career Paths Research Research Teaching (university or pharm. school) Teaching (university or pharm. school) Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Industry Clinical Trial Clinical Trial Schools (not all listed) Purdue Univ. of CA (San Francisco) Univ. of CA (San Diego) Univ. of TX Univ. of WA Univ. of IL (Chicago) Univ. of MD Univ. of Houston

5 PharmD/PhD Additional Information Additional Information PCAT and GRE PCAT and GRE Some schools require you to have bachelors before accepted into PharmD/PhD program Some schools require you to have bachelors before accepted into PharmD/PhD program Apply to the dual degree program during first three professional years in PharmD program Apply to the dual degree program during first three professional years in PharmD program Additional tuition rates vary (0 to over $10,000) Additional tuition rates vary (0 to over $10,000) Some schools offer stipend while completing PhD courses. Fulltime stipend awarded for remaining PhD classes after PharmD completed Some schools offer stipend while completing PhD courses. Fulltime stipend awarded for remaining PhD classes after PharmD completed

6 PharmD/PhD Without dual degree program, 6 years for the Pharm.D. (2+4) and, on average, an additional 5 years for the Ph.D. Add to this a 2−3 year postdoctoral experience Without dual degree program, 6 years for the Pharm.D. (2+4) and, on average, an additional 5 years for the Ph.D. Add to this a 2−3 year postdoctoral experience With dual degree program about 8 years With dual degree program about 8 years

7 PharmD/MS Master of Science Master of Science Degree focuses on advanced pharmacy practice and science Degree focuses on advanced pharmacy practice and science The PharmD-MS program combines a professional and graduate degree program to allow students to obtain both their Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. This program is designed to prepare pharmacists for careers in pharmaceutical education, research, industry, and related areas of specialized practice. The PharmD-MS program combines a professional and graduate degree program to allow students to obtain both their Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. This program is designed to prepare pharmacists for careers in pharmaceutical education, research, industry, and related areas of specialized practice.

8 PharmD/MS The Master of Science dual degree is offered at many schools. The Master of Science dual degree is offered at many schools. A full list is available at the following link: dmissions/Documents/Table%204.pdf A full list is available at the following link: dmissions/Documents/Table%204.pdf dmissions/Documents/Table%204.pdf dmissions/Documents/Table%204.pdf Completion of both degrees is possible in a total of four years, but some students may take five years. But of course that all depends on your choice of pharmacy schools. Completion of both degrees is possible in a total of four years, but some students may take five years. But of course that all depends on your choice of pharmacy schools.

9 PharmD/MS Careers Careers Clinical Research Clinical Research The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Clinical Research (PharmD/MSCR) joint degree program allows students to apply certain credits from the PharmD curriculum towards the requirements of the MSCR degree, and to apply MSCR courses to PharmD elective requirements. The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Clinical Research (PharmD/MSCR) joint degree program allows students to apply certain credits from the PharmD curriculum towards the requirements of the MSCR degree, and to apply MSCR courses to PharmD elective requirements. Students in this program can earn a professional pharmacy degree and a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree concurrently. These students may elect to design their research project in collaboration with their Clinical Preceptor during an appropriate fourth year clerkship, an option that is not available to students pursuing separate PharmD and MSCR degrees. Students in this program can earn a professional pharmacy degree and a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree concurrently. These students may elect to design their research project in collaboration with their Clinical Preceptor during an appropriate fourth year clerkship, an option that is not available to students pursuing separate PharmD and MSCR degrees.

10 PharmD/MS Careers Continued Careers Continued Pharmaceutical Sciences ( 4 main branches: pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacognosy) Pharmaceutical Sciences ( 4 main branches: pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacognosy) The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmD/MSPS) joint degree program is especially suited to to individuals who hold a Bachelor of Science in either pharmaceutical sciences or natural sciences such as chemistry, biology or physics. Acceptance into the MSPS program a year prior or at the same time of entry into the PharmD program is allowed. Completion of both degrees is possible in a total of four years, but some students may take five years. The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmD/MSPS) joint degree program is especially suited to to individuals who hold a Bachelor of Science in either pharmaceutical sciences or natural sciences such as chemistry, biology or physics. Acceptance into the MSPS program a year prior or at the same time of entry into the PharmD program is allowed. Completion of both degrees is possible in a total of four years, but some students may take five years.

11 PharmD/MS Additional requirements Additional requirements Bachelor of Science Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 Bachelor of Science Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 GRE > 1000 (verbal and quantitative), 4.0 analytical/writing GRE > 1000 (verbal and quantitative), 4.0 analytical/writing TOEFL > 550 paper-based /213 computer- based/79 internet-based TOEFL > 550 paper-based /213 computer- based/79 internet-based

12 PharmD/MBA These programs have 2 primary objectives: These programs have 2 primary objectives: To instill in students the business background and skills necessary to enter management positions within pharmacy To instill in students the business background and skills necessary to enter management positions within pharmacy To allow students to earn an MBA degree in less time and at a lower expense than if they were to pursue the 2 degrees independently. The dual degree is considered highly desirable for persons seeking careers in institutional practice settings, the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacy benefit management organizations, and academia. To allow students to earn an MBA degree in less time and at a lower expense than if they were to pursue the 2 degrees independently. The dual degree is considered highly desirable for persons seeking careers in institutional practice settings, the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacy benefit management organizations, and academia.

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15 PharmD/MBA Pre-requisites Pre-requisites GMAT (average 690) GMAT (average 690) High GPA (Minimum 3.0) High GPA (Minimum 3.0) Recommendation letters Recommendation letters Work experience Work experience Personal essays Personal essays Varies from school to school Varies from school to school

16 PharmD/MBA Schools Schools

17 PharmD/MBA Careers Careers Director of hospital pharmacy operations Director of hospital pharmacy operations Departmental director in state and federal health care agencies Departmental director in state and federal health care agencies Department head in pharmaceutical manufacturing corporations Department head in pharmaceutical manufacturing corporations Administrator in research and managed care departments Administrator in research and managed care departments Leadership position in pharmaceutical distribution organizations Leadership position in pharmaceutical distribution organizations

18 PharmD/MPA Master of Public Administration Master of Public Administration Provides training in public policy and program implementation. This involves learning sound management, analytical, and policy-making skills Provides training in public policy and program implementation. This involves learning sound management, analytical, and policy-making skills Focus on public administration at the local, state, national/federal levels, as well as in the nonprofit sector Focus on public administration at the local, state, national/federal levels, as well as in the nonprofit sector

19 PharmD/MPA Schools Schools Drake (Iowa) – Requires one extra semester to complete the dual degree Drake (Iowa) – Requires one extra semester to complete the dual degree Kentucky – Complete in your 4 years with an addition of 2 summer sessions Kentucky – Complete in your 4 years with an addition of 2 summer sessions Missouri–Kansas City* Missouri–Kansas City* Tests Tests PCAT & GRE PCAT & GRE

20 PharmD/MPA The MPA degree is interdisciplinary. The MPA degree is interdisciplinary. It covers wide range of fields that pertain to the public such as economics, sociology, anthropology, and political science. It covers wide range of fields that pertain to the public such as economics, sociology, anthropology, and political science. Courses typically include: Courses typically include: microeconomics public finance, research methods/statistics, policy process and policy analysis, ethics, public management, leadership, and program evaluation or performance measurement. microeconomics public finance, research methods/statistics, policy process and policy analysis, ethics, public management, leadership, and program evaluation or performance measurement.

21 PharmD/MPA Careers Careers Professional trained drug analyst Professional trained drug analyst Develop and implement cost-effective pharmaceutical programs in hospitals, healthcare delivery systems and government health programs. Develop and implement cost-effective pharmaceutical programs in hospitals, healthcare delivery systems and government health programs.

22 PharmD/MPH Master of Public Health Master of Public Health Prepares pharmacist to dispense medications and manage disease states within a population-based public health framework Prepares pharmacist to dispense medications and manage disease states within a population-based public health framework Contributes to the development and implementation of policy to provide safer medications to patients Contributes to the development and implementation of policy to provide safer medications to patients Relates to pharmacotherapy and health promotion, disease prevention, and medication safety Relates to pharmacotherapy and health promotion, disease prevention, and medication safety

23 PharmD/MPH Skills Skills Educate and assist patients to manage diseases such as diabetes Educate and assist patients to manage diseases such as diabetes Conduct research to better manage treatments for diseases such as cancer and HIV Conduct research to better manage treatments for diseases such as cancer and HIV Provide education on medication management, such as drug interactions between prescription drugs and herbal supplements. Provide education on medication management, such as drug interactions between prescription drugs and herbal supplements.

24 PharmD/MPH Global Health Track Global Health Track Some schools offer different MPH options, including an option to concentrate on Global Health Some schools offer different MPH options, including an option to concentrate on Global Health Opportunity to deal with public health issues that cross international borders Opportunity to deal with public health issues that cross international borders Emphasis of study on underserved populations with a background in social and cultural issues Emphasis of study on underserved populations with a background in social and cultural issues Offers a look at public health in a more diverse setting with opportunities to work with patients in a different country Offers a look at public health in a more diverse setting with opportunities to work with patients in a different country Some schools also offer a Global Health Graduate Studies Certificate Some schools also offer a Global Health Graduate Studies Certificate

25 PharmD/MPH Careers Careers Official government agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local or state health departments Official government agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local or state health departments Not-for-profit organizations that focus on health issues like heart disease, cancer, children health, global and preventative health care Not-for-profit organizations that focus on health issues like heart disease, cancer, children health, global and preventative health care Private sector jobs in the pharmaceutical industry and health insurance companies Private sector jobs in the pharmaceutical industry and health insurance companies Academic institutions Academic institutions

26 PharmD/JD Juris Doctor Juris Doctor Typically takes 6 years vs. 7 if degrees were pursued individually. (4 – PharmD; 3 JD) Typically takes 6 years vs. 7 if degrees were pursued individually. (4 – PharmD; 3 JD) You will usually have to apply to both the pharmacy and law school separately, stating interest in dual degrees. You will begin the JD during your 2nd or 3rd year in pharmacy school. You will usually have to apply to both the pharmacy and law school separately, stating interest in dual degrees. You will begin the JD during your 2nd or 3rd year in pharmacy school. You will have to take the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) You will have to take the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)

27 PharmD/JD Careers Careers Work for pharmaceutical & biotechnology as their attorney, government agencies (FDA,) private practice, patent law, and many more. Work for pharmaceutical & biotechnology as their attorney, government agencies (FDA,) private practice, patent law, and many more. Private practice – Know both sides of the story. With legal background AND medical background, you can help many people or companies in lawsuits. Private practice – Know both sides of the story. With legal background AND medical background, you can help many people or companies in lawsuits. FDA – You will be knowledgeable about the drug approval process (in addition to the drug itself) and can potentially help develop new incentives to speed up the approval of new drugs and policies. Example: regulation and labeling of tobacco products. FDA – You will be knowledgeable about the drug approval process (in addition to the drug itself) and can potentially help develop new incentives to speed up the approval of new drugs and policies. Example: regulation and labeling of tobacco products.

28 PharmD/JD Additional Information Additional Information There are a few schools in the U.S. that have this dual degree program; University at Buffalo, University of Maryland, University of Southern California, University of Florida, and Drake University to name a few. There are a few schools in the U.S. that have this dual degree program; University at Buffalo, University of Maryland, University of Southern California, University of Florida, and Drake University to name a few. PharmD-JD.html PharmD-JD.html content/uploads/dept/studaff/joint_degrees/jd.pdf content/uploads/dept/studaff/joint_degrees/jd.pdf Interesting articles pertaining to the field: Interesting articles pertaining to the field: macy_And_Law_Provides_Twice_the_Career_Options macy_And_Law_Provides_Twice_the_Career_Options

29 Dual-Degree Programs Anticipated for (Full List) acyforyou/admissions/Documents/Table%204. pdf acyforyou/admissions/Documents/Table%204. pdf acyforyou/admissions/Documents/Table%204. pdf acyforyou/admissions/Documents/Table%204. pdf

30 Events Graduate School Fair Graduate School Fair Friday, October 14th Friday, October 14th Trabant Multipurpose Rooms Trabant Multipurpose Rooms 4-6pm 4-6pm Representatives from TJU School of Pharmacy and College of Notre Dame Maryland – School of Pharmacy will both be there Representatives from TJU School of Pharmacy and College of Notre Dame Maryland – School of Pharmacy will both be there

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