PharmD Program Our Curriculum
Leading the Way
We offer a ground-breaking and iterative approach to content delivery, which adopts holistic, modular, student-centric training. The 4-year PharmD program prepares students to think critically and work as a part of a team, helping them make a lasting impact on the communities and people they serve.
The practice of pharmacy is evolving, and so is our approach to teaching and learning. Our blended learning approach gives students more responsibility for and control over their education. Our curriculum emphasizes collaboration, communication, student autonomy, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Students spend less time in lectures and more time applying what they’ve learned to solve real-life complex healthcare problems.
Our Office of External Studies coordinates the pharmacy practice experiential components of the curriculum. The program begins early in a student's professional training and continues through their final year. The goal of the External Studies Program is to assist students in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of a competent and caring pharmacy professional.
We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.
In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.
We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.