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About the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science


Department faculty members excel in teaching the principles of appropriate drug therapy and pharmacy administration to professional and graduate students, residents, and fellows. We strive to engage professional students in educational experiences that ensure competence and instill commitment to improving patient- centered pharmacy care, and to develop and enhance our graduate and post-graduate programs.

Recognizing the complexity of the continually evolving profession of pharmacy, we are dedicated to provide a high-quality education to the next generation of pharmacy practitioners.

We believe that faculty should serve society and the profession of pharmacy through leadership at the local, national, and international levels. The Department faculty actively provides professional and community service to accomplish this goal.

Clinical practice promotes the role of the pharmacist as an essential member of the inter-professional healthcare team by developing and documenting the value of innovative patient-centered practice models that are used for the education and training of future practitioners. Our faculty makes significant contributions by providing clinical service and residency training at the VCU Health System and in local pharmacies, both in the acute care setting and in the community programs.

The Department also endeavors to promote and develop a research agenda that will generate scholarship by faculty and their students. The faculty has an obligation to produce scholarship that will document the quality of our educational programs, the value of pharmacy services to patient care and the generation of knowledge that can be used to improve the use of drugs in patients.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science is to educate professional and graduate students and to conduct research on medication use that will result in the advancement of the profession and improvements in the quality of health care. This mission is accomplished by the Department’s focus on teaching and education, professional and community service, clinical practice, and research and scholarship.