Outcome Ability Goals for 2023-2025 Graduating Classes

Pharm D. Outcome Ability Goals

Adopted by the College Faculty, May 11, 2016.
  1. Conceptual Competence and Scientific Comprehension. The student must demonstrate comprehension of the theoretical and scientific foundations of the profession. The student will be able to integrate fundamental concepts from the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical sciences, social/behavioral sciences and economics and apply these to individual practice settings.
  2. Critical Thinking and Decision-Making. The student must examine issues rationally and logically; shall acquire, evaluate, and synthesize information and knowledge relevant to an identified problem; and make logical, safe, and ethical decisions in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
  3. Communication Skills and Abilities. The student must read, write, speak, listen, and use appropriate technologies to send and respond effectively to communications for varied audiences and purposes.
  4. Information Literacy. The student must retrieve, analyze, and interpret the professional literature, critically evaluate the scientific credibility of information, utilize information technology and distribution systems that promote the safe use of medications, and provide evidence-based medication and health information to healthcare professionals and the public.
  5. Practice-Based Competency. The student will develop a foundational set of skills and abilities to provide consistent and comprehensive patient-centered care to all individuals regardless of demographic characteristics, disease state or therapeutic requirements.
  6. Team-Based Competency. The student will learn to collaborate and integrate effectively with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to provide optimal health care services to patients.
  7. Leadership Skills and Abilities. The student will acquire knowledge of leadership traits and skills through curricular and co-curricular activities and develop skills and abilities that will enable him/her to lead or actively contribute to organizational improvement.
  8. Professionalism and Ethics. The student must demonstrate sensitivity to personal values and ethical principles in professional and social contexts.
  9. Cultural Competence and Social Awareness. The student must demonstrate an understanding of self, the strengths and challenges of cultural diversity, and utilize culturally sensitive and effective skills in delivering patient-centered care.
  10. Population Health Management. The student will promote health improvement, wellness and disease prevention by understanding and applying population-based data, processes and strategies to design individual and population-specific, evidence-based disease prevention and management programs.
  11. Self-Aware and Career Ready. The student will apply his/her knowledge, skills and abilities by engaging in experiences and activities that challenge the student to systematically evaluate and continuous develop his/her abilities and goals in order to enter into and thrive in his/chosen career path.


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