The graduate program in pharmacotherapy is designed to develop an individual who is educated and trained to conduct translational research integrating both science and practice. The graduate will be able to independently engage in the discovery, dissemination and application of pharmaceutical and biomedical knowledge to improve the health status of society.
Graduate CompetenciesA graduate from the program will be:
The curriculum will include rigorous course work and practical training in scientific methods and an area of specialized practice. The academic and research program are tailored to meet a student's specific interests and professional goals and are decided upon by the student and the supervising professor. The curriculum will include core and elective courses deemed essential to develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in the selected area of investigation. Core courses include advanced biostatistics, two semesters of pharmacodynamics, pharmaceutical analysis, molecular biology, research design and methods, and ethics in research and practice.
Applicants should hold a baccalaureate or Pharm.D. degree from a College of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. In addition to the usual graduate school admission criteria, applicants are evaluated on their potential for creative thought, independent work and scholarship in clinical pharmacy research and practice as assessed by letters of recommendation and prior accomplishments; ability to communicate effectively with scientific and professional colleagues as assessed by personal interview, personal statement and letters of recommendation; and professional practice experience. The graduate program in Pharmacotherapy is one of six areas of specialization within the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. The others are Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology/Toxicology and Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice, and interdisciplinary studies.
Education & Research Ctr.
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
Health Science Center
7703 Floyd Curl Drive - MC 6220
San Antonio, TX
Email Address: pharmacy
Dr. Chris Frei, assistant professor of pharmacotherapy, was recognized by the Pharmacy Alumni Association as recipient of the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. The award was presented in Fall 2012 during at the Alumni Reception and Awards Banquet. Dr. Frei earned his Pharm.D. from the college in 2001 and his M.S. in pharmacy in 2003. He was featured as part of the academic accolade program during halftime of a Longhorn men's basketball game in late January.