Educational outcomes describe career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve. For the Pharm.D. program, these outcomes center around preparing practitioners with the ability to:
- Provide patient care in cooperation with patients, prescribers, and other members of an interprofessional health care team based upon sound therapeutic principles and evidence-based data, taking into account relevant legal, ethical, social, cultural, economic, and professional issues, emerging technologies, and evolving biomedical, pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative, and clinical sciences that may impact therapeutic outcomes.
- Manage and use resources of the health care system, in cooperation with patients, prescribers, other health care providers, and administrative and supportive personnel, to promote health; to provide, assess, and coordinate safe, accurate, and time-sensitive medication distribution; and to improve therapeutic outcomes of medication use.
- Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of health care providers.
In addition, the College must ensure that graduates are competent to:*
- provide patient-centered care
- provide population-specific care
- manage human, physical, medical, informational, and technological resources
- manage medication use systems
- promote the availability of effective health and disease prevention services and health policy
- communicate and collaborate with patients, care givers, other health care providers, policy makers, and community members to engender a team approach to health care
- retrieve, analyze, and interpret the professional, lay, and scientific literature to provide drug information and counseling to patients, their families or care givers, and other involved health care providers
- demonstrate expertise in informatics
- carry out duties in accordance with legal, ethical, social, economic, and professional guidelines
- maintain professional competence by identifying and analyzing emerging issues, products, and services
ACPE Standards 2007, Standard 12: Professional Competencies and Outcome Expectations
*Adapted from the Center for the Advancement of Pharmaceutical Education (CAPE) Educational Outcomes 2004
Although the UT College of Pharmacy has formally adopted the CAPE Educational Outcomes (2004) for the Pharm.D. program, we also assess student achievement of the:
- CAPE Supplemental Educational Outcomes (2004), which focuses on discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities;
- Appendix B of the ACPE Standards (2007), which provides additional guidance on foundational science knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Last Reviewed: June 7, 2011