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James T. Doluisio
Patrick J. Davis
Louis C. Littlefield
Jennifer R. Myhra
For more than a century, the University's College of Pharmacy has provided education and training for men and women as pharmacy practitioners, scientists, professional leaders, and responsible citizens. Eleven students constituted the first class when a school of pharmacy was created in the fall of 1893 at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In 1927, the program was reorganized as the College of Pharmacy and moved to the Austin campus. The college shared quarters with other University programs until 1952, when the first pharmacy building was opened. Instruction today is centered in facilities designed for the pharmacy program and located near the center of the Austin campus and in the McDermott Clinical Sciences Building at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The first undergraduate program consisted of two sessions, each seven months in length. The current professional program requires either five or six years in preprofessional subjects, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, and professional experience courses. Graduate study became available in 1948 with the institution of a Master of Science in Pharmacy degree program. Today programs are also available that lead to the Doctor of Philosophy in the pharmaceutical, administrative, and clinical sciences. More than six thousand students have graduated from the programs offered by the college; many have achieved state, national, and international prominence in pharmacy or in related health fields.
Academic leadership for pharmaceutical education at the University has been provided by nine prominent educators, beginning with James Kennedy of San Antonio, who was appointed as a pharmacy professor and director of the Galveston program in 1893. He was succeeded by R. R. D. Cline, who for almost thirty years guided pharmaceutical education in Texas. When the school was moved to Austin in 1927, W. F. Gidley was named the first dean of the college. In 1947, Henry M. Burlage succeeded Professor Gidley as dean; he was succeeded in 1962 by Lee F. Worrell, who served until 1966. Carl C. Albers was acting dean until Joseph B. Sprowls was appointed dean in 1967. William J. Sheffield became acting dean upon the death of Professor Sprowls in 1971 and served until 1973, when he was succeeded by James T. Doluisio. Dean Doluisio will retire in August 1998, having led the College of Pharmacy for twenty-five years.
University pharmacy students today receive instruction in the basic pharmaceutical sciences as well as in pharmacy administration in state-of-the-art academic and health care facilities. Pharmacy interns expand their professional practice knowledge and skills at clinical education sites in the Austin/Temple/Waco area, Corpus Christi, El Paso, and the Rio Grande Valley and at the University of Texas Health Science Centers in San Antonio and Dallas and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
The College of Pharmacy has been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy since 1927, and the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and the Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs are accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). ACPE does not accredit master's and PhD degrees in pharmacy.
Aims and Curricula
The University offers two professional degree programs in pharmacy--a five-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSPhr) and a six-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). However, students who enter the college in the fall semester of 1998 or later will be admitted to the PharmD program. Only students who enter in the fall semester of 1998 or earlier will have the option of pursuing the BSPhr. Each program offers a course of study in the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences designed to provide the state and the nation with pharmacists who are scientifically trained and clinically competent to deliver a full spectrum of pharmaceutical services in all areas of practice. In meeting its teaching obligation, the college provides a curriculum and faculty that offer students an educational experience beyond training solely for the practice of pharmacy.
The professional curriculum is designed to prepare men and women to provide patient-oriented pharmaceutical care in a contemporary setting, whether a community pharmacy, a hospital, a long-term care facility, or the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the curriculum aims to inculcate an understanding of the basic sciences sufficient to prepare the student for graduate study in the pharmaceutical sciences. These objectives are pursued through a balanced program of study in pharmaceutics and natural products chemistry, pharmacology, therapeutics, pharmacy administration, natural and social sciences, and the humanities, as well as a structured clinical and professional practice experience program. The holder of a professional degree from the University of Texas at Austin has received training as sophisticated as any available in the health professions from The University of Texas System.
The college has a joint program with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and has cooperative programs with several other academic health institutions, including Texas A&M University/Scott and White Hospital and Clinic in Temple, the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; and with other University of Texas System academic components, including the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Texas - Pan American.
The college seeks to encourage the belief that education is ongoing and lifelong and that all levels of professional education must form a continuum with professional practice and patient care. To meet this objective, the college provides postgraduate educational programs and develops innovative programs of training through continuing education for the roles pharmacists may be called on to fill as a result of changes in the patterns of delivery of pharmaceutical services.
In addition to the two professional degrees, the University offers the Master of Science in Pharmacy and the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in pharmacy. Master's degree students who concentrate in pharmacy administration may choose the Option II program, in which classes meet on selected Fridays and Saturdays. These programs are described in the catalog of the Graduate School.
Legal Requirements for Professional Practice
At the beginning of his or her second semester in the College of Pharmacy, each student must complete the Application for Student Pharmacist-Intern Registration for submission to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. The student must be registered as a pharmacist-intern in order to complete the academic requirements of several professional pharmacy courses.
The student should be aware that the process of registration includes a criminal history check. The existence of a criminal record may preclude the student from registration as a pharmacist-intern and may make the student ineligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Texas. However, the board may grant limited internship status under certain circumstances to those with prior convictions.
The student's registration as a pharmacist-intern allows some required professional sequence courses to be counted toward the pharmacy board's internship requirement for licensure as a pharmacist. Board rules also allow enrolled students who have completed thirty semester hours in the professional sequence of courses to earn internship hours outside the College of Pharmacy curriculum. Internship hours earned outside the college's curriculum may not replace any portion of the experiential program required for graduation.
Under current regulations, graduates of the College of Pharmacy are eligible to apply to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to take the state licensure examinations immediately after graduation. No postgraduate internship experience currently is required.
Additional information about requirements for pharmacy licensure in Texas and in other states is available from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, William P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe Street. The mailing address is P O Box 21, Austin, Texas 78701-3942, and the telephone number is (512) 305-8000.
The Pharmaceutical Foundation
In January 1950, the Board of Regents of the University of Texas established the Pharmaceutical Foundation and authorized it to receive funds in the form of gifts, special grants, and bequests to be devoted solely to the promotion of pharmaceutical education and research within the College of Pharmacy. The foundation is governed by an Advisory Council appointed by the president with the approval of the Board of Regents. The foundation solicits contributions in any amount for pharmaceutical research, faculty endowments, scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, student professional development activities, recruiting, and the furtherance of overall excellence in the programs of the college.
Fifteen general scholarship endowments, twenty-nine endowed presidential scholarships, and thirty-eight endowed faculty positions have been established in the College of Pharmacy. The faculty positions include four chairs, eighteen professorships, and fifteen fellowships.
The Pharmacy Building
In addition to well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, and offices, the Pharmacy Building provides a learning resource computer center and laboratory, a television production laboratory and classrooms, and pharmaceutical technology laboratories with facilities for product development, pilot manufacturing, sterile production and quality control, and stability testing. The University Health Services Pharmacy also serves as a teaching laboratory for second-year pharmacy students while providing comprehensive pharmaceutical services to the student community.
Pharmacy Facilities in San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has provided facilities for the education and training of pharmacy students, residents, and fellows since 1972. The McDermott Clinical Sciences Building on the Health Science Center campus houses the College of Pharmacy Clinical Program and the Health Science Center's Department of Ophthalmology, the Department of Pharmacology Clinical Pharmacology Division, and a Research Imaging Center.
Office of Pharmacy Continuing Education
As part of a state university, the College of Pharmacy recognizes obligations to the profession of pharmacy on a state, national, and international level. The college began providing continuing education to pharmacists in 1953 in cooperation with the University's Division of Extension. The Office of Pharmacy Continuing Education continues to provide innovative programs to meet the varied needs of pharmacy professionals. A primary goal of the office is to advance the pharmacist's knowledge and the skills necessary to adapt to a changing environment. Continuing education is offered through postgraduate seminars, conferences, and certificate programs conducted both on and off campus, and through correspondence coursework. Future offerings will include distance learning programs.
Learning Resource Center
The college's Learning Resource Center (LRC) offers a variety of instructional resources to students and faculty members. The LRC provides state-of-the-art two-way digital video teleconferencing transmission of core curriculum courses among the Austin campus, the Health Science Center in San Antonio, and sites in the Rio Grande Valley, so that faculty members can teach students at two locations simultaneously. Many of these courses are videotaped and made available for checkout in the LRC Media Library. The Media Library is open six days a week.
The staff of the LRC provides faculty members and students with computer hardware and software consulting as well as advice on the use of media in the classroom. Facilities and equipment are available for video and data projection. The college's Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/pharmacy/) provides additional information and curriculum support for students and faculty members.
In the Student Computer Laboratory, students have access to 19 microcomputers with removable media and CD drives, professional business software, and Internet client software. The electronic classroom supports 23 microcomputers with projection equipment and a full suite of software. The large distance-learning classroom supports 136 notebook computer ports.
The Life Science Library, a branch of the General Libraries, supports the teaching and research of the College of Pharmacy. The collection contains more than 130,000 volumes, with 1,900 serial subscriptions in pharmacy, medicine, and the biological sciences. Pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacy administration, and medicinal chemistry holdings are extensive, with supporting material in medicine. Information retrieval systems such as MEDLINE and the Iowa Drug Information System are available for student and faculty use. Medical material in the Life Science Library is complemented by the collections of the Perry-Castañeda Library and the Pharmacy Information Center.
Other branch libraries of special interest for pharmacy students are the Mallett Chemistry Library, which includes additional biochemistry and medicinal chemistry material, and the McKinney Engineering Library, which is a patent depository library.
Honors and Awards
The Lilly Achievement Award is a gold medallion given in recognition of superior scholastic achievement. The recipients are the graduating student in the BSPhr degree program and the graduating student in the PharmD degree program with the highest grade point average in required professional courses.
The College of Pharmacy/University of Texas Pharmaceutical Foundation Scholastic Achievement Award is an engraved plaque presented to the graduating student in the BSPhr degree program and the graduating student in the PharmD degree program with the second highest grade point average in required professional courses.
The John Davis Excellence Award, sponsored by the Sheftall Company, is presented to the graduate who has made the most significant contribution to the College of Pharmacy and the University during his or her college career. The recipient of this award receives a class ring from the Sheftall Company.
The College of Pharmacy/Alumni Association Award for the Outstanding Student in Pharmacy Practice is given to a graduating senior who has shown excellence in the area of pharmacy practice. The recipient is chosen by the pharmacy practice preceptor faculty.
The College of Pharmacy/Alumni Association Mortar and Pestle Award is given to the graduate who has made the most significant contribution to the College of Pharmacy and the profession of pharmacy during his or her college career.
The College of Pharmacy/University of Texas Pharmaceutical Foundation Award for the Outstanding Student in Clinical Pharmacy is given to one or more graduating seniors who have shown excellence in the areas of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy. The recipient or recipients are selected by faculty members in clinical pharmacy.
The College of Pharmacy/University of Texas Pharmaceutical Foundation Award for the Outstanding Student in the Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences is given to one or more graduating seniors who have shown excellence in pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology. The recipient or recipients are selected by the basic science faculty of the college.
The College of Pharmacy/University of Texas Pharmaceutical Foundation Award for the Outstanding Student in Pharmacy Administration is given to one or more graduating seniors who have shown excellence in the area of pharmacy administration. The recipient or recipients are selected by faculty members in pharmacy administration.
The American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Students of Pharmacy Mortar and Pestle Professional Award is given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated service and commitment to the profession through involvement in professional organizations and excellence in pharmacy practice.
Students' scholarly accomplishments are also recognized through election to Rho Chi, the national pharmaceutical honor society, and through admission to the Pharmacy Honors Program.
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