Rural Health Graduate Certificate (PharmD)
This mission of this certificate program is to produce PharmD graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to thrive as a pharmacist working in rural settings.
Student learning objectives:
- Describe basic concepts in rural health science, including measurement, methods, and testing solutions to rural health problems.
- Analyze rural health issues and make evidence-based recommendations for improvement.
- Demonstrate knowledge of rural health issues in rural pharmacy practice settings.
- Apply the knowledge of rural health science to real-world healthcare and community settings.
- Integrate the knowledge from courses in the certificate program and apply this knowledge to enhance patient care in advanced experiential rotations.
- Identify and demonstrate ability to implement solutions to rural health problems.
Required Courses (22 Credits):
- PHPP 567 Rural Health Science Intro (2), P2 year
- PHPP 568 Rural Health Science Advanced (2), P3 year
- Review and approval of PHPP 540 Adv Pharm Prac Exp: Ambulatory (6)- PHPP 545 Adv Pharm Prac Exp: Elect II (6) course placement by department.
- Minimum of 18 APPE credits in Experiential Rotations in rural settings, selected from the following, department-approved sites: (18 Credits)
- PHPP 540R Adv Pharm Prac Exp: Ambulatory (6)
- PHPP 541R Adv Pharm Prac Exp: Community (6)
- PHPP 542R Adv Pharm Prac Exp: Medicine (6)
- PHPP 543R Adv Pharm Pract Exp: Hospital (6)
- PHPP 544R Adv Pharm Pract Exp: Elect I (6) or PHPP 545R Adv Pharm Prac Exp: Elect II (6) or PHPP 546R Adv Pharm Practice Experience (6)
- These APPE Credits will be satisfied in rural settings such as:
- Hawaiʻi Island
- Kauaʻi Island
- Rural Areas of Maui County (i.e. Hana, Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi
- Other department-approved rural sites