Rural Health Graduate Certificate (PharmD)

This is content from the Catalog 2019–2020 back issue. Please visit the current catalog for current information.


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:

  1. Describe basic concepts in rural health science, including measurement, methods, and testing solutions to rural health problems.
  2. Analyze rural health issues and make evidence-based recommendations for improvement.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of rural health issues in rural pharmacy practice settings.
  4. Apply the knowledge of rural health science to real-world healthcare and community settings.
  5. Integrate the knowledge from courses in the certificate program and apply this knowledge to enhance patient care in advanced experiential rotations.
  6. 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