Dual Degree Programs

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Dual Degree Programs
Pre-Pharmacy Society
10/13/11
Programs Offered
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MBA- Master of Business Administration
MPA- Master of Public Administration
JD- Juris Doctor
MS- Master of Science
PhD- Doctor of Philosophy
MPH- Master of Public Health
PharmD/PhD
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PhD Overview
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To earn a PhD
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1.) Master a specific subject completely
2.) Extend the body of knowledge about that subject
(research & dissertation)
Highest academic degree anyone can earn
Earning a Ph.D. is training for research
PharmD/PhD
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Career Paths
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Research
Teaching (university or
pharm. school)
Pharmaceutical Industry
Clinical Trial
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Schools (not all listed)
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Purdue
Univ. of CA (San
Francisco)
Univ. of CA (San Diego)
Univ. of TX
Univ. of WA
Univ. of IL (Chicago)
Univ. of MD
Univ. of Houston
PharmD/PhD
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Additional Information
PCAT and GRE
 Some schools require you to have bachelors before
accepted into PharmD/PhD program
 Apply to the dual degree program during first three
professional years in PharmD program
 Additional tuition rates vary (0 to over $10,000)
 Some schools offer stipend while completing PhD
courses. Fulltime stipend awarded for remaining
PhD classes after PharmD completed
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PharmD/PhD
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Without dual degree
program, 6 years for the
Pharm.D. (2+4) and, on
average, an additional 5
years for the Ph.D. Add to
this a 2−3 year
postdoctoral experience
With dual degree program
about 8 years
PharmD/MS
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Master of Science
Degree focuses on advanced pharmacy practice and
science
The PharmD-MS program combines a professional and
graduate degree program to allow students to obtain
both their Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and Master
of Science (M.S.) degrees. This program is designed to
prepare pharmacists for careers in pharmaceutical
education, research, industry, and related areas of
specialized practice.
PharmD/MS
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The Master of Science dual degree is offered at many schools.
 A full list is available at the following link:
http://www.aacp.org/resources/student/pharmacyforyou/a
dmissions/Documents/Table%204.pdf
Completion of both degrees is possible in a total of four years,
but some students may take five years. But of course that all
depends on your choice of pharmacy schools.
PharmD/MS
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Careers
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Clinical Research
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The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Clinical Research
(PharmD/MSCR) joint degree program allows students to apply
certain credits from the PharmD curriculum towards the
requirements of the MSCR degree, and to apply MSCR courses to
PharmD elective requirements.
Students in this program can earn a professional pharmacy degree and
a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree concurrently. These
students may elect to design their research project in collaboration
with their Clinical Preceptor during an appropriate fourth year
clerkship, an option that is not available to students pursuing separate
PharmD and MSCR degrees.
PharmD/MS
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Careers Continued
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Pharmaceutical Sciences ( 4 main branches: pharmacology,
pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, and
pharmacognosy)
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The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Pharmaceutical
Sciences (PharmD/MSPS) joint degree program is especially suited to
to individuals who hold a Bachelor of Science in either
pharmaceutical sciences or natural sciences such as chemistry, biology
or physics. Acceptance into the MSPS program a year prior or at the
same time of entry into the PharmD program is allowed. Completion
of both degrees is possible in a total of four years, but some students
may take five years.
PharmD/MS
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Additional requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree with a minimum GPA
of 3.0
 GRE > 1000 (verbal and quantitative), 4.0
analytical/writing
 TOEFL > 550 paper-based /213 computerbased/79 internet-based
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PharmD/MBA
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These programs have 2 primary objectives:
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To instill in students the business background and skills
necessary to enter management positions within pharmacy
To allow students to earn an MBA degree in less time and at
a lower expense than if they were to pursue the 2 degrees
independently. The dual degree is considered highly desirable
for persons seeking careers in institutional practice settings,
the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacy benefit management
organizations, and academia.
PharmD/MBA
PharmD/MBA
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Pre-requisites
GMAT (average 690)
 High GPA (Minimum 3.0)
 Recommendation letters
 Work experience
 Personal essays
 Varies from school to school
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PharmD/MBA
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Schools
PharmD/MBA
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Careers
Director of hospital pharmacy operations
 Departmental director in state and federal health
care agencies
 Department head in pharmaceutical manufacturing
corporations
 Administrator in research and managed care
departments
 Leadership position in pharmaceutical distribution
organizations
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PharmD/MPA
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Master of Public Administration
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Provides training in public policy and program
implementation. This involves learning sound
management, analytical, and policy-making skills
Focus on public administration at the local, state,
national/federal levels, as well as in the nonprofit
sector
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PharmD/MPA
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Schools
Drake (Iowa) – Requires one extra semester to
complete the dual degree
 Kentucky – Complete in your 4 years with an
addition of 2 summer sessions
 Missouri–Kansas City*
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Tests
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PCAT & GRE
PharmD/MPA
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The MPA degree is interdisciplinary.
It covers wide range of fields that pertain to the
public such as economics, sociology,
anthropology, and political science.
Courses typically include:
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microeconomics public finance, research
methods/statistics, policy process and policy
analysis, ethics, public management, leadership, and
program evaluation or performance measurement.
PharmD/MPA
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Careers
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Professional trained drug analyst
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Develop and implement cost-effective pharmaceutical
programs in hospitals, healthcare delivery systems and
government health programs.
PharmD/MPH
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Master of Public Health
Prepares pharmacist to dispense medications and
manage disease states within a population-based
public health framework
 Contributes to the development and implementation
of policy to provide safer medications to patients
 Relates to pharmacotherapy and health promotion,
disease prevention, and medication safety
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PharmD/MPH
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Skills
Educate and assist patients to manage diseases such
as diabetes
 Conduct research to better manage treatments for
diseases such as cancer and HIV
 Provide education on medication management, such
as drug interactions between prescription drugs and
herbal supplements.
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PharmD/MPH
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Global Health Track
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Some schools offer different MPH options, including an
option to concentrate on Global Health
Opportunity to deal with public health issues that cross
international borders
Emphasis of study on underserved populations with a
background in social and cultural issues
Offers a look at public health in a more diverse setting with
opportunities to work with patients in a different country
Some schools also offer a Global Health Graduate Studies
Certificate
PharmD/MPH
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Careers
Official government agencies, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local or
state health departments
 Not-for-profit organizations that focus on health
issues like heart disease, cancer, children health,
global and preventative health care
 Private sector jobs in the pharmaceutical industry
and health insurance companies
 Academic institutions
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PharmD/JD
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Juris Doctor
Typically takes 6 years vs. 7 if degrees were pursued
individually. (4 – PharmD; 3 JD)
 You will usually have to apply to both the pharmacy
and law school separately, stating interest in dual
degrees. You will begin the JD during your 2nd or
3rd year in pharmacy school.
 You will have to take the LSAT (Law School
Admissions Test)
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PharmD/JD
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Careers
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Work for pharmaceutical & biotechnology as their attorney,
government agencies (FDA,) private practice, patent law, and
many more.
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Private practice – Know both sides of the story. With legal
background AND medical background, you can help many people or
companies in lawsuits.
FDA – You will be knowledgeable about the drug approval process
(in addition to the drug itself) and can potentially help develop new
incentives to speed up the approval of new drugs and policies.
Example: regulation and labeling of tobacco products.
PharmD/JD
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Additional Information
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There are a few schools in the U.S. that have this dual degree program;
University at Buffalo, University of Maryland, University of Southern
California, University of Florida, and Drake University to name a few.
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http://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/programs/pharmd/jd/
http://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/administration/academics/programs/
PharmD-JD.html
http://www.cop.ufl.edu/wpcontent/uploads/dept/studaff/joint_degrees/jd.pdf
http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/files/uploads/admissions/PharmD_JD.pdf
http://www.drake.edu/catalog/grad/PharmD.php
Interesting articles pertaining to the field:
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http://www.pharmacist.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Combining_Phar
macy_And_Law_Provides_Twice_the_Career_Options
Dual-Degree Programs Anticipated
for 2012-2013 (Full List)
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http://www.aacp.org/resources/student/pharm
acyforyou/admissions/Documents/Table%204.
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Events
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Graduate School Fair
Friday, October 14th
 Trabant Multipurpose Rooms
 4-6pm
 Representatives from TJU School of Pharmacy
and College of Notre Dame Maryland – School of
Pharmacy will both be there
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