Department of Pharmacy Practice
The Department of Pharmacy Practice is the quintessential area where curriculum meets professionalism. The Department emphasizes a standard code of professional ethics be attained in all the areas that comprise of pharmaceutical care, health care administration, patient assessment, and experiential education. Pharmacy practice faculties teach throughout the curriculum and many act as preceptors for students concluding their last year on rotations. These rotations experiences include acute care, ambulatory care, pediatrics, community, and drug information.
"Becoming a leader in Pharmaceutical Care, Pharmacotherapy, and Research among the Historical Black Colleges and Universities"
Historical Black Colleges and Universities have a long and astounding tradition in the field of Pharmacy and here at Hampton University we strive to be the leader in the development of new ideas for pharmacy practice. Our vision is to develop a pharmaceutical care center to; improve patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner, contribute to the modalities of pharmacotherapeutic changes, and optimize clinical research that benefits human healthcare.
The Department of Pharmacy Practice is committed to the concept of producing graduates who accept responsibility to serve society by providing services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes through the appropriate and evidence-based use of medications, devices, and information.
The Department of Pharmacy Practice has a commitment to uphold and practice what we believe are the core values that must be instilled in today's pharmacy student. At Hampton University, we seek to introduce these core values in every course, every experience, and every student we develop.
Integrity is the honest quest for, and application of, one's value system. Here at Hampton University, integrity is not only embodied internally but also extends beyond our academic environment. We, as faculty, will strive to lead by example and deliver these same standards to the pharmacy community and to society as a whole.
At Hampton University School of Pharmacy, we deeply value diversity in background, strengths, interests, and experiences. It is these differences that foster healthy debate and further our personal and professional development. We continually strive to contribute to the health community by providing perspective based on a range of ideas and practices, and our success will be measured by the inclusion of all voices.
Rigor instills excellence. Hampton students seek academic and personal development challenges that place us outside of our comfort zone. High expectations and stretching goals are the standards that we have chosen for each other and ourselves. Extreme professional hurdles separate talent from the masses, and Hampton students will excel because of our rigorous preparation.
The goals for the Department of Pharmacy Practice are as follows:
- Develop innovative teaching and testing methods for courses taught in the department.
- Develop effective strategies to improve communication, cooperation, and delivery of instruction in team taught courses.
- Develop terminal objective for each course and relate to educational objectives for the ACPE.
- Emphasize and incorporate critical thinking skills into all department courses.
- Develop a faculty development and mentoring program for new and junior faculty.
- Develop a research-training institute for the support of faculty.
- Develop a NAPLEX review course for students.
- Develop all facets of the professional program
- Increase faculty base by forming partnerships, such as faculty sharing, with affiliated pharmacy practice sites.
- Ensure the computer literacy of the entire faculty; will incorporate computer technology component into all applicable courses.
- Integrate a clinical application component in basic science courses, i.e., use case studies to teach anatomy and physiology.
- Raise the level of pharmacy in Virginia by:
- Participating and developing local professional pharmacy organizations
- Re-training pharmacists to accept new pharmacy practice roles through continuing education, in-service education, and special educational certification programs.
- Providing drug information services to all pharmacists in the state; establish satellite centers at selected facilities
- Develop pharmacy outreach programs to underserved populations in the state such as Eastern Shore region
- Provide clinical consulting services for institutions such as Pharmacoeconomics