Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research) Program Information
The College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Master of Science in Pharmacy (M.S.P.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Clinical Pharmacy. The minimum requirements for these degrees are listed in the Graduate Degrees section of this Catalog.
The Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences training program is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Pharmaceutics with the goal of preparing motivated individuals to pursue independent research careers in academia, industry, or government. The current research focus of the program is on understanding genetic and non-genetic factors that contribute to variability in drug response.
Students in the program conduct hypothesis-driven clinical research that includes a strong laboratory component. Excellent research facilities are available including state-of-the art bioanalytical and pharmacogenomics laboratories, and an NIH-funded Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Clinical Research Center (UF CRC) for clinical study conduction. Upon completion of the core/elective curriculum and dissertation, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree is awarded.
Graduate students in the Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences program are expected to actively participate in clinical practice experiences and are required to spend 200 hours (minimum) to 600 hours (recommended) in a clinical practice setting. These experiences strengthen clinical background and foster development of the student as a translational research scientist. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a PharmD degree from an accredited school of pharmacy.
For more information, please see our websites: http://ptr.pharmacy.ufl.edu/education/clinical-pharmaceutical-sciences and http://ptr.pharmacy.ufl.edu.