Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Elective Concentrations

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy allows student pharmacists to create a customized pharmacy education through elective concentrations.

Elective concentrations give student pharmacists the opportunity to learn and practice skills in specific areas of pharmacy. Six faculty-approved concentrations require a minimum of six contact hours of coursework and other required activities. At graduation, student pharmacists receive a certificate indicating the successful completion of the elective concentration.

Anthony Guarascio"These elective concentrations allow student pharmacists to create a tailored learning experience based on specific interest areas and prepare for post-graduate practice and research opportunities," Anthony Guarascio, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Division Head of the Pharmacy Practice Division says. "Student pharmacists work with faculty advisers to ensure create a plan to fit all required courses into elective slots in the curriculum schedule."

Current elective concentration offerings include:

  • Acute Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Community Practice
  • Entrepreneurial Pharmacy
  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
  • Health Economics & Outcomes Research

For more information about a specific elective concentration and a list of required courses and rotations, please visit the Duquesne University website.

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