The Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice Graduate Certificate Program
The Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice Graduate Certificate Program is designed for international scholars who have graduated from a five or six-year pharmacy program (PharmD or equivalent) outside the United States. Currently, we have a small cohort of students from universities, hospitals, and government agencies. Our program is designed to be completed in two to three years on a full-time basis. Successful graduates of the program go on to complete residencies in Arizona and across the United States as well as contribute to research and new knowledge in scholarly publications.
Tailored Curriculum Designed for International Student
Faculty and staff in the certificate program have worked with international students for more than 20 years. We are here to help you navigate the program application as well as support you through your academic, clinical and professional progression in areas such as advanced clinical training for residency, preparation for the licensure and English proficiency exams, and more.
- Students complete a 1,500-hour pharmacy internship and a professional development workshop series.
- Preparation for the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE), Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet- Based Test (TOEFL iBT), North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE)
- Over 30 pharmacy rotations with a different emphasis (e.g. internal medicine, infectious diseases, emergency medicine, and medication management) are available for students’ clinical training.
- Staff and faculty in the certificate program are dedicated to international students and provide personalized support and training to meet individual needs of students.
- Approximately 90% of certificate program graduates move to PGY-1 residency and 80% to PGY-2 residency.
Required Units: 36
Core (20 credits)
Electives (16+ credits)
- PHPR843: Pharmacy Law
- PHPR875A/B: Pharmacotherapeutics
- PHPR898A: Preparation for Internship I
- PHPR898B: Preparation for Internship II
- PHPR803: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
- PHPR804: Interviewing and Counseling Skills
- PHPR805B/C: Beginning Pharmacy Practice
- PHPR816A: Patient Assessment and Diagnostics
- PHPR862: Writing a Proposal for a Scientific Study
- PHPR893A: Internship for International Students
For more information, please contact the academic coordinator, Akiko Ota.