Pharmacy Program Learning Outcomes
The Wegmans School of Pharmacy has adopted the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Educational Outcomes as articulated by the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) 2013.
Upon completion of the Pharm.D. program and entry into the profession, graduates will be demonstrate the following skills and attributes.
Domain 1 – Foundational Knowledge
1.1. Learner (Learner) - Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from the foundational sciences (i.e. Pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative, and clinical sciences) to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care.
Domain 2 – Essentials for Practice and Care
2.1. Patient-centered care (Caregiver) - Provide patient-centered care as the medication expert (collect and interpret evidence, prioritize, formulate assessments and recommendations, implement, monitor and adjust plans, and document activities).
2.2. Medication use systems management (Manager) - Manage patient healthcare needs using human, financial, technological, and physical resources to optimize the safety and efficacy of medication use systems.
2.3. Health and wellness (Promoter) - Design prevention, intervention, and educational strategies for individuals and communities to manage chronic disease and improve health and wellness.
2.4. Population-based care (Provider) - Describe how population-based care influences patient-centered care and influences the development of practice guidelines and evidence-based best practices.
Domain 3 - Approach to Practice and Care
3.1. Problem Solving (Problem Solver) – Identify problems; explore and prioritize potential strategies; and design, implement, and evaluate a viable solution.
3.2. Educator (Educator) – Educate all audiences by determining the most effective and enduring ways to impart information and assess understanding.
3.3. Patient Advocacy (Advocate) - Assure that patients’ best interests are represented.
3.4. Interprofessional collaboration (Collaborator) – Actively participate and engage as a healthcare team member by demonstrating mutual respect, understanding, and values to meet patient care needs.
3.5. Cultural sensitivity (Includer) - Recognize social determinants of health to diminish disparities and inequities in access to quality care.
3.6. Communication (Communicator) – Effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally when interacting with an individual, group, or organization.
Domain 4 – Personal and Professional Development
4.1. Self-awareness (Self-aware) – Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth.
4.2. Leadership (Leader) - Demonstrate responsibility for creating and achieving shared goals, regardless of position.
4.3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Innovator) - Engage in innovative activities by using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing professional goals.
4.4. Professionalism (Professional) - Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers, and society.
Graduation Rates and Student Assessment Outcome Data
Results of the third year Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) exam and licensure exams indicate Wegmans School of Pharmacy students consistently outperform national averages.
» View the Assessment Outcome Data [pdf]
St. John Fisher College Learning Goals
The Pharm.D. curriculum aligns with and supports St. John Fisher College learning goals, which include:
- Intellectual Engagement
- Diversity & Cultural Understanding
- Ethical Integrity
- Discourse & Content in the Field
- Application of Knowledge
Learn more about Pharmacy and College-wide Learning Goals [pdf].