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2009-2010 University Catalog 
    
2009-2010 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration


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Mission

The mission of the department of pharmacy practice and pharmacy administration is to educate students, develop professionals and leaders, and perform innovative research and service in the practice and administration of pharmacy to advance the profession.

Optimal drug therapy can improve a patient’s quality of life by curing or slowing the disease process, eliminating or reducing the disease symptoms, or preventing the disease or its symptoms. Assuming responsibility for a patient’s drug therapy in order to achieve these goals is termed “pharmaceutical care.” Through their understanding of drug actions and disease state management and the professional standards of pharmacy practice, doctor of pharmacy graduates will be able to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure optimal drug therapy for all patients.

The department is dedicated to continually improving drug therapy and pharmaceutical care through the discovery, application, and dissemination of knowledge about drugs and drug use. Faculty members maintain a balance of teaching, advising, research, and service to the profession and to society. Innovative approaches to teaching emphasize problem solving and utilize state-of-the-art technology both in the classroom and in real patient care and other professional environments. The pharmacy practice and pharmacy administration curricula focus on enabling students to integrate knowledge of the biosciences, drugs, and diseases with that of social and administrative sciences in order to develop the requisite skills for ethical and effective contemporary pharmacy practice, or similar applications in the healthcare industry, and to stimulate a commitment to lifelong learning and service.

To facilitate their progression into the pharmacy administration graduate program, undergraduates may take graduate-level courses with permission of the graduate course instructors.

Pharmacy Practice

Description

Drug therapy is integral to both the prevention and treatment of diseases. Thousands of prescription and nonprescription drugs are available in the United States with more new drugs licensed every year. Advances in science and technology continuously lead to more complex drug entities. Although many drugs have a very positive impact on disease states, they also have the potential to be very toxic. Today, more than ever before, pharmacists play a crucial role in drug therapy management—collaborating with physicians, nurses, and other health professionals to ensure that every patient experiences a positive response without serious toxicity.

Innovative and expanded curricula in pharmacy schools prepare graduates to solve difficult therapeutic problems, prevent adverse drug effects, avoid medication errors and drug interactions, and ensure the integrity of pharmaceutical products. Pharmacists work with individual patients to educate them about their medications. Pharmacists are also responsible for monitoring patients for both desirable therapeutic effects and undesirable toxic effects, screening for health problems, assisting patients in the selection of over-the-counter medications, and answering medication and general healthcare-related questions. Many pharmacists also develop focused expertise in specialty areas such as geriatrics, pediatrics, nutrition, or cardiology. Others apply their expertise in pharmacotherapeutics to planning for the pharmaceutical care of large populations. Advanced academic degree programs available to pharmacists at USP include graduate study leading to the master of business administration, master of science, or doctor of philosophy degree.

Like other health professions, the practice of pharmacy is regulated by law. In the United States, the various state laws limit practice to those who have been duly licensed by the state. Qualifications for licensure are graduating from an accredited college of pharmacy, completing a required internship program, and passing examinations conducted by the board of pharmacy within the state.

A degree in another field does not qualify the graduate for admission to the licensure examination. While those having degrees in other fields may receive credit for courses applicable to pharmacy, in no event may they qualify for an entry-level degree in pharmacy in less than four years of resident study or the equivalent. Since state internship requirements are not uniform, pharmacy candidates should acquaint themselves with the requirements in the state or states in which they wish to qualify to practice and with the steps necessary to fulfill these requirements.

The Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy allows up to 750 hours of credit toward internship requirements for experience gained in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations within the pharmacy curriculum, provided the student is registered with the board prior to entering the APPE rotations. Other states also may allow credit toward internship requirements. Students should contact the particular state board of pharmacy to determine specific requirements for obtaining such credit if granted.

At Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the education of the pharmacist is built upon a thorough knowledge of the chemical, physical, biological, and social sciences and the liberal arts. During the first two years of study, students acquire general education and basic skills and concepts as well as knowledge in the biological, chemical, physical, and social sciences. During the professional years, this knowledge base is integrated with professional courses and Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE).

Students are admitted to the University as freshmen in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Students remaining in good academic standing after completing their pre-professional study in the sciences and liberal arts will proceed to the professional degree program. Transfer students are accepted, if space is available, after previously enrolled students advance to their next year of study.

Clinical instruction is accomplished through a coordinated program that utilizes the extensive community, institutional, and industrial pharmacy facilities available in Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Faculty

Does not include adjunct faculty.
A list is available from the department chair.

Andrew M. Peterson
BS (Rutgers); PharmD (Medical College of Virginia);
PhD (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration
Phone: 215.596.8877
E-mail: a.peters@usp.edu

Thomas C. Bernhardt
BS (West Virginia)
Instructor in Clinical Pharmacy
Director, Clerkship Programs
Phone: 215.596.8998
E-mail: t.bernha@usp.edu

Shawn J. Boyle
BS, PharmD (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia)
Instructor of Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8707
E-mail: s.boyle@usp.edu

Michael J. Cawley
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.895.3136
E-mail: m.cawley@usp.edu

John E. Connors
BS (Wisconsin); PharmD (Kentucky)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Assisstance Provost, Special Projects and Global Initiatives
Phone: 215.596.8973
E-mail: j.connor@usp.edu

Lauren M. Czosnowski
BS, PharmD (Purdue School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8751
E-mail: l.czosno@usp.edu

Quinn A. Czosnowski
PharmD (Purdue School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8752
E-mail: q.czosno@usp.edu

Lisa E. Davis
BS (Arizona); PharmD (Kentucky)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8831
E-mail: l.davis@usp.edu

George E. Downs
BS (New Mexico); PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Dean Emeritus, Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8868
E-mail: g.downs@usp.edu

Grace Earl
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8940
E-mail: g.earl@usp.edu

Tyan S. Frazier
BS (Morgan State); PharmD (Maryland)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8991
E-mail: t.frazie@usp.edu

John Gans
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
and Science)
Professor of Pharmacy
Executive Director of Healthcare Leadership
Phone: 215.596.7471
E-mail: j.gans@usp.edu

Gladys M. Garcia
PharmD (St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professionals)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8687
E-mail: g.garcia@usp.edu

Philip P. Gerbino
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Linwood F. Tice Professor
President, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Phone: 215.596.8970
E-mail: pgerbino@usp.edu

Emily R. Hajjar
PharmD (Duquesne University School of Pharmacy)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8759
E-mail: e.hajjar@usp.edu

Daniel A. Hussar
BS, MS, PhD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Remington Professor of Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8880
E-mail: d.hussar@usp.edu

Jomy M. Joseph
PharmD (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8867
E-mail: j.joseph@usp.edu

Lisa A. Lawson
BS (Nebraska); PharmD (Kentucky)  
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Interim Dean, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8870
E-mail: l.lawson@usp.edu

Laura A. Mandos
BS (Ohio Northern); PharmD (Northeastern)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Assistant Dean, Pharmacy Programs
Phone: 215.596.8585
E-mail: l.mandos@usp.edu

Lauren E. McCluggage
PharmD (North Carolina School of Pharmacy)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8745
E-mail: l.mccluggage@usp.edu

William F. McGhan
PharmD (UCSF); PhD (Minnesota)
Professor of Pharmacy
Director, Pharmacy Administration Graduate Program
Phone: 215.596.8852
E-mail: w.mcghan@usp.edu

Melanie B. Oates
BA (University of Pittsburgh); RN (Presbyterian School of Nursing);
MBA (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania); PhD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
Director, Undergraduate Business Programs
Phone: 215.895.1182
E-mail: m.oates@usp.edu

Thomas W. O’Connor
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science); MBA (Babson College)
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8578
E-mail: t.oconnor@usp.edu

Lindsay B. Palkovic
PharmD (University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8759
E-mail: l.palkovic@usp.edu

Jill Pfeiffenberger
PharmD (Duquesne University); MBA (St. Joseph’s University)
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8872
E-mail: j.pfeiff@usp.edu

Cathy Y. Poon
BS (St. John’s); PharmD (Medical University of South Carolina)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Vice Chair, Didactic Teaching
Phone: 215.596.8889
E-mail: c.poon@usp.edu

Jennifer A. Reinhold
BA (Albright College); PharmD (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8743
E-mail: j.reinhold@usp.edu

Jean M. Scholtz
BS (University of Pittsburgh); PharmD (Purdue University)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8524
E-mail: j.scholt@usp.edu

Steven L. Sheaffer
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Vice Chair, Experiential Learning
Phone: 215.596.8773
E-mail: s.sheaff@usp.edu

Gary Sloskey
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Associate Professor of Pharmacy  
Phone: 215.596.8749
E-mail: g.sloske@usp.edu

Anthony P. Sorrentino
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Director, Experiential Resources
Phone: 215.596.8523
E-mail: a.sorren@usp.edu

Sarah A. Spinler
BS, PharmD (Minnesota)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Director, Residency & Fellowship Programs
Phone: 215.596.8576
E-mail: s.spinle@usp.edu

Karen J. Tietze
BS (Kansas); PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8854
E-mail: k.tietze@usp.edu

Trent G. Towne
BA (Hanover College); PharmD (Purdue University)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8734
E-mail: t.towne@usp.edu

Robert J. Votta
BS (Nebraska Wesleyan University); MBA (St. Joseph’s University)
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration
Phone: 215.596.8583
E-mail: r.votta@usp.edu

Craig B. Whitman
PharmD (Rutgers)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8882
E-mail: c.whitma@usp.edu

Vincent J. Willey
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy)
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.8933
E-mail: v.willey@usp.edu

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