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Preparing healthcare professionals for the world as it is going to be.
The ground breaking High Point University Integrated Learning Model weaves foundational basic science courses with practical clinical experiences throughout the PharmD program to develop stronger problem solving skills and the chance to combine classroom learning with real world application.
- Most Pharmacy programs begin with basic science classes for the first two years followed by experiential courses late in the program with limited opportunities to connect the two.
- HPU gives students the opportunity to apply the science they learned in the classroom in patient-care settings shortly afterwards, which enables them to better understand their coursework earlier in the curriculum.
Opportunity to obtain specialty certificate training in selected disease states such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
- Specialized in-depth training that will distinguish High Point University Pharmacy students and graduates from their pharmacy peers.
- Certificate program electives are designed to train students to adapt their practice to consensus guidelines created by expert panels and provide “state-of-the-art” healthcare for a range of diseases.
- Certificate courses serve as a blueprint for lifelong learning, which is vital for healthcare professionals.
Standardized live patient interactions beginning in the first semester prepare students to work with patients immediately upon graduation.
- Help students develop creative problem solving skills by working with professional actors who play the role of patients, family members, or physicians. Fewer than 10% of PharmD programs give students this quantity and level of authentic interactions.
- Polish a professional presence in a no-risk environment before working in a clinical rotation.
- Helps students retain and apply material from past courses by using it in experiential settings immediately upon learning.
Transformational, long term, patient experience opportunities beginning in the first year and continuing all three years they are in the classroom.
- Develop relationships with patients over several years in a transformational, rather than transactional, experience where students see and experience the effects of prescribed medications in real patients.
Interdisciplinary, collaborative team approach to health care.
- New programs in Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Training are being designed to work together in health care teams.
- A cross-disciplinary education where students learn how to work in a team environment and how their decisions impact other healthcare professionals and the quality of care that a patient receives, where students learn how their decisions impact other healthcare professionals and the quality of care that a patient receives.
Personalized educational experience with a faculty that is committed to their students.
- By design, the smallest pharmacy class size in North Carolina (80) with a low student to faculty ratio (9:1) ensures greater access to faculty and an education that is part of High Point University’s “Student First” philosophy.
- Smaller class size creates more hands-on experiences for each pharmacy student.
- Courses are taught by HPU pharmacy faculty in person, with limited use of impersonal remote lectures.
- US News recognizes HPU as #1 in the South for a strong commitment to teaching. That commitment stems from a University culture that passionately believes in our students’ potential.
Investment of $100 million in a new, state-of-the-art facility built to house the School of Pharmacy and School of Health Science. Designed with the latest technology, cross disciplinary skills lab, retail pharmacy space, and extraordinary classrooms and labs.
- Part of a ten year, $1.2 billion investment in academic programs and facilities.
- Niche.com ranks HPU 5th in the nation for best campus (Stanford and Yale are among the top 5 as well). The rankings are based, in part, on student access to technology.