INTRODUCTION

Granted NOC by Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP) vide Letter No. 2-6/2008-PCP

Shifa College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SCPS) is a constituent college/unit of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU – a federally chartered university) and has the unique distinction of being attached/affiliated with state of the art Shifa International Hospitals, Islamabad for clinical attachment, clinical clerkships, training(s) and other related academic activities. It is located in the heart of Islamabad; the beautiful capital of Pakistan. It is positioned to become an innovative center focused on medicine and health that will bring education, diagnostics, treatment, research, and commercial applications together.

Pharm.D is the first such program being offered which will help to fulfill the urgent demand for more graduate trained pharmacists across the country, taking into consideration the growth and development of pharmaceuticals during the last few years particularly in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Pharmacy is a science-based health profession concerned with medicines and their use in the treatment and prevention of disease. The aim of pharmacy education at SCPS (STMU) is to educate and train healthcare professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to fulfill their roles both in the health care and beyond.

The Pharm.D program takes an integrated approach to learning across the curriculum. The courses include the sources and design of drugs, their formulation into different dosage forms, the action of these drugs on the body and the therapeutic management of medicines in patients during a number of specially designed integrated modules. Self-grooming and enhancement is given a lot of importance in the institution. The courses that would be studied during Pharm.D will enhance the knowledge and skills to the next level. The study programs and courses have been designed as to fulfill the current needs with regard to professionalism, marketability, employability, and entrepreneurship.

Our objective is to provide the highest quality teaching and learning and undertake research that is relevant to patients and health care practice, and development of the society as a whole. In our innovative Pharm.D program, we integrate the pharmaceutical with clinical therapeutics and patient care to meet the needs of the next generation of pharmacists in all sectors – community, primary care, hospital, industry, regulatory and academia.

We seek students who are committed to making a difference in people’s lives through the discovery, design, delivery and rational use of medicines.