Mission and Values
The University of Utah College of Pharmacy supports the missions of the University of Utah and the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. The Mission of the University of Utah College of Pharmacy is to: 1) advance health care related to optimal medication outcomes through education and training; 2) discover, develop and disseminate new biomedical knowledge and technology; and 3) provide pharmacy-based services and outreach activities to the community.
Academic excellence will be pursued in an environment that respects the individual, instills integrity and professionalism, assures ethical behavior, promotes diversity, creates a desire for life-long learning, and recognizes the principle of academic freedom.
Goals of the Professional Curriculum
Prepare pharmacists in a research-intensive, academic health center to be exemplary professionals who enable progress in healthcare by incorporating biomedical research advances into practice, serve as medication experts, and who advocate for and defend the public health.
To educate and train clinical-scientists and clinician-educators to be effective leaders in academic pharmacy.
Outcomes of the Professional Curriculum
Graduates of the University of Utah Doctor of Pharmacy Program will be able to optimize patient-centered and population-based care in a variety of practice settings. Graduates shall be able to:
Apply fundamental scientific, analytic and problem-solving skills to all areas of pharmacy practice
- Communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats
- Work collaboratively on healthcare teams
- Base patient care/practice decisions on sound science and best evidence
- Apply medication safety and quality-improvement principles to pharmacy practice
- Manage medication-use systems
- Promote public health and wellness
- Practice in an ethical, culturally aware and professional manner
- Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development and leadership