An efficient healthcare system in the world needs to establish a harmonized environment between health care professionals; among which pharmacists play an essential and a leading role. Career of pharmacy as a profession nowadays includes modern clinical services related to health care, such as; designing a management plan, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information.
Alfaisal University invested in medical, science, engineering, and business education. Alfaisal followed a tradition of excellence in the education and practice in all of its well-established colleges. Now it started its investment in pharmacy education in the new College of Pharmacy. The Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) Program provided, is a six years program that was established with strong foundation of basic sciences. Based on which different disciplines related to pharmaceutical sciences, research, and pharmacy practice integrate. The sixth year will focus on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations giving the graduate an excellent opportunities to explore his/her future interest.
The college of Pharmacy and its developing leaders are keen to recruit top faculty from all over the world to master pharmacy education, adopt research as a life style with faculty, staff, and students being engaged, and to establish a pharmacy students association that will excel in community service as part of their academic/nonacademic activities. Through its international institutional affiliation and collaboration with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS), and Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) in the UK, college of pharmacy will continue to develop its curriculum, design the latest educational events, and arrange students/faculty summer programs.
Future plans for the college will focus on launching workshop and educational events focusing on pharmacy career, latest advances in health sciences research, to broaden its international affiliation and collaboration, and to develop postgraduate programs that are courses- and research-based in due course.
Dr Manal M. Alem
Acting Dean College of Pharmacy