A better teaching model
New pharmacists are entering a world of constant change and collaboration; competent graduating pharmacists must therefore also be lifelong learners and collaborators. Our active-learning based curriculum prepares you for this environment. We flip the traditional learning model and put the focus on the successful development of the student. As the name “active” describes, you will be expected to be actively involved and take ownership in the learning process both inside and outside the classroom.
We pair this teaching model with a system of support and learning resources to ensure each student has the greatest opportunity for learning success. Student ambassadors, student mentors, student-led organizations, student services resources, free campus tutoring, alumni mentoring, and faculty advisors provide a network that contributes to student achievement.
Our active-learning and competency-based curriculum places WSU among the most progressive pharmacy programs in the country and aligns with our commitment to the best possible educational experience for all students.
This classroom model follows a clear trend in higher education toward learner-centered teaching, and is built upon sound research based educational practices. Integrating this flipped classroom with a competency-based HSF grading model equates to a learning environment that is truly innovative and effective.
Professional certificate training
As one of the first programs in the nation to offer immunization training, our college has helped spearhead public access to immunizations. Our Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate program from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is nationally recognized in the US and around the world. In the second year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program, you will complete the APhA vaccination training certificate program so that you can begin working in community health clinics and gain real-world experiences during rotations. Receiving our nationally recognized training certificate not only helps you get a head start in working with patients, but also gives you vital skills for your career in pharmacy.