The college is offering the Pharm D program.
Candidates for admission to Doctor of Pharmacy should have passed F.Sc. (Pre-medical with 60% marks.)
Doctor of Pharmacy, is a 5 year program. Recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pharmacy council of Pakistan. Imran Idrees College of Pharmacy (IICP), is playing a key role in the development and enhancement of pharmacists by educating them with quality education without any discrimination and providing simple opportunities to learn and explore in order to meet the challenges related to healthcare needs of nation, state and all over the world.
This program is a five-year, full-time provides students with:
- A unique pharmacy practice experience program that gives students immediate and progressively challenging clinical experience.
- We can provide valuable career support to graduates entering the pharmaceutical profession.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program combines rigorous basic science education with extensive and varied clinical experiences so that graduates will be prepared to contribute to revolutionizing the future of health care through new discoveries and innovations to improve patient lives.
The goal of IICP is to train pharmacy practitioners to possess leadership qualities, advanced expertise and clinical experiences that enable them to be at the forefront of the pharmacy profession and health care in a variety of settings, Institutional, Community practices, Government, Academia, Industry and Drug development.
Career in pharmacy unfolds a vista full of opportunities leading to a golden future for a young career aspirant. The job opportunities, working conditions, job satisfaction and monetary benefits are excellent.
- Research and development
- Health department, Government of the Punjab as Drug inspector, Deputy drug controller, drug controller, Hospital pharmacist, Clinical pharmacist, Drug analyst
- Analysis and testing
- Marketing, sales, drug regulatory affairs.
- Drug Regulatory affairs
- Consultancy are the highest awarding industries
- Forensic science agencies
- Pharmaceutical industries , Production Quality control, Quality assurance Research and development.
Following are some of the numerous and diverse career options available to PharmD graduates:
Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacists are integral members of the health care team whose contributions have been shown to optimize patient outcomes while being cost effective. Working in partnership with physicians, pharmacists increasingly assume responsibility for medication therapy management—especially for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure—aiming to help patients achieve desired therapeutic outcomes through appropriate medication usage, diet and lifestyle choices.
Community pharmacists are often on the first line of health care. In addition to dispensing medications and monitoring patients for adverse effects and interacting drugs, pharmacists provide important counseling services, such as the proper selection of over-the-counter medications and/or referral to other health care providers. Today’s pharmacist also must be versed in alternative medicines. Many graduates own independent pharmacies or have advanced to management positions within retail chain pharmacy organizations.
Provincial and federal governmental agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, Drug regulatory authority of Pakistan (DRAP), and the Armed Forces require the expertise of skilled pharmacists. Many pharmacist works in hospitals and clinics within these agencies.
Many graduates can pursue careers in hospital pharmacy where they are directly involved in patient care. Pharmacists in hospitals monitor and adjust patient medications and work closely with physicians, nurses and other health professionals to determine the most appropriate drug therapy possible. Clinical pharmacists may specialize in a variety of areas of pharmacy practice, including pediatrics, critical care, cardiology, surgery, psychopharmacy, neurology, infectious disease, drug information and transitions of care.
Broadly stated, managed care is planned, comprehensive and integrated provision of health care in a cost-effective manner that emphasizes preventive care. Optimization of drug therapy, development of drug formularies, evaluation of therapeutic protocols, patient consultation, and reduction in unnecessary doctor visits and hospitalization are all responsibilities of pharmacists who practice in the managed-care environment.
Modern drug therapy is highly sophisticated, and the pharmaceutical industry recognizes the need for technical proficiency among its sales and marketing personnel. Additionally, the area of research and development provides numerous opportunities for pharmaceutical scientists, including drug isolation and synthesis to formulation, packaging and quality control of the finished dosage form.
Graduates often choose academic positions at university colleges of pharmacy, or opportunities in public administration, public health or medicine. A strong demand for specialists also comes from government agencies, insurance plans, managed health care organizations, professional health care associations, hospital administration departments, health care consulting organizations, pharmaceutical companies and international organizations.
Specialized Area Opportunities
Pharmacists with expertise in specialized areas such as consulting, legal practice, drug information, poison control and pharmacy affairs are becoming more in demand as the profession evolves.