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Idaho State University

As Idaho‚Äôs College of Pharmacy we serve all citizens of the state and are a national leader in telepharmacy services.  The primary degree offered by the College is the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) that prepares students to become pharmacists.  In addition, the college offers a Masters and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.  The Pharm.D. degree is delivered synchronously in Pocatello and Meridian, Idaho and Anchorage, Alaska.    

We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education through 2025.

The ISU College of Pharmacy trains caring and collaborative pharmacists and scholars while valuing integrity, access, inclusiveness, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, and accountability.  Our student outreach programs win national and regional awards and our NAPLEX pass rate remains highly competitive.

 

 

 

Accreditation 

All 3 sites of the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy PharmD program are fully accredited through June 2025 by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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Brief History

The College of Pharmacy was founded by Eugene O Leonard in 1920 at the Idaho Technical Institute in Pocatello, Idaho and was the first college at Idaho State University.  We will celebrate our centennial in 2020. 

 

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Continuing Education

Idaho State University's Division of Health Sciences Continuing Education Program offers high quality, unbiased, and up-to-date educational experiences for interprofessional teams that are designed to enhance practitioner competence in providing comprehensive, evidence-based healthcare for patients in a variety of settings and in rural areas.

Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences develops continuing education activities for nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals.

 

 

Departments

The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy features faculty in two departments.  The Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPSCI) department has 8 faculty in Pocatello and Meridian, Idaho. Our Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences (PPRA) department has 39 faculty in Pocatello, Meridian and Anchorage.  Our curriculum also requires other specialty fields, and we have numerous adjunct and outstationed faculty that help us meet these needs. 

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Idaho Drug Information Center

The Idaho Drug Information Center (IDIC) provides unbiased, evidence-based analysis of medical literature and patient specific therapeutic recommendations for health care professionals and the general public. We are a proud partner of the InpharmD drug information collaborative.  

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Medicinal Garden

During the warmer months, the College of Pharmacy at Leonard Hall in Pocatello is surrounded by gorgeous, flourishing plants, herbs and flowers of all kinds. While it is pleasing to the eye, with bright green peppermint and multicolored California poppies, the garden is actually full of plants that were traditionally used medicinally.

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Pharmacy Fair

The College of Pharmacy Recruiting & Exhibition Fair, held in Meridian, is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet with recruiters, explore residency opportunities and interview for open jobs.  Last year we had over 20 companies and 200 students in attendance.

Virtual Tour

You can take a virtual tour of the entire campus by clicking the picture to the left.  If you wish to go directly to the College of Pharmacy click the link above.