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Why ISU?

The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy offers a professional doctorate that focuses on improving clinical outcomes and improving the quality of patient life. The Mission, Goals and Objectives of the ISU College of Pharmacy and our Curricular Philosophy Statement underscore the overarching educational principles of our program.

Specifically, we educate pharmacists to:

  • Provide quality pharmaceutical care;
  • Be a valuable member of an interprofessional health-care team;
  • Identify and manage complex pharmacotherapy regimens
  • Cultivate ethical and evidence-based decision making
  • Promote public health; and
  • Meet the health-care challenges of the future.

Pharmacists are called upon continuously to develop knowledge and skills to assume new roles that focus on medication management, and to optimize patient outcomes. Graduates of the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy possess the knowledge and skills to succeed throughout their careers and hold true the values of professionalism, ethics, critical thinking, and life-long learning.

ISU's PharmD graduates are sought after for various career opportunities. New graduates have reported employment in community pharmacy practice, clinics and hospital practice, long-term care and home health care. Average full-time salaries associated with these positions for new graduates range from $100,000 to $140,000 annually.

Why Pharmacy?

Explore this rewarding and challenging profession by exploring through the following resources, courtesy of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

AACP - Is Pharmacy for you?

Job outlook for pharmacists

Top ten reasons to become a pharmacist

Pharmacy Career

 For more information about the profession of pharmacy visit these websites:

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Pharmacists Association

American College of Clinical Pharmacy

American Society of Health System Pharmacists