Welcome to the Jefferson College of Pharmacy (JCP), an integral part of one of the nation’s premier academic healthcare centers.
Founded in 2008, we have built an innovative Doctor of Pharmacy program that effectively prepares our graduates for interesting and challenging pharmacy practice roles across the health care continuum. Underpinning our curriculum is an accomplished and diverse team of healthcare leaders, teachers, researchers and preceptors (practitioners) who make up our faculty. Collectively, this group brings a broad range of experiences and perspectives to our students, and they are recognized for their leadership in national and international pharmacy and healthcare membership organizations as well as their research in pharmaceutics, pharmacology, health outcomes, the clinical sciences and related fields.
Our classroom, laboratory and pharmacy-practice experiences at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy are complemented by a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities designed to enable our student pharmacists to become competent and confident practitioners who apply their knowledge and skills to care for individual patients as well as improve the overall health of our community. With a strong emphasis on leadership skills and social responsibility, JCP graduates are prepared to make an impact!
Since matriculating its first class in the Fall of 2008, the Jefferson College of Pharmacy has embraced inter-professional education (IPE) and has been an active member of the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Beginning their first semester on campus, JCP student pharmacists participate in required IPE activities. These activities include students from many other Jefferson programs including couple and family therapy, medical laboratory sciences, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician’s assistant. In addition to the formal IPE activities, students may also participate in numerous co-curricular IPE activities. We also have affiliations with a broad range of clinical practice sites where team-based collaborative care is the standard of practice. JCP student pharmacists have the opportunity to observe and practice team-base collaborative care at increasing levels of engagement as they proceed through the four-year Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.
As a result of its efforts in IPE, JCP faculty have been invited to numerous national meetings to share what they have learned and to showcase IPE activities. Numerous JCP student pharmacists have also had the opportunity to present or publish reports of their IPE experiences. Many prospective student pharmacists have identified Jefferson’s IPE as a reason for selecting Jefferson as their Pharmacy College of choice. In addition, many incoming students have identified the ability to work with inter-professional healthcare teams among their top ten reasons for attending Jefferson.