The University of Louisiana at Monroe
School of Pharmacy
"Enhancing Louisiana's Health and Environment"
The School of Pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana’s School
of Pharmacy, endeavors to create a professional learning environment that embraces
the concept of continuous quality improvement in a team based approach to health care.
This environment will enable the School to produce and maintain excellent academic,
research and service programs that directly enhance the health and environment of
the state of Louisiana and beyond.
The mission of the School of Pharmacy (COP) is to educate future health care professionals
to meet the diverse pharmaceutical care needs of the people of Louisiana and to serve
the professions of pharmacy and toxicology through a balanced program of education,
research, service, and patient care.
The strategic decisions and daily operations of the School’s faculty and staff will
be reflective of the following values:
- Responsibility - acting morally, ethically, and with integrity, as well as being accountable for
one's actions. Students, faculty, and staff have a duty to adhere to these standards.
We also recognize our duty to be thoughtful stewards of those resources entrusted
- Innovation - the synthesis, embodiment, or combination of knowledge in original, relevant, valued
new products, processes, or services, especially as related to promoting optimal patient
and educational outcomes.
- Collaboration - the development of educational, research and practice partnerships among students,
practitioners, educators, and other stakeholders.
- Quality - the pursuit of excellence, which is cultivated and assessed through a process of
continual quality improvement.
- Professionalism - the demonstration of structural, attitudinal, and behavioral attributes of a profession
and its members. Certain professional attributes, including a service orientation;
caring; respect for others; accountability and responsibility for one's action; integrity;
honesty; ethically sound decision making; and a commitment to life-long learning are
fundamental to our functioning as learners, educators, researchers, scholars, and
practitioners of pharmacy.
In addition to the values stated above, we have set the following goals:
- Educate entry level pharmacy practitioners to deliver pharmacy care in a dynamic,
culturally diverse society, enabling graduates to enter a wide range of existing or
emerging health care practices.
- Provide effective graduate education in the pharmaceutical and toxicological sciences.
- Recognize professional education as an individual process that begins in the academic
setting and continues throughout the professional career, not only for the student
but educators and practitioners as well.
- Model attitudes and values that emphasize the importance of a team approach to patient-centered
care, and the importance of interprofessional learning and collaborative practice
in didactic and experiential education.
- Integrate basic, clinical, administrative and toxicological sciences.
- Incorporate a diverse range of teaching methods and approaches that collectively enhance
and promote students learning.
- Promote, develop and sustain excellence in basic, translational and clinical sciences,
thereby adding to the body of knowledge for scientists and educators in pharmacy,
toxicology and related fields.
- Promote research and scholarship that lead to improved patient care.
- Promote research and scholarship that lead to improved educational outcomes.
- Assess and evaluate all research and scholarly activity undertaken within the School.
- Provide appropriate mentorship for faculty development.
- Address the healthcare and other societal needs by involving faculty, staff, and students
in service activities at the University, local, state, national and international
- Promote wellness and disease prevention.
- Promote therapeutic interventions, rational medication use, and the judicious use
of economic resources.
- Advance student and faculty participation and leadership in professional organizations.
- Promote and optimize pharmacy care in order to improve patient outcomes.
- Promote postgraduate professional training and assume an active role in the development
of residencies and fellowships.
Reflection upon our stated mission, values, and goals has led us to develop the following
The entry level Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum is an integration of biomedical, pharmaceutical,
clinical, and administrative sciences to prepare practitioners who can effectively
provide pharmaceutical care in a changing profession. Consistent with the educational
philosophy of the University, the educational process is based on a student-centered
approach that values life-long learning and the development of complex problem solving
skills. Faculty demonstrate through their teaching, practice, and research the highest
standards of professionalism and a passion for quality patient care.
Students will demonstrate the following:
- A commitment to developing life-long learning habits.
- The abilities required for a competent and contemporary patient-centered pharmacy
- Behaviors and attitudes necessary for professional growth and development