Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine
Developing First Rate Scholars & Investigators
Integrated pharmaceutical medicine is the scientific discipline concerned with the discovery, development, formulation, delivery, pharmacologic and toxicologic evaluation, registration and scientific monitoring of drug entities for the benefit of public health.
Master of Science (M.S.) Program
The M.S. degree in integrated pharmaceutical medicine at NEOMED requires a total of 45 credit hours, including 16 credit hours of the core curriculum offered to Ph.D. students, 9 credit hours of electives (for a total of 25 didactic credits), 10 hours of pharmaceutical medicine research and 10 hours of thesis work, culminating in a written thesis and thesis defense.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program
The Ph.D. degree in integrated pharmaceutical medicine at NEOMED requires a total of 90 credit hours. All doctoral students in the program will be required to complete 45 hours of didactic study (16 hours of core curriculum and 29 hours of electives that support the research area), 30 hours of research and 15 hours of dissertation work, culminating in a written dissertation and dissertation defense.
M.D./Ph.D. & Pharm.D./Ph.D. Dual Degree Programs
Students wanting to pursue a dual degree take the Transitions to Pharmaceutical Medicine course in lieu of the curriculum required for direct entry. The Transitions to Pharmaceutical Medicine course transitions the professional student from a primarily didactic learning environment to one that is problem solving with instruction by members of the graduate faculty. There are two, two-hour sessions per week for the 16 week semester. The course emphasizes topics such as drug discovery and development, and drug delivery and drug effi cacy, followed by two weeks of integration and assessment.
Course topic examples include, but are not limited to:
- Principles of Drug Action
- Cellular Signaling
- Transitions to Pharmaceutical Medicine
- Pharmaceutical Medicine Research Methods
- Statistics (emphasis on biostatistics)
- Medical Pharmacology