Pharm.D. is a field in medical sciences, designed to meet the pharmacy-related medical needs of society. Students study basic sciences for 2 years and then continue specialized pharmacy courses. Pharm.D. degree lasts approximately 5.5 years. The school’s curriculum provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills both in theory and practice. The curriculum provides graduates with the opportunity to work in industrial and pharmaceutical companies, quality control laboratories, poison control centers, cosmetic companies, cellular pharmacology, herbal medicine, biotechnology research, and academia.

In an ever-changing and constantly evolving world, a pharmaceutical scientist has an effective and crucial role in raising the standing of Iran in different educational and research areas and fulfilling the demands of a progressing society, in collaboration with other medical scientists and specialists. We hope that this educational curriculum will raise the standing of the field and help it to meet international standards. Therefore, it is highly hoped that this field can find its true position in national and international circles in the next 10 years.

Our major responsibility is to train scientists who can provide health care services, practice in research and programming organizations and provide pharmaceutical services. Training such scientists will lead to health care system progress; moreover, using new methods and technologies to develop novel pharmaceutical products and providing consultation, helps diagnose, treat and prevent diseases. Therefore, creativity, innovation, teamwork and professional ethics are central to this field.


General Competencies

It is essential for pharmacy students to have good written and oral communication skills. Students must be able to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and with other members of the healthcare team. The final applicant pool may be interviewed.


Future Qualifications

Students will be able to provide services in urban pharmacies to supervise and dispense prescriptions and offer guidance to patients, as well as attending hospital pharmacies to supervise prescription dispensing, supply the needs of different wards, and offer guidance to patients.

They can also take up consultation roles in urban and hospital pharmacies to guide patients and doctors to choose the right medicine, and help drug side effects by providing patients and doctors with accurate pharmaceutical information.

Moreover, with proper qualifications, students can also occupy managerial roles in pharmaceutical institutions and organizations, matters related to pharmaceuticals, including pharmaceutical companies and health care networks, and pharmaceutical companies to supervise drug production and control as technical supervisors.

Research roles are also available for students of this program by performing research on drug use patterns and endemics, as well as working in research areas of institutions and pharmaceutical companies.