Feb 27, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science, Global Medicine (PharmD/MS)

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The dual degree in Pharmacy and Global Medicine is designed for students who are interested in providing pharmaceutical care to underserved populations around the world. Students enrolled in this dual degree program will benefit from an advanced understanding of the role of, and issues surrounding, modern medicine in developing countries.


Students must gain admission to and fulfill the degree requirements for both programs, which include 136 units for the Doctor of Pharmacy and 24 units for the MS in Global Medicine.

Program Adaptation

Because MEDS 503  and MEDS 504 , core requirements for the MS in Global Medicine program, cover the same material as PHRD 503  and PHRD 504 , the PharmD/MS, Global Medicine dual degree program substitutes PHRD 503  and PHRD 504  for MEDS 503  and MEDS 504  as core requirements for the dual degree.

Year III (P3) Curriculum

Required Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) Courses

Students will be required to register for the following IPPE course sequences as indicated in the schedule above. Students will need to register for the second course of each sequence until they have completed the 80 hours of IPPE associated with the first course of each sequence. Students will be given a grade of Credit (CR) in the first course of each sequence once the 80 IPPE hours have been successfully completed.


*Elective courses: Students MUST complete a minimum of 3 units of elective courses for the PharmD degree. Students will be provided a list of courses approved each year. 

**APPE courses are described below. Students may begin their APPEs in late March or early April of their P3 year and may be assigned to any of APPEs listed below.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)

Students must enroll in a minimum of six 6-unit six-week APPEs for a total of 36 units. Some students will take their APPEs entirely in their P4 year. Some will take one 6-unit APPE starting in the spring of their P3 year (late March/early April). Students will return to campus the last six weeks of their P4 year.

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