Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems

The Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

The Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems advances the practice of pharmaceutical care and its role in the healthcare system for the benefit of patients and society through education, research, and service.

Social & Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

The widespread use and dependency on drugs and drug products in today's society, coupled with an increased utilization and application of pharmaceutical services, has created a need for individuals who can study the social, psychosocial, political, legal, historic, and economic factors that impinge upon the use, non-use and abuse of drugs.

Fostering the application of behavior-oriented interdisciplinary theories to pharmacy problem solving and pharmacy system development.

  • PhD and Master Degree Programs
  • Minors

Learn more about the SAPh Graduate Program

Advancing Education

PCHS embraces a leadership role in curricular innovation at the College. Our faculty are serving in leadership roles that are creating new learning experiences for Doctor of Pharmacy students and modeling innovative teaching and learning strategies in a variety of courses.  Learn more about our advanacing education in:

  • Curricular Domains
  • PharmD Emphasis - Leadership
  • Advancement of Experiential Education
  • Innovations in Teaching

Pharmacy Practice

PCHS faculty participate in a diverse array of pharmacy practice sites and models. From working within larger healthcare systems to bringing care to patient’s individual homes, PCHS is dedicated to delivering pharmaceutical care in innovative ways. Learn more about our practice faculty:

  • Bethesda Clinic
  • Broadway Family Medicine Clinic
  • Health Partners
  • Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
  • Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic
  • The University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC)
  • The University of Minnesota Nurse Practitioner's Clinic

Research and Scholarship

Faculty and trainees within our department study the pharmacy profession, patient care behaviors, government policies, and the economic, clinical, and humanistic aspects of medications.  Learn more about our research and scholarship in:

  • Patient Care
  • Health Policy
  • Educational Research