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Concurrent Degree Opportunities

 

The goal of the accelerated concurrent degree program is to attract outstanding students who are committed to earning the PharmD degree and a PhD degree in either Pharmaceutics or Medicinal Chemistry or a PharmD degree and a MS degree in Pharmaceutical Outcomes, Research and Policy. These students are equipped to enter academic careers that require competence in both teaching and research. Graduates of a concurrent degree program will possess the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to work with colleagues across multiple disciplines essential to performing integrated and translational medical and pharmaceutical research.

PharmD and PhD in Pharmaceutics (extended program)
This program provides graduate training in pharmaceutics concurrent with clinical training in the PharmD Program. Graduates of this dual degree program are qualified to conduct research in drug formulation, delivery and disposition, drug interactions and related areas within the pharmaceutical industry or in academic research. Drug interactions and Pharmacogenetics are a focus of the Department of Pharmaceutics. Contact Dr. Ken Thummel for more information about this program.

PharmD and PhD in Medicinal Chemistry (extended program)
This program provides graduate training in medicinal chemistry concurrent with clinical training in the PharmD Program. Graduates of this dual degree program are qualified to conduct research within the pharmaceutical industry or in academic science. Research includes a broad spectrum of activities including studies pursuant to investigations of the interactions of both drugs and toxic substances with biological systems, and the relationship of chemical structure and dynamics to biological effect and function. Drug metabolism is a focus of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
Contact Dr. Allan Rettie for more information about this program.


PharmD and MS in Pharmaceutical Outcomes, Research and Policy (track-in program)
This program provides graduate training in pharmaceutical outcomes research and policy concurrent with clinical training in the PharmD Program. Graduates of this dual degree program provide pharmacoepidemiologic, pharmacoeconomic and policy information, through research and scholarship, to government, the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, and managed care organizations. Contact Dr. Sean Sullivan for more information about this program.

PharmD and Physician Assistant Program
This joint training program creates the unique opportunity to place cross trained individuals in academic instructional settings, such as residencies, in clinics providing care to the urban and rural medically underserved, and in newly developing hospitalist roles.  Contact Dr. Allan Ellsworth for more information about this program.  Deadline for application is October 1. http://depts.washington.edu/medex/pa-program/degrees-offered/other-options/pharmd/