Pharmacy Faculty

Department of Pharmacy

Introduction Pharmacy Department

In 2017, the institute started a Doctor of Pharmacy program in Quaid-e-Azam college of Pharmacy Sahiwal with the affiliation of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, has been accredited by Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. The Pharmacy Department has highly qualified and dedicated faculty from the renowned universities of Pakistan who teaches the updated courses and supported by state-of-the-art laboratories.

A Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is a professional degree that prepares individuals for careers as pharmacists, focusing on the safe and effective use of medications. The Pharm.D. program combines rigorous coursework in biomedical sciences, pharmacology, and clinical practice, often supplemented with experiential learning through internships and rotations in various healthcare settings. The scope of a Pharm.D. is broad and dynamic, encompassing roles in community pharmacies, hospitals, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical industry, academia, and regulatory agencies. With the growing complexity of drug therapies and the increasing emphasis on patient-centered care, Pharm.D. graduates are equipped to engage in direct patient care, medication therapy management, clinical research, and health policy development. The evolving healthcare landscape continues to expand the role of pharmacists, making the Pharm.D. a versatile and valuable qualification in promoting public health and optimizing therapeutic outcomes.

In Pakistan, the demand for qualified Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) graduates is steadily increasing, creating a wide range of job opportunities across various sectors. Community pharmacies are a primary employment avenue, where pharmacists play crucial roles in patient counseling, medication dispensing, and health promotion. Hospitals and clinics also seek clinical pharmacists to collaborate with healthcare teams in managing patient medication therapy and ensuring safe and effective drug use. The pharmaceutical industry offers roles in quality control, regulatory affairs, marketing, and research and development, contributing to the production and distribution of medications. Additionally, Pharm.D. graduates can find opportunities in academia, teaching, and conducting research in universities. Government regulatory bodies and healthcare organizations also require their expertise for policy-making, drug regulation, and public health initiatives. With the healthcare system in Pakistan evolving and the increasing recognition of the pharmacist's role in patient care, the scope for Pharm.D. professionals is broadening, making it a promising career path with diverse and impactful opportunities.