The Mission of the UAMS College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice is to be a center of excellence for pharmacy education, practice, research and service to the profession and society.

In order to achieve this mission, the department will:

  • Utilize innovative methods and technologies to educate and promote lifelong learning among pharmacy students, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in the principles of pharmacotherapy, medication therapy management, professional communication, pharmaceutical policy and health care administration.
  • Advance pharmacy through excellent postgraduate and graduate pharmacy education that prepares students to contribute to the improvement of health and wellness.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based, innovative interprofessional clinical practice to optimize patient therapy in a variety of patient care settings.
  • Conduct nationally and internationally recognized research about the effective, safe, and economical use of medications with the intent of improving the rational use of drugs in patients and society.
  • Provide leadership in the advancement of the pharmacy profession through public service.
  • Promote and nurture diversity, cultural competence, ethical and professional conduct among our students and colleagues.