The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhSci) is part of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is composed of faculty with teaching and research expertise in the basic pharmaceutical science disciplines of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics.
The mission of the Division is to advance and disseminate knowledge about the normal tissue effects associated with radiation therapy of cancer, the effects of accidental radiation exposure on normal tissues, and the effects of radiological and nuclear terrorism scenarios.
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.
Northwest Regional Campus
As part of the University’s commitment to provide increased educational opportunities for UAMS students, the College of Pharmacy has expanded its program to include a program in Northwest Arkansas. As such, the College of Pharmacy at UAMS remains one College with two campuses, maintaining a unified vision and mission. All College of Pharmacy students complete the first two years of the program on the Little Rock Campus, with 25% transitioning to the Northwest Campus for the final two years of the program.
Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy
The Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. and M.S. programs offer a curriculum with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) to meet the training needs of persons with business, science, and health care backgrounds wishing to acquire the research skills in pharmaceutical evaluation and pharmacoeconomics, health outcomes assessment, policy analyses, pharmacoepidemiology, and social behavioral research in pharmacy.
Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy
The Center for Implementation Research is a joint entity between the Colleges of Pharmacy (COP) and Medicine (COM) at UAMS. The Center’s goals are to 1) Develop and test strategies to facilitate uptake and sustained use of evidence-based practices across a wide range of healthcare contexts, 2) Support integration of evidence-based practices in community settings and UAMS programs, 3) Evaluate the effectiveness of promising practices while preparing for their future implementation by simultaneously documenting barriers and facilitators to implementation, and 4) Nurture the development of investigators, residents, and students interested in implementation and implementation science.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
The Continuing Pharmacy Education Office is committed to offering you not only quality CPE but also the quality CPE you want. Please check back often for upcoming programs and events that will help you reach your continuing education requirements.
Evidence-Based Prescription Drug Program The EBRx Call Center uses a unique approach to managing PAs by using our pharmacy staff to facilitate this process. When a request for a non-preferred medication arises, the prescriber will phone the EBRx Call Center to have a clinical encounter with a drug expert to determine if there is a legitimate need for the non-preferred medication.
During their fourth professional year at the UAMS College of Pharmacy, students participate in the Advanced Experiential Education Program. The program consists of nine one-month experiences. These experiences are offered from June 1 through April 30. There will be no rotations conducted during the month of December except with special permission. Each experience must be completed within the calendar month in which it is assigned. A minimum of 160 hours is required to complete a rotation. The preceptor, in consultation with the student, will determine rotation hours.
Poison Control Center
The UAMS College of Pharmacy has operated the Arkansas Poison Control and Drug Information Center since 1973 as a service to the individuals and healthcare professionals. The Center’s aim is to provide timely, helpful clinical advice in potential poison exposures. The Center serves the entire state with poisoning, infectious disease and public health emergency information. We are not only here to serve in case of an emergency, but also to answer any questions you may have.
Nuclear Education Online In 1972, The University of New Mexico began teaching radiopharmacy courses and established the first commercial radiopharmacy, which became the model for an entire industry. The University of New Mexico and the University of Arkansas Colleges of Pharmacy are two of just a handful of pharmacy schools nationwide that now offer nuclear pharmacy education and training.