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Program Description

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is offering Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) program to the prospective students during the Fall and Spring semesters. PharmD is a five years degree program of ten semesters, each semester runs for sixteen weeks. During this time period, students receive rigorous training in theoretical and practical knowledge of all aspects of pharmacy.

The syllabus has been designed in light of recommendations from HEC and Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. The degree is awarded to students on the successful completion of a minimum 192 credit hours, including clerkship in the clinical setting and a project related to clinical pharmacy practices. Moreover, each student has to complete a six weeks intensive training program in a well known pharmaceutical firm or a teaching hospital.

MoU with Ayub medical Complex Abbottabad

Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad is a renowned Medical College of the area. CIIT
Abbottabad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ayub Medical Complex
Abbottabad and thus it will provide clinical pharmacy clerkship and other facilities to the final year students of Pharm.D  

Application and admission

Admission requirements

The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes.

General admission requirements

Specific admission requirements

Intermediate or equivalent, in medical group with minimum 60 % marks from an accredited institution. 

Career prospects

Pharmacy graduates have a wide range of career opportunities in both, public and private sectors. Some important areas where these pharmacists are needed are listed below.

  • Pharmacists play a vital role in the healthcare milieu of Pakistan. They join
    • community pharmacy practice
    • Hospital pharmacy
  • The pharmaceutical industry provides opportunities for pharmacists in the fields of
    • Production
    • Research and Development
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Assurance
    • Sales and Marketing
  • The federal and provincial governments also provide opportunities for pharmacists in drug
    testing laboratories and in drug administration such as drug inspectors and health officers.
  •  Bright opportunities are available in universities as teachers and researcher