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2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 28, 2024
2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Doctor of Pharmacy - Geriatrics & Palliative Care ARCO

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The purpose of the Area of Concentration in Geriatrics and Palliative Care (ARCO-GPC) is to allow students to pursue an area of emphasis with geriatrics and palliative care consistent with their professional interests during their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education.  The ARCO-GPC is intended to give students an in-depth exposure to geriatrics and palliative care pharmacy practice.

ARCO-GPC Academic Requirements

The ARCO-GPC consists of six (6) credits of approved elective classroom-based courses, two Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), and an approved project conducted under the guidance of an advisor. A minimum of 16 credits of coursework and rotations in the ARCO-GPC are required. It does not require the student to take additional credits, but rather is a way for students to concentrate their classroom and experiential learning experiences in a focused way to meet the intent of the area of concentration.

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