Certificates of Achievement

The College of Pharmacy offers several focus areas that enhance the generalist Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Students pursuing these focus areas receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of didactic and experiential course work. These certificates of achievement may allow for practice in specialized areas. 
 

Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery is a focus area required of all students and is achieved through successful completion of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) interactive educational program. This program is a component of Practice of Pharmacy I (PHA 372), a required course in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. Students receive a certificate of achievement awarded by APhA. For more information contact Dr. Advani at advani_aa@mercer.edu.

Community Pharmacy Ownership requirements include successful completion of the Community Pharmacy Ownership PHA 505 elective and the advanced community pharmacy practice experience (APPE) titled Advanced Community (PHA 681) in the fourth professional year. Students receive experiential training in the distributive aspects of community pharmacy as well as involvement in the application of pharmaceutical care in the community practice setting. For more information please contact Dr. Jackson jackson_r@mercer.edu. 
 
Diabetes Care requirements include successful completion of the following three items: Diabetes Care (PHA 569) elective, an ambulatory care APPE or an advanced community   APPE at a selected site with special emphasis in diabetes care and a diabetes care practicum taken at the end of the fourth professional year.  For more information please contact Dr. Ryan ryan_gj@mercer.edu.

Geriatric Pharmacy Practice requirements include successful completion of the Geriatric Pharmacy (PHA 564) elective and either a geriatrics-long term care  APPE (PHA 685) or geriatrics-continuous care APPE (PHA 618) in the fourth professional year.  For more information please contact Dr. Marshall marshall_l@mercer.edu. 

Contemporary Compounding requirements include successful completion of the Contemporary Compounding (PHA 529) elective and the APPE titled Compounding (PHA 603) or an Advanced Community APPE (PHA 681) with an emphasis on compounding in the fourth professional year. For more information please contact Dr. Strom strom_jg@mercer.edu.

Leadership in Pharmacy Management requirements include successful completion of the Leadership in Pharmacy (PHA 578) elective and the APPE titled Leadership in Pharmacy Management (PHA 651) in the fourth professional year.  For more information please contact Dr. Lisa Lundquist lundquist_lm@mercer.edu.

Academic Pharmacy requirements include successful completion of the Introduction to Teaching (PHA 509) elective and the APPE titled Academic Administration (PHA 682) in the fourth professional year. For more information contact Dr. Barnett at barnett_c@mercer.edu.

Medication Therapy Management requirements include completion of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) training program, a component of the Medication Therapy Management (PHA 580) elective and specific APPE outcomes in the fourth professional year. Students receive a certificate of achievement awarded by APhA. For more information contact Dr. Klein at klein_cm@mercer.edu.