Mercer's Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum includes both classroom and experiential learning with a focus on patient-centered outcomes. The program's hybrid-block schedule combines concentrated foundational and pharmacotherapy courses with semester-long, practice-oriented and elective courses. First year students learn patient-assessment, clinical and counseling skills in the Pharmacy Simulation and Clinical Skills Laboratory and further hone those skills in experiential activities throughout their second, third, and fourth years. Students complete introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences at leading medical and teaching hospitals and in a variety of pharmacy practice settings in Georgia and across the country. Unique to Mercer's Pharm.D. Program are four exceptional opportunities in the fourth year: Advanced Clinical Track, Global Medical Missions, Indian Health Service, and International Pharmacy.