College of Pharmacy
The College of Pharmacy is now on its sixth-year of offering the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Program. The program is a 4-year degree that offers a good mix of general education courses, which have relevant applications in the profession of pharmacy, and professional courses, that will help prepare the graduates in acquiring competencies necessary in the workplace. Foundation courses in pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics and the life sciences will enhance the understanding of pharmaceutical product development and their applications in pharmacy practice. It also includes internship programs in the last year that involve assigning students to different CHED-accredited affiliation establishments covering a minimum of 1,200 hours. The intern/student, during the course of the internship or supervised pharmacy practice experience, will be exposed to a variety of opportunities in practice areas that will prepare them for the different roles expected of them upon graduation. Our graduates are provided with comprehensive training that may lead to a career in a wide range of scientific fields such as in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, government agencies, research establishments, public health institutions and in the pharmaceutical industry. Graduates of Pharmacy must be competent in managing drugstores; in identifying, developing, manufacturing and dispensing of drugs; and in providing pharmaceutical care as well as counseling patients and/or clients in the proper use of both prescribed and patient chosen medications. Pharmacy has undergone a lot of changes in the past few years and graduates of the course has specialized in specific fields of Pharmacy such as Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacoeconomics, Public health and forensic pharmacy among others.
The College of Pharmacy De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute’s first batch of graduates in 2018 obtained a 100% passing rate in the March 2019 Pharmacists Licensure Examination and placing the College as the top performing school in category B (with 15-49 examinees). The College has also moved to its new building in July 2018 donated by its major partner and donor, Mercury Drug Corporation. The College also boasts of top of the line laboratory equipment which include HPLC, Infra-red spectroscope, UV/Vis spectrophotometer, Microplate/Elisa reader, PCR, dissolution tester, disintegration tester, lyophilizer, Rotavap with cooling system and other equipment for teaching and research.