The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) improves health care through innovation, collaboration, and advocacy to achieve excellence in pharmacy education, practice, and research.

Faculty and staff in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) participate in multidisciplinary health care teams and research endeavors in settings throughout the state of Maryland, helping to pioneer new roles for pharmacists in outpatient clinics, hospital units, mental health institutions, skilled care facilities, and community pharmacies by applying their knowledge of disease and drug therapy.

Centers and Programs:

Innovative programs developed within the department have taken root and grown throughout the state, supporting and empowering patients while improving clinical outcomes and decreasing costs.

Post-Graduate Education:

Master of Science in Pharmacometrics
The objective of the MS in Pharmacometrics program is to allow current professionals to acquire skills and knowledge to plan, perform, and interpret pharmacometric analyses with the goal of influencing key drug development, regulatory, and therapeutic decisions.

Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care
The online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care programs have been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals who are currently working or who wish to work in hospice and palliative care and want to gain a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of patients and families affected by serious illness.

Residency and Fellowship Programs
Residency and fellowship programs are available in a wide array of specialties. The University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, in collaboration, offer programs which are 12 or 24 months in duration and are tailored to meet the individual needs and interests of trainees.

Public Policies:

Faculty Practice Evaluation -- Qualitative Assessment
The primary purpose of the faculty practice evaluation plan is to provide individual faculty and departmental administrators with information to advance practice-related activities, enhance grant opportunities, augment annual reviews, and foster self-reflection.