Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D)



This is an undergraduate 5 years degree program for those who are interested to pursue a career in the field of health and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students with medical backgrounds can opt for this degree fulfilling the admission criteria. During their stay at PIPHS, the students study various subjects and go through practical training to qualify for the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D). This degree is recognized by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and is widely accepted nationally and internationally.

The graduates can fulfill the increasing demand of retail pharmacists and they can join the government and private sector hospitals. The graduates can also continue their studies further to the Ph.D. level and can become part of the ongoing research worldwide in the field of Pharmacy.

The pharm-D program is recognized by the Pharmaceutical Council of Pakistan. The Pharm-D program is designed to develop the learning and practical skills of the current students and teach the state-of-the-art syllabus. We have veteran and highly qualified teaching faculty.

Career Opportunities:

Pharmacy as a distinct profession forms the edifice of the health care system on which lies success of well-being of the community. With the rise of population worldwide during the last few decades, it has been realized that the conventional traditional medical and healthcare services are unable to pay any significant role in the overall improvement of health status. This realization has driven all health professionals to the common goal of disease prevention and health promotion. In developed countries the clinical direction of Pharmacy has laid emphasis on the manipulative product-oriented and distributive skills and focuses more on the public health awareness. Today the Pharmacy profession has become highly patient-oriented due to that it has created much more opportunities for the pharmacists in hospital and community especially in the USA, Canada, Australia and the Middle East, while in Pakistan still 75% opportunities are in the industrial sector.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Pharm-D (5 Year’s Program): F. Sc (Pre-Medical) or equivalent with a minimum of 60% marks (‘B’ grade)
  • 70 seats are available on merit basis for Pharm. D program