School of Pharmacy
The School of Pharmacy at the Lebanese American University (LAU) is located in the city of Byblos, Lebanon. The School was founded in 1993 in response to the growing healthcare needs in the country and the region for pharmacists who have advanced knowledge and practice skills in clinical pharmacy. The School is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
The LAU School of Pharmacy is nationally and regionally recognized for its progressive pharmacy education. The School offers two professional degrees: a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy that requires five years of study and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) that spans six years. The Pharm.D. program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
The School enrolls about 450 students every year, including students in the pre-pharmacy and professional academic years. Annually, the School graduates approximately 75 students with a B.S. in Pharmacy, and 30 students with a Pharm.D. degree. School graduates pursue post-graduate training or studies, or work in diverse fields such as in community, hospital or clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical sales, pharmaceutical industry, and academia.
The Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy prepares students to become leaders in the profession who are entrusted with the highest academic, professional and ethical standards. Graduates will practice pharmacy in various settings, optimize patient care through interprofessional collaboration, and undertake scientific pursuits. The school accomplishes its mission through excellence in education, innovation in research, and dedication in serving the profession and the community.
The goals of the program are to prepare graduates to:
- Provide evidence-based patient centered care to optimize pharmacotherapy outcomes in various multidisciplinary healthcare practice settings;
- Manage pharmacy operations in hospitals, community pharmacies, and industrial settings;
- Promote public health awareness and disease prevention, through innovation in the practice of pharmacy, for the benefit of the individual and community being served;
- Perform duties in accordance with legal, ethical, socioeconomic and professional standards; and
- Integrate scholarly research with clinical pharmacy practice and commit to self-directed lifelong learning.
Program Educational Outcomes
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
- Integrate and apply foundational and clinical sciences to make informed, rational and evidence-based decisions.
- Develop a complete medical and drug therapy plans.
- Implement a holistic patient-centered treatment plans.
- Collaborate and communicate with other healthcare professionals as part of an interprofessional collaborative approach to patient care.
- Educate patients of different cultural backgrounds, caregivers, and the public about drug therapy and medical devices.
- Develop skills to promote health and wellness for individuals and communities.
- Apply patient population-specific data to optimize patient outcomes.
- Ensure efficient, cost-effective utilization of human, physical, medical, informational, and technological resources in the provision of safe and effective patient care.
- Describe and demonstrate appropriate use of healthcare resources in the U.S. and Lebanese healthcare systems.
- Demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurial skills to accomplish professional goals.
- Display compliance with the Code of Ethics for Pharmacists.
- Exhibit self-awareness and personal commitment to ensure ongoing personal and professional growth.
SOP students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities that complement their academic endeavors. These can be part of students’ societies such as the following:
LPSA (Lebanese Pharmacy Student Association) is a national non-political, non-religious, and non-profit student organization that was founded by LAU and is accessible to all pharmacy students in Lebanon.
The association’s main activities are:
- Raising awareness all over Lebanon and particularly in high schools about drug abuse, medication use, and many drug related topics;
- Facilitating volunteer opportunities at cancer centers, drug abuse rehab centers, elderly homes, and much more;
- Participating in annual health days in underprivileged areas where healthcare professionals from different backgrounds can gather to provide health care services for free; and
- Gathering all Lebanese pharmacy students in one annual GALA dinner.
SSHP (Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy) is a society that offers pharmacy students a platform to engage with other students, shape their own studies, connect globally to those within the pharmacy field, and build their future careers.
The society’s main activities are:
- Supporting career development;
- Participation in a Clinical Skills Competition;
- Arranging for health-system pharmacy speakers;
- Providing residency training information sessions;
- Supporting professional development;
- Engaging in projects directly related to health-system pharmacy practice; and
- Recruiting new members (SSHP + State Affiliate + ASHP)
NAPHASS (No Apathy-Pharmacy & Health Awareness Student Society) is an LAU society of pharmacy students who want to volunteer their time, knowledge and energy to reaching out to people and raising health awareness in LAU.
The society’s main activities are:
- Celebrating International Pharmacist day;
- Providing disease screening;
- Encouraging healthier lifestyles, especially among dorm residents;
- Clarifying health related misconceptions among students, such as appropriate use of antibiotics;
- Fundraising on campus for medical-related charities, such as cancer organizations;
- Providing services and outreach to underprivileged populations; and engaging in community outreach activities.
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Last modified: May 13, 2019