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Department of Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice builds on the fundamentals of pharmaceutical sciences so that students gain the knowledge and expertise to become skilled pharmacy practitioners once they complete the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program. The department provides instruction for some of the courses leading up to the B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences degree and is responsible for the majority of the curriculum in the last two years of the professional program (P3 and P4) leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The department's faculty also precept students on advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) and provide pharmacy services at community pharmacies, clinics and health systems throughout the state.

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School of Performing Arts faculty members Immanuel Abraham, Xuan Kuang and David Reynolds perform at the 2024 Celebration of Faculty Excellence in Volstorff Ballroom at South Dakota State University.

SDSU faculty recognized for excellence

The annual South Dakota State University Celebration of Faculty Excellence recognized 30 faculty members, researchers and scientists Tuesday. The event honors faculty members in the university's colleges for outstanding research, teaching and service.

SDSU pharmacy students share expertise with older adults

What dietary supplements should I be taking? What is the best brand? What weight loss medications are available? What non-medication approaches work well for weight loss? These and other questions were addressed by two trios of pharmacy students from South Dakota State University through 40-minute Zoom presentations Jan. 12 and Jan. 19. The presentations were made to participants in a Sioux Falls-based Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program.

SDSU pharmacy students present research at 2023 Midyear Clinical Meeting

Students from SDSU’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions presented posters at the 2023 Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The 2023 meeting was held from Dec. 2-7.