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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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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

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PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency

Faculty Feature: Dr. Deidra Van Gilder

Assistant Professor – Social and Administrative Pharmacy

South Dakota State University is seeking qualified applicants for a 12-month full-time, benefits eligible faculty position in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.  Primary responsibilities are teaching and research in the area of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, as well as service to the College, University, and the profession of Pharmacy.  The department actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff.  Women, veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.  For full listing of qualifications, visit, or call Sharrel Pinto, (605) 688-4329.  Full consideration deadline: July 23, 2019. To apply, visit, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process.  For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  SDSU is an AA/EO employer.