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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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Laible named interim associate dean

Brad Laible, a professor of pharmacy practice and a member of the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions since 2004, has been named the college’s interim associate dean for academic programs.

New head named for pharmacy practice at SDSU

An Idaho State clinical faculty member has been chosen to be the next head of pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at South Dakota State University.

Fishback Honors College involvement spurs research pursuits

If it weren’t for her involvement in the Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, P3 pharmacy student Emma Smith would have never pursued research as an undergraduate student.