Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D/D Pharmacy) Eligibility Criteria, Admission, Career, Institutes Super Tips & Scope in Pakistan
Every student of Fsc Pre Medical wants to add prefix of Dr with his/her name, but every year lot of students can not get admission in medical colleges due to their low percentage of marks in F.Sc Pre Medical and MCAT entry test. But now they have another choice to become a doctor by getting admission in Pharm D. The holders of this degree may also use title of Dr with their name and are called Doctors of Pharmacy. This is relatively a new program in Pakistan, but still it is getting great popularity among the students of Fsc Pre Medical, A-Level and BSc. Some students call this degree D Pharmacy(Doctor of Pharmacy).
Scope of Pharm D (D Pharmacy) in Pakistan, Career, Institutes, Eligibility & Tips
Pharm D is a five years degree program after Fsc pre medical/A-Level or B.Sc. The Pharm.D degree is a bachelor degree that prepares the students for pharmacy practice. Initially B.Pharmacy was the first-professional degree for pharmacy practice in Pakistan, but now the Pakistan Pharmacy Council mandated that a doctorate in pharmacy would be the new first-professional degree in the field of pharmacy. Pharmacy is an independent branch of the Medical Science, that deals with the drugs and their effects on human bodies.
Scope of D Pharmacy
Pharm D provides you a great opportunity to acquire job in the national as well as international organizations/pharmaceutical companies and laboratories. The employment areas for the pharmacists are colleges, universities, food and cosmetics industry, franchise pharmacies, government hospitals, private hospitals, NGO’s, pharmaceutical companies,and self employed. Remember that pharmaceutical industry is the third larges industry after arms industry and IT industry. In Pakistan this industry is flourishing and a capable pharmacist can easily find job in this industry.
You may also get job in herbal and homeopathic pharmaceutical companies as now Punjab government has made it compulsory for such pharmacies to recruit a qualified pharmacist for keeping the quality of medicines as per international standards, so new doors of jobs are also opening for d pharmacy degree holders. Those students who have interest in business must go for MBA marketing after completing their D pharmacy degree. Its an ideal field for research minded students as unlimited herbs with medicinal value grow in Pakistan. You may get fame and unlimited money by research on these local herbs.
Eligibility Criteria For Admission in Pharm D Program
Minimum 60 percent marks in Fsc Pre-Medical group or equivalent marks in B.Sc, A-level or any other equivalent examination.
Some institutes take internal entry tests, while some rely on NTS test and interview.
1. Institutions offering Degree Programs for Registration in Register “A”. Recognized Programs
(a)Public Sector institutes
1.University College of Pharmacy, Punjab University, Lahore. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
2.Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
3.Faculty of Pharmacy, Sindh University, Jamshoro. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
4.Faculty of Pharmacy, Islamia University, Bahawalpur. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
5.Department of Pharmacy, Peshawar University, Peshawar. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
6.Faculty of Pharmacy, Bahauddin Zakriya University, Multan. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
7.Faculty of Pharmacy, Gomal University, D. I. Khan. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
8.Department of Pharmacy, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
9.Department of Pharmacy, Sargodha University, Sargodha. Pharm. D.
10.Department of Pharmacy, Balochistan University, Quetta. B. Pharmacy &
11.Department of Pharmacy, Federal Urdu University, Karachi. Pharm. D.
12.College of Pharmacy, GCU, Faisalabad. Pharm. D.
13.Institute of Pharmacy, Kohat University of Science, Kohat. Pharm. D.
14.Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UVS, Lahore Pharm. D.
15.College of Pharmacy, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi. Pharm. D..
(b)Private Sector institutes
1.Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Baqai Medical University, Karachi. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
2.Lahore College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lahore. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
3.Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lahore, Lahore Campus, Lahore. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
4.Faculty of Pharmacy, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
5.Faculty of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, Karachi Campus, Karachi. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
6.Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus, Islamabad. B. Pharmacy & Pharm. D.
7.Faculty of Pharmacy The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad. Pharm. D.
8.Faculty of Pharmacy Sarhad University, Peshawar. Pharm. D.
9.Riphah Institute of Pharmacy, Riphah International University, Islamabad. Pharm. D.
10.Faculty of Pharmacy Hajvery University, Lahore Pharm. D.
11.School of Pharmacy, Jinnah Medical & Dental College, Karachi. Pharm D.
12.Women Institute of Learning. Abbottabad Pharm. D.
2.Institutions offering Training Programs for Registration in Register “B”.
1.Ace Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore. Pharm. D.
2.Lahore College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lahore. Pharm. D..
3.Pakistan Institute of Pharmacy, Sahiwal. Pharm. D.
4.Kings College of Pharmacy Technician, Sahiwal. Pharm. D.
5.Multan College of Pharmacy, Multan. Pharm. D.
6.Thal Institute of Paramedical, Laiyyeh. Pharm. D.
7.PAK Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lahore Pharm. D.
8.Aiman Institute of Pharmacy Technician, Lahore. Pharm. D.
9.Allama Iqbal College of Pharmacy Technician, Lahore Pharm. D.
10.Bahauddin Zahkriya Institute of Pharmacy Technician, Multan Pharm. D. .
11.Federal Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore Pharm. D.
12.Pharma World Institute, Lahore Pharm. D.
The following institutions have been granted NOC to start Pharm. D. Program:
1.Gandhara University, Peshawar.
2.University of South Asia, Lahore.
3.Abasyn University, Peshawar.
4.COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad.
5.Akhtar Saeed College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lahore.
6.Lahore Pharmacy College, Lahore.
7.Abdul Wali Khan University, at Swabi
8.Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi
9.Superior University, Lahore.
10.Islam College of Pharmacy, Sialkot
11.University of Lahore, Islamabad Campus
12.University of Central Punjab, Lahore.
13.RIPHAH International University, Lahore Campus, Lahore.
14.Mohiuddin Islamic University, Mirpur.
No other institution offering courses in Pharmacy has been granted recognition by Pharmacy Council of Pakistan.