The profession of Pharmacy is an exciting one, which continues to evolve with the changing health care industry. Practitioners are trained to deliver pharmaceutical care in dynamic and diverse health care environments.
Xavier College of Pharmacy strives to administer academic programs that prepare graduates to excel in a progressive practice. The roles and responsibilities of pharmacist have expanded dramatically. Pharmacists continue to be responsible for the oversight of all medication distribution systems, but are also more involved in direct patient care. Pharmacists have the responsibility of providing pharmaceutical care, patient counseling and drug therapy monitoring, with the expected outcome of improving a patient’s quality of life.
Pharmacy practice settings include retail pharmacists (independent and chain drug stores), hospitals and clinics, and long-term care facilities. Pharmacists also work in the pharmaceutical industry, state and federal government, academia, research organizations and a variety of other professional practice settings.