Message from the Dean
Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy
Hello and welcome to the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy! I am so pleased that you chose to visit the website to learn about the program and wonderful accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. I am honored to have been chosen to lead the team and look forward to all the exciting things we are going to accomplish together.
I encourage you to look around the website, visit the campus and reach out directly with any questions. The facilities are amazing, conducive to learning, growth and a multitude of different opportunities. W.T. Brookshire Hall was built in 2015 and is designed with collaborative classroom and study spaces throughout and includes shared research space which supports faculty research efforts and the training of future researchers.
The FCOP Doctor of Pharmacy program uses a variety of teaching and assessment methods to align with the subject matter being taught and accurately measure student progress. Many courses use hands-on and interprofessional activities in addition to team-based learning, which emphasizes communication, critical thinking and teamwork. We believe that it is important to cultivate these skills and abilities so graduates can solve the real-world problems facing patients and health care practitioners every day. The curriculum includes nearly 2,000 hours of direct patient care experiences across all four years of the program. These experiences occur in a variety of healthcare settings alongside other pharmacists and health care providers.
We value the faculty and staff as they are our strongest assets. The Fisch College of Pharmacy has two academic departments: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Health Outcomes, and Clinical Sciences. The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty are actively engaged in research addressing areas such as drug discovery for cancer and other medical conditions, and the neurological basis of drug dependency. The Department of Clinical Sciences faculty are pharmacists specializing in ambulatory care, infectious disease, critical care, oncology, and internal medicine to name a few. Additionally, over 700 practicing pharmacists representing nearly 600 practice sites across Texas train our student during the direct patient care experiences. The faculty and preceptors are excited to share their knowledge and expertise directly with students.
At the Fisch College of Pharmacy, our passion is your success. I hope you will come join us!
Amy H Schwartz, PharmD, BCPS
Dean, Fisch College of Pharmacy