Mission, Vision and Philosophy
The mission of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy is to enhance
the lives of the diverse people of Texas and beyond through excellence and innovation
in educating health care practitioners, researchers, and educators; providing pharmaceutical
care and service; and advancing knowledge through scholarship and research.
Our vision is to become internationally recognized for expanding the pharmacist’s role as a
leader in health care by developing models of excellence in patient-centered care
and collaborative drug therapy management through an innovative educational curriculum,
while advancing health care and science through cutting-edge research.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy offers
the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) with these expanded roles of the pharmacist
in mind. The effective delivery of essential primary health care services requires
the pharmacist to accept greater responsibility and expand the depth and breadth of
their education to support future practice.
TTUHSC School of Pharmacy is uniquely positioned to offer you these expanding educational
opportunities. The evolving role of the pharmacist in comprehensive medication therapy
management is not always easy to understand, but our faculty are pharmacists/educators
who recognize and embrace the new direction in pharmaceutical practice and education
and they nurture its development. There are no traditions to overcome and no outdated
curriculum content to hamper the educational needs of today's TTUHSC pharmacy student.
It is a goal of all TTUHSC School of Pharmacy educators to foster within students
the desire to learn and the ability to discover. Our curriculum has been designed
to encourage your intellectual development and to help you become a competent and
skilled professional pharmacist. Our faculty will work with you to develop your conceptual
competence, technical competence, integrated competence and career marketability.