Training Plan


1. Outcome of the Training Program

2. Training location

3. Evaluation method

Outcome of the Training Program

1. Real-World Preparedness:

Equipping graduates to handle real-world scenarios, including training to monitor pharmacotherapy-related clinical outcomes and address complications arising from medication.

2. Medication System Navigation:

Safely and efficiently navigating the medication system, encompassing pharmacy informatics, medication order validation, medication safety principles, and handling both sterile and non-sterile products.

3. Pharmacist Care Practices:

Practicing pharmacist care by conducting effective patient assessments, follow-ups, and identifying, resolving, and preventing drug-related problems.

4. Research Project Completion:

Developing skills in project management, organization, problem-solving, critical appraisal of literature, data analysis, evaluation, and presentation through the completion of a research project.

5. Clinical knowledge:

Undertaking practical training during clinical clerkships, where students engage in different hospital units, such as pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonology, cardiology, dermatology, and gynecology.

6. Dose Adjustments and Interactions Monitoring:

Collecting patient cases and monitoring for drug-related problems, dose adjustments in hepatic and renal impairments, and drug-drug interactions.

7. Hospital Exposure:

Participating in medical rounds, familiarizing themselves with drug distribution, procurement, and consumption through hospital management and information systems (HMIS).

8. Effective Communication:

Developing effective interpersonal and communication skills to enhance patient care and contribute to hospital pharmacy practice.

Training Locations:

Gaining exposure in diverse healthcare settings, including public medical teaching institutions/hospitals and private tertiary care hospitals. These training centers have well developed and organized pharmacy services and include:

1. MTI Lady Reading Hospital (Medical Teaching Institute), Peshawar.

2. MTI Gaju Khan Teaching Hospital (Medical Teaching Institute), Swabi.

3. MTI Mardan Medical Complex (Medical Teaching Institute), Mardan.

4. Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar, and

5. Northwest General Hospital, Peshawar.

Description of Training Program

4th Profession Pharm D:

- The training plan entails 150 contact hrs. in hospital settings. Students, organized into groups, monitor patient cases for drug-related issues, dose adjustments, and interactions.

- Departmental Lab Work: 2 hrs. per week.

2. 5th Profession PharmD:

- The 5th-year clerkship spans 300 contact hrs.  in hospital settings involving medical rounds, familiarity with hospital management systems, and weekly patient case presentations aligned with standard treatment guidelines.

- Clinal pharmacy project: Short research projects enhance interpersonal and communication skills for effective patient care.

Clinical Training Evaluation:

1. 4th Profession PharmD:

- External Examiner evaluation of cases collected during training.

- Written-paper on topics related to clinical pharmacy practice

- Viva-Voce examination

- Total 100 Marks.

2. 5th Profession PharmD:

* These evaluation methods aim to provide a holistic assessment of the students' knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired during the pharmacy clinical training. The inclusion of external examiner assessments ensures an unbiased and thorough evaluation process.

* External Examiner evaluates the project report completed by students during clinical pharmacy training that involves the following:

-          Comprehensive research project completion demonstrating various skills.

-          Showcasing project management abilities in organizing and executing the research.

-          Critical appraisal of existing literature relevant to the chosen research topic.

-          Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation.

-          Effective evaluation and presentation of research findings.

-          External examiner assessment to maintain objectivity and rigor in evaluation.


An Internship, in any of the given tracks is mandatory for the award of degree i.e., Pharmaceutical Industry, Community Pharmacy, Hospital / Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Management & Regulatory Affairs a total of 450 hours.

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