Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D)
Pharm. D or Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional degree in pharmacy stream. Pharm. D course duration is six years in total inclusive of 5 years of learning and one year of internship for practical learning. The only doctoral degree that can be pursued right after passing 10+2 qualifying examinations. Moreover, Pharm. D can also be pursued by B. Pharm graduates by seeking admissions to lateral entry course i.e. Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate).
Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a course in Pharmacy which was approved by Govt. of India in the year 2008 with Pharmacy Council of India being the apex body governing it. This course was developed with an objective of developing pharmacists to play an important role in patient care as members of the health care team. Pharm.D is a 6 years program during which 5 years is academic session and sixth year is completely bound to internship in hospital. Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) is a three years program including two years study and one year internship in the hospital.