The Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS) department represents two very distinct fields, clinical pharmacy and outcome sciences, both of which embody the strong relationship between pharmacy and patient care.
While outcome scientists focus on making existing drugs more effective, our clinical pharmacists apply the outcomes to patient care. When the handoff is performed seamlessly, we make a significant impact on both the students, pharmacist and on the people who rely so heavily on medicine as part of essential treatment and healthcare needs.
Clinical pharmacists have graduated from pharmacy school and then have gone on to complete post-graduate training to specialize in areas such as cardiology, geriatrics, oncology, pediatrics or poison control, to name a few.
At the College of Pharmacy, our faculty clinical pharmacists teach students in a classroom setting, conduct research and also demonstrate hands-on patient care by allowing students to observe rounding on patients.
Once a drug is created, outcome scientists determine how to make them better. Some examples of outcome sciences include:
- health services research
- medication safety
- clinical translational sciences