Message from the Director

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy. One of the five schools of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, located at the Mount Hope Campus, the School of Pharmacy is an exceptional place to begin a career in pharmacy. The school currently offers a four-year B.Sc. Pharmacy degree programme for full-time students, and a three-year accelerated degree programme for those who have a diploma or associate degree in pharmacy. The school also offers an M.Phil. programme in Pharmaceutics, which provides students with challenging and rewarding research projects, leading to opportunities in the world of academia, industry and research.

The majority among our students are from Trinidad and Tobago and the remaining are from the Bahamas, Barbados, St. Lucia, Canada, British Virgin Islands, and the Republic of Botswana. Our relatively small class sizes foster friendship and bonding among students who learn to work together.

About 200 students have graduated to date. Most of our graduates are engaged in providing pharmaceutical services in Trinidad and Tobago, and in other Caribbean islands. Some have chosen to go overseas for a Pharm.D. degree, or for postgraduate studies in pharmacy or business administration.

The School of Pharmacy is committed to preparing professional pharmacists, in a learner-centred academic and professional environment, with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes, who will serve the healthcare needs of society. We strive to provide appropriate education in the pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice. This is accomplished through the delivery of a recently revised and innovative curriculum by a team of dedicated faculty and professional staff, who promote independent and group learning, problem solving and continuous self-assessment. Our supportive staff is committed to providing the best support possible to students. This is further complemented by the enthusiastic and caring student organizations on campus, especially the Trinidad and Tobago Organization of Pharmacy Students, which organize a range of professional and social activities for students.

We invite you to explore our programmes, and encourage you to visit our school, or email us anytime with any questions you may have.