- University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Pharmacy
name = UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
• Faculty of Pharmacy •
established = 1611 University
1871 Faculty of Pharmacy
type = Private Pharmaceutical Institution, Roman Catholic
dean = Prof. Priscilla M. Torres, Ph.D.
head = Rev. Fr. Roland Cortel, O.P.
location = UST Main Building, UST Campus, España St., Sampaloc,
website= [http://www.ust.edu.ph/ www.ust.edu.ph] |The Faculty of Pharmacy of the
University of Santo Tomasis the oldest pharmaceutical institutionin the Philippines, established in 1871. The faculty offers undergraduate courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.
Being the oldest in the Philippines, the Faculty of Pharmacy was founded in May 1871 by virtue of the Modification of the Moret decree. It was during the Spanish regime, the degree in pharmacy was one of six in years. In 1901, when the American administration took over, the curriculum was revised to four years. Then in 1916 the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy was further revised to three years. It was until 1930 when a four-year curriculum was adapted. Finally in 1954, the curriculum was revised to five years. In 1984, the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy curriculum was again reduced to four years with the integration of some subjects.
In 1962, Faculty of Pharmacy continued to expand with the addition of the degree of Bachelor of Science in
Biochemistryand also the degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. In both cases, University of Santo Tomas has gained the distinction of introducing the said undergraduate degrees for the first time in the Philippines. The Faculty of Pharmacy, also has the distinction of being the first institution in the University of Santo Tomas to admit female students during 1924.
The degree of Bachelor in Science in
Botanywas then offered in the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1986.
About the Faculty
The Faculty of Pharmacy affirms its responsibility to develop individuals proficient in the Art and Science of Pharmacy: advancement in technology; improvement in the delivery of health care services and the formation of a progressive and healthy society.
It endeavors to be an institution that serves as a medium to nurture students highly qualified in the various pharmaceutical specialization, sustain a component teaching force meritorious in the professionalism and conscious of its role in the pursuit of the national prosperity and global acceptability. [ [http://www.ust.edu.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=81&Itemid=46 University of Santo Tomas - Faculty of Pharmacy ] ]
The Faculty offers the following academic degree programs:
*Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (4 years)
Chairperson: Prof. Angelita S. Sarile, Ph.D
*Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (4 years)
Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. Jocelyn D. Domingo
*Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (4-5 years)
Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. Sandra C. Sy
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (5 year curriculum)
Starting in the Academic Year 2006 - 2007 the Faculty had adopted a 5 year curriculum on its Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree program. The aim of the curriculum was due to pharmacy graduates of any pharmacy program around the world prior to January 1, 2003, will be allowed to take the US Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE). Since the US Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) requires that all pharmacy graduates must undergo a five-year program to be able to take the FPGEE.
However, the dean, Dr. Priscilla M. Torres pointed out that not all students will be allowed to take the five-year Pharmacy program unless they pass the qualifying exams to be given by the faculty before they reach their senior year. As of now, the fifth year level will be available starting at the Academic Year 2009. [ [http://www.varsitarian.com/detail.asp?ArticleID=78022211&Sections=News The Varsitarian ] ]
The organizational taxonomy of the Faculty of Pharmacy.List of student organizations, UST Pharmacy Student Council, 2007.]
*Pharmacy Student Council (PSC) - the official student government of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
*Junior Pharmacists Association - Gamma Chapter (JPA) - the Mother Organization of all Pharmacy Students.
*Medical Technology Society (MTS) - the official student organization of Medical Technology Students.
*UST Biochemical Society - the official student organization of Biochemistry Students.
*Organization of Medical Technology Interns (OMTI) - the organization established solely for graduating students taking up Medical Technology.
*Community Achievers Association (COMARCH) - a community service-oriented organization.
*Pax Romana Pharmacy Unit
*Pharmacy Dance Troupe (PDT) - the official dance troupe of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
*Pharmacy Debate and Speech Council
* [http://www.ustpharmacygleeclub.org/index.html UST Pharmacy Glee Club] - the official chorale ensemble of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
*Pharmacy Sports Club - the official organization of sports enthusiast.
*Purple Gazette - the official student publication of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
*Red Cross Youth Council (RCYC) - Pharmacy Unit
*ROTARACT Pharmacy Unit
*SCARLET - Filipino-Chinese organization.
*Scholia Tutorial Club
*Theatre Catalyst - the official theater guild of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
University of Santo Tomas
[http://www.ust.edu.ph/pharmalumni/index.html Official UST Pharmacy Alumni Home Page]
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