As a College of Pharmacy we reflect the values of Touro College and serve society through programs in pharmacy education, research and scholarship and by service to the community and the profession. The college strives to prepare students to be competent, caring and ethical professionals dedicated to providing care to patients and supporting the health care team. A compelling need exists for a program to educate the next generation of pharmacists on issues of health disparities and serving diverse populations. Increasing the number of minority health professionals and increasing the cultural awareness of the majority student population is a major thrust of the Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem.
Reflecting the values of Touro College, the vision of the College of Pharmacy is to contribute to the building of a better society for all through improved health status of individuals and the community. This vision will be accomplished through adherence to the College of Pharmacy’s mission of increased educational opportunities to society as a whole and, more specifically, to the Harlem community through programs in pharmacy education, research and scholarship, and service to the community and the profession. The College will strive to prepare students to be competent, caring, and ethical professionals dedicated to providing individualized care to patients, involved in community health, and supporting the health care team.
Some of what we offer:
- A learning environment that is responsive to the needs of a diverse population of students and their diverse learning styles.
- Training as a pharmacist who is a life-long learner prepared to offer patient centered care in all practice settings and communities and lead the profession as it advances its patient care vision.
- A commitment to producing health care professionals to aid in minimizing health disparities in underrepresented communities and be sensitive to the needs of a diverse community.
- Use of technology as a means to advance pharmacy practice and improve health care outcomes.
- A commitment to the professional and inter-professional development of its faculty in teaching, scholarship and service.
Some of what we’ve done:
- Touro College of Pharmacy faculty assisted with recovery efforts in Haiti.
- Touro College of Pharmacy faculty, staff and students administered 2,000 influenza vaccines within the Harlem community.
- Touro College of Pharmacy received the American Pharmacist Association Champion Award through partnership with NYC Dept of Health & New York Academy of Medicine
- Touro College of Pharmacy faculty pharmacists immunized 604 people during Harlem Immunization Week.
- Touro College of Pharmacy Students educated barbers and hair stylists in Harlem about diabetes and prevention of diabetes to share with their clients.
The kind of pharmacists Touro College of Pharmacy graduates:
- One who promotes health, wellness, and prevention of disease
- One who is educated in the science of drug discovery, development, and approval
- One who is competent as a drug information specialist
- One who is knowledgeable of the United States and international health care systems
- One who serves as an advocate for patients and the profession
- One who applies basic science principles for development of individualized patient care
- One who is an expert in medication safety
- One who provides culturally competent and ethical patient services
- One who is proficient in applying public health concepts to address population and person-specific community health issues
- One who is successful in managerial and leadership abilities and who is a life-long learner
- One who is accomplished in clear and effective communication
- One who integrates health economic principles for cost-effective medication management
- One who recognizes barriers to health care access in underserved populations