The online graduate program in Individualized Medicine teaches healthcare professionals the fundamentals of Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) and Pharmacogenomics and how to apply those techniques to achieve optimal pharmacotherapy outcomes.
With the practical skills learned in the program, students will be able to discover new career opportunities in community pharmacy settings, private practice, ambulatory care, managed care, MTM vendor companies and hospitals.
Distinctive Course Offerings
Distinctive in its offerings, the online graduate program in Individualized Medicine embraces a comprehensive examination of both the clinical and business aspects of MTM. The 31-credit, non-thesis master’s degree program can be completed in as little as four semesters, and the 12-credit graduate certificate program can be completed in as little as two semesters. Students also have the option to take up to 6 credit hours as a non-degree seeking student to boost their skills in a specific area or determine whether the master’s degree or graduate certificate programs are right for them. Tuition is just $650 per credit hour plus fees, regardless of which program option you choose, and there is not a GRE requirement for admission.
Why get a master’s degree in Individualized Medicine?
The UF College of Pharmacy has always been at the forefront of pharmacy education and prides itself on being an educational leader for new and emerging trends within healthcare practice. One such example was the inception of the first and only online Master of Science in Medication Therapy Management (M.S.-MTM) degree in 2011.
Throughout the last 10+ years practice shifts have occurred and the focus of MTM has shifted to Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM), which includes a more whole-person approach that considers more than just the medication list. To stay relevant with these practice changes the M.S.-MTM program also shifted its curriculum and changed the concentration name to Individualized Medicine to incorporate a value-based care and outcomes approach to patient care.
During this time there has also been a general push toward incorporating a more holistic approach to pharmacotherapy that includes the use of genetic information. The current landscape shows there is a significant educational and knowledge gap in genomics and pharmacogenomics for many pharmacists and clinicians. In addition, there is a need to offer educational programs that integrates genomic principles into medication management while focusing on patient-centered individualized care.
Earn your M.S. with a Concentration in Individualized Medicine
The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Individualized Medicine is designed for healthcare professionals who want to integrate comprehensive medication management and precision medicine in patient care. Our online curriculum teaches healthcare professionals the fundamentals of Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) and Pharmacogenomics and how to apply those techniques to achieve optimal pharmacotherapy outcomes. Check out our full degree plan.
At a Top-Ranked University
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 pharmacy college in Florida and in the Top 5 nationally, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has been developing future leaders in pharmacy practice and science for nearly a century. At campuses in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando, award-winning faculty aim to improve the health of Floridians and people across the world through pharmacy education, high-impact research and clinical innovation.
The University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy is ranked by the US News & World report as the No. 1 Pharmacy school in Florida and in the Top 5 nationally. Join us to pursue greatness and become the next leaders in healthcare.
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