Pharmacy as a profession has historic roots as the art and science of preparing and dispensing medications. This role of pharmacists had been transformed into wide ranging activities such as pharmaceutical care (community, hospital and clinical pharmacy), pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, research (drug discovery, drug design and drug delivery), drug regulatory agencies, academics and training of health workers.
FCCU’s Department of Pharmacy has been established with an ultimate goal to be the center of excellence in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. The department is located in Peter H Armacost Science Building and consists of modern lecture rooms, seminar rooms with audiovisual arrangements, modern laboratories equipped with all necessary instruments and equipment. The Department is collaborating with the 200-bed tertiary care facility, United Christian Hospital and FCCU’s Mercy Health Center for practical training and residency in clinical, hospital and community pharmacy. MOUs have also been signed with the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Lahore; HEJ Institute of Chemistry Karachi University; Chughtai Diagnostic Laboratory and NovaMed Pharmaceuticals for providing training, internships and research facilities.