TTUHSC School of Pharmacy

Office of Outcomes Assessment

Our Mission

The Office of Outcomes Assessment is committed to assessment and evaluation of school of pharmacy curriculum. Its mission is to develop consistently reliable assessment and analysis which will enhance educational outcomes of administration, faculties and students.


Annually the Office of Outcomes Assessment and the Student Assessment of Learning (SAL) Committee administer and evaluate High Risk Drug Knowledge Assessment (HRDKA) and Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA). The Committee is responsible of developing policy and making recommendations as required in all matters relating to assessing student progress in achieving the educational outcomes.

High Risk Drug Knowledge Assessment (HRDKA)

The HRDKA is a key evaluation of basic student knowledge of drugs prior to their entry into the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) of the P4 curriculum. The assessment evaluates student knowledge of top 200 drugs in the area of in- and out-patient pharmacies.

High Risk Drug Knowledge Assessment (HRDKA) Information Link

SOP OP: 80.P.06 Policy for Poor Performance on the School’s P3 High Risk Drug Knowledge Assessment (HRDKA)

2015 HRDKA Top 200 Drug List

Exam Date: Friday, January 9, 2015

Exam Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

*After the exam begins, the late arriving student may not be admitted after the first student has been dismissed from the exam at any one of the campuses

Exam Campus/Room:

Abilene ABSOP 2100 Nishil Desai
Amarillo AMSOP 107 Nikita Mirajkar / Anna Karamyan
Dallas DLSPSW 450 Daniel Cole Kildow / Kalin Clifford
Lubbock LBHSC 1C100 Craig Cox

Exam Type: Paper-Based Exam

*110 graded test questions and 25 sample test questions

What to bring on exam day:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Pens/Pencils
  3. *Remember R Number

Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assesment (PCOA)

Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assesment (PCOA): The PCOA is a key evaluation of student learning during each year of the curriculum. It provides students with individual performance measures. The exam is used as a gauge of the School of Pharmacy’s performance compared to other schools of pharmacy. This assessment is created by National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) Information Link

SOP OP: 80.P.05 Procedures for Poor Performance on the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) Exam

Exam Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Abilene ABSON 2000 P1s & P3s 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Nishil Desai
  ABSON 2000 P2s & P4s 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Amarillo AMSPAC 1110 & 1120 P1s & P3s 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Nikita Mirajkar
  AMSPAC 1110 & 1120 P2s & P4s 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Dallas DLSPSW 450 P3s 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Daniel Cole Kildow
  DLSPSW 450 P4s 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Lubbock LBHSC 1C125 P3s & P4s 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Brian Irons

Exam Type: Computer-Based Exam

What to bring on exam day:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Laptop
  3. Laptop AC Adapter/ Power Supply Cord
  4. Network Cable
  5. Pens/Pencils
  6. Building Access Badge

Laptop System Requirements Link

Important Schedule Notes Prior to the Assessment:

December 15, 2014: Request to take PCOA on a different campus

Students who require to take the PCOA on a different campus must notify Dr. Kildow at with student name, reason, class within the SOP so the office can plan accordingly. The PCOA proctors will follow a strict student roster on the day of the exam and require complete rosters well in advance.

January 21, 2015: Download the WebLock browser

Instructions for the WebLock browser along with log-in codes for the practice test has been sent out to students via the FastTest e-mail.  The students MUST download the FastTEST WebLock secure browser prior to accessing the practice test. Students are encouraged to take the practice test to familiarize them with the WebLock browser and PCOA format.


Committee Faculty Members

Daniel (Cole) Kildow, Chair, Dallas

Nikita Mirajkar, Chair-Elect, Amarillo

Kalin Clifford, Dallas

Nishil Desai, Abilene

Anna Karamyan, Amarillo

Crystal Rendon-Brown, Dallas

Janie Robles, Lubbock

Sachin Shah, Associate Dean, Assessment & Accreditation, Executive Committee Liaison (Ex Officio), Dallas

Elected Students

Beth Daws, P3, Amarillo

Lillian Cheng, P3, Dallas

Troy Walters, P4, Abilene

Resources and Links

PCOA - National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Website


Dr. Sachin ShahSachin Shah, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP
Associate Dean, Assessment & Accreditation
Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Sachin Shah is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean at Texas Tech. He practices as a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Texas Tech University HSC – School of Pharmacy and completed his general and oncology pharmacy residencies in San Antonio, Texas. He joined Texas Tech in 2002 and developed clinical oncology pharmacy program at the Dallas VA Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Shah established ASHP accredited Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency program and trained multiple students and residents through his practice. Dr. Shah has been recipient of Lewis S. Smith Pharmacy Practitioner Award and Lou Cuellar Circle of Excellence leadership awards at the TSHP. In addition, he has received HOPA Clinical Practice Award. Dr. Shah has delivered multiple national presentations and served as a faculty on BCOP Preparatory Review Course.

Office Phone: 214-358-9042
Mail Address: 4500 S. Lancaster, Bldg 7, R#119A Dallas TX 75216

Iverlyn PengIverlyn Peng
Unit Coordinator

Iverlyn Peng was born in Taiwan and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006. She started working for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in 2014. Prior to her time with the SOP, Iverlyn worked in student and business support services. She lives in Arlington with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys traveling, gardening, music and exploring Texas for the best BBQ.

Office Phone: 214-358-9035
Mail Address: 4500 S. Lancaster, Bldg 7, R#119A Dallas TX 75216