TTUHSC School of Pharmacy

Office of Outcomes Assessment

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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 8, 2016

Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assesment (PCOA)

Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (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: Friday, January 22, 2016

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.


Committee Faculty Members

Nikita Mirajkar, Chair, 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


The HRDKA exam to evaluate student readiness for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience at TTUHSC-SOP



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