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Our Mission

Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs! The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy program provides a robust and innovative curriculum that prepares new professionals to step into changing professional roles. Texas Tech graduates are sought after by employers who often cite excellent preparedness in clinical skills in these graduates.

Program Information

Current Course Catalog

Pharm.D - MBA Dual Degree Program Catalog

Curricular Abilities




Executive Summary / Master Academic Schedule

Holiday Schedule

Fall 2013:

Final Exam Schedule

Assessment Schedule

Class Schedule

Spring 2014:

Final Exam Schedule

Assessment Schedule

Class Schedule



Executive Summary / Master Academic Schedule

Fall 2014:

Final Exam Schedule

Class Schedule

Spring 2015:

Final Exam Schedule

Class Schedule


Course Documents

Experiential Course Syllabi / E*Value

Fall 2013:

Course Syllabi / Learning Objectives

Spring 2014:

Course Syllabi / Learning Objectives


Resources and Links

Common Instructions for Major Assessment Administration

Course Etiquette and Exam Policies

Current Students (to access the student handbook, required book lists, Bootcamp, scholarship and tuition info, operating procedures, and forms)

Curricular Affairs Committee (CAC)

Curricular Affairs Weekly Blasts

Faculty and Staff Resources

Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations

Immunization Policy

SOP Operating Policies & Procedures

Billing Information

TB Questionnaire

Virtual EMS

Our Curricular Strength

Strong Science Core Our faculty rank in the top 1/3 of pharmacy schools for extramural research funding, and in the top 7 for federal funding
Integrated Didactic Core Inter-departmental team taught courses with organ system focuses integrate pathology, pharmacy / medicine / chemistry, and therapeutics
Contemporary Social Administrative Core TTUHSC owns and operates two Class A Pharmacies. Faculty has experience in business management, administrative leadership, and military leadership
State-of-the-Art Laboratories Clinical immunizations (including CE certification-ready skills), Drug Information, Drug development, Pharmaceutical Care, Sterile Compounding, and Inter-professional Simulation laboratories
Problem Based Learning Group teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking skills to lay a foundation for life-long collaborative learning
Inter-Professional Education A TTUHSC institution-wide endeavor – collaborations between the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health, and the Graduate School of Bio-Medical Sciences
Robust Variety of Electives Faculty-developed electives and student directed Special Topics independent studies to enhance learning in specific areas of interest
Clerkships More clerkship hours than any other program – 2,350 hours – exceeding requirements for both advanced and introductory pharmacy practice experiences. Required rotations in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Rural Health. Over 50% of clerkship hours are precepted by full time pharmacy practice faculty who maintain patient care services in West / North Texas Healthcare systems and communities
Scholarship of Teaching Independent study opportunities resulting in faculty / student collaborations and co-publications (see bibliography below)
PharmD/MBA Program One of 6 dual degree programs in the SW United States and the only one to award the MBA before the PharmD graduation
Large Residency Program Learners not only become leaders, but teachers. Teaching certification program actively incorporates pharmacy residents into classroom, laboratory, PBL and clerkship teaching

Administrators and Staff

Dr.SleeperRebecca Sleeper PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, BCPS
Associate Dean of Curriculum

Dr. Rebecca Sleeper received the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island College Of Pharmacy and completed a Specialty Residency in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. She joined the TTUHSC SOP faculty in 1999 as a member of the Pharmacy Practice Department. As a member of the Pharmacy Practice Department, her practice site is the Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center, a teaching nursing home on the TTUHSC campus, where she precepts students in the required P4 Geriatric Pharmacotherapy clerkship. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and a Fellow of both the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Dr. Sleeper's scholarship has focused on the practice and teaching of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. She is the co-editor of the textbook "Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, An evidence Based Approach" and was the founding head of the Geriatrics Practice Division from 2007 until stepping into the role of Associate Dean in August 2011. She has also participated as a member and faculty advisor for the inter-professional Geriatrics Student Scholars program and the Sex and Gender Based Medicine program.

Contact Information
Rebecca Sleeper / LUBHSC Room 1B220 / 806-743-4200x 223 /

Linda GilmoreLinda Gilmore
Curriculum Coordinator

Linda Gilmore lived most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area but has been in West Texas for the past 20 years.  Her first job in Lubbock was at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and she has now come full circle as the Curriculum Coordinator in the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy.  In the time between these two jobs, Linda gained her bachelors in English and her masters in Technical Communication – both from Texas Tech University.  She has also worked at Texas Tech University as an advisor for the College of Business and a Freshman Composition instructor.  Additionally, Linda taught Technical Writing and Developing Instructional Materials at Lubbock Christian University and has worked freelance as a professional editor of non-fiction books and dissertations. Her review of the book "Assessment in Technical and Professional Communication" was published in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication in the spring of 2012.  In conjunction with her work with the School of Pharmacy, Linda is the Project Coordinator for the Sex and Gender Based Medicine Curriculum program through the School of Medicine at TTUHSC. In both capacities, Linda is assisting Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center faculty and students by enriching their academic experience through curriculum management and development.

Contact Information
Linda Gilmore / LUBHSC Room 1B220 / 806-743-4200 x256 /

Scholarship from Teaching and Scholarship of Teaching

Selected publications highlighting the outcomes of student/instructor collaborations and teaching innovations by our faculty:

Citation Collaboration
Article: Smith M, Bailey T. Identifying solutions to medication adherence in the visually impaired elderly. Consult Pharm. 2014 Feb 1;29(2):131-4. doi: 10.4140/TCP.n.2014.131. Special Topics Independent Study
Article: Walker DY, Edwards KL. Statins in the treatment of asthma. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2013;70:1661-9. Special Topics Independent Study
Poster: Hobart CT, Samuelson CE, Nicholson NM, Chen JS, Sankari SS, Hesch KA, Sleeper RB. Interim Results of a Curricular Audit of Sex and Gender Based Medicine in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Presented at: Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists annual meeting, April 26, 2013. Austin, TX (state) - Funding source: Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, $25,000 Sex and Gender Based Medicine Student Scholars
Poster: Sleeper RB, Hesch, KA, Desai N, Jenkins MR, Baby N, Chen J, Hobart CT, Hodges J, Huynh AH, Nicholson NM, Pham D, Samuelson C, Sankari S. Sex and Gender Based Medicine in a Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting, July 13, 2013. Chicago, IL (national) - Funding source: Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, $25,000 Sex and Gender Based Medicine Student Scholars
Poster: McMurry M, Thomas B, Sleeper RB, Seifert CF. Identification Of Inappropriate Prescribing In Elderly Patients Admitted And Discharged From A Community Hospital Using STOPP Screening Tool. TTUHSC SON 3rd Annual Doctor of Nursing practice Capstone symposium, April 26-27 2012. Encore presentation: TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Research days, June 12-13, 2012. Encore presentation: American Society of Consultant Pharmacy annual meeting, Washington D.C. November 2012 Inter-professional collaboration, DNP program / SOP
Article: Bartlett C, MacLaughlin EJ. The pharmacist’s role in ambulatory care. Panhandle Health. 2011;21(4):26-28. Clinical Research Rotation
Poster: Ngo BN, Sleeper RB, Win O, Rosalez M, Dentino A. Prevalence of nursing home orders for antipsychotic medications without indications or diagnoses entered by prescribing physician in the nursing medical record: A generalizable quality improvement project. Presented at annual meeting of American Medical Director’s Association, Los Angeles, CA, March 2010 Inter-professional collaboration, SOM / SOP
Article: Brown J, MacLaughlin EJ. A brief history of the discovery and development of antibiotics. Panhandle Health. 2008;18(3):38-40. Informal collaboration
Article: Thomason KR, Barnett LE, MacLaughlin EJ. Using performance enhancing drugs to gain an edge in a competitive world of sports. Panhandle Health. 2008;18(4):19-20,29. Informal collaboration
Article: Sleeper RB, Kennedy S. Elderly patient with adverse reaction to dietary supplement. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2003; 37:83-6 Informal collaboration
Article: Sleeper RB, Cunningham A. Case Report: Opioid agonist/antagonist and attenuation of analgesic response in and elderly patient. TSHP Journal 2002;3(1):16-18 Informal collaboration