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College of Pharmacy


CPOS directory

Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences

The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS) provides education and training related to professional practice, including application of the pharmaceutical sciences to patient care.

The CPOS department represents two very distinct fields, clinical pharmacy and outcome sciences, both of which embody the strong relationship between pharmacy and patient care. While outcome scientists focus on making existing drugs more effective, our clinical pharmacists apply the outcomes to patient care. When the handoff is performed seamlessly, we make a significant impact on both the students, pharmacist and on the people who rely so heavily on medicine as part of essential treatment and healthcare needs.

Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical pharmacists have graduated from pharmacy school and then have gone on to complete post-graduate training to specialize in areas such as cardiology, geriatrics, oncology, pediatrics or poison control, to name a few.

At the College of Pharmacy, our faculty clinical pharmacists teach students in a classroom setting, conduct research and also demonstrate hands-on patient care by allowing students to observe rounding on patients.

Outcome Sciences

Once a drug is created, outcome scientists determine how to make them better. Some examples of outcome sciences include:

  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • pharmacoeconomics
  • health services research
  • medication safety
  • clinical translational sciences
  • pharmacokinetics

CPOS in the News

Dr. Bryan Love

Dr. Bryan Love

Dr. Bryan Love receives South Eastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Grant Award

Dr. Julie Justo

Dr. Julie Justo

Dr. Julie Justo was awarded the 2017 USC Clinical Practice Teaching Award