At present, pharmacy curriculum at the international level has globally transitioned from a 5-year curriculum to a 6-year curriculum. The main reason for this change is to adapt the curriculum to meet new challenges including the exponential growth of pharmaceutical knowledge and increasing demand for new sets of skill expected from a pharmacist by the ever-changing healthcare system. As a result, starting in the year 2009, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University has changed the previous 5-year curriculum to a new 6-year curriculum with a total credit of no less than 220 credits and total practice hours of no less than 2,000 hours in accordance with the proclamation by the Pharmacy Council of Thailand. The structure of the curriculum comprises of 2 segments. In the first segment, which is from 1st to 4th year, the curriculum provides basic knowledge and basic skills for general pharmacy practice. In the second segment, which is from 5th to 6th year, the curriculum is subdivided into two tracks including patient oriented and product oriented tracks. Students may choose to study in a track according to his or her interest. For the 6th year, students will gain hands-on experience in his/her track of interest through a year round internship. This is to ensure the development of practice skills of students.
Academic system is credit system with two semesters in an academic year conformed to Mahidol University’s regulation for pre-bachelor and bachelor degree education. Students must be enrolled as full-time student in accordance with the 2005 National Standard Criteria for the undergraduate program set by the Ministry of Education.
To provide pharmacy education both at the basic and professional levels which enable students to possess knowledge and ability for the conduct of pharmacy profession. Upon completing the program, graduates must have qualifications as followed:
The applicants must hold high school diploma or equivalence and meet both general and specific requirements for the university admission system set by Commission on Higher Education and/or direct admission system of Mahidol University including any special admission program under the approval of the Mahidol University’s Senate. Applicants may choose to apply through 3 options below.
I. Standard admission
Students must take and pass the standard university entrance examination administered by the Ministry of University Affairs. The Faculty of Pharmacy accepts the majority of students through this option.
II. Quota admission
Students from the following provinces/school who passed the examinations administered by the Mahidol University and meet other requirements may be admitted into the program.
1st Academic Year :
Salaya Campus, Mahidol University
1st Semester of 2nd Academic Year :
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
From 2nd Semester of 2nd Academic Year through the End of the Program:
Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
For Internship :
Hospitals, public health offices, pharmaceutical plants, community drugstores, Food and Drug Administration & other facilities through networks of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University