The USC School of Pharmacy Graduate Certificate for Advanced Pharmacy Practice (GCAPP) program provides a pathway to residency or licensure for non-U.S.-trained pharmacists with advanced degrees. Participants can fulfill their pharmacy practice requirements within two semesters and prepare for licensure (NAPLEX) or residency (PGY1) in the United States.
What Courses Will I Take?
The GCAPP program mirrors the fourth year of the PharmD program, which consists of practical pharmacy rotations and the online capstone course. This portion of the program amounts to 1440 of the 1500 hours required for licensure in California. To meet the 1500 hour requirement, participants will have the option of enrolling in the Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate in Comprehensive Medicine Management (APP-CMM), an intensive one-day workshop offered through the School of Pharmacy’s Continuing and Professional Education program for an additional fee. In addition, the Community Pharmacy APPE will be extended by several days as needed to ensure that each participant earns the requisite 1500 hours.