The College of Pharmacy’s online Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy program offers flexible learning for working professionals who want to enhance their education in health outcomes without disrupting their busy schedules.

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Explore 4 Specialized tracks

Applied Pharmacoeconomics

Pharmacoeconomics utilizes a combination of scientific and economic methods to evaluate and compare the value of one drug or therapy to another. This combination of health economics provides grounded data to assist in optimal allocation of healthcare resources.

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Managed Care Pharmacy Systems

Managed care implies a defined structure and process of designing and delivering covered healthcare benefits that include risk-sharing, price and utilization controls, and quality assurance. Managed care pharmacy believes in improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare .

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Patient Safety in Medication Use

The Institutes of Medicine defines patient safety as the prevention of harm to patients. In the context of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy patient safety is the prevention of harm to patients in the context of medication safety, including drug policy and regulation.

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Pharmaceutical Regulation

The ultimate goal of healthcare regulation is to ensure healthcare quality, especially in pharmaceuticals. Accomplishing this task requires balancing competing needs, such as cost and access for patients.

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flexible learning. Done differently.

Online Program Tailored for working professionals, residents and fellows.

3 Degree Options M.S., M.S. + M.B.A., and graduate certificate options available.

4 Specialty Areas Earn your degree or certificate in one of four specialty tracks.

Flexible Programs The online degree program allows students up to 7 years to complete.

Partnership Milestone

Celebrating 20 Years

Xcenda Fellowship Program

The Xcenda fellowship program provides Pharm.D. graduates with a prestigious two-year research and educational experience in an outcomes research and market access consulting environment. The program celebrated its 20 year anniversary this past July 2019. Since 2008, Xcenda has partnered with the UF College of Pharmacy to offer fellows the online M.S. in pharmacy degree with an emphasis in applied pharmacoeconomics or managed care pharmacy. Since then, 21 fellows have graduated from the online POP program. There are currently eight fellows who will graduate from the program over the next two years.

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What’s new with pop!

Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical…

The inaugural Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes board meeting was held on Aug. 19 in Gainesville.

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We are heading to Philadelphia for ICPE 2019

August 24 – 28, 2019: Please take a look at the schedule for our department’s oral and poster presentations at the 35th annual International…

ICPE 2019

Study finds moderate reduction carisoprodol use…

UF researchers reviewed more than 13 million patients using carisoprodol, a powerful muscle relaxant.

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Quarterly Newsletter


Stay connected with the graduate program through the quarterly newsletter with faculty interviews and current program updates.

POP casts



Listen to alumni POPcasts with Dr. Robert Navarro and check out current students’ video testimonials on why they chose OnlinePOP.

2018 Annual Report

First Edition

Annual Report

Our graduate program has remained one of the strongest and largest in the country. See where we’re headed and what you can accomplish with us in the years to come.

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