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Institute of Pharmacy

Introduction:

  • GDIP was established in 2015.
  • GDIP was approved by Pharmacy council of Pakistan in 2016 and N.O.C has been issued.
  • GDIP is affiliated with University of the Punjab, Lahore for degree granting.
  • We offer Pharm-D Program (5 years degree).
  • Currently we have four professional classes and in the next session we will be having our five classes complete.

Vision:

GDIP is looking forward to cultivate intellectual innovation and leadership and advance the practice and science of pharmacy, to transform health care and enhance the lives of people and communities. Our Graduate will be:

  • Competent
  • Motivated/Enthusiastic
  • With teamwork spirit
  • Having good communication skills
  • Responsible
  • Problem solver
  • Dedicated

Mission:

The mission of the Gulab Devi Institute of Pharmacy is to develop pharmacy graduate having latest concepts with special emphasis on clinical pharmacy education, practice, research, and public service, to improve health outcomes. Emphasis on clinical pharmacy education is meant:

  1. To enhance knowledge of drug-drug interaction
  2. To enhance drug information skills
  3. To enhance therapeutic monitoring skills
  4. To solve medication related problems
  5. To enhance counselling and communication skills.

Future Opportunities:

Pharmacy profession has a vast scope in Pakistan and all over the world. Various jobs available for Pharm D graduates include:

[A]. Government/Public Sector Jobs:

  1. As analysts, experts, heads and directors in Drug Testing Laboratories.
  2. Federal and Provincial Drug inspectors
  3. Clinical Pharmacist in Government Hospitals
  4. Hospital Pharmacists in Government Hospitals
  5. Pharmacy Education (Teaching) in Public Universities
  6. Forensic Scientist
  7. Pakistan Navy
  8. Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
  9. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP)
  10. Pharm D can also apply for various SSC, PSC and civil services jobs which require any graduation as eligibility.

[B]. Private Sector Jobs:

  1. Community (retail) pharmacists
  2. Clinical and/or Hospital Pharmacists in Private Hospitals.
  3. Teaching in Private Colleges and Universities
  4. Pharmaceutical Industry (in Departments like Production, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs etc.)
  5. Distribution setup
  6. Sales and Marketing
  7. Instructor at Institute training Category B candidates
  8. NGOs
  9. Nutraceutical Industry
  10. Cosmetic Industry
  11. Training Centers

[C]. Higher Education: It includes M.Phil and Ph.D.

[D]. Opportunities for Pharmacist Abroad: After becoming registered pharmacist in USA, Canada, Australia, UK and Middle East etc., one can join Hospitals, Retail Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Industries.

Objectives:

Main objectives of Gulab Devi Institute of Pharmacy include:

  • Developing our graduates to practice at the top of their degree and lead the profession.
  • Strengthening our research programs.
  • Our Pharm D graduates will be differentiated and sought after because of their clinical skills and ability to provide inter professional, evidenced-based care that ensures optimal health of the patient and of the public.
  • Qualitative differentiation: practice-ready, eager, willing to work, willing to do whatever it takes, prepared to work with diverse populations.

Skill development of Students in Following Clinical Pharmacy Practice Areas

  1. Adverse Drug reaction monitoring
  2. Detection of Drug-Drug interaction
  3. Drug utilization Review
  4. Pharmacist workup for Drug therapy
  5. Lab data interpretation
  6. Pharmacokinetics study
  7. Cholesterol Management
  8. Renal Management
  9. Hypertension Management
  10. Heart Failure Management
  11. Asthma Management
  12. Diabetes management