Lighthouse of pharmacy education in Egypt and its regional vicinity.


To be one of the best institutes at the national, regional and international levels, known for its originality and lead in the continuous development, to disseminate knowledge and science and to achieve distinct services to the institutions of the civil society.


Excellence in providing undergraduate and graduate programs and innovation of new academic and professional programs to graduating pharmacists capable of performing a successful professional career path. To provide professional pharmaceutical services considering the ethics of professional practice, to underpin the scientific and professional researches in partnership with the society’s institutions, to develop the faculty’s manpower capital, to foster using the IT applications, to empower the national pharmaceutical industry through different faculty’s activities and to actively participate in community services.

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Bachelor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program

The program is designed based on five academic years and an advanced training year (Residency). The year of training includes periodic rotation training in different areas of pharmaceutical practices (pharmaceutical manufacturing - drug control and regulation) in addition to one training course in the field of clinical pharmacy, and the student submits a graduation project in a specialty. The program is designed to allow the graduate to practice the profession of pharmacy in any of the areas of pharmacy work.

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Clinical Pharmacy Program - PharmD

The program aims to produce clinical pharmacists capable of providing specialist pharmaceutical services in all clinical environments. This multidisciplinary programme is designed to prepare our pharmacy graduates to have a powerful impact in the various fields of pharmacy including community pharmacies, hospitals, pharmaceutical firms, pharmaceutical Industrial companies as well as, academic and research institutes.

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History and Facts

The first educational institution for Pharmacy in Egypt was founded in Abou-Zaabal in 1827 as the School of Medicine and Pharmacy. The institution has then been transferred to the Citadel area, then to Kasr El-Aini Street, its current situation, in 1837. The first graduated pharmacists from this School were 25 students, in the year 1832, and they studied for five educational years. Later, in 1925, the School was affiliated together with the School of Medicine to Fouad I University and became known as the Faculty of Medicine. In 1941, the higher degrees for Master and Diploma were introduced, to be followed in 1951 by the introduction of the Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 1955, a governmental decree was issued to establish a Faculty of Pharmacy as an independent entity in its own right, after having been detached from its affiliation with the Faculty of Medicine. By that time, Fouad I University had then become known as Cairo University. The duration of study was five years, at the very beginning, then only four years, but was again extended to five, the first year of which was a preliminary one, designated as the Preliminary Natural Sciences (PNS) year, where the student was taught basic sciences at the Faculty of Science before being admitted to the Faculty of Pharmacy. The statutes and curricula of the Faculty of Pharmacy witnessed many changes over the years that followed. The ultimate statutory and curricular change was enforced in the academic year 2003-2004, whereby the studies in the PNS year were merged with the proper pharmacy studies and integrated into a 5-year study program to be attended from day one at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University.