(Director) YUSRA Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
YIPS has been conceived keeping in mind the changing face of Pharmacy. The traditional role of the Pharmacist has been transformed from product orientation to the patient care. This has led to an increasing demand of institutes like ours to equally stress on the both aspects of pharmaceutical care. It was my vision to establish an institute in Pakistan that would have the ability not only to impart Pharmacy education but also to present opportunities for priming competitive skills to the students. The colossal work of planning, establishing and erecting the infrastructure completed and we aim at providing the best education to our students.
Our vision is to be a leader in shaping healthcare through innovative pharmaceutical education, research and practice. Even though the department is geographically located in Islamabad, nevertheless it has the aspiration to have a nationwide exces to all stakeholders in pharmaceutical education, industry, research and services. With network of alliances, YIPS hopes to be instrumental in creating newstandards in education, research and practice.
Pharmacy is a dynamic and growing profession. Through the past century, pharmacy has changed dramatically from the art and science of compounding and dispensing medicine to a profession of health promoters, disease prevention specialists, health maintenance/ chronic disease managers and medication health information experts.
The academic system of Yusra Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (YIPS) has been carefully tailored under my supervision to deliver excellence in education and strong ethical values. A well-qualified and experienced faculty of YIPS plays a pivotal role in this regard. The regular student learning evaluations at YIPS comprise tests, assignments, hospital visits and attitude development programs to apart from HEC-PCP approved syllabi. We are committed to creating a learning, innovative, scientific and carefully planned scheme of studies for our students. This will help them in gaining knowledge of pharmacy and also practical skills to claim their professional place in healthcare.
We immerse our students in a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary learning environment that complements the evolving nature of the profession. Emphasis of our program is on merging pharmaceutical sciences with pharmacotherapy to tackle challenging human health problems produces student with clinical acumen and scientific mastery that translates into applications in clinical practice, pharmaceutical research and service. Our Philosophy of pharmacy practical training reaches beyond courses into hospitals, polyclinics, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical industrial sites, locally and overseas.
We are collaborating with other institutes of international fame to build the future of Pharmacy in Pakistan. Our faculty members get trained in our affiliated universities, thus adding a distinctive aspect to our educational system of enabling and giving an expanded exposure to the students. Pharm. D graduates at YIPS will be distinguished among others due to their grooming by us. We welcome our students at YIPS for a safe, secure and excellent future ahead of them as Pharmacists.