Our faculty has completed 52 years of service in pharmacy profession, and is constructed under three sections as Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professional Pharmaceutical Sciences and The Pharmaceutical Technology. It continues its education and training activities with 19 professors, 7 associate professors, 30 assistant professors, 1 lecturers and 13 research assistants. In accordance with the present conditions where pharmacy concept and scope are in a rapid change, our education has been extended to 5 years from 2005-2006 Academic Year, and students under the extended program were graduated in 2010-2011 Academic Year.
According to the result of Measuring, Selection and Placement Center (MSPC) our faculty has maintained its position as second line preferred faculty among the other State Faculties of Pharmacy, The Pharmaceutical Base Points of the state universities in 2015-2016 as being in the second range. Our faculty has been playing a leading role during the Education activities in many areas. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Drug Metabolism, Clinical Pharmacy and Cosmetology discipline have been added to pharmacy education in our faculty as a compulsory subject for the first time during Degree in Pharmacy. Many graduates who have Master’s Degree (with thesis-without thesis) in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy of our faculty have been involved in the hospital staff. The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has given plenty of graduates working in the pharmaceutical industry by Master of Science without thesis (II. Education). Also, Master of Science training without thesis is done in the Department of Pharmacology (II. Education) .
The training program alongside new clinical aspects of the pharmacy profession has been also arranged to cover basic functions in pharmaceutical technology; compulsory and optional lectures in a laboratory and training practices. Beside the basic theoretical and practical training which is based on natural and synthetic-based pharmaceutical production, control and marketing and a wide range of patient-focused education are performed. In addition, students are given theoretical and practical information about cosmetology and clinical pharmacy. Since pharmaceutical education aims to gain very broad practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge, pharmacy students do an traineeship related with their profession in hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. Pharmacist are in very close relationship with people, accordingly psychology, communication skills, accounting courses, as well as different culture courses are also included in their training programs .
Our students are going to the partner universities to have education through Erasmus programme. Marmara University Pharmaceutical Students' Association (MUPSA) which is establihed by our students is a member of European Pharmaceutical Students' Association (EPSA). In this way the students get the oppurtunity to be in contact with Pharmacy students of other countries, interact with other cultures and be a part of the various professional activities abroad.
Our students get the opportunity to have knowledge about issues like entrepreneurship, projects and loan applications, accounting, business plan preparation, consulting, company types and establishing a company, short and long term plans in business life by participating KOSGEB Applied Entrepreneurship Educations which are organized via the support of Marmara University Technology Transfer Office (MİTTO). The ones entitled to have certificates get the right to benefit from 30 thousand TL grants and 70 thousand TL interest-free loans provided by KOSGEB.
Our faculty has been applied to the National Association of Pharmacy Accreditation and after the examinations of the “Evaluation and monitoring visit report” Marmara University Faculty of Pharmacy is “fully accrediated” for 6 years as of 6 January 2015.
Marmara Pharmaceutical Formulation Development Unit which gives faculty members the opportunity to carry out TÜBİTAK, TEYDEB and SAN- TEZ projects and supports students on their graduation projects was established as of September 2015 by creating its working conditions.