Due to a high demand for skillful clinical pharmacist in the Qassim region, a supreme royal highness order was issued to establish new pharmacy college within Qassim University based on the recommendations of the university. The college of Pharmacy was established on 01/18/1426 AH with all units of academic structures to fulfill these demands and support the Saudi community and healthcare system with international standards. The College of Pharmacy, Qassim University aims to advance development in health service in the kingdom by preparing competent pharmacists to be able to keep pace with the ongoing developments in the health care sector. The college has excellent infrastructures, facilities and learning resources necessary for practical and theoretical applications in all four departments. Moreover, the strategic locations of the University campuses benefit from the proximity of government and private hospitals where student have wide range of opportunities for clinical training in tertiary care centers around Buraidah city and beyond.
Presently College of Pharmacy is training Pharm D students in two consecutive semesters in addition to a summer semester per year. For the successful completion of Pharm D program students are required to complete ten levels, in addition to a pre-pharmacy preparatory year and a hospital based clinical internship. Over 555 students are registered in this year at different levels students are registered in different levels. For clinical internship, collaboration is usually made with the following tertiary care hospitals in Buraidah city and other cities in the kingdom: King Fahad Specialist Hospital – Buraidah, Buraidah Central Hospital – Buraidah, Buraidah Maternal and Children Hospital-Buraidah, King Saud Hospital – Unaizah, Ar Rass General Hospital – Ar Rass, and many more. College of Pharmacy is also well known for the outstanding achievements in pharmaceutical research. Our faculty members are most successful in attracting funds from different sources including the major national funding body in the Kingdom, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology fund (KACST), SABIC funds, as well as local funding from the university Deanship on Research.