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VCOM–Virginia is closed today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Detailed changes regarding class schedules will be emailed to students later today.


The discipline of pharmacology at VCOM encompasses basic research leading to the identification of new ways to treat disease, understanding the use of drugs in the treatment of disease, the scientific basis of judicious prescribing practices, and toxicology.

Experienced VCOM faculty provide medical students with the fundamental principles of pharmacology, providing them with a knowledge base to prescribe an appropriate drug treatment for each patient. Students also learn to observe and monitor for adverse drug effects that could negatively impact the health of patients.

Discipline Chair
Jack Caldwell, PhD
Discipline Chair, Pharmacology


Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Professor of Pharmacology
Phone: 864-327-9812
Professor of Pharmacology
Phone: 864-327-9908
Assistant Professor for Pharmacology
Phone: 864-327-9873