Message from the Dean

Welcome to Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls (DPCG), an institution established by the eminent philanthropist, Hajj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah in 1992.

Endowed with the Dubai Appreciation Award in 2004, our college is accredited and licensed by the Ministry of Education -Higher Education Affairs, UAE since 1998 for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) program and Initial Accreditation since October 2013 for the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) program with specialization in Clinical Pharmacy. The BPharm program has recently received international – Accreditation by the US Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE): International Services Program – Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ( Our MPharm program provides eligibility for licensure as a clinical pharmacist and opens doors for a rewarding academic career.

In reality, there is no better time to consider “Pharmacy” as a career than it is today! The pharmacist’s role in healthcare is undergoing continuous evolution and development and the scope of pharmacy practice has expanded to include, pharmacy informatics, vaccination and independent prescribing in addition to a plethora of opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry: Marketing, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Production, Quality Control and Research.
Let me give you a sneak peek into the future of our College. We are in the process of transforming into a full-fledged university. This transformation will create unique opportunities for our students to engage in interprofessional education with their peers in the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing. It will also open doors for partnerships with institutions from around the world allowing for student and faculty exchange and providing exciting opportunities for engagement in joint research projects with top tier colleges of pharmacy. Working with internationally acclaimed institutions will serve to enhance the quality of our educational programs as we rub shoulders with the world’s finest in pharmacy education.

Our future programs include The Doctor of Pharmacy (Postgraduate PharmD) in collaboration with globally acclaimed hospitals in the UAE and with contribution from worldly experts from institutions around the world.

I invite you to navigate through our website, and even better, visit our campus to meet with us in person, interact with our faculty and explore the endless opportunities we have in store for you!

Professor Sherief Khalifa


Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls