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Graham A Patrick Ph.D.

Graham A Patrick Ph.D.

Professor and Assistant Dean for Admissions
(850) 644-8938
Main Campus

Job Description

Principal duties with the College of Medicine are to help develop, coordinate and teach an integrated curriculum in pharmacology; and to direct the Admissions process for the M.D. program.


Dr. Patrick specializes in Pharmacology and has 45 years of teaching experience in health professions schools at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia and at Florida State University. He has taught medical students for over 40 years and has participated in teaching reviews for National Boards for medical students and in review courses for residents. For the past 40 years he has directed pharmacology courses for students of dentistry, pharmacy, and medicine, and has participated in major curricular revisions and accreditation self-studies in those schools.


B.S., Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, 1969

Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of North Carolina, 1973


Florida State University College of Medicine: Admissions Committee, Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee, Years 1& 2 Curriculum Subcommittee, Tenure and Promotion Committee Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee College of Problems of Drug Dependence, Drug Evaluation Committee


Outstanding Teacher, Basic Sciences, Second Year, Medical Class of 2006 Outstanding Teacher, School of Basic Health Sciences, 1985, 1986 Board of Visitors Teaching Fellow, 1999 Outstanding Teacher, School of Medicine, 2001 Several awards from Schools of Dentistry and Medicine as Outstanding Teacher in Basic Sciences, Preclinical, Pharmacology course, or Course Director


American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Rho Chi, Honorary Pharmaceutical Fraternity Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Honorary Dental Society

Research Focus

Dr. Patrick’s research has dealt with substances of abuse, particularly sedative and opioid drugs, including dependence, tolerance, biodisposition, and neurochemistry.