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It is pharmacy postgraduate Residency Match season and the national results are in for both the first and second phases of the Match. On March 13th and April 10th, our PharmD Class of 2024 and alumni achieved a combined match rate of 90% for Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) National Matching System (NMS)-listed programs. This continues the strong performance of last year. These are wonderful results when nearly 50% of the graduating class will be pursuing postgraduate education.
In July 2023, Dr. Nathan Doctor joined our faculty team here at a Pacific University School of Pharmacy. Now that one full semester has gone by and we're now mid-way through spring semester, we thought we'd catch up with him, ask him a few questions and find out how things are going!
We believe that international experiences help our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students at Pacific University School of Pharmacy develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to broaden their horizons related to differences in healthcare between the U.S. and other countries, immerse in a different culture and language, and explore understandings of health, thus providing them an invaluable opportunity to grow as global healthcare professionals. 
Pacific University School of Pharmacy Experiential Education team has been working with the Northwest Experiential Consortium to update the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Evaluation tool. The consortium is made up of seven Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy including University of Washington, Washington State, Idaho State, University of Wyoming, Oregon State, and University of Montana.
This school year, Pacific University School of Pharmacy’s American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter focused on community outreach by providing blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at events in the community. The first event this school year was at the Downtown Hillsboro Farmers Market where the chapter screened 21 individuals.
In February, our Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Brandon Nuziale, along with pharmacy practice faculty members Dr. Nathan Doctor and Dr. Katie Steele (Dr. Steele starts with PUSOP on April 1!), joined sophomore and juniors at Glencoe High School in Hillsboro for a Health Sciences Career Exploration Event.
In a commendable display of commitment to community engagement, students from Pacific University School of Pharmacy have been actively involved in outreach initiatives at the Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering (BASE). The collaboration aims to empower high school students with valuable skills essential for exploring careers in healthcare, aligning with the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) guidelines.
John Ruskin, the 19th century writer and philosopher once said, “In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.”  Yikes.  But let’s be real, this is the same guy that said, “No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.”  Is it bad to be proud?  What about being prideful?  If it comes at the expense of humility or humanity, that’s not good, but the feeling of satisfaction that comes from achievement is not intrinsically wrong. So let me ask you: are you proud of yourself?
Pacific School of Pharmacy Student Hoda Veshagh Writing On A White Board
The statewide program allows students in Pacificʻs schools of Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies and Occupational Therapy to better prepare for future practice in Oregonʻs rural and underserved communities.
Marketa Marvanova receives the Women's Spotlight Award from the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, honoring longtime advocacy for senior care pharmacy.

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