COVID-19 Information

Faculty and staff in the School of Pharmacy are currently working in-person as much as possible. Please reach out via email to schedule an in-person, phone, or Zoom appointment. If you aren't sure who to contact, please email Sandy Hess at sandyhess@pacificu.edu and she will direct you to the best person for your needs.

The Pacific University School of Pharmacy prepares leaders, scholars and healthcare providers who elevate the pharmacy profession, provide patient-focused care, and advance discovery in the pharmaceutical sciences.

 

“The pharmacist’s role in today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare system is dynamic and pivotal.”
— Dr. Reza Karimi, Dean

Pharmacy Degree Programs

The core program of the School of Pharmacy is a three-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) that prepares students for clinical careers in the pharmacy field. With an emphasis on teamwork, collaboration and clinical experience, the program prepares future doctors of pharmacy to serve patients as a member of a caring interprofessional healthcare team.

For those interested in the research, academic and industry applications of pharmacy, the School of Pharmacy also offers a master of science in pharmaceutical sciences — which can be completed independently or in tandem with a PharmD degree. The MS in pharmaceutical science addresses the national need to train pharmacy clinicians in the craft or research.

The School of Pharmacy also offers pathways for undergraduate students to prepare for their doctoral studies, as well as post-graduate residencies for pharmacists to advance their experience and training in clinical practice and research.

Pharmacy Practice Experience

Experiential education is a critical part of the School of Pharmacy’s academic programs. We connect students with high quality experiential rotations that develop practice-ready, compassionate and innovative pharmacists prepared for future pharmacy careers. 

We value the advancement of pharmacy practice and research globally. Our Office of Global Pharmacy Education and Research coordinates global programs for students, scholars and pharmacists to visit and collaborate with the School of Pharmacy, and we provide opportunities for our students to pursue international rotations as part of their experiential education.

Pharmacy Research

The Pacific University School of Pharmacy recognizes discovery as a fundamental tool in the education and training of future pharmacists. Our faculty and students conduct pharmaceutical research in pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, drug target validation, toxicology, natural products, neuroscience and behavioral sciences, infectious diseases, and research in cancer and cardiovascular disease.

About the School of Pharmacy

The school is committed to creating an educational environment which is free from intolerance directed toward individuals or groups and strives to create and maintain an environment that fosters respect for others. As a health science educational institution, the school has a mandate to address problems of a society deeply ingrained with bias and prejudice. Toward that end, and through the Office of Student Affairs, the school provides opportunities for educational programs and activities to create an environment in which the diversity and understanding of other cultures is valued. The school does not discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference, or disabled veteran or Vietnam era status.

Mission

We foster a learner-centered community that prepares leaders, scholars, and providers to elevate the pharmacy profession and interprofessional patient-focused care.

Vision

Develop caring, influential, innovative pharmacists who lead the advancement of public wellness, interprofessional collaboration, and research.

Values

  • Innovation & Leadership
  • Collaboration & Collegiality
  • Integrity & Compassion
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Excellence & Advancement
  • Diversity

More Information

School of Pharmacy Quality Indicators (pdf)
School of Pharmacy - Ability-Based Outcomes (pdf)
Strategic Goals and Outcomes 2018-2022 (pdf)

Contact Us

Tony Potter | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
503-352-7229 | pharmd@pacificu.edu

Upcoming Events

Aug
1
All Day | Monday, Aug. 1, 2022
Hillsboro

Headlines

Mikel Espiritu and Pres. Leseley Hallick

Michael Espiritu has received the Pacific University Provost’s Junior Faculty Award for Scholarship.

Brendan Stamper co-chaired a session at the annual American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Research by a graduate student and Dr. Stamper was also featured in a recent ASPET newsletter.

The Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute (OHWI) Pacific is providing free access to this online MSBR training for Pacific University health profession students, staff and faculty. The eight-week sessions begin Feb. 9.