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.
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.
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.
The National Institute of Health has awarded Pharmacy Professor Fawzy Elbarbry $365,966 for a three-year study as part of its “Support for Research Excellence” program. His study, which will involve student researchers, will examine alternate ways to treat hypertension.
Congratulations to all of School of Pharmacy faculty and staff for their July 2022 accomplishments.
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