In Memoriam: Lafe Kellen Wiltbank PharmD '15
Faculty and staff in the School of Pharmacy are currently working in-person as much as possible. Please reach out via email to schedule a phone or Zoom appointment. If you aren't sure who to contact, please email Sandy Hess at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will direct you to the best person for your needs.
Doctor of Pharmacy
The Pacific University School of Pharmacy offers a three-year program that leads to a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree.
Curriculum | Our curriculum is a semester-based schedule with concurrent semester-long courses. Since the entire curriculum is housed within the School of Pharmacy, there is no risk of conflicting class schedules. Experiential components are integrated into the first two didactic years of study, and the third year is devoted entirely to advanced clinical experience.
Interprofessional Cooperation | At Pacific, we emphasize the integration of concepts, as well as teamwork and collaboration among students. As one of several health professions programs offered at Pacific's Hillsboro Campus, home to the College of Health Professions, we also emphasize interprofessional cooperation among the healthcare team.
The School of Pharmacy and our PharmD program are fully accredited by the ACPE.
Career Preparation | The PharmD program is designed to meet educational requirements for our PharmD graduates to take the NAPLEX and MPJE board examinations and apply for a pharmacist license that is required for employment in a patient care setting and is sufficient to meet licensure requirements in all 50 States to practice as a registered pharmacist.
We admitted our first class in Fall 2006. Today, our average class size is about 98 students.
Cynthia Aguilar PharmD '12 will help open a new pharmacy in Garberville, Calif., in June 2021.
Students registered with the College of Health Professions, plus CHP faculty and staff, are invited to a free eight-week program incorporating mindfulness-based stress reduction, resilience, and mindful communication techniques geared towards health care professionals and students. Register for a Sept. 22 orientation. Classes begin Sept. 30.