Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Enter the workforce as a licensed pharmacist after obtaining your doctor of pharmacy degree at Fisher’s Wegmans School of Pharmacy.
With a strong foundation in the sciences, the program provides you with necessary clinical and drug-administration skills while emphasizing professionalism, integrity, and diversity. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to practice in virtually any professional setting.
You are required to possess the equivalent of two years, or 62 semester hours, of pre-professional education at an accredited college or university to be admitted to the program.
Throughout the first three years of the curriculum are professional courses that provide you with the opportunity to:
- Integrate and apply information
- Complete projects and assignments while working in small groups
- Support the development of critical thinking
- Foster the spirit of collaboration among you and your classmates
By integrating physiology, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology, the program gives you a broad view of how various medications interact within the human body. Courses on drug action and drug therapy are team-taught by system (i.e., cardiovascular, neurological, renal, etc.).
Early on, the curriculum places you in the laboratory, teaching and honing your compounding and dispensing skills. In fact, a broad array of introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences are available to you over the course of your academic tenure with the program.
The Pharm.D. degree is awarded after successful completion of four years of full-time study.
Graduation Rates and Outcomes
Graduates of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy consistently outperform their peers nationally in licensing examinations and residency placements, resulting in outstanding post-graduation employment rates. Each year, the Wegmans School of Pharmacy compiles and records data regarding pass rates for licensure exams, graduation rates, employment rates and residency placements. This compiled data can be found in the Pharmacy Graduation Rates and Student Assessment Outcome Data [pdf] document.
In 2016, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) awarded the Wegmans School of Pharmacy a full 8 years of accreditation, the maximum number of years a program can receive.
The ACPE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States and selected non-U.S. sites. ACPE sets standards for the education of pharmacists to prepare them for the delivery of pharmacist-provided patient care.Accreditation Information