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Experiential Education

Our curriculum allows students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom and in the laboratory to real-world settings.

We offer an Experiential Education program that is diverse and progressive in nature throughout the first three years of the PharmD curriculum, preparing each student for their final fourth year of full-time, advanced pharmacy practice experiences. The program includes both Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) for PharmD students.

We offer a variety of clinical specialties and research opportunities:


In Buffalo, we are very fortunate to have comprehensive health systems centers as well as world renowned specialty health care and research programs:

  • Dent Neurological Institute
    Ambulatory clinical and research activities available specializing in neurology
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    Inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations and research opportunities with preceptors specializing in cutting edge oncology care
  • Buffalo Psychiatric Center
    Dynamic training site covering involved clinical and pyscho-social issues
  • VA Medical Center of WNY
    Inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations along with specialty experiences in nuclear medicine, infectious disease, and anticoagulation
  • Research
    As one of the top research institutions in the country, we have pre-eminent research faculty in both the departments of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences allowing, our students to engage in high level research.  This begins in the P1 year with our research seminars, allowing students an early opportunity to assess their research interests under faculty guidance.
  • Niagara Hospice
    Inpatient and elective rotations that specialize in geriatrics and palliative care
  • Buffalo Medical Group
    Outpatient clinical rotations that integrate our students with faculty and residents, along with medical practitioners, for advanced patient care and research focusing on many areas of wellness and disease state management

Regional and National

The University at Buffalo has strong partnerships with many health care agencies across the country and around the world. These are a few of our regional and national partners:

  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • Cardinal Health
  • Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Indian Health Service
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (California and Hawaii)
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • National Community Pharmacists Association
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Pfizer
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital


  • University of Zimbabwe – Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Taipei Veterans General Hospital – Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Wanfang Hospital – Taipei, Taiwan
  • Instituto Dante Pazzanese De Cardiologia – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Cloud Pharmacy – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Loblaws Corporation – Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Project HOPE - India
  • University of the West Indies, Jamaica
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