The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers multiple initiatives which expose our students to practical global health concerns, promote culturally competent health care, and foster the development of servant leadership in global populations locally, nationally, and internationally.
Medical mission trips (7-10 days) are offered annually to Latin America and the Caribbean and typically occur in January; course credit may be available. Information is made available to all students early fall semester. If students wish to attend a medical mission trip at another time, these requests will be evaluated on an individual basis.
The UB International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF) is the student organization supporting service outreach programming. Their goal is to focus on initiatives to under-served populations and assist with organizing medical mission trips and other local and regional outreach. IPSF students can also attend the annual Global Missions Health Conference to enhance their understanding and support of servant leadership.
The University at Buffalo has strong partnerships with many health care agencies around the world, including:
Currently 2 elective courses exist for students to expand their knowledge and understanding of global healthcare concerns in pharmacy. Students are eligible to enroll in these courses during the P2 and P3 year.
PHM 561: Global Health Outreach
PHM 521: Spanish for Pharmacists
The School Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Professions jointly offer a five-year program leading to the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD)/master of public health (MPH) degree.