Our graduates are among the most sought-after in the country. As part of a program that promotes excellence and integrity, we prepare the pharmacist, as a therapeutic drug manager, to be a member of the health-care team working with physicians, non-physician providers, and other allied health professionals.
The PharmD program is a four-year professional program, following undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework. It is a professional degree that enables one to work as a pharmacist, interacting with patients and other health care practitioners for matters involving treatment by medications. Pre-pharmacy at UB is not a baccalaureate degree granting program; instead it is a pre-professional academic pathway similar to pre-medicine or pre-law.
Upon graduating, our students have many career options including working in the community, a hospital, a university, government agencies, pharmaceutical research companies, nursing homes, hospice and home care. Pharmacists can also choose a specific population to work with such as newborns and geriatrics.
Profile of incoming first professional year (P1) PharmD students for Fall 2016:
|Middle 50th Percentile* Science and Math GPA
(Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math)
|3.2 - 3.8|
|Middle 50% of PCAT composite percentile score
||68 - 90|
|1 - 2 years of college
|3 years of college
|More than 3 years of college
|Bachelors degree or higher
|Number of US states/ Canadian provinces/ international countries represented||7|
*The middle 50th percentile reflects those between the 25th and 75th percentiles.