Program Outcomes

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Our PharmD graduates develop the comprehensive knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to stand out as health care professionals.

PharmD Graduate Skill Set

The following outcomes reflect the terminal skills that all UB PharmD graduates should be able to demonstrate upon program completion.

PharmD Graduation Rates*

Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Number of Students 131 135 137 132 130
On-Track Graduation 88.5% 89.7% 85.4% 92.4% 89.2%

*Dual degree participation and associated increases in the number of years needed for degree completion impact these numbers.

PharmD Employment Settings After Graduation

Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Employment Setting Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Community 35 29.7 55 46.6 68 51.9 57 43.5 53 44.9
Institutional 8 6.8 7 5.9 6 4.6 11 8.4 5 4.2
Managed Care 1 0.9 4 3.4 5 3.8 6 4.6 4 3.4
Residency 36 30.5 39 33.1 42 32.1 37 28.3 32 27.1
Fellowship 5 4.2 2 1.7 4 3 5 3.8 3 2.6
Other Pharmacy Area 13 11 4 3.4 1 0.8 8 6.1 7 5.9
Other Non-Pharmacy Area 0 0 1 0.8 0 0 0 0 1 0.9
Total 98 83.1 118 94.9 126 96.2 131 94.7 105 89
Unknown 20 16.9 6 5.1 5 3.8 7 5.3 13 11

Licensure Results

Note: The pass rate results format reported by NABP has recently changed to report rates for graduates of an academic year. The results reported below reflect this new reporting format.

NAPLEX and MPJE**

Year First-Time Test Takers NAPLEX MPJE
2021 UB 92.0% 90.9%
  State 78.6% 77.1%
  National 83.0% 79.9%
       

2020

UB

97.3%

91.7%

 

State

83.1%

81.7%

 

National

86.2%

83.1%

 

 

 

 

2019

UB

91.9%

89.2%

 

State

85.2%

80.2%

 

National

87.1%

82.5%

 

 

 

 

2018

UB

96.9%

89.9%

 

State

86.1%

78.0%

 

National

88.3%

82.6%

 

 

 

 

2017

UB

93.0%

87.4%

 

State

83.1%

83.4%

 

National

87.0%

84.0%

New York Part III Examination Pass Rates***

Year Month UB First-Time
Test Takers
State First-Time
Test Takers
2021 June 83% 73%
  January 67% 68%
2020 June 79% 75%
  January 80% 75%
2019 June 87% 83%
  January 97% 80%
2018 June 82% 79%
  January 94% 77%
2017 June 79% 68%
  January 79% 78%

**The North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), is just one component of the licensure process and is used by the boards of pharmacy as part of their assessment of a candidate’s competence to practice as a pharmacist. The most recent NAPLEX pass rates from all accredited schools/colleges of pharmacy can be found here.

The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), combines federal- and state-specific questions to test the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge of prospective pharmacists. It serves as the pharmacy law examination in participating jurisdictions. The most recent MPJE pass rates from all accredited school/colleges of pharmacy can be found here.

***The goal of the NYS Part III Examination is to assess competence in prescription compounding and pharmacy practice. The exam is administered over 2 days. Day 1 accounts for 40% of the final grade and consists of open-ended, and short-answer written questions. Day 2 accounts for 60% of the final grade and is comprised of 3 questions on compounding prescriptions.