At the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS), we strive to provide innovative, student focused educational programs, preparing you for dynamic and progressive positions in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.
Guided by recognized leaders in education, practice and research, we've reimagined our approach to education and have developed the following student focused initiatives to support your academic, social, emotional and professional success.
We are one of a select group of pharmacy schools to implement a non-letter grade approach to student learning, improving student success and PharmD program quality.
Our new Honors/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (H/S/U) PharmD grading system emphasizes learning over the attainment of traditional letter grades, improves assessment of student knowledge and empowers our PharmD students to become the next generation of pharmacy leaders.
H/S/U student benefits:
Our transformational approach to education has allowed us to implement a renewed educational blueprint for our PharmD student success.
Building on the strong foundation of our legacy curriculum, our renewed curriculum will act as a blueprint for our incoming PharmD students, providing them with a more integrated learning experience and a comprehensive path for student success, guiding them academically, professionally and personally.
PharmD students will partner with UB SPPS faculty and staff in an engaged learning community. These communities focus on fostering intellectual curiosity and provision of patient-centered care through:
All students will be provided with the resources, tools and mentorship to reach their full potential and become the pharmacy leaders of the future.
A UB PharmD graduate is a life-long learner who is passionate, accountable and independent, and a collaborative practitioner with effective communication skills. The graduate applies a solid foundational clinical knowledge base to optimize health through compassionate patient care centered on medication therapy management.
SPPS students live and learn in innovative Learning and Engagement Communities (LEC), where students, faculty and staff partner to explore the profession of pharmacy and develop shared connections fostering our students’ professional and personal journeys.
Our innovative new student services office, the Office of Student Success and Engagement, provides a supportive environment to enrich and empower students, ensure personal growth, professional and career preparation, and academic success. This office is dedicated to improving our students' well-being and oversees all student services including recruitment, admissions, academic advising, career development and student support resources.
Our holistic approach to developing student focused programs with resources and events promotes inclusion, wellness and a stronger sense of community.
Since 1886, we have been a leader in the education of pharmacy students and pharmaceutical sciences researchers. We continue our progressive journey into the 21st century with innovative research led by outstanding faculty along with the initiation of progressive educational paths, preparing our students to be the clinical and research leaders of the future. Read more about our journey and how these student focused initiatives are improving student success and creating solutions to address society’s most pressing health care needs.