PharmD Advising

Faculty advisement provides emerging pharmacy professionals with a base of support, as well as academic, professional and career resources as they move through the PharmD program.

Advising Appointments

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Advisors and Mentors

Faculty Advisors: All UB SPPS students are matched with a faculty advisor when they enter the program. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least once a semester during the P1 year. Group advisement meetings are required for P2-P3 students with recommended individual faculty advisor meetings. It is recommended that P4 students meet with advisors once a year. Students may seek advice and mentorship from any other faculty member as well. 

Faculty Mentors: All UB SPPS faculty are available to our students for advising, research/independent studies and mentorship. Students can make appointments to meet with faculty based on their research/career interest in EAB.

Dean’s Alumni Ambassador Career Development Mentor: We pair interested students with an alumni “guide” called a Dean's Alumni Ambassador (DAA) Mentor. Your DAA Mentor would be chosen for you based on your interests. DAA Mentors introduce students to career opportunities and develop relationships with practicing pharmacy professionals. 

Rho Chi Consultants: Rho Chi is a national pharmacy honor society that provides academic support. On the basis of their academic standing (top 20% of their class), students are invited to membership in their second year of study.

Student Peer Mentors: Dean's Student Ambassador (DSA) Peer Mentors are available to chat with prospective and current students. Consider this a great complement to meeting with your academic advisor or mentor.

Purposes of Faculty Advising

Advisors are available to assist with academic, career and personal matters. Advisors...

  • Assist students in developing educational and career plans consistent with life goal(s).
  • Provide information regarding academic progression, degree requirements and other school policies.
  • Help students access campus resources.
  • Assist students in overcoming personal, academic and career planning issues.
  • Identify conditions that may impede achievement and formulate solutions.
  • Increase retention by providing a personal contact, connecting students to the institution and available resources.
  • Discuss what is learned in the formal curriculum and how it applies to their experiences.  

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List of Advisement Resources