The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
URI pharmacy students interested in pursuing post-grad residences are very well prepared, thanks the URI Residency/Fellowship Preparation Program. In fact, last year the College ranked 10th nationally among 127 schools for matching 86 percent of its participating students with an appropriate post-graduate residency program. The national average is 63 percent.
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It’s only six years old, but the B.S.P.S. program has already made a mark with 100 percent of its graduates employed or attending graduate school. About 200 students are currently enrolled in the undergraduate pharmaceutical sciences program, which prepares students for jobs in a wide range of employment sectors: universities, government, hospitals and industries, particularly the pharmaceutical industry.
Students in Communicating Vaccines—a pharmacy elective that focuses on identification, prevention, and control of infectious diseases posing threats to public health—recently created their own videos to promote positive information about vaccines.
Three recent gifts to the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, two from alumni and one donated anonymously, will benefit students and support the College’s Pharmacy Innovation Fund.
Clinical Professor Jeffrey Bratberg is featured on the cover of the April issue of Pharmacy Today, and his work in promoting pharmacy-based naloxone access programs to prevent opioid overdoses is highlighted in the magazine.
Professor Jeffrey Bratberg is a measles expert, and yes, he had no qualms about having his children vaccinated, as dozens of studies of millions of children have proven that measles vaccine is not linked to autism or other serious side effects.
Senior Meagan Hamblin knows that Alex and Ani founder and CEO Carolyn Rafaelian isn’t just interested in conveying positive messages through her jewelry. Not after the Rhode Island entrepreneur donated $1 million last fall to URI to support natural products research, the discovery of plant-based molecules to improve human well-being and other campus initiatives.
Sixteen pharmacy students, one professor, and two alumni who are now practicing pharmacists traveled from Kingston, Rhode Island to Kingston, Jamaica in January to provide pharmacy education to caregivers from the Mustard Seed Communities. The students held several workshops to educate caregivers on proper medication administration, medication adherence and record-keeping, as well as basic physical assessment.
University of Rhode Island alumna Kristin Von Flatern hasn’t been on the job as a pharmacist at the Centerville, Mass. CVS/pharmacy a full year yet, but she’s already played a key role in saving a patient’s life.
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