Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
The college runs regular prospective student information sessions for the Pharm.D programs. The current schedule for these sessions can be found here.
For general information about admission, financial aid, and applying to URI, please visit the Office of Admission.
Our 6-year curriculum stresses critical thinking, active learning and clinical experience to prepare you for practice in a variety of professional settings. The clinical portion of the program provides you with hands-on experience in hospitals, nursing homes, community pharmacies, government institutions, home healthcare settings, pharmacy benefits management companies, and other industries. We will work with you to place you in early and advanced experience practice sites that are aligned with your educational and career goals.
Our students are extensively involved in a range of student activities including participating in many of the student organizations that are affiliated with the College. They are encouraged to have a breadth of experiences beyond the classroom including participation in international educational opportunities and attending and presenting at professional conferences.
The College is engaged in active assessment of all of its academic programs. We continuously collect and analyze data so that we can demonstrate that our programs are meeting expectations of both internal and external stakeholders. Each year the college surveys the graduating class gathering feedback on the program and finding out where they are heading after graduation. Some of the results from the 2013 survey can be found here.
If I could do it over I would definitely go to URI again.
Our students are our best ambassadors. Meet some of our recent Pharm.D. graduates online and then get the opportunity to meet some of our current students in person when you visit the college. When you meet the students you will get to hear about the wide range of experiences that they have had here at URI both in and out of the classroom.
“We have this wonderful new building but at the end of the day it’s not that that makes our program so great, it’s the people.” Amanda Wojtusik ’11
“The best thing about the college of pharmacy is the tightness that we have, I don’t just mean with the students but with professors too.” Ben Weinstein ’12
“I chose URI mainly because when I came to visit the campus I thought it was beautiful, I felt at home.” Kathryn Finnegan ’12
“I’ve gotten so much more confident, I’ve met so many great people, so many great faculty and they’ve really helped me gain my true potential.” Kristina Shvets’ 12
“I really feel that I’m part of a big family here and they really allow you to grow and develop into your own.” Diane Gomes ’11
“The best thing about the College of Pharmacy I’d say is the people, the opportunities, the kindness; everyone is willing to help.” Greggory Lip ’12
“It was just that community feeling that made me feel welcome and at home and comfortable and gave me that ability to improve myself … and jump into the field of pharmacy.” Kelsey Luczak ’11