Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Our 6-year Pharm.D. 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.
As part of the Pharm.D. curriculum, students are required to complete both Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). The Office of Experiential Education (OEE) in the College works closely with Pharm.D. students to match them with introductory and advanced practice experiences that align with their prior work experience and future career goals.
The College runs regular prospective student information sessions for the Pharm.D programs. See current information session schedule. For general information about admission, financial aid, and applying to URI, please visit the Office of Admission website.
Our students are involved in a wide range of activities that include their participation in student organizations affiliated with the College. We encourage our students 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. The College also surveys the graduating class each year to obtain their feedback on the program and to learn what’s next for them after graduation. See 2013 survey results.