College of Pharmacy

7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881 – Office: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Living and Learning Community

The College of Pharmacy offers a dynamic and engaging Living and Learning Community (LLC) in Hillside Hall. Here freshman PharmD. and B.S.P.S. students form a community of scholars, living together in an environment that promotes personal growth, peer support, and academic success. The Pharmacy LLC also provides students with a variety of programs and events designed especially for them.

Pharmacy LLC Benefits

HillsideHall1The Living and Learning Community is a highly acclaimed model for student success. Why? By being part of the LLC, you immediately become part of a community with the opportunity to experience a more personal and less formal way of learning.

  • Live, learn, study, and get to know others who share your academic and career interests.
  • Build strong relationships with your peers.
  • Learn academic success skills and strategies.
  • Gain an increased knowledge about your major and career options.
  • Form study groups and share learning experiences.
  • Participate in fun and educational in-house programming/events.
  • Get support from the Pharmacy Resident Academic Mentor (RAM).

Meet the Pharmacy RAM

JessCorio3The Resident Academic Mentor (RAM) lives in Hillside with the freshman pharmacy majors, serving as a resource, offering support, and planning a variety of social activities and out-of-classroom learning events.

Name: Jess Corio ‘16

Major: PharmD.

Hometown: Lincoln, Rhode Island

Jess, a PharmD. P2, is finishing up her second year as the Pharmacy RAM, and she loves it. Her favorite parts: Getting to know all the students, giving them the kind of help she knows will make a difference, and planning events, such as the ever-popular Pancake Dinner that kicks off finals each semester.

“I feel like I make a difference,” she says. “I like being able to help them. There are things I didn’t know when I was just starting that I can share. I think it helps ease the transition for them. Besides, it’s fun.”

As the Pharmacy RAM, Jess has regular office hours and plans de-stressing activities—from yoga night to an annual holiday cookie decorating marathon. She also creates a regular newsletter, “The Weekly Script,” which offers practical tips for academic success.

Jess believes the Pharmacy LLC offers freshmen great benefits. “The class gets a lot closer. They meet people right away. And because they are in the same classes, they study together—and the dorm is quiet before exams!”



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