Become a pharmacist and help patients live healthier lives

Since 1955, the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy has been training pharmacists who are problem-solvers, innovators and leaders. By choosing University of the Pacific’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program, you will become part of our legacy of excellence and leadership. The skill set and clinical experience you gain from our program will open doors to the many settings where pharmacists play a key role, from hospitals to pharmaceutical research and development.

Future pharmacists inspired to become patient care advocates

Experiential Learning

Learn by doing. By working alongside seasoned professionals, you will get the hands-on experience you need to hone your clinical and patient care skills.

Our 17 clinical experience regions are located across California, from Redding to San Diego. We will place you in each of your clinical rotations and a dedicated faculty member will help guide you every step of the way.

During your time here, you will be immersed in a wide range of practice settings. As you explore the various practice settings, you will find one that’s right for you; whether that is a fast-paced hospital environment, a research-based setting, a setting that utilizes your business acumen or a cutting-edge specialty. Our graduates have gone on to own independent pharmacies, hold leadership positions at the national level and secure academic positions at universities across the country.

Dynamic teams are the future of health care. Our interprofessional education curriculum connects students across Pacific’s three campuses and from universities across the country. Our PharmD students collaborate with students from Pacific’s School of Health Sciences.

Start impacting patients’ lives now

Through student-led outreach programs, you will interact directly with patients and provide vital health care services to members of our community.

Since 2007, Pacific’s Medicare Part D Outreach Clinics have assisted nearly 10,500 patients with their Medicare Part D drug plan, helping patients save an estimated total of $10.12 million.

PharmD student at a Medicare Part D outreach clinic

Success-centered

Pacific PharmD graduates have consistently had a higher first-time pass rate for the NAPLEX exam than the national average.

Many of our graduates go on to complete residencies or fellowships. Our faculty and alumni are valuable assets for students who are interested in pursuing these postgraduate opportunities.

An environment where you can thrive. Our faculty and staff are committed to your growth — academically, personally and professionally. We take the time to learn about you as an individual. At Pacific you can find a community and home away from home.

Leadership-focused

At Pacific, there is an abundance of leadership opportunities. Collaborate with peers and gain the communication and leadership skills you will use every day as you serve your patients.

Our renowned Medicare Part D Outreach Clinics and student-led outreach events will provide you direct access to patients where you will provide vital health care services to members of our community. Pacific’s student groups are frequently recognized at the state and national level.

Powerful alumni network

Our alumni are the core of the Pacific family. They are committed to helping you reach your academic and professional goals, now and throughout your career. Attend events hosted by the Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association (PPAA) to connect with leaders in the profession. Many of our alumni are actively involved with and hold leadership positions in local, state and national professional organizations.

A new era in pharmacy education

To continue Pacific’s legacy of innovation, we have launched an updated curriculum. The redesigned curriculum will engage and better prepare the next generation of pharmacists. We have intentionally integrated active learning techniques in our courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a well-rounded, highly competent health care provider. Our curriculum also offers extensive development of clinical case management and interprofessional collaboration.

Contact Us

Office of Recruitment, Admission and Enrollment

Have questions about Pacific’s PharmD program?

Tony Williams
Director of Recruitment
pharmacyrecruiting@pacific.edu | 209.946.3957

 

Have questions about the admission process?
pharmdadmission@pacific.edu | 209.932.3600

Tony Williams, Director of Recruitment