PHARMD DEGREE

PharmD is designed to produce a scientifically and technically competent pharmacist who can apply this education in such a manner as to provide maximun health care services to patients.

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NEWS & EVENTS

NIH Rankings Released June 2014

The College of Pharmacy maintains a #3 ranking in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


University of Utah College of Pharmacy Listed as one of the Nation's Top Ranked Pharmacy Programs by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Utah College of Pharmacy, once again is listed as one of the top-ranked Colleges of Pharmacy in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2014 Best Pharmacy Programs rankings.

The College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. program was ranked #10 out of 125 other doctor of pharmacy accredited programs. This is the highest ranking the College of Pharmacy has ever attained.

The College of Pharmacy continues to be a leader in research and is currently ranked #3 in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Last year, nearly $20 milllion of research grants were awarded.

These tremendous accomplishments are a tribute to the dedication and quality of the faculty, students and alumni of the College of Pharmacy which is striving to be the leader in educating the next generation of pharmacy professionals. Read More


Profesional Program (PharmD.) Disclosure of Information

  • - 2013 on time Graduation Rate: 95%
  • - 2012 North America Pharmacist Licensure Examination Results (NAPLEX.) First Time Pass Rate: 100%





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College of Pharmacy Information


The College of Pharmacy is located in L.S. Skaggs Hall, and is part of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. The College of Pharmacy has state-of-the-art facilities to train students in professional pharmacy practice and a range of biomedical sciences. Clinical clerkships, post-graduate residency and fellowship training are also available in a variety of professional practice settings. 


Our University of Utah College of Pharmacy is ranked No. 3 in the nation by the National Institutes of Health for research productivity. It has been one of the top schools in this category since 1975. Our Pharmacy Professional Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

The University of Utah College of Pharmacy currently offers four degrees:


The PharmD/PhD track is available for professional students with a strong interest in becoming clinician-scientists.

The following four departments form the College of Pharmacy:


The University of Utah College of Pharmacy is committed to training the best premier pharmacists. We prepare professional pharmacy and graduate students to practice and serve the communities of Utah, and beyond. We train our students to practice as pharmacy professionals, scientists, academicians, teachers, or administrators as leaders, innovators in the pharmaceutical sciences, healthcare, and public health to serve wherever needed, wherever our graduates choose.


The Wolf Prize

Wolf Prize

  • The Prize Name: Established in memory of John and Bertha Wolf who, in the tradition of many poor, immigrant families, valued education highly and ensured that their children would have access to it.


  • Prize Purpose: To recognize and reward excellence in teaching, research and service by a graduating Ph.D. student in any Department at the College of Pharmacy who demonstrated interest in pursuing an academic career.


  • Prize Details: The Wolf Prize consists of a $5,000 award and engraved plaque, presented at the annual College Convocation ceremony. The candidate must be present at the convocation to receive the award. The name of the recipient will also be engraved on a permanent plaque displayed in the College.


  • Application Process:

Nomination packet will be developed by the candidate and coordinated through the Department.

The packet should include:

-A personal statement outlining the candidate's accomplishments in teaching, research and service with a commitment to an acadmic career. Candidates who do not have a commitment to an academic career will not be considered.

-Two letters of recommendation, one from the student's mentor and an additional letter from a faculty member in the College; and

-Evaluations of teaching commitment and effectiveness (e.g., student and/or faculty evaluations of teaching; completion of CTLE HETS program).

  • A faculty committee that makes a formal recommendation to the Dean will evaluate applications.


For additional information, please discuss with your department chair