Pharmacy

Help patients manage their health, every day.

Medication is an integral part of health care, and as a pharmacist, you an integral part of the health care team. You prepare and dispense live-saving medications. You evaluate each patient’s medication use. Educate and guide them on using it correctly. Check for any possible interactions. And you play an ever-expanding role in clinical care, from chronic disease state management to services such as smoking cessation and immunizations.

Become a highly skilled pharmacist.

Working in our own on-campus working pharmacy and lab, you’ll learn to how to become a practicing pharmacist, critical thinker and responsible healthcare professional. You’ll work one-on-one with patients in a wide range of pharmacy settings for hands-on clinical experience. And you’ll graduate as a health professional fully prepared to dispense medications, guide patients and work closely with your patients’ health care teams.

Modern Facilities

Our patient assessment laboratory, clinical simulation laboratory, and professional pharmacy practice and pharmaceutics laboratory mirrors what graduates will use in their careers.

Immersive Clinical Experience

In addition to our on-campus facilities, students gain real-world experience in a variety of practice settings throughout New England.

Early Introduction

Students begin introductory clinical experience early in their education and receive advanced clinical experience in the field as their education progresses.

Accelerated Programs

In our year-round, full-time, 34-month program, students receive an intensive professional course of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy, including 10 months of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).

Unique Programs

Our Accelerated PharmD program is one of only a handful of its kind in the U.S.

Postgraduate Opportunities

A Postgraduate Training Certificate of Achievement is available to students interested in pursing residency or fellowship training in a focused area of study.

Experiential Education

With rotations in a wide range of pharmacy settings, students apply classroom learning, develop skills in a practice setting, and network with established clinical practitioners.

Sought-After Certification

Students can become well-rounded pharmacists with clinical experience through optional certification in administering immunizations, optimizing drug therapy, improving patient outcomes, and more.

A field of growth

Demand for pharmacists is projected to grow in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and clinics. This demand is due in part to the aging baby-boom generation, since older people typically use more prescription medicines than younger people, as well as higher rates of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, among all age groups. And as more people have access to insurance coverage, more pharmacists will be needed to fill their prescriptions and to consult with patients about their medications. Pharmacists will be needed in to oversee medications prescribed to patients as well as to provide patient care, including testing a patient’s blood sugar or cholesterol.

Well-prepared

With innovative training and immersive clinical opportunities, our graduates are extremely well prepared to enter and advance as pharmacists. Clinical education experiences are varied so that students are prepared as leaders in the field.

Well-paid

Pharmacists rank #18 in U.S. News’ list of the best paying jobs across all industries, due in part to opportunities for advancement and salary leading to above average upward mobility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for pharmacists was $121,500 in May 2015, with the highest 10 percent earning $154,040.

Job satisfaction

Pharmacists rank #21 in the U.S. News’ list of the Best Health Care Jobs of 2016 and #36 in U.S. News’ list of the 100 Best Jobs of 2016. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors, including salary, the number of expected openings, advancement opportunities and career fulfillment.

School of Pharmacy – Boston

Number of degrees conferred

330

On-time graduation rate

81%

Graduates entering post-graduate training (Residency or Fellowship)

14.2%

Graduates employed at graduation

80.9%

First time pass rate on 2015 NAPLEX

88.2%

 

School of Pharmacy – Worcester/Manchester

Number of Degrees Conferred

277

On-time (3-year) Graduation Rate

79.73%

Graduates entering post-graduate training (Residency or Fellowship)

8.66%

First time pass rate on 2015 NAPLEX

89.15%

Doctor of Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy program on the Boston campus and the Doctor of Pharmacy, Accelerated program on the Worcester and Manchester campuses are each accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109; tel.: 312.664.3575, 800.533.3606; fax: 312.664.4652, website: www.acpe-accredit.org.

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