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Entry-Level PharmD Program

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the national pharmacy accrediting agency.

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy offers a four-year program leading to the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. The curriculum of the PharmD Program is designed to provide students with the scientific background and clinical skills necessary to take the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) and to enter professional practice.

The limited class enrollment allows for individualized attention from instructors while still enjoying the benefits of attending a large university. Instructional methods emphasize the critical thinking, problem-solving and clinical skills necessary to: provide rational drug therapy, reduce medication-related problems, promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention, optimize health outcomes, enhance patient adherence and render care in a changing health care system. The School aspires to foster a commitment to life-long learning and provide an environment where students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills consistent with the profession’s high standards.

The program is designed for full-time students with the vast majority of courses (including required courses and electives) occuring during most of the day. These courses, with the exception of the fourth-year practicum courses and a few electives are offered on the Seattle campus. Students are required to be present on campus and attend courses and participate in laboratory.

Contact Information:
For more information on our PharmD Program please contact email pharminf@uw.edu or call (206) 543-6100.

Office Hours:
Our hours of operation are: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
Weekends and holidays, the office will be closed. School is not in session on the following holidays:

Holiday Schedule for 2014-2015 academic year
September 1, 2014 Labor Day
November 11, 2014 Veterans Day
November 27-28, 2014 Thanksgiving Break
December 25, 2014 Christmas Day
January 1, 2015 New Year's Day
January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 16, 2015 President's Day
May 25, 2015 Memorial Day
July 4, 2015 Independence Day

For more information on specific dates, please visit the UW Academic Calendar.

The UW School of Pharmacy does not offer a Pharmacy Technician program. The following schools may offer this type of program, but the UW does not endorse or represent them: Bryman College, Clark College, Clover Park Technical College, Edmonds Community College, Eton Technical Institute, North Seattle Community College, Pima Institute, Renton Technical College, North Idaho College, Spokane Community College.

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UW Pre-Pharmacy Club

The primary goal of the University of Washington Pre-Pharmacy Club is to assist undergraduates in their exploration of Pharmacy career. This club is operated independently from the School of Pharmacy. For more information please contact the UW Pre-Pharmacy Club at: prepharm@uw.edu or visit their website

PharmD Admissions Question?

Contact us at (206) 543-6100 or pharminf@uw.edu

Finding the School of Pharmacy

For our postal address, driving directions and more information on how to find us, please see the School Map & Directions page.