Entry-Level PharmD Program
The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree is the only professional degree in pharmacy 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) 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 coursesand electives) occuring during most of the day. These courses, with the exception of the fourth-year practicum courses are only offered on the Seattle campus. Students are required to be present on campus and attend courses and participate in laboratory.
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 2012-2013 academic year
September 3, 2012 Labor Day
November 12, 2012 Veterans Day
November 22-23, 2012 Thanksgiving Break
December 25, 2012 Christmas Day
January 1, 2013 New Year's Day
January 21, 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18, 2013 President's Day
May 27, 2013 Memorial Day
July 4, 2013 Independence Day
For more information on specific dates, please visit the UW Academic Calendar.
PharmD Admissions Calendar
UW Pre-Pharmacy Club