Student Services and Resources

Student Services

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Location: Health Sciences Building H-362 (3rd floor)
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm*

*Excluding national holidays and occasional closures for events and meetings. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with our advisors anytime throughout the year.


  • Plan and organize orientation activities for new students and welcome back activities for returning students
  • Provide information on degree requirements, elective course opportunities, and course scheduling; assist students in developing their academic plans
  • Monitor student academic progress throughout the program
  • Advise students on financial aid, scholarships, and loan applications
  • Address student class concerns and conflicts
  • Refer to tutoring resources within the School of Pharmacy and study skills support at the UW
  • Provide information on student programs and activities
  • Provide career advising
  • Provide information and assistance with the graduation and pharmacist licensure application process
  • Advise and provide triage regarding concerns on academic, personal, and professional issues

Counseling and Referral

  • Provide counseling support for students
  • Offer guidance for students experiencing personal issues which may be affecting their academic work may be referred to resources on campus or in the community
  • Confidentiality: Requests for referral services will be kept confidential; however, if the health, safety or welfare of a student appears to be at risk, other university staff may be notified as needed.

Professional Involvement and Leadership

  • Develop and oversee community outreach activities that encourage professionalism, promote wellness, enhance pharmacy practice skills and broaden opportunities to provide services to all individuals, as part of an interprofessional team.
  • Support and encourage student participation in professional organizations and activities that promote professional development and leadership.

Admissions and Recruitment

  • Advise prospective applicants to the program
  • Provide pharmacy information sessions to prospective applicants, advisors and other interested individuals
  • Coordinate the entire admissions process

Community Outreach

Community Outreach activities can significantly enhance the learning experience for student pharmacists. Although not required for graduation, these experiences contribute to the development of a student’s professionalism, community service, and clinical skills.

Given the role of outreach activities in the PharmD experience, the goals of the Outreach Program can be described as follows:

  • To deliver patient-centered care and/or information to community members in diverse populations and settings
  • To provide an opportunity for students to broaden their understanding of patient care, public health, and the needs of diverse communities
  • To engage alumni and other practitioners in supervisory roles in the context of outreach activity
  • To promote and advocate for the expanded role of the pharmacist as an integral part of the health care team
  • To cultivate relationships with the regional pharmacy practice community
  • To minimize risk to students, faculty, the UW, and the community