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Student Advising and Counseling

The mission of UW PharmD student advising and counseling is to enhance the student experience, including academic success, professional growth, and personal well-being. To accomplish this objective, staff advisors and faculty mentors provide holistic, personalized guidance to PharmD students, referring to UW and community resources as needed. During Welcome Week, students are matched with an advisor who serves as a primary point of contact and support throughout your time in the program.

> Current PharmD Students: See the PharmD Advising and Counseling page in Canvas (requires UW NetID login) for information about how to access advising and counseling support.

> Prospective Students: contact our Admissions and Recruitment Team at

Advising Team

Caitlin Blomquist

Mike Spielman

Emily Schump









  • Caitlin Blomquist, Director of Advising and Student Success: Serves students with last names P-Z and all international students
  • Mike Spielman, Director of Admissions and Recruitment: Serves students with last names I-O
  • Emily SchumpAssociate Director of Admissions and Recruitment: Serves students with last names A-H

Mental Health Counselor

Jen Nguyen








Jen Nguyen, Health Sciences Liaison and Counselor: Serves all SOP students


Current students are encouraged to review the UW PharmD Canvas course for resources related to advising and counseling, the curriculum, career and professional development, health and well-being, and more.