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Biomedical Sciences BS/PharmD - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 04.00 BIOLOGICAL SCI UNCLASSFD, CIP: 26.0102 Biomedical Sciences, General)

Department of Biomedical Sciences

40 Biomedical Education Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3078

David Shubert Ph.D
Assistant Dean and Program Director

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

270 Pharmacy Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14215-8033

Sara Robinson
Associate Director of Admissions and Advisement, Academic Advisor

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Academic Opportunities

Internships and Clinical Rotations

Standard internships are not part of the undergraduate experience. However, all professional (PharmD students) must engage in clinical rotations, arranged through the Office of Experiential Education. The profession's Experiential Education requirements involve Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences maintains both academic and research experiences with a variety of local, regional, national and international sites.

Visit the PharmD Experiential Education site to learn more about clinical rotations.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Postgraduate residencies and fellowships are available through formalized partnerships with pharmacy practice and research training programs throughout the nation.

Visit the Residency Training Program to learn more about opportunities at UB.

Experiential Learning

Our students are involved in many opportunities for professional and personal growth. As part of the four years in the professional PharmD program, students will complete co-curricular requirements as part of their continuous professional development (CPD). CPD is a self-directed, ongoing, systematic, and outcomes-focused approach to lifelong learning that is applied into practice. Co-curricular activities focus on Leadership and Professional Service; Healthcare-Related Community Service/Philanthropy; Professional Education; Legislative Advocacy; and Cultural Health Care.

Students attend professional meetings, both locally and nationally, to learn about the latest advances in medication and treatment for various disease states.

Visit the PharmD Experiential Education site to learn more about clinical rotations.

Study Abroad

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has multiple global health initiatives in education and scholarship available in order to expose students to practical global health concerns, promote culturally competent healthcare, and foster the development of servant leadership in global populations locally, nationally, and internationally.

Visit the Global Health Initiatives page to learn more.

Extracurricular Activities

PharmD students are involved with a number of professional organizations, such as:

  • American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
  • International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF)
  • Lambda Kappa Sigma
  • National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society Student Chapter
  • Rho Chi Honor Society Student Chapter
  • Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP)
  • Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
  • Pharmacists Association of Western New York (SPAWNY)
  • Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (SPSSNY)

Visit the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences site to learn more about pharmacy student professional organizations.

Honors and Awards

Over thirty awards and prizes are presented to graduating PharmD students. These include:

  • Samuel J. Bauda Award for leadership and dedication to community health care
  • Lilly Achievement Award for superior scholastic achievement and professional attitude
  • A. Bertram Lemon award for a graduate who exemplifies the high ideals of scholarship and dedication to the profession of pharmacy

Visit the Student Awards page to learn more.

Departmental Honors

Students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum are eligible to receive Latin Honors based on their cumulative professional GPA on the following scale:

Average (based on 4.000 = A)

  • 3.200-3.490: Cum Laude
  • 3.500-3.740: Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.750-4.000: Summa Cum Laude

The Rho Chi Honor Society is a national pharmacy honor society. On the basis of their academic standing (top 20% of their class), students may be invited to membership in their second professional (P2) year. A major purpose of Rho Chi is to promote high scholarship in pharmacy.

Published: Sep 22, 2022 08:18:54