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Pharmacy (PHM)

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

270 Pharmacy Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

Gary M. Pollack, Ph.D.

Kathleen M. Boje, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor

Sara Robinson
Academic Advisor, Associate Director of Admissions and Advisement

Associated Programs

PHM Courses

  • The Learning Environment

    The Learning Environment

    The PharmD curriculum integrates the latest technologies throughout the professional coursework. Students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, laboratories, "smart" classrooms, and centers for research. Thanks to a 9-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, students work side-by-side with faculty. It's all part of an environment based on community and teamwork to create an atmosphere of active collaboration, professional development, and mentorship.

    The coursework is integrated with progressive patient-centered practice experiences. It is capped by a 9-month experiential program. This program in pharmacy leads to licensure in any state provided that the graduate passes board exams and obtains licensure.

    About Our Facilities

    The Pharmacy Building includes many green-design features, such as maximizing natural daylight, while offering warm and inviting social and study spaces. The Pharmacy Building integrates the latest technologies into its classrooms and provides ample teaching, educational and research laboratory space for undergraduate, graduate and professional education and research.

    Additional details about the learning spaces in the Pharmacy Building:

    • simulated hospital pharmacy complete with a drug information center, and an IV preparation area
    • professional practice lab and a sterile preparation laboratory
    • community pharmacy area
    • patient assessment rooms for clinical counseling and assessment
    • video monitoring facility for immediate feedback and review
    • pharmacogenetics laboratory
    • general research laboratories

    Visit the Pharmacy Building page to learn more about the PharmD facilities.

    About Our Faculty

    Our faculty are recognized as academic leaders due to their many distinguished professor appointments, professional teaching awards, as well as recognition by our students. Our faculty are leaders in their fields of science and clinical health care and we are proud to have in our ranks members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, ISI Most Highly Cited List members, and many Distinguished Investigator awardees and fellows.

    Faculty in the Department of Pharmacy Practice conduct research in our many research centers. Areas of study include the following patient care environments, many funded through federal grants and contracts:

    • adult medicine
    • pediatrics
    • geriatrics
    • nephrology
    • transplantation
    • infectious diseases
    • HIV
    • oncology
    • neurology
    • psychiatry
    • public health/health outcomes

    Visit the School News page to learn about our faculty.

    Faculty List Directory

    Please visit our Faculty Directory page for additional information about our faculty.

  • PHM 101LEC Pharmacy is Right for Me

    PHM 101 is a one-credit hour seminar course designed to assist first-year Early Assurance candidates in making the transition to the University at Buffalo pre-pharmacy program, providing them a framework for their success as students. This course focuses on providing resources, fostering important SPPS relationships, and helping students to understand their responsibilities within the SPPS community.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • PHM 198SEM UB Seminar

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • PHM 199SEM UB Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • PHM 201LEC Roadmap to Pharmacy

    For pre-pharmacy students, presents an overview of career opportunities in the various pharmacy fields. Prepares students for the admission process by discussing the elements of a competitive application to the professional program in pharmacy.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • PHM 409LR Pharmacy Calculations

    Pharmacy Calculations (PHC 409 and PHM 529) is a class taken by incoming pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy majors. The course provides the foundational knowledge that prepares students to take licensing examinations and to be efficient, effective and accurate practicing pharmacists in diverse practice settings. It develops competencies in techniques for identifying, analyzing and solving real-life pharmaceutical and pharmacy problems involving calculations. The material covered provides the prerequisite background for other courses such as Physical Pharmacy and Pharmacokinetics. This course is the same as PHC 409 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • PHM 499TUT Independent Study

    To provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to independently research with a member in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Varies
Visit the Office of the Registrar’s Class Schedules page for more detailed and updated information.
Published: Jan 30, 2023 11:04:15