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 10-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 and obtains licensure.
In 2012, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences moved to Kapoor Hall on the UB's South Campus. This building, designed specifically for SPPS, provides high-level teaching and research facilities. In addition to lecture halls and seminar-style classrooms, students gain hands-on experience in the Pine Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center Classroom and Patient Assessment/Counseling Rooms, the Model Pharmacy, and Compounding Lab.
Additional details about the learning spaces in Kapoor Hall:
- simulated hospital pharmacy complete with a drug information center, an IV preparation area, and an inpatient hospital room
- 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
Our faculty are recognized as academic leaders by virtue of 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 and we are proud to have members of ranks including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Foundation awardees, ISI Most Highly Cited List members, and many Distinguished Investigator awardees.
Faculty in the Department of Pharmacy Practice conduct research as part of the school's Pharmacotherapy Research Center. Some of the areas of study include the following patient care environments, many funded through federal grants and contracts:
- adult medicine
- infectious diseases
Clinical trials are performed, incorporating pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics principles coupled with mathematical modeling.
Please visit the Pharmacy department website for additional information about our faculty.