UF College of Pharmacy faculty help students reach a high level of professionalism through a curriculum that includes supervised clinical and practical experiences. Students learn and work in community and/or hospital pharmacy settings. Students are required to participate in an externship where they receive practical training in delivering pharmaceutical care services. In clerkships, students acquire in-depth clinical experiences to sharpen their communication and drug therapy skills as patient consultants.
Faculty from five college departments (Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research) impart a quality pharmacy education so that graduates may provide pharmaceutical services to patients in a variety of practice environments. Eleven months of advanced pharmacy practice experiences are available to students under faculty supervision at many locations throughout Florida and other states, and may include international opportunities. Faculty at the distance education campuses facilitate discussion groups, administer examinations, answer questions, and provide instruction as needed to meet course requirements
UF pharmacy graduates have achieved high levels of leadership in national associations, and have received numerous recognitions for their commitment to the pharmacy profession. Doctor of Pharmacy graduates are enjoying successful careers in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, community pharmacy, hospitals and other areas.