The University of Maryland (UM) School of Pharmacy, the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States, leads pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement in the state of Maryland and beyond.
With an enrollment of nearly 700 doctor of pharmacy and graduate students, the highly ranked school conducts cutting edge research in drug delivery mechanisms, cost impact studies, basic drug discovery and development, and disease management, and engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities, partnering with over 200 community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and other agencies to provide services to citizens and practitioners around the State and across the nation.
One of the most intriguing aspects of our program is our diversity - our diversity in our students, in our faculty, and in the opportunities that exist here.
Electives make up 20% of our curriculum, which allows students to focus their pharmacy education on their specific areas of interest. We are a top-ranked program, have a commitment to direct patient care, and instill a strong sense of leadership in our students. Our faculty is involved in practice and research in a variety of areas.
We have a high retention rate of 94% because we make every effort to assist students with matriculation. We work with students very closely and provide a great deal of support. Our students are assigned to working groups, which translates to a strong campus community.
Our graduates typically receive job offers even before they graduate with starting salaries averaging in the mid-$90,000s.
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