The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy prepares future generations of pharmacists with the knowledge and skills needed to be essential contributors to a dynamic health care arena.

Pharmacy is a well-rounded interdisciplinary profession, blending life sciences, math, health care, direct patient contact, computer technology, and business.

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Pharmacists are medication experts who play a vital role in improving patient care through the medicine and information they provide. Graduates from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) are prepared to work in many settings, including the community, hospitals, home health care, pharmaceutical research companies, nursing homes, government health agencies, higher education, and more.

In addition, pharmacy has excellent earning potential and is consistently ranked as one of the most highly trusted professions due to the care and service pharmacists provide.

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Learn more about the unique experiences of our students and alumni and how the education they received at the School of Pharmacy has helped them advance their careers.

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Prepared for Success

The School of Pharmacy's PharmD program emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking to prepare graduates for national and state licensing exams. Students learn to practice as patient-oriented health care professionals who will work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

After completing a rigorous curriculum, including a wide array of elective, pathway, and experiential rotation options, our graduates are prepared for the next step. Students interested in specialized training consistently match into residencies across the country, while the number of students interested in industry research has steadily increased. UMSOP ranks among the top 10 pharmacy schools for alums landing competitive industry fellowships at companies including AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Sanofi.

Where You Can Go

Recent UMSOP graduates have worked for the Food and Drug Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Public Health Service, the Armed Forces, the National Institutes of Health, and many other government agencies. Pharmacists in academia require a postgraduate degree and/or residency and are involved with teaching, research, public service, and patient care. Others serve as consultants for local, state, national, and international organizations.

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Pharmacist

Thinking about becoming a pharmacist, but aren't sure if it's the right career path for you? Check out this article from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) that explains the top 10 reasons why you should pursue a career in pharmacy.

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