College of Pharmacy

Outreach & Events

20th Anniversary Celebration

20th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you for celebrating 2016 with us as we looked back at Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy’s 20 years of Excellence.  The College of Pharmacy welcomed its charter class into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in the fall of 1996. This program was the fourth college of pharmacy to be established in the State of California and continues to educate future pharmacy professionals that serve the health care needs of society and improve the quality of patient care through science, caring and humanism.

To mark this milestone, we had a year-long series of programs and activities both on campus and off as we celebrated our significant achievements.  To learn more about upcoming activities click here.

Thank you for joining us at our dinner celebration on Saturday, September 17, 2016 here on campus.


Palomares Day 2014Students are inspired to become pharmacists or health care professionals because of a relationship fostered between the Pomona Unified School District, SIHS and WesternU’s Pomona Health Career Ladder program. This partnership has led to a strong pipeline of extended activities through the middle and high school grades.

Palomares Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) 10th-graders took a field trip to the WesternU College of Pharmacy Compounding Lab Wednesday, May 21, 2014. They came to learn firsthand how to compound non-medicated toothpaste during Palomares Day, which is annually organized by WesternU’s Latino Medical Student Association.  For the full video click here.

On May 10, 2013 the Palomares Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) 10th-grade students learned how to compound lip balm and skin cream.

Ray Symposium

Ray Symposium

Save the Date: Re-Thinking Value in an Era of Health Reform on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. with Dana Goldman, PhD, Professor, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.  For more information and to register click here.

The Ray Symposium honors Max D. Ray, MS, PharmD, Dean Emeritus of WesternU College of Pharmacy. As Professor and Dean, from 1996-2006, he created a stimulating educational environment that fostered excellence and professionalism. His professional career was divided almost equally into pharmacy practice, association management, and education. A major focus of his work, throughout his career was seeking ways in which to improve the value of pharmacy to society. 


RxBound RxBound, recipient of the 2014 CASE VII Gold Award, is a joint effort of the College of Pharmacy and University Advancement, published bi-annually for alumni, faculty, students and friends of the College of Pharmacy. See our current issue.


Continuing Education

Continuing Education The Office of Continuing Education (OCE) of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is dedicated to preparing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to serve and lead through life-long learning by providing quality continuing professional education designed to enhance professional competence, critical thinking, active learning, and skills development. Our primary target audiences are our alumni, preceptors and those pharmacists and technicians within our professional community. See additional details about our programs here.