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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program

3.5-year program in a student-focused, team-based environment.

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Earn Your PharmD at WesternU

At WesternU College of Pharmacy, we’re dedicated to your success. Our outstanding cutting-edge curriculum is bolstered by student-centered learning in state-of-the-art classrooms, where you work side by side with other health care professionals. Classes are led by our deeply engaged faculty, with whom you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience and engage in research. With clinical training and countless resources, WesternU prepares you for a rewarding career in caring for patients.
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Our Block System Sets Us Apart

WesternU pioneered the block-system curriculum, allowing you to master one subject at a time on a 3.5-year timeline. Taught by nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty with advanced training in a wide range of specialties, you’ll graduate in December, six months ahead of students from other pharmacy programs, giving you a competitive advantage—and the chance to take your licensure board exams early. And with summer breaks, you can do a student exchange, participate in summer research with faculty, or just relax.

World-Class Faculty

You’ll learn from distinguished faculty with national and international recognition for their leadership and professional accomplishments, along with considerable grant support.

Real-World Experience

Early clinical experiences and access to 350 rotation sites gives you a wide range of opportunities to apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world scenarios.

Inclusive Learning Experience

At WesternU, we believe in treating patients as people first, treating students as colleagues, and fostering camaraderie among students and faculty alike.

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  • Setting You Up

    for Success

    While your journey begins in the classroom, WesternU aims to prepare you for the future so you can serve your community with confidence. We offer 350 rotation sites with approximately 700 preceptors nationally and internationally. Potential rotation locations include California, Hawaii, Illinois, Arizona, Utah, and countries like Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a research project, making you more marketable for post-graduate residencies and fellowships. And when you’re ready to create your residency application, we’ll connect you with a professor to help you make the right impression.

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Exciting Careers Our Alumni

Pharmacy is a profession with a multitude of job opportunities, including roles like hospital pharmacist, pharmacy consultant, and pharmacy informatics.

WesternU’s PharmD alumni work in diverse and meaningful careers across the globe.
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Marina Dykhne, PharmD, BCACP, APh, CDCES, BC-ADM

WesternU Class of 2016, Global Senior Manager, External Medical Engagements, Amgen

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Michael Trillanes, PharmD, BCCCP

WesternU Class of 2013, Neurocritical Care Pharmacist, UCSF Medical Center

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Meighan Merono, PharmD

WesternU Class of 2007, Medical Science Liaison, The Medical Affairs Company

“The PharmD program at WesternU was unique and crucial to helping me become highly educated and trained to be ready for my future goals.”

Khalid Taher, PharmD ’20
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Western University of Health Sciences is one of the most comprehensive graduate schools for the health professions in the nation. Immerse yourself in 360-degree views, videos and photos that showcase WesternU’s colleges, labs, and programs.

Take the Next Step

The pharmacy profession is diverse and rewarding. At WesternU, you will find rigorous academic preparation and supportive faculty and peers. This is the place for you!

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