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PharmD International Pathway Program


If you have earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in pharmacy and want to advance your career by earning a PharmD degree, then consider our PharmD International Pathway (PIP) Program, which was formerly known as our International Post-Baccalaureate Program (IPBP). Our PIP program is targeted to domestic and/or foreign-trained pharmacists with a bachelor’s degree (B.S. or equivalent), who wish to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. By qualifying for this program, you advance directly into the second year of the PharmD curriculum, which enables you to complete your degree in 2.5 years.

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PharmD International Pathway Program

The College of Pharmacy offers an outstanding cutting-edge curriculum, state-of-the-art classrooms, and interprofessional education experiences where you work side by side with other health care professionals as part of a team. You can engage in research with faculty. You’ll gain valuable hands-on experience with the latest equipment, technologies, and techniques and form caring relationships with patients in our experiential learning opportunities.
  • Learn More

    Take a look at our visit options and consider attending a WesternU Preview. If you’d like to discuss specifics with an advisor, schedule an advising appointment, online, on campus, or over the phone. When you request additional information we’ll make sure you receive program updates and deadline reminders. Of course, you can always find us on social media.

  • International Students

    Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) welcomes international students and their families to our diverse university community.

    International Student Services (ISS) is responsible for providing support and assistance in immigration advising, maintaining immigration status, maintaining information and documents on foreign students and their dependents in the Student and exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), staying current with rules and regulations and interpreting and applying the rules and regulations set forth by the Department of Homeland Security.

    International Students

  • Veterans Benefits

    Western University of Health Sciences has approval from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to certify students eligible to receive VA educational benefits. The School Certifying Officials that are located on the Pomona, California campus assist all students who receive VA educational benefits. We cannot assist you with determining your eligibility for benefits.

    Veterans Benefits

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    What Sets Us Apart

    An innovative block-system curriculum we pioneered that allows you to master one subject before moving on to the next. The curriculum is taught by nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty with advanced training in a wide range of specialties. Outstanding clinical opportunities in the second half of your training prepare you to be practice-ready.

    Upcoming Events

    • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) | Information Session

      Tuesday, February 27 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Pharmacy has been one of the most successful and stable professions in this country for generations. The journey to becoming a Pharmacist has changed dramatically and can be a little tricky. Please join us for this introductory information session ideal for students who are looking to begin their journey.

    • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

      Saturday, March 2 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

      Get to know WesternU, our programs, and our community. Choose your program of interest and join us on our Pomona, California campus to: – Hear directly from our president and faculty members about program curriculum and highlights – Explore our classrooms, labs, hands-on learning spaces, and more – Connect with current students and learn about their experiences – Participate in hands-on, interactive workshops – Learn about navigating the admissions process and preparing to meet our application requirements – Gain insights into setting yourself up for admissions success