Established in 1947, the College of Pharmacy was the first health professions college at the University of Arizona. Now regarded as one of the premier colleges of pharmacy in the nation, the college admits up to 140 students each year to the four-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program in Tucson and Phoenix, which prepares highly qualified pharmacists for the nation’s health-care workforce. The college also offers Master’s and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical sciences and in pharmacology and toxicology, preparing scientists in drug discovery and development, pharmacoeconomics, environmental toxicology and other disciplines. Additional training can be obtained through the college’s residency program and post-doctoral fellowship programs.
The College of Pharmacy also has administrative offices at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and plans academic programs there as the campus develops. Pharmacy students complete clinical learning experiences throughout the State of Arizona, with approximately 40 students doing rotations in the greater Phoenix area.
Dean: Rick Schnellmann, PhD
Within the College of Pharmacy are the following centers:
- Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, a 24/7 hotline answering approximately 50,000 calls annually regarding poisonings, envenomations and medication use.
- Center for Toxicology, including the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, the UA Superfund Research Program and the Dean Carter Binational Center for Environmental Health Sciences.
- Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research, focusing on analyzing the cost-effectiveness of drug therapies, quality-of-life assessment, pharmaceutical policy analysis and drug-use evaluation.
- Medication Management Center, a first-of-its-kind, pharmacist-run center providing medication therapy management services to more than 6 million Medicare patients and other insurance beneficiaries. The award-winning center is the largest provider of MTM services in the United States.
- PharmD (doctor of pharmacy)
- Master of Science
- PhD (doctor of philosophy)
- PharmD: 463
- MS & PhD: 50