Research Track

Pharmaceutical sciences research track for PharmD students

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students may choose to pursue a pharmaceutical sciences research track. 

This optional track enables second-year PharmD students to work alongside outstanding faculty within the school’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department and potentially in other scientific research settings. 

Students who are selected for the track will complete a course on research methodology in addition to their required PharmD courses, and will begin to work actively on their research projects in the third year of the program. 

In addition to completing the required clinical Advance Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) and one elective clinical APPE in the final year of the PharmD program, students in this track will have the opportunity to advance their research project work in an elective research APPE. These research track students will then complete and report their research projects as their capstone experience. 

Students who have earned their Doctor of Pharmacy degrees with this focused pharmaceutical sciences research track will be able to perform as clinical pharmacists, as well as to participate in related translational science.