Patient care or research?
We offer a number of degree programs and career options. Our largest program is our doctorate of pharmacy degree, or Pharm.D. Graduates of our Pharm.D. program are skilled medical experts in medicines and other treatments who work in hospitals, community pharmacies, clinics, specialty pharmacies and many other settings. Our Ph.D. and master’s programs focus on research in the pharmaceutical sciences. VCU School of Pharmacy offers the only Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences program in Virginia.
Work together, grow together
Students at VCU School of Pharmacy come from across the United States and around the world. Here they work together to gain the skills and experience they will need as professionals alongside faculty, their fellow pharmacy students and students in our other health-care professional programs such as nursing and medicine. We believe in our students and they believe in us -- more than 98% would choose to attend VCU again. Our alumni are our best ambassadors.
VCU School of PharmacyLife as a student
The importance of caring
At VCU School of Pharmacy we do more than just train great pharmacists. It’s true that VCU School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top pharmacy schools in the United States. Our graduates go on to great careers in many fields. But what drives us and makes us different from many other schools is how much we care. From community clinics to welcoming and supportive faculty to students helping each other succeed, we have a strong culture of caring.
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A great career in medicine
Pharmacy is an exciting, dynamic health-care profession. Pharmacists are experts in medicines of all kinds. Pharmacists find careers in pharmaceuticals, nuclear pharmacy, psychiatric pharmacy, transplant medicine, and many more. Pharmacists love their jobs and report high satisfaction rates. The average pharmacist earns more than $120,000 a year. The unemployment rate in pharmacy is 2%. Employment in pharmacy is projected to grow by 6% by 2026 in the U.S.
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How David got involved with VCU HealthHacks
I joined the Healthcare Innovation Technology Student Interest Group at VCU School of Medicine a few months ago.
Why Dr. Donohoe choose pharmacy
I taught eighth-grade science before applying to pharmacy school. During pharmacy school, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in academia.
How Dr. Wijesinghe's work contributes to a new future of patient care
The interdisciplinary VCU team hopes the use of mass spectrometry to analyze patients’ medications will become common practice.
How Dr. Van Tassell outreach project transforms lives
Like most things in life, it’s all about relationships. At VCU, we embrace the connections that link us together.