Personalize Your PharmD Education


PittPharmacy will provide you with opportunities to personalize your education and get you to expert faster! You can choose experiences that will maximize your talents and interests. Your path can include:

Areas of Concentration (ARCO's) provide you a way to tailor your education to explore your personal professional interests. During pharmacy school, you can pursue an area of pharmacy in depth through specialized courses and experiences, mentoring, and a scholarly project.

Eligibility

Students may apply for an ARCO during their second professional year of PharmD training. Each ARCO has specific requirements.

As a Pitt student pharmacist, you can gain international exposure to diverse practices of pharmacy and global cultures. The world map marks PittPharmacy partnerships for student experiences.

You can design an individualized combination of core and elective rotations that are unique to your professional interests, talents, and goals. You will be able to choose from over 700 rotations in a wide range of pharmacy careers locally, nationally, and internationally.

You can work directly with a faculty member to design a unique one-on-one learning experience in the community, hospital, or laboratory. Unlike traditional electives, you will play an active role in establishing the goals and parameters of the project.

Check out videos by faculty who offer electives and special topic opportunities

PittPharmacy ranks #9 in research funding, which includes laboratory, hospital, and community research programs. Located on the same campus as hospitals and five other health science schools, PittPharmacy also has extensive community pharmacy partnerships. You can conduct research with the mentoring of these nationally-recognized faculty, who also teach in the classroom.

If you are committed to extending your research education, we offer a Doctor of Pharmacy/Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmD/PhD) combined degree program that awards both degrees through a combined curriculum.

Faculty members offer specialized courses that address a wide range of pharmacy practice areas. You can select from School of Pharmacy and School-approved University offerings.

Students create and maintain a special working partnership with faculty and use the ongoing portfolio review process and other interactions as a way to assess skills and set academic goals designed to provide the student with a unique proficiency.

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