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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Years of study: 4
  • Clinical rotation weeks: 42
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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Enter the workforce as a licensed pharmacist after obtaining your doctor of pharmacy degree at Fisher’s Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

With a strong foundation in the sciences, the program provides you with necessary clinical and drug-administration skills while emphasizing professionalism, integrity, and diversity. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to practice in virtually any professional setting.

You are required to possess the equivalent of two years, or 62 semester hours, of pre-professional education at an accredited college or university to be admitted to the program.

Fisher Pharm.D. Online, our online Doctor of Pharmacy pathway, shares the same curriculum as our on-campus pathway. In addition to taking courses online, you will gain field experience by completing clinical rotations at sites near your community. Learn more about Fisher Pharm.D. Online.

  • Pharmacy Scholarships

    The Lucy P. Malmberg Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship program and White Coat Award help pharmacy students offset the cost of tuition. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at or (585) 385-8064 for information about eligibility criteria.

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Join us to learn more about the Pharm.D. program offered by the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher University. Dr. David McCaffrey, associate dean for student affairs, will provide an overview of the program and the application process. You will also have a chance to have your questions answered.

Program Overview

Throughout the first three years of the curriculum are professional courses that provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Integrate and apply information
  • Complete projects and assignments while working in small groups
  • Support the development of critical thinking
  • Foster the spirit of collaboration among you and your classmates

By integrating physiology, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology, the program gives you a broad view of how various medications interact within the human body. Courses on drug action and drug therapy are team-taught by system (i.e., cardiovascular, neurological, renal, etc.).

Early on, the curriculum places you in the laboratory, teaching and honing your compounding and dispensing skills. In fact, a broad array of introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences are available to you over the course of your academic tenure with the program.

The Pharm.D. degree is awarded after successful completion of four years of full-time study.

Explore the Online Program

Learn more about the online pathway admissions process.

Graduation Rates and Outcomes

Graduates of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy consistently outperform their peers nationally in licensing examinations and residency placements, resulting in outstanding post-graduation employment rates. Each year, the Wegmans School of Pharmacy compiles and records data regarding pass rates for licensure exams, graduation rates, employment rates and residency placements.

Wegmans School of Pharmacy Outcomes

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    ACPE Accreditation

    In 2016, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) awarded the Wegmans School of Pharmacy a full 8 years of accreditation, the maximum number of years a program can receive.

    The ACPE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States and selected non-U.S. sites. ACPE sets standards for the education of pharmacists to prepare them for the delivery of pharmacist-provided patient care.

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