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Experiential Education Overview

The KU School of Pharmacy relies heavily on its partnerships with working pharmacists throughout the state and other areas. Professionals from all facets of the pharmacy profession serve as preceptors, or mentors, to students from their first to their final year in the Pharm.D. program.

From summer rotations as P1 and P2 students to nine one-month rotations in their P4 year, students gain experience in a wide variety of settings. On rotations students will learn how to work in community pharmacies, hospitals, managed care facilities, compounding, long term care facilities and more.

The clinical experiences provide students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in their didactic courses to real world daily situations. The variety of experiences allows students to graduate with a strong sense of where they belong in pharmacy.

In addition to specific rotations, the Experiential Education program incorporates interprofessional educational experiences throughout the year to ensure our students can be part of the healthcare solution.

Coronavirus Update

You Can Still Reach Us

Academic Support Services

Academic support services typically accessed via the Dean’s office are still available by appointment via phone/Skype/Zoom. Please contact KU School of Pharmacy Student Services at rxstudentservices@ku.edu.

Prospective Students
(future freshmen or transfers)

KU is offering limited on-campus visits. Learn more at Visiting KU. The School of Pharmacy offers phone appointments for pre-pharmacy guidance. Please contact Admissions Representative Chris Claussen at rxadmissions@ku.edu.

Pre-Pharmacy Students

Pre-pharmacy students seeking guidance may still schedule phone appointments. Please contact Admissions Representative Chris Claussen at rxadmissions@ku.edu.

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU