Academic Support

Faculty Advisors

Every Pharm.D. student is assigned a faculty advisor.  Students meet with their advisors at least once a semester to discuss topics such as academic progress and career tracks. Faculty advisors are familiar with school and campus resources and can provide useful information on a wide range of topics.

Dean's Office

The administrators and staff of the Dean's Office maintain and open-door policy for all KU School of Pharmacy students. They maintain all student records and are available to address academic, personal, or financial concerns, answer questions about academic standing and assist graduating students with career placement. The associate deans also handle all academic and professional misconduct cases.

Peer Mentors

The Peer Mentoring Program partners current Pharm.D. students with incoming P1 students to help ease the transition to pharmacy school. Peer mentors provide an additional level of support to new students by answering questions, providing advice and being a consistent point of contact throughout the P1’s first year of study. P1 students can sign up for the program early in their first semester.


Tutoring services are available to all KU School of Pharmacy students through Rho Chi, a national academic honor society that recognizes excellence and intellectual achievement in pharmacy. Student members of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Alpha Rho chapter of Rho Chi provide tutoring services to underclassmen who request tutoring assistance.


Pharmacy students based on the Wichita campus have access to Rho Chi tutors from either the Wichita or Lawrence campuses, through the scheduled use of either ITV videoconferencing or Skype for Business desktop conferencing.

Wichita-based students who wish to access Rho Chi tutoring services should contact the KU School of Pharmacy-Wichita Student Services Office at 316-293-3500 or in person to schedule an appointment to meet with Dean Emerson to discuss specific needs and the curricular content area for which tutoring services are requested.