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Why UTHSC?

Highest ranked Lowest cost

Top 20 in the US, Top in Tennessee

For over a century, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy has offered innovative pharmacy curriculum, high-impact clinical research, and world-renowned faculty that prepare future leaders in pharmacy practice and science. With campuses in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy is a Top 20 pharmacy school with a goal of improving the health and patient care of Tennesseans and beyond.

UTHSC offers multiple pathways to obtain a PharmD degree including the accelerated, three-year ImPAcT PharmD pathway. There are also dual degree options such as PharmD/PhD, PharmD/MBA, and PharmD/MPH, and certificate programs in Nuclear Pharmacy, Health Informatics, Leadership Exploration and Ability Development, and Rural Health. These programs equip graduates with superior practical knowledge and skills so they can succeed in practice settings, residencies, or industry. The UTHSC College of Pharmacy is on the forefront of developing leaders in pharmacy education, pharmacy practice, and pharmaceutical sciences who make a difference in human health locally, nationally, and internationally.

100% of 2021 job seeking grads were licensed and working 3 months after graduation
84% of the Class of 2022 had professional job offers before graduation day
Ranked #6 in the US in 2022 for number of students matched to residency
Affordable tuition: $22,370 for Tennessee residents; $27,374 for out-of-state residents
6,000+ College of Pharmacy alumni in 47 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico
78 students matched for residency and 4 for fellowships in 2022
#12 for NIH funding among 140+ US doctor of pharmacy programs
Top 20 among 140+ US doctor of pharmacy programs
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Distinctions
  • Since its founding in 1898, UTHSC College of Pharmacy remains the #1 college of pharmacy in Tennessee, dedicated to innovating and educating tomorrow’s pharmacy professionals for dynamic practice environments
  • Ranked 20th among the nation's doctor of pharmacy programs in U.S. News & World Report magazine's America's Best Graduate Schools
  • UTHSC associated teaching hospitals include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Methodist University Hospital, Regional One Health, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, UT Medical Center Knoxville, St. Thomas Hospital Nashville, Vanderbilt Hospital, VA Hospitals
  • Eight-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education up to 2023
  • Ranked #12 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Over a century of educating pharmacists in Tennessee as the state's flagship health science research institution
Campuses
  • UTHSC College of Pharmacy’s campuses are located in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville, with the capacity to serve the entire state of Tennessee
  • Memphis and Knoxville campuses are situated in the heart of medical communities, providing our students with the highest convenience to access primary UTHSC-affiliated practice facilities
  • With healthcare’s economic contribution exceeding $38 million in the middle Tennessee area, our Nashville campus-based students are poised to join a thriving job market following graduation
  • The UTHSC campus comprises six colleges – Pharmacy, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing
Curriculum
  • Innovative, experience-based curriculum with options to personalize your pathway to the PharmD degree
  • Various dual degree options and certificate programs offered in conjunction with curriculum  
  • UTHSC is home to the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation, one of the largest standalone buildings dedicated to healthcare and pharmacy simulation in the United States
  • Interprofessional Experiences and Clinical Simulation courses begin as early as P1 fall semester and continue through completion of the didactic coursework to prepare students for team-based, patient-centered care
  • All students receive certifications in Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery and Medication Therapy Management through the American Pharmacists Association, as well as Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing through the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
Faculty
  • Student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1.
  • The College currently has over 62 full-time faculty, with 45 faculty in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and 17 in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty excellence recognized nationally- Recipients of numerous AACP and ACCP educator, clinical practice, and investigator awards; American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award; Fulbright Teaching and Research Award; Regent’s Research in Education Award; ASHP Pharmacy Practice Research Award, awards for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice, and Award of Excellence; APhA Practice Excellence; ASPEN Rhoads Lecturer Awards; National Academies of Science members; and National Academy of Inventors Fellow; American College of Critical Care Medicine Master of Critical Care 
Research
  • Ranked #12 in research funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) among colleges and schools of pharmacy
  • Extensive research opportunities in numerous labs within the College of Pharmacy and collaborating instructions including the UTHSC College of Medicine and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
  • Faculty members publish an average of 3.5 scientific manuscripts per year
  • Current PhD candidates represent 13 countries including the United States, China, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Ghana, Eritrea, Jordan, South Korea, and Nigeria
Students
  • The UTHSC College of Pharmacy has more than 700 total students enrolled across three campuses. The entering class size is about 175 per year
  • UTHSC student pharmacist professional organizations have received multiple national Chapter of the Year Awards and patient care and service awards, in addition to UTHSC student pharmacists’ election to regional and national offices
  • The College of Pharmacy's fraternity chapters have been recognized both regionally and nationally for their excellence and commitment to the pharmacy profession
Scholarships
  • Over $1.6 million awarded to UTHSC College of Pharmacy students annually
  • Merit, need, leadership, and diversity scholarships awarded annually
  • As a state institution, UTHSC offers students an exceptional value in tuition
  • $22,370 tuition for in-state students; only $27,374 for out-of-state students
Graduates
  • Largest alumni base of all pharmacy colleges in the state of Tennessee
  • 6000 alumni in 47 states, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia
  • Graduates consistently exceed the national average on the National Associations of Boards of Pharmacy licensure exam (NAPLEX)

 

Aug 19, 2022