D'Youville College is an urban campus close to downtown Buffalo, the vibrant canal-side, and the Peace Bridge which links the United States and Canada. Our state-of-the-art Pharmacy Building boasts stunning views of the Buffalo skyline and Niagara Falls.
Our program is designed to prepare students to practice in an inter-professional patient-centered environment where pharmacists are responsible for assisting patients in managing their medication regimens. Graduates of the program will be taught to communicate effectively with patients and other health care practitioners, to solve problems related to drug therapy regimens, and to develop and evaluate programs to improve the health of the communities they serve.
D'Youville College's School of Pharmacy offers a mix of didactic and small group learning opportunities where students and faculty work together to ensure topics are explored from multiple perspectives. Our unique school calendar grants a 2-week break mid-semester which allows students to fully immerse themselves within their rotation. Since classes are not held during rotations, students are afforded the opportunity to participate in international rotations.
The D’Youville College mission’s emphasis on leadership and service to the community is reflected in the pharmacy program. Students will practice leadership skills while working collaboratively with their colleagues and the faculty on problem sets, case analyses, and class and service projects. Through class exercises and practice experiences the new pharmacy program will teach students to care for patients and communities.
Graduates of the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy’s Classes of 2014 and 2015 had a 93.15% average first-time pass rate on the North American Licensure Exam (NAPLEX), which exceeds both the New York State and National averages. The same graduates had a 97.06% average first-time pass rate on the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE),which also exceeds both the New York State and National averages. The 2015 graduates had an 89% first-time pass rate on the Part III portion of the New York State Pharmacists Board Exam, which is higher than the state average. 100% of the graduates from the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy’s Classes of 2014 and 2015 had either a pharmacy position or a Post-Graduate Year 1 Residency upon graduation.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biology I with Lab||4||6|
|Biology II with Lab||4||6|
|Microbiology with Lab or Anatomy and Physiology with Lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry I with Lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry II with Lab||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry I with Lab||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry II with Lab||4||6|
|Statistics||3 or 4||6|
|English Composition I||3||4.5|
|English Composition II||3||4.5|
|Psychology or Sociology||3||4.5|
Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in September. The PCAT must be taken by the January 2017 test date for fall 2017 admission.
D’Youville College School of Pharmacy requires TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English; unless the applicant has attended an English speaking institution for two or more years. TSE is required if TOEFL score is < 600 paper, 250 computer, or 100 internet. TSE minimum score of 40 is required.
All accepted applicants must provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations and must complete a criminal background check from a vendor approved by the school of pharmacy prior to matriculation. Check our website for details.
FTER will be accepted from one of the following: World Education Services (WES), the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or Josef Silny & Associates.
D’Youville College School of Pharmacy’s core values are excellence, lifelong learning, cultural diversity, professionalism, leadership, social responsibility, critical inquiry and collaboration. The school of pharmacy’s interview process will employ a series of multiple mini-interviews aimed at assessing a candidate’s attributes in these core values, and their potential to develop into a competent and compassionate pharmacist who values and renders patient-centered care.