#DoseOfDuquesne

Jason Stack, Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy

Early Assurance Admission Plan

"If a student is accepted as a freshmen into our pre-pharmacy program they are automatically enrolled into our early assurance plan. This provides the student a "peace-of-mind" knowing that as long as they meet the early assurance plan criteria, their seat is guaranteed in the professional phase of the program. This is a huge advantage for the student as they do not have to compete for a seat, which is how other pharmacy schools are designed."

– Jason Stack, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Anthony Guarascio, Associate Professor and Division Head of the Pharmacy Practice Division

Elective Concentrations

"These elective concentrations allow student pharmacists to create a tailored learning experience based on specific interest areas and prepare for post-graduate practice and research opportunities. Student pharmacists work with faculty advisers to ensure create a plan to fit all required courses into elective slots in the curriculum schedule."

– Anthony Guarascio, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Division Head of the Pharmacy Practice Division

Tom Falcione, B.S. Pharm., R.Ph., Director of Experiential Education

Experiential Education

"The profession of pharmacy has so much to offer, including a wide variety of career paths that allow pharmacists to make positive impacts across a multitude of practice areas. Our team takes pride in providing individual mentorship to each of our students during the selection of their pharmacy practice experiences, allowing them to create a schedule that aligns with their own professional goals. We have seen time and time again that these unique opportunities spark excitement in our students to find their passion within the profession of pharmacy."

– Tom Falcione, B.S. Pharm., R.Ph, Director of Experiential Education

Tom Falcione, B.S. Pharm., R.Ph., Director of Experiential Education

Pharmacy Student Organizations

"Engagement in professional pharmacy organizations provides students with the opportunity to hone their leadership and practice skills, provide service to the community, gain access to the rich array of resources that the parent organization can provide, participate in conferences at the national and state level, and most importantly, network with students and practitioners across the country. Networking alone provides students with a benefit beyond measure"

– Janet Astle, Assistant Professor for Pharmacy Practice and Assistant Dean for Student Services

Rochelle Valor, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy transfer student and member of the Class of 2022

Pharm.D./MBA Program

"After about a month of working at a pharmacy consulting firm, I realized that is what I wanted to do. I began scouring LinkedIn, seeing the pathways others took to get into similar roles. I paid attention to my coworkers and their unique pathways and skill sets. After all of this research I was able to find one common theme among those in positions I aspired to obtain one day-a great business mind. I also noticed businesses hiring employees with MBAs to help run businesses primarily comprised of pharmacists. I started thinking about the MBA program. After careful consideration, I decided that the MBA program would be best for me and my goals. My thought is that even if it does not land me my dream job immediately, it is always something I will have in my back pocket that could help me advance to that dream job faster as a 'double threat' in the sense that I will be able to practice pharmacy through a clinical lens but also be able to address the business aspect."

– Logan Graham, a student pharmacist enrolled in the Pharm.D./MBA Dual Degree Program and member of the Class of 2024

Rochelle Valor, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy transfer student and member of the Class of 2022

Transfer Options

"Several pharmacists whom I have spoken with about the career were graduates of Duquesne, so I decided to look further into the pharmacy program. I was very impressed with the reputation of the school itself, the pass rate for boards, as well as the pharmacists and other students that I had met from there. I was very excited to be part of such a distinguished program and about the potential the school presented to become the best healthcare professional that I desire to be. The transition into the Class of 2022 felt very much taken care of. I met so many people that were willing to lend a helping hand whenever I needed it. I was able to join a professional pharmacy sorority that allowed me to meet so many other student pharmacists that would eventually become my best friends. There were so many opportunities, positions, and events to get involved in and I'm grateful that Duquesne has such a welcoming presence in their faculty, staff, organizations, and the various classes of student pharmacists."

– Rochelle Valor, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy transfer student and member of the Class of 2022

Rochelle Valor, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy transfer student and member of the Class of 2022

Online Pharm.D. Program

"Today's Pharmacist is a critical member of the healthcare team. In the Online Pharm.D. program at Duquesne University you will become part of a community of learners dedicated to a profession of helping people live healthier, better lives. Students in the Online Pharm.D. enjoy the best of both worlds. The majority of the courses are taught online through synchronous and asynchronous state of the art technology. Students also come to campus four times per academic year to complete the laboratory, experiential learning, and professional development components of the curriculum. All courses are taught by full-time faculty in the School of Pharmacy and all courses and requirements are the same as the on-campus program. If a career in pharmacy is your future, the Online Pharm.D. program can provide you with the opportunity to pursue this goal while continuing to manage family, work, and other life responsibilities."

– Marianne Leister, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Senior Academic Advisor for Online Programs

Carl Anderson, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Research

Bachelor Of Science In Pharmaceutical Sciences

"One of the things that excites me about Duquesne is we are number two in the nation for private colleges of pharmacy in terms of funding. That funding allows our researchers to expand the science that we do here, and it also brings a number of opportunities for our students to work with these cutting-edge scientists in projects that will shape medicine for years to come. By doing research, a student will earn their Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree that could reflect medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics or pharmacy administration. You will work with our faculty on their world-class research; you can share that passion with your professors and help shape the world of pharmaceutical sciences."

– Carl Anderson, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Research at the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy

Jennifer Elliott, Director, Center for Integrative Health

Center For Integrative Health

"The Center for Integrative Health at Duquesne University partnered with the existing resources in neighborhoods and has supported organizations so that we could overcome the barriers that were also identified. It starts with the community. They're the foundation. I think that what's so special about what we've built, is that we work with communities to identify needs and to promote health equity."

– Jennifer Elliott, Director of the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Center for Integrative Health

Carl Anderson, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Research

Center For Pharmaceutical Technology

""The Duquesne University Center for Pharmaceutical Technology is a great opportunity for Pharm.D. students to be introduced to and interact with the pharmaceutical industry and cutting-edge research. It combines the practical concerns of the pharmaceutical industry with the excitement of research.""

– Carl Anderson, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Research at the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy