Special Events & Programs
The Duquesne University hosts several signature, annual events throughout the year, including the School of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony, the White Coat Ceremony and the Health and Wellness Fair in Market Square.
Every February the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy hosts prospective students for the annual Accepted Students Day. Accepted Students Day gives you and your family the opportunity meet with faculty, staff, alumni and current student pharmacists as well as experience a demonstration of SimMan, learn about unique experiential education opportunities, participate in a Q & A with current student pharmacists and more.
The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy holds a special commencement ceremony every May for pharmacy graduates indepedent of the Duquesne University Commencement.
To kick off American Pharmacists Month, the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy hosts the annual Health and Wellness Fair in Market Square on the first Wednesday in October. All pharmacy student organizations sponsor a booth and student pharmacists offer free health screenings, including blood pressure, blood glucose and Tanita screenings and offer flu shots and a variety of free products and health information.
The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy hosts a summer camp for high school students and current college students thinking about transferring to explore pharmacy with faculty and students.
The one-day camp highlights different job pathways and explore a day-in-the-life of a pharmacist.
Every August, the School of Pharmacy welcomes student pharmacists into the professional phase of the Pharm.D. program, after successfully completing two years in the pre-professional phase of the program, and members of the Online Pharm.D. program with white coats and pins.
The Academic Partners Program, an integrated team of clinicians with diverse backgrounds of expertise in every facet of pharmacy practice, is dedicated to the improvement of health outcomes through provision of education, the advancement of research, and a commitment to social responsibility. A passion for education insures continued improvement in patient care through enhanced experiential learning to train future pharmacists to continue the tradition of pharmacy practice excellence.
To provide our students with a complete learning experience, we partner with PioneerRx Pharmacy Software, the top program chosen by independent pharmacists. The software is equipped with powerful tools that will prepare students to graduate with a robust set of skills. The implementation of PioneerRx enhances lab experiences and provides students the latest technology currently be used in pharmacies. With these experiences, students graduate ready for the workforce.
During spring break, School of Pharmacy faculty and staff accompany student pharmacists on a trip to a medically underserved community outside of the United States to administer free health screenings and recommend further care. Past trips included visits to Haiti and Costa Rica.
Every year, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy student pharmacists partner with students in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University to visit the U.S. Pharmacopeia and the United States Capitol Building to advocate to lawmakers for the pharmacy profession. The School of Pharmacy believes strongly in the need for pharmacists to learn to advocate for the profession and remains the only pharmacy school in the country to require advocacy training for graduation.