Our graduates go on to work in a wide range of practice settings including hosptial pharmacy, community pharmacy, research and drug development, pharmacoeconomics, managed care, nuclear pharmacy, home health care, government agencies and academia.

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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has three program outcomes for our doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum. We will create…

Exemplary pharmacy practitioners who provide high-quality, team-based, patient-centered care;

Leaders and innovators who identify opportunity, lead teams toward improvement and change, and positively impact human health and health care; and

Lifelong learners who continually strive for positive impact both personally and professionally.

The core competencies reflect the skills, areas of knowledge, and abilities that we aspire to foster in our students throughout their time at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. We believe these attributes are critical to achieving our Pharm.D. program outcomes and advancing the practice of pharmacy. Our students are expected to develop the following core competencies through coursework, immersion experiences (practica), and co-curricular experiences:

  1. In depth knowledge and proficient skills in the pharmaceutical sciences and the practice of pharmacy: demonstrate an in-depth understanding of medicines, human health, and health care, and apply the principles and practice of pharmacy to advance human health and health systems
  2. Accessing and analyzing information: identify, locate, critically evaluate, and process information to arrive at an informed opinion
  3. Critical thinking and problem solving: engage in the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, and events to identify, prevent, or solve problems
  4. Communication: effectively develop, express, and listen to ideas that inform, inspire, or create focus
  5. Collaboration and Influence: work effectively with others to create networks and groups that respect differences and make progress toward a common goal
  6. Adaptability: demonstrate a willingness and ability to change in order to fit new surroundings, ideas, trends, and technologies
  7. Initiative: be self-directed; seek out new opportunities, ideas, and strategies; take responsibility for implementing plans and ideas
  8. Curiosity and Inquisitiveness: demonstrate a desire to learn and understand more than is currently understood
  9. Professionalism and ethical behavior: uphold the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior and act appropriately, thoughtfully, and with integrity at all times

Our graduates go on to work in a wide range of practice settings including hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, research and drug development, pharmacoeconomics, managed care, nuclear pharmacy, home health care, government agencies and academia.

as of Oct. 25, 2019

Graduating Year

Four-Year Graduation Rate (%)

Delayed (%)*

Dismissed (%)

Withdrew (%)

Class of 2019 90 8 0 2
Class of 2018 96 2 0 2
Class of 2017 97 3 <1 0
Class of 2016 96 2 0 2
Class of 2015 93 4 0 2
Class of 2014 92 5 3 1
Class of 2013 95 3 <1 <1
Class of 2012 92 3 <1 4
Class of 2011 90 5 4 <1
Class of 2010 95 2 0 3
Class of 2009 94 3 1 2
Class of 2008 97 2 <1 <1
2019: 13 students were delayed: 3 to meet the requirements for the PharrmD/MPH dual degree program, 1 to meet the requirements for the PharrmD/MBA dual degree program, 2 for academic reasons, 3 for medical reasons, 3 for leave of absence, and 1 other
2018: 4 students were delayed: 3 for medical reasons and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MPH dual degree program
2017: 8 students were delayed: 3 for academic reasons, 1 for medical reasons, 3 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MPH dual degree program, and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MBA dual degree program
2016: 4 students were delayed: 1 for academic reasons, 2 for medical reasons, and 1 for other reason
2015: 7 students were delayed: 4 for academic reasons, 1 for medical reasons, and 2 for other reasons
2014: 7 students were delayed: 2 for academic reasons, 4 for medical reasons, and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MBA dual degree program
2013: 5 students were delayed: 3 for academic reasons, 1 for medical reasons, and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MBA dual degree program
2012: 5 students were delayed: 1 for academic reasons, 3 for medical reasons, and 1 to meet the requirements of the PharmD/MBA dual degree program
2011: 7 students were delayed: 5 for medical reasons, 2 for other reasons
2010: 4 students were delayed: 1 for academic reasons, 2 for medical reasons, and 1 for other reasons
2009: 4 students were delayed: 3 for academic reasons, 1 for other reason
2008: 2 students were delayed: 1 for academic reasons, 1 for medical reasons

as of Dec. 19, 2019

Graduating Year

NAPLEX First-Time (%)

MPJE In-state First-Time (%)

Class of 2019 94.87* 93.10
Class of 2018 95.48 93.22
Class of 2017 92.05 90.48
Class of 2016 95.21 94.93
*Partial result: testing period not yet closed

as of Sept. 24, 2019

Postgraduate Training

99 (73%)

Fellowships

14 (10.4%)

Residencies

85 (62.9%)

*Health System 13
*Managed Care 2
*Community Residency 6
*Other Specialty Residency 9
*Ambulatory Care 13
*Acute Care 42

Pharmacy Practice

15 (11.1%)

Community 8
Industry 4
Health System 2
Nuclear 1

Post Graduate Education

1 (0.7%)

Not yet accepted a position

20 (14.8%)

42.2 percent of all graduates are practicing in North Carolina
80.0 percent of graduates who accepted pharmacy practice positions are practicing in North Carolina
46.4 percent of graduates who accepted residencies/fellowships are practicing in North Carolina

*135 professional students surveyed

74.7% of students who matched with a residency did so with their first-choice program (86.75% first or second choice)
83.3% of students who secured a fellowship did so with their first-choice program (100% first or second choice)

 


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