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College of Pharmacy Breakthrough In Cancer Research  February 4th, 2014

Check out this nice article and video about Dr. Mark Leid’s research.


Pharmacy “Best Health Care Job”  January 28th, 2014

Pharmacy is a “best healthcare job” per US News and World Report.

Who’s a good dog!?  April 26th, 2013

The College of Pharmacy will be present at the OSU Pet Day on Saturday, May 4. Come chat with our student pharmacists if you’re in the area!

The College of Pharmacy works in partnership with the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences to research and promote health for all Oregonians.


Pharmacy a “Hot and Hiring” Healthcare Job  February 26th, 2013

Sounds steamy. Thanks US News. Link to the story.


NPR Story on Pharmacists  February 19th, 2013

Story on the the important role of pharmacists in preventing hospital re-admissions.

Pharmacy Specialties  February 14th, 2013

Interested in the variety of career paths available in pharmacy? Check out the pharmacy career profiles at For more in-depth reading, read up on different practice areas on the AACP website.

Useful Professional Websites  January 17th, 2013

Many pharmacy professional organizations have useful websites for students. Pre-pharmacy students can use these to conduct research while applying to pharmacy schools. Here are some good ones:


ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Student Website

AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Student Center

APhA (American Pharmacists Association) Career Center

Resources for Gaining Healthcare Experience  January 7th, 2013

Prospective students often ask us about ways to gain healthcare or pharmacy experience. Here are a few resources that might be helpful:

The Oregon Board of Pharmacy website has information about becoming licensed as a pharmacy technician. Working as a technician is perhaps the best way to gain pharmacy-related experience. If you live outside Oregon, get information from the Board of Pharmacy in your state.

Volunteering in a health care setting is another great way to gain experience. Oregon State’s Center for Civic Engagement has information about volunteer opportunities. They can also consult with you about getting involved in the community and help you track your hours. Many other universities have similar centers or offices. Websites like HandsOn Willamette and VolunteerMatch let you search for particular types of volunteer opportunities. Check the website of your local hospital for information about volunteering there. Also, look into volunteering at city or county public health departments, which often run low-cost clinics. Consider “outside the box” healthcare opportunities like working in elder care or in a hospice facility. Finally, consult with your academic advisors and faculty members about opportunities they may know of.


Pharmacy Again Among Most Trusted Professions  December 13th, 2012

Data from the newest Gallup poll on honesty/ethics in professions. Trust in pharmacists is at its highest since the Gallup poll began in 1981.


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Demographics Show Need for New Pharmacists  November 27th, 2012

The U.S. population is aging. 75% of health care costs go to managing chronic diseases, a key role of pharmacists. It all adds up to a need for more pharmacists over the next decade.

See this editorial for one pharmacist’s perspective.