MAKE AN IMPACT
We boast a direct entry (0-6) PharmD program — one of only seven in the nation. This means you’re admitted to the pharmacy program on day one. No waiting, no hoops, no denials after you’ve invested several years of college coursework. You get to be a pharmacist-in-training from the moment you arrive on campus. Our academic program is rigorous. Expect to work hard and be challenged. But no need to stress, because we offer a supportive and non-competitive environment. Your professors, fellow pharmacy students, and ONU alumni will become your friends and family. They will help you succeed and open doors for you. Larger institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunity you’ll find here. From fielding calls in the Drug and Health Information Center to counseling patients at a community health fair, from helping a professor with grant-funded research to heading up a pharmacy student organization — the opportunities open to you are truly incredible! At the Raabe College of Pharmacy, we don’t just educate pharmacists, we educate compassionate caregivers and committed leaders. Upon graduation, you’ll have the confidence to blaze new trails and help people in ways you never imagined.
FIND A MATCH
In year six of pharmacy school, you’ll engage in nine rotations – each lasting approximately one month — that give you a chance to practice pharmacy in a variety of settings. You may complete a rotation that you absolutely love, and discover a new area of pharmacy. You may be interested in continuing to learn as a pharmacy resident – you can enter the “match” process. In 2015, nine out of 10 ONU students who applied for residency programs in 2015 were “matched” into residency positions. Compared to a 68 percent national average, our graduates placed into residencies at a rate of 90 percent. Matched locations included The Cleveland Clinic, Baylor University, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, West Virginia University Medical Center, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
BECOME PART OF A POWERFUL NETWORK
When you come to ONU, you become part of a powerful and close-knit network of ONU pharmacists. Your third year of pharmacy school, for example, you will take center stage at the annual Professional Commitment Ceremony, where you’ll be paired with an established pharmacist mentor and presented with your very own pharmacist’s white coat. During the ceremony, you’ll get the chance to share your journey and career aspirations with a successful pharmacist who truly cares. Many of the student/mentor relationships continue long after you graduate. And, wherever your career takes you, you’re sure to encounter an ONU pharmacist who has your back.
MEGAN KELLER PHARMD ’11
“I LOVE IT AND THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE I WOULD RATHER BE,” SHE SAYS. “IT’S INCREDIBLY EXCITING TO BE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY. I’M TRULY THANKFUL FOR MY ONU EXPERIENCES, BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM. IT TAKES A SPECIAL ENVIRONMENT TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO GROW, MATURE AND SUCCEED.” Megan Keller, PharmD ’11, is helping to redefine the role of the pharmacist in the healthcare system, and she’s loving every minute. Keller is the director of clinical pharmacy services at Doctors Hospital Family Practice in Grove City, Ohio—a family medicine training program for osteopathic physicians. Her role is to integrate pharmaceutical expertise into the total care provided to patients. She accompanies the medical residents on appointments, guides them in drug selection, answers their medication questions, and delivers monthly lectures. She also works directly with patients to facilitate healing. She helps patients manage their disease states, reviews their medications for negative interactions, and educates them about their medications.
OUTCOMES AND COURSES
- Approximately 98 percent of our graduates pass the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NABPLEX) on their first attempt.
- 100 percent of our graduates passed their Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE) on their first attempt in 2015.
- 80 percent of graduates choosing to enter into a postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency successfully match into positions.
- 1 in every 4 pharmacists in Ohio is an ONU graduate.
- 97 percent of our graduates are employed within six months after graduation.
- Our alumni network is 7,000 members strong. One of the largest you will find in the country.
- ONU is ranked a Top 10 private university in the nation and 2nd in the Midwest.
- ONU pharmacy program ranked as a Top 15 private college of pharmacy in the country.
- One of only seven 0-6 direct-entry pharmacy programs in the country.
You’ll need 216 credit hours to earn your PharmD. Here are some courses you’ll take as a pharmacy major:
- Applied Sciences of Pharmacy
- Medical Microbiology
- Profession of Pharmacy
- Organic chemistry