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 there’s 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. You will set yourself apart from your peers as you become a campus and community health partner working alongside the ONU HealthWise clinical team fielding calls in the Drug and Health Information Center and helping patients live healthier lives through health and wellness screenings. You could serve area patients via the HealthWise Mobile Clinic or in the on-campus HealthWise Pharmacy. You also could have the opportunity to help a professor with grant-funded research or head 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. Compared to a 69 percent national average, in 2017, ONU students matched at a rate of 81 percent. In the first-round Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) residency training, ONU was seventh in the nation in total number of graduates matched. Matched locations include the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Ohio State University Medical Center, University of Michigan Health System and University of North Carolina Hospitals.
BECOME PART OF A POWERFUL NETWORK
When you come to ONU, you become part of a powerful and close-knit network of ONU pharmacists. In 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 graduation. And, wherever your career takes you, you’re sure to encounter an ONU pharmacist who has your back.
MEGHAN DAVLIN PHARMD ’11
Ohio Northern is a recognized brand in the profession of pharmacy, synonymous with quality and professionalism. ONU professors will challenge you academically and professionally. They will invest in your success, and this personal attention will make all the difference.
Meghan Davlin was thinking about majoring in pharmacy when she ended up in the hospital. While there, she met a knowledgeable and compassionate pharmacist who convinced her that pharmacy was the right choice. At ONU, Meghan served as president of the Student Senate and the PanHellenic Council. These leadership experiences piqued her interest in leadership positions in the health care system. She also participated in ONU’s musical theatre productions, dance shows and orchestra. At every performance, she would see one or more of her pharmacy professors in the audience. Today, Meghan is the division director for ambulatory and care transitions for the Johns Hopkins Health-System. In this role, she oversees clinical pharmacy services for 175 hospital specialty clinics, 40 primary care physician offices and eight outpatient pharmacies. She also maintains a practice in an anticoagulation clinic and serves as president of the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacy (OHSP) and chair of the Council of Education and Workforce Development for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
OUTCOMES AND COURSES
- Approximately 93 percent of our graduates pass the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) on their first attempt. In 2017, the national passage rate was 85 percent.
- 99 percent of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation.
- Our alumni network is 6,500 members strong and of the largest you will find in the country.
- ONU is ranked the No. 1 private college of pharmacy in the state of Ohio (according to U.S. News and World Report.)
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
WHERE COULD YOU END UP?
Did you know there are more than 60 pharmacy concentrations that you could go into after receiving your PharmD? Pharmacists have evolved into one of the most integral components of the health care team, as they provide patients a unique mix of medical knowledge and interpersonal skills to address their health-related concerns. Managing patients with life-threatening diseases, providing important immunizations to children and the elderly, identifying drug interaction problems, engaging in lab research, owning a community pharmacy — are just a few of the many roles that pharmacists can play. Another great thing about the Raabe College of Pharmacy is that we expose you a wide range of potential practice areas. You’re sure to uncover a path that you feel passionate about: helping patients live healthier lives. What’s more, the median annual salary for a pharmacist is $124,170 (2017–BLS.gov)..
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