“We do so much more than dispense pills. We’re breaking those stereotypes.”

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98%

2019 NAPLEX pass rate

83%

residency acceptance

rate

95%

on-time graduation

rate

17th

in NIH funding

20th

in the country

(U.S News & World Report)

$10.3

million in research

funding
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A great career in medicine

Pharmacy is an exciting, dynamic health-care profession. Pharmacists are experts in medicines of all kinds. Pharmacists find careers in pharmaceuticals, nuclear pharmacy, psychiatric pharmacy, transplant medicine, and many more. Pharmacists love their jobs and report high satisfaction rates. The average pharmacist earns more than $120,000 a year. The unemployment rate in pharmacy is 2%. Employment in pharmacy is projected to grow by 6% by 2026 in the U.S.

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David Vu, Pharm.D

Class of 2018

Learning in action

How David got involved with VCU HealthHacks

I joined the Healthcare Innovation Technology Student Interest Group at VCU School of Medicine a few months ago.

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Krista Donohoe, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor

Teaching in action

Why Dr. Donohoe choose pharmacy

I taught eighth-grade science before applying to pharmacy school. During pharmacy school, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in academia.

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Dayanjan Wijesinghe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research in action

How Dr. Wijesinghe's work contributes to a new future of patient care

The interdisciplinary VCU team hopes the use of mass spectrometry to analyze patients’ medications will become common practice.

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Benjamin Van Tassell, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor

Service in action

How Dr. Van Tassell outreach project transforms lives

Like most things in life, it’s all about relationships. At VCU, we embrace the connections that link us together.

How we make it happen

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