Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 pharmacy college in Florida and in the Top 10 nationally, the UF College of Pharmacy develops future leaders in pharmacy practice and science. With campuses in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando, award-winning faculty aim to improve the health of Floridians and people across the world through a high-quality pharmacy education, impactful research and clinical innovation.
The college’s Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares graduates to practice in an evolving environment where the pharmacist is an interprofessional team member who collaborates to improve patient care. Doctoral students are taking a lead role in advancing science through a comprehensive research training program that pushes boundaries in areas such as drug discovery and development, drug safety and developing new ways to care for patients. The college also offers unique degree programs using distance learning technologies, targeting working professionals.
Research activities, led by renowned faculty in the UF College of Pharmacy, span the entire lifecycle of a drug and are resulting in major medical breakthroughs in areas such as drug discovery and development, pharmacometrics and systems pharmacology, and pharmacogenomics, among others. These discoveries are significantly impacting the lives of patients around the world.
The college is a national leader in the development and evaluation of innovative clinical pharmacy practice models. The UF College of Pharmacy is exploring new models of chronic disease management in which pharmacists and doctors team up to ensure patients have access to care. As a result, pharmacists will play an expanded, more vital role in the health care system — a role that can increase quality, reduce costs and, most importantly, improve lives.