Pharmaceutical Sciences Open House

Join UNC Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Students and other guests as we host an afternoon Open House that will take you through the many opportunities and careers in pharmaceutical sciences.  The Pharmaceutical Sciences Open House will take place on April 7 in Kerr Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. The afternoon will provide you networking opportunities, an overview of our programs, and interactions with faculty and alumni guests.  To register and receive event information about the day, click HERE. If you have any questions, feel free to message Graduate Student Organization President Kelsey Lamb at

Pharmaceutical Sciences Open House 2017

Pharmacist: a good career move

Forbes recently ranked Pharmacist second among the ” Top 20 Jobs for Getting Ahead in 2017.” The article summarizes data gathered from a LinkedIn article which looked at the most “promising jobs in America based on the potential for career advancement, job growth and salary.” Forbes summarized:

“In second place on the list, Pharmacist makes an appearance. Pharmacists in the U.S. make an annual median wage of $123,000 and there are more than 3,300 open positions for that profession on LinkedIn, increasing 45% over last year. The job earned a career advancement score of 5 out of 10.”

Happy Holidays!


A snowy Carolina scene painted by DPET’s Rachel Howard on the glass of the School’s Technology Suite

Wishing you a Happy Holiday season! The School and the Admissions Office will be closed from 5pm Friday, December 23rd until 8am Tuesday, January 3rd. Enjoy your break and we’ll see you in 2017!

The Calm Before the Storm


Tomorrow is our first Candidates’ Day of the year. The folders are stuffed, the cowbells are ready to ring, and it’s going to be a beautiful day in NC! We’re excited to welcome our first group of students for interviews. Candidates’ Days are always great events at the School. Over 65 faculty, students, and staff are involved with the actual day’s activities. Want to learn more about Candidates’ Day? There are a number of posts here.

I want to wish everyone interviewing tomorrow good luck! We’re looking forward to meeting you.

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference


We will be attending the Pre-Health Conference Saturday, October 8, 2016, on the UC Davis campus. This is always a great event with 3,000+ students and over 70 pharmacy schools attending. If you’re planning to attend, please stop by our table and say hi!

Registration and more information about the event can be found here:



Health Professions Week

Are you interested in learning more about careers in health professions, including pharmacy? Read more below to learn about Health Professions Week!


Register now for the first annual Health Professions Week! HPW is an exciting, free, week-long event for students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in healthcare, this is a great way to get exposure to 19 different health professions and hear directly from practitioners in these roles.

Over five days in September, through a series of online and in-person activities, HPW will offer you the opportunity to:

  •  Explore 19 diverse and rewarding health professions during two virtual fairs and an online treasure hunt;
  • Interview a variety of health professionals to learn about what their life is like in their chosen profession;
  • Engage with educators and health professionals near you at alocal community or campus event.

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Virtual Pharmacy School Fair

One of our favorite events every year is the AACP Virtual Pharmacy School Fair. Come chat with us (and other pharmacy schools) October 4 and 5! This is a great way to learn more about pharmacy schools and the admissions process, whether you’re just thinking about applying to pharmacy school or whether you’re in the process of applying. We – current students and staff – will be available and chatting both days. We look forward to chatting with you!


Visit the School this fall

We have several events coming up at the School this semester – at both our Asheville and Chapel Hill campuses! Our events are a great opportunity for you to learn more about pharmacy as a career, about our program and students, and about the admissions process. You will be able to interact with staff and current students and take a tour of the School. We hope you will be able to join us!

Sign up for a Pharmacy Friday or Open House here.