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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Advancing Human Health and Wellness

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, a part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and aligned with Rutgers–New Brunswick, is a mission-driven, research-intensive school within one of the nation’s largest academic health centers. One of only a few “0-6” doctor of pharmacy programs in the U.S., it offers students the opportunity to enter the preprofessional phase directly from high school, or transfer into the program from college.

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Patient-Centered, Outcomes-Oriented Pharmacy Education

Rutgers pharmacy students are educated for the realities of 21st-century pharmacy practice centered around patients, outcomes, and collaboration in health care. Students get early exposure to the many career pathways in pharmacy, including basic research, public health, health outcomes and economics, pharmaceutical industry management, and more, through the school’s place in the larger Rutgers community, and within the sizable pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey.

A Solid Recommendation

"I would recommend both the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and Rutgers to any student interested in the life sciences. For one thing, the pharmacy school is built into Rutgers, so you get a small school feel with the resources of a larger institution. Also, the PharmD degree here is one of the most versatile degrees a student can get, giving you a lot of options once you graduate. You could be a practicing pharmacist in a community or hospital setting; you could go into the pharmaceutical industry, health care policy, or a life science-related finance field. Pretty much anything that you can think of—you have a plethora of paths to choose from with a PharmD degree."

Tin Le
PharmD Candidate

Tin Le