Under the leadership of Dean Julie Johnson, Pharm.D., the University of Florida College of Pharmacy continues an extraordinary transformation to shape the pharmacy profession for years to come. The college has successfully added more than 50 new full-time clinical and tenure-track faculty positions in six years and has aggressively recruited some of the nation’s top clinicians and researchers to fill these roles.
Annual research funding in the College of Pharmacy reached a record $23.7 million in 2018. That moves the college into the Top 5 of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s research rankings for total, federal and National Institutes of Health funding.
At campuses in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando, UF pharmacy students are participating in a modernized curriculum that prepares them to be 21st century pharmacists. By embracing new teaching ideas, participating in team-based learning and committing to be lifelong learners, UF pharmacy students are poised to impact the world of health care in remarkable ways.
PHARMACY EDUCATION IN JACKSONVILLE
In August, the College of Pharmacy welcomed 248 news students into the professional Pharm.D. program, including 47 students who enrolled at the Jacksonville campus. Students in Jacksonville enjoy small class sizes that allow them to build quality relationships with professors and classmates, as well as take advantage of leadership opportunities.
The state-of-the-art DuBow Family Foundation interactive classroom in Jacksonville connects pharmacy students with their professors and peers via videoconferencing. This allows faculty based in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando to simultaneously deliver instruction across all the campuses.