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Doctor of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin

There is an increasing demand for pharmacists who can provide expanded services, helping to alleviate the physician shortage by providing greater access to primary and preventive care to patients. That’s why MCW’s Pharmacy School offers an innovative model of pharmacy education, helping to develop a pipeline of new, world-class pharmacists for Wisconsin to ensure that high quality healthcare continues for future generations in both urban and rural communities throughout the state.

Academic Year in Review 2023

Read about how students, faculty, and staff achieve the MCW School of Pharmacy’s core missions: Learn, Innovate, Engage, Advocate.
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Academic Concentrations

MCW Pharmacy School students may pursue an academic concentration to enhance their subject knowledge, satisfy an intellectual interest, or increase their experience in a specific field of pharmacy. Academic concentrations provide a means for students to align elective courses, clinical rotations and a culminating project around a particular thematic area. These focused concentrations enhance Doctor of Pharmacy program graduates' competitiveness in the job market and post-graduate training programs. In Year 1, students may apply to pursue an academic concentration in one of the following areas:
Expose student pharmacists to the fundamentals of research, cultivate an appreciation for research, and position students as highly competitive candidates for formal post-graduate training.
Population Health
Expose student pharmacists to the fundamentals of population-based health management, cultivate an appreciation for community engagement, and position students as highly competitive interdisciplinary providers of culturally competent direct patient care and service for underserved communities. Student pharmacists will be able to provide care within various sectors of the community (e.g., health care systems, public health, industry, academia, healthcare) to achieve positive health outcomes with communities served.
Specialized Pharmacy Practice
Recognize student pharmacist professionals that have developed skills in an area of specialized pharmacy practice. Pharmacists who have documented specialized experience have additional benefits with personal satisfaction and career advancement. Students are required to have a longitudinal focus (across elective courses, rotations, and project) in a particular area to complete this concentration.
Entrepreneurship &  Leadership
Expose student pharmacists to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and leadership to prepare for a future career in pharmacy leadership or administration in a variety of settings, including independent pharmacy and health-systems pharmacy.