The College of Pharmacy is located on the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus. The PharmD program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and has recently undergone significant revision to the pre-pharmacy curriculum as well as enhancements to a number of core courses within the program. Classes are conducted on a semester basis beginning in late August and ending in early May. Required didactic courses in the curriculum are not offered during the summer although experiential programming does occur during that time.
Both professional and social opportunities are available through campus and College of Pharmacy organizations. The College maintains a chapter of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists as well as chapters of Kappa Psi and Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, and Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society. These organizations provide opportunities for social interaction, as well as the offering of professional programs in the community and the state of Nebraska.
UNMC is dedicated to educating the next century of health care professionals with the latest in teaching tools, technology and facilities. More than 3,400 students attend UNMC, seeking degrees in Allied Health professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Graduate Studies. Students at UNMC learn in an environment that embraces the innovation of tomorrow while maintaining low student-to-faculty ratios and small-group learning.
Because of UNMC's burgeoning research enterprise ($115 million in annual research funding), students learn from scientists and clinicians who are at the leading edge of discovery. Many of our students also can engage in the rich cultures of Omaha, working in student-run clinics that assist underserved populations in the city.