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Pharmacists don’t just sit behind a desk and count pills, so why should your pharmacy education be just about the textbook or lecture? At Drake, we are teaching innovative practices for the future of pharmacy—in and out of the classroom.

Our emphasis on patient care, team-based learning, creative thinking, and communication skills helps students become leaders, and the hands-on experiences you can gain in the many different fields of pharmacy—both in the United States and around the world—prepare you for a successful career in the industry. Plus, you can enhance your future opportunities with a dual-degree or concentration to develop your expertise.

Whether you’re still in high school or considering where to obtain your Doctor of Pharmacyjoin us and pursue your passion at the highest level.

Our pharmacy students are among the best in the country!  Take a look at our students' recent accomplishments:

  • Drake's first-time pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) is in the top 25% of pharmacy schools in the Midwest.  93.3% of 2016 Drake grads passed the NAPLEX the first time they took it (compared to the national average of only 85%).  Drake's first-time pass rate is first among Midwest private institutions. 
  • The on-time graduation rate for the Drake PharmD class of 2017 was 96.3%.
  • 2017 Drake PharmD graduates exceeded the national average for acceptance into competitive residencies, fellowships or graduate programs.  50% of 2017 Drake grads were accepted into competitive residencies, fellowships or graduate programs, compared to the national average of about 20%. 

Visit Pharmacy Is Right For Me! to learn more about the profession of pharmacy and career pathways students can pursue. 

Drake Pharmacy alumni can download our Pharmacy in Iowa flyer to promote your practice and the profession of pharmacy in your area!