UB pharmacy school partners with SUNY colleges to offer early entry in doctoral program

By Kara Sweet

Release Date: December 19, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has formed new collaborative 2+4 agreements with eight SUNY community colleges to provide students with the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree in a shorter amount of time.

The 2+4 agreements will allow students to apply to UB’s PharmD program after completing two years of undergraduate study at community colleges in an associate’s degree program. Two qualified students from each community college will be guaranteed acceptance into UB each year.

The new agreements were formed with Erie Community College, SUNY Adirondack, Columbia—Greene Community College, SUNY Broome Community College, Nassau Community College, Rockland Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College and Dutchess Community College.

The agreements follow existing partnerships with Monroe Community College, Genesee Community College, Finger Lakes Community College and Fulton—Montgomery Community College.

“The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences values our collaboration with State University of New York community colleges and these 2+4 agreements will further solidify our strong partnerships. We look forward to having their best and brightest students as members of our PharmD program,” said James O’Donnell, PhD, dean of the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

For more than 130 years, the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1-ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 22 in the United States.

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