Published February 26, 2018
Lehman College and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have formed a new collaborative agreement that will provide students the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree in a shorter amount of time.
A memorandum of agreement was formally signed on Feb. 14, 2018, by Lehman College Provost, Dr. Harriet Fayne, and Dean of the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. James O’ Donnell.
Provost Fayne said, “It is exciting for Lehman College to affiliate with a top flight pharmacy school. We anticipate that this partnership will advance our plan to increase the number of Lehman graduates who earn high-quality degrees and then move on to postgraduate studies and professional careers. A large number of Lehman undergraduates are interested in the health professions. We hope that well-prepared University of Buffalo alumni return to the Bronx and improve the quality of health care in our community.”
Under the 3+4 agreement, students will complete three years of undergraduate study in Lehman College’s biochemistry program and then apply to UB’s pharmacy program. Once accepted, students will have their first-year pharmacy courses applied toward completion of their bachelor’s degree at Lehman College.
Rather than taking four years to complete a bachelor’s degree and another four years to complete the doctor of pharmacy degree, students will complete both programs in seven years. The pharmacy program will guarantee spaces each year for qualified Lehman College students.
Discussing the UB-Lehman partnership, Dean O’Donnell said, “The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences values our strong collaboration with Lehman College, and this 3+4 agreement will further solidify this partnership. We look forward to having their best and brightest students as members of our PharmD program.”