The Student Experience

Are you eager to dive into the world of pharmacy education at the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy? Our innovative programs provide not only essential knowledge and hands-on expertise but also a plethora of opportunities for community engagement to ensure your success. Explore the exciting opportunities that lie ahead as you begin your unique journey with us.

Community and Collaboration

Discover how the College of Pharmacy creates a vibrant community, promotes collaboration, and enriches your learning environment through these key initiatives:

Our vibrant student organizations are at the heart of building a sense of community. They provide platforms for students to connect, share their passions, and create lasting bonds, forging a close-knit "phamily." Find an organization that’s right for you.

Beyond academics, the College of Pharmacy offers opportunities to form lifelong friendships. These connections extend beyond the classroom and enrich the student experience.

Our advising program encourages one-on-one interactions between students and faculty. This personalized approach ensures that students receive tailored guidance and support throughout their academic journey

With a smaller faculty-to-student ratio, our college fosters stronger faculty involvement in student learning. This close interaction enhances the overall learning environment, encouraging collaboration and a deeper understanding of the subject matter

A balanced lifestyle is essential for success, whether in academics or life beyond. As a pharmacy student, you’ll have access to a wide range of leisure services at the Cincinnati Recreation and Wellness Centers, including fitness training and massage therapy. Additionally, our Student Health, Student Wellness, and University Counseling Services are here to promote your emotional and personal well-being.

Student Engagement, Research, and Outreach

The College of Pharmacy actively fosters student engagement and involvement in extracurricular activities, research, and community outreach to ensure a well-rounded educational experience for pharmacy students.

Students participate in co-curricular activities that allow them to apply their classroom learning, such as volunteering, engaging in patient care experiences, and pursuing leadership opportunities.

Pharmacy students collaborate with faculty or established preceptors and researchers to complete capstone research projects, gaining hands-on research experience and contributing to the field's advancement.

Eclectic courses are offered to students who wish to delve deeper into research, providing them with a structured research experience and an opportunity to draft research manuscripts

Students have the option to volunteer for research opportunities in laboratory settings, giving them exposure to cutting-edge research methodologies and practices.

These initiatives collectively empower students to broaden their horizons, apply their knowledge, and actively engage with research and community outreach, enriching their educational journey and creating a well-rounded student experience.

Program Opportunites

The University of Cincinnati's James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy offers an array of unique opportunities and programs that enrich the student experience and prepare you for successful careers in pharmacy and healthcare:

 Our state-of-the-art Skills Lab offers a simulated pharmacy environment for hands-on learning, ensuring students gain practical experience in a controlled setting.

We offer a range of dual degrees and certificates in fields like Leadership, Pediatrics, Underserved Populations, Drug Delivery and Design, and Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics, empowering students with specialized expertise.

Through partnerships with organizations like St. Vincent de Paul, Drop Inn Shelter, and the Student Run Free Clinic, students can volunteer or intern, applying their knowledge in real-world healthcare settings.

With a multitude of practice sites nearby, students have access to diverse learning opportunities without the hassle of extensive travel or housing coordination.

Our location allows students to learn from a wide array of experts in their respective fields, providing a unique educational advantage

These resources collectively enhance the overall student experience and equip graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for successful pharmacy and healthcare careers.

Perks of Being in Cincinnati

From our prime location near the Medical Campus to the vibrant city culture, your educational journey is enriched with exceptional opportunities. Explore the perks that make your pharmacy student experience truly exceptional.

As a pharmacy student, you'll benefit from the strong support of a large, public university within walking distance of the bustling Medical Campus. Access to cutting-edge resources and collaborations is at your fingertips.

Enjoy the advantages of Cincinnati's city life without feeling overwhelmed. The manageable size of the city ensures easy navigation while providing an authentic urban experience that complements your academic journey

Immerse yourself in a city bursting with culture, a growing list of professional sports teams, and an ever-expanding array of entertainment options. With over 100 restaurants, cafes, music venues, theaters, and cultural attractions, Cincinnati creates a vibrant backdrop to enhance your student journey. Immerse yourself in this unique and welcoming community, where creativity and Bearcat pride thrive, making your pharmacy experience truly exceptional