The mission of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (the School) is to prepare students for lifelong success in health careers by providing an excellent, student-centered learning environment. We aspire to develop leadership skills in our students and a strong commitment to their professions, to interprofessional collaboration, and to society. These efforts are assisted by linkages across the University of the Pacific (the University) professional and liberal arts programs. We support outstanding professional and graduate teaching, research and other scholarly activity, and services as a means of achieving our mission.
A Leader in the Field
Year after year, the Thomas J. Long Pharmacy program attracts one of the largest groups of applicants in the nation. Why do so many students of Pharmacy and Health Sciences apply?
For starters, we have an excellent reputation. We've produced one third of currently practicing California pharmacists, and our alumni are leaders in every health science field.
Our reputation is built on more than mere word of mouth: it's based on our time-proven curriculum and our unrivaled commitment to student success.
Providing patients with the best possible care will one day be your top priority. We take that same approach to teaching. We're here to provide students with the best possible education. You, your growth and your future are our priorities. That's what defines the University of the Pacific experience. That's what makes our school the perfect place to launch your career.
At Pacific, You are the Focus
Our program has one of the highest retention rates in the country. Ninety-five percent of our students complete their degree here. Why? Because we focus on meeting their needs. We value scholarly research as much as other universities, but students always come first.
What will that mean to you?
It means your classes will be taught by top professors - not simply graduate student assistants. It means that our state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and equipment will be reserved and available for your learning. And it means that while you'll work very hard here, you'll also receive unrivaled support from our faculty and staff.
Our Graduates Are in Demand
Our alumni are highly sought after in the job market. Indeed, our graduates have included the CEO of the American Pharmacists Association, the President of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the President of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the President of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and a Pharmacist of the Year. One reason our alumni enjoy such success is that employers know they are ready to practice from day one. By the time you graduate from the Thomas. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, you'll have benefited from intensive clinical rotations, internships, and community service clinics. You'll graduate practice-ready.