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Why Pacific


Pacific PharmD graduates have consistently had a higher first-time pass rate for the NAPLEX exam than the national average. Learn more.

Many of our graduates go on to complete residencies or fellowships. Our faculty and alumni are valuable assets for students who are interested in pursuing these postgraduate opportunities.

Pacific ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in postgraduate residencies for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Program.


Dynamic teams are the future of health care. As a member of the Pacific family, you can collaborate with like-minded peers and challenge yourself by taking on a leadership role. Through these opportunities, you will gain the communication and leadership skills you will use every day as you serve your patients.

With the support and guidance of faculty, our students lead health care outreach programs that make an impact in the community. They also go on to serve on state and national committees and frequently recognized for their excellence in clinical and business plan competitions.

230 Leadership positions 6 Student chapters of professional organizations
15 Committees 4 Professional pharmacy fraternities
10 Student groups 2 Honor societies

Powerful Alumni Network

Our alumni are the core of the Pacific family. They are committed to helping you reach your academic and professional goals, now and throughout your career. Attend events hosted by the Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association to connect with leaders in the profession. Many of our alumni are actively involved and hold leadership positions in local, state and national professional organizations.

Research Driven

Our faculty members use research to challenge the status quo of patient care and education. Their research covers a wide spectrum of topics, including drug delivery, drug design, mental health and patient care. At Pacific, you will have the opportunity to work alongside our faculty members on cutting-edge research.

A New Era in Pharmacy Education

To continue Pacific's legacy of innovation, we are excited to announce the launch of our newly updated curriculum. The redesigned curriculum will engage and better prepare the next generation of pharmacists. We have intentionally integrated active learning techniques in our courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a well-rounded, highly competent health care provider. Our curriculum also offers extensive development of clinical case management and interprofessional collaboration. Learn more.