Unsurpassed Excellence

Since 1885 the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has been advancing distinction in pharmacy education, discovery, and healthcare delivery, training the highest quality pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. 


National Ranking

We boast a top twenty ranking out of 143 pharmacy schools!

Our Commitment

The UI College of Pharmacy is committed to fostering, facilitating, and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our endeavors.

Charles Iles

Build Leadership Skills

Charles Iles, Class of 2025

Iowa Pharmacy stands out for the leadership it instills in its students every day. At Iowa, we have an abundant amount of research, connections, and top faculty to enhance our experience. Iowa equips students with the necessary skills to excel wherever we choose to practice.”

Sanika Jadhav

Explore Diverse Research Opportunities

Sanika Jadhav, PhD Student

The PhD program allows you to choose a research project that aligns with your research interests and to learn from distinguished and dedicated faculties with well diverse backgrounds.”

Jose Rodriguez

Be Innovative

Jose Rodriguez, Class of 2023

Iowa Pharmacy is a world leader in practice transformation, research development, and innovation. If there is something new brewing in the pharmacy world, there is a big chance Iowa is involved.

Emily Weyenberg

Learn in a "Pharmily" Atmosphere

Emily Weyenberg, Class of 2025

"I was introduced to the term, “Pharmily”, meaning pharmacy family, during my interview session. That term really describes the atmosphere at the College. All the faculty are on your side and want to see you succeed and the collaborative environment with your peers really makes learning easier!"

A Few of Our Favorite Things....

Students recently responded to the question:

"What is your favorite thing about the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy?"

Learn more about why you should choose Iowa too!

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News and Announcements

APhA-ASP administers flu shots

PharmD Students Offer Flu Vaccinations in Community

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Get your flu shot from one of our amazing pharmacy students this fall!
White Coat Group

New Wave of Students Join College

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
The College of Pharmacy is pleased to welcome two new student classes for the 2023-2024 school year.
Pharmacy Building Students Spring

College Welcomes Associate Professor of Instruction Kate Smith

Thursday, August 31, 2023
The College of Pharmacy is proud to welcome Dr. Kathryn Smith as its first-ever Associate Professor of Instruction. 

Upcoming Events

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College of Pharmacy Homecoming Week (Student Events)

Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 6, 2023 (all day)
College of Pharmacy Building
College of Pharmacy Students: Celebrate Homecoming Week by attending these fun events! Oct. 2, 12:30 pm - Tie Dye T-shirt Event Lawn outside of College of Pharmacy Building Sign Up Oct. 2, 5:30 pm - Movie Night (Halloweentown) Room 110 A/B, College of Pharmacy Building Sign Up Oct. 6, 5:45 pm - Homecoming Parade (Pharmacy Float) Downtown Iowa City  

Progress 2023: Learning Together in the 21st Century

Thursday, October 5 to Friday, October 6, 2023 (all day)
Hyatt Regency Place
Overview Emphasizing the interprofessional team approach to patient care, this program combines annual internal medicine and pharmacy continuing education programs into a single multi-track program offering plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and current hot topics in a combined interprofessional format. Topics include updates and practice changes in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, General Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Hospital Medicine, Neurology, and Psychology. Target Audience...
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College of Pharmacy Osterhaus Lifetime Achievement Symposium and Alumni Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 5, 2023 3:00pm
College of Pharmacy Building
Join us in honoring recipients of the following (reception to follow ceremony): Ting-Fong and Nei-Jia Chin Professor in Pharmaceutics: Nicole Brogden, '07 PharmD, PhD Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement Award: Susan Winckler, ’92 BSPh, JD Distinguished Alumni Award: John Daniel, ’59 BSPh Steve Firman, ’76 BSPh, MBA Jan Hansen, ’83 BSPh, PhD Honorary Alumni Award: Gary Milavetz, BS, PharmD Genesis Alumni Award: Kristen Peterson, ’17 PharmD Heidi Schwanz, ’12 PhD, MBA More...
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College of Pharmacy Homecoming Alumni, Family, and Friends Celebration

Friday, October 6, 2023 7:00pm
The Graduate Hotel (formerly Iowa City Sheraton)
Calling all College of Pharmacy alumni, faculty/staff and friends! Please join us for a family-friendly event following the Homecoming parade as we celebrate all UI College of Pharmacy alumni. Honorary classes this year are: 2023 Reunion Classes - 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018 Food will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Fun activities for the kids! Cost: $15/adult, $8/children 6 - 12 years, FREE/children 5 and under REGISTER *College...
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BMindful Holy Days: Birth of Bab (Bahá'í)

Monday, October 16, 2023 (all day)
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events. BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith—days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to...