Amanda Merck, P4

Amanda Merck, PharmD Class of 2021

Originally from West Des Moines, Iowa, Amanda knew she wanted to stay in-state to attend pharmacy school. And she knew by attending the UI College of Pharmacy, she’d receive a quality education. 

“The University of Iowa is known for its quality health sciences graduate programs and Iowa is a great place to live. The ‘midwestern kindness’ is really a thing! The environment of Iowa City is big enough to feel like a city, but small enough to feel like you belong to a community.”

Milagro Michels-Cordao

Milagro Michels-Cordao, PharmD Class of 2023

Doctor of Pharmacy student Milagro Michels-Cordao knew she always wanted to work in the medical field. Her decision to attend pharmacy school at University of Iowa was an easy one. She fell in love with the University of Iowa campus after attending the UI for her undergraduate studies and loved how integrated healthcare is within the UI professional schools.

“I also love that the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is such a big part of our curriculum because it allows us so many more opportunities for experience as well as having active healthcare professionals as our faculty.”

Joseph O'Brien, PhD Candidate

Joseph O'Brien, PhD Class of 2020

O’Brien’s research has flourished since he chose the UI College of Pharmacy for his PhD program. He was able to participate in research immediately after coming to Iowa, and some of his work was published during his first year of graduate studies.

Since completing his Doctor Philosophy in Fall 2020 in Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, he continues work down the path of drug discovery. With the experience gained from the UI College of Pharmacy in both academia and industry, O’Brien is certain he’ll find a place to grow further as a scientist.

Emily Vyverberg

Emily Vyverberg, PharmD Class of 2009

Emily Vyverberg’s career has thrived since graduating from the UI College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2009. She credits much of her success to the education received and the meaningful relationships formed while at the UI College of Pharmacy. Vyverberg comments:

“The UI College of Pharmacy has a long history of providing exceptional education to student pharmacists and the dedicated faculty and staff work tirelessly to ensure student success."