Wayne State Doctor of Pharmacy program celebrates match and rankings achievements

From hands-on learning in classrooms and labs to real-world patient care experiences across the city of Detroit, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy program is dedicated to preparing student pharmacists for career success.student pharmacist

In alignment with Wayne State University’s College to Career initiative — which seeks to provide every student with experiential learning opportunities that allow them to encounter the world, gain deeper insights and new perspectives, and prepare for prosperous careers — the program’s commitment is evidenced through two recent achievements.

This spring, 95% of participating PharmD candidates successfully matched with residency programs. Wayne State Pharmacy Warriors will be completing residencies in 10 different states — California, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Washington and Wisconsin — with 26 staying in Metro Detroit and 17 continuing to make a difference right here in Detroit.

According to American Society of Health System Pharmacists Resident Matching Program statistics, WSU Applebaum has the highest match percentage of all pharmacy schools in Michigan.student pharmacists

“These match results reinforce what we already know,” said Associate Dean for Pharmacy Susan Davis. “WSU Pharmacy grads are highly qualified and highly sought after by employers and post-graduate training programs.”

Meanwhile, when U.S. News & World Report published its 2024 Best Graduate Schools lists this week, WSU Pharmacy was #38 out of 141 pharmacy schools ranked — up by five from the previous results in 2020. WSU Applebaum's Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs join PharmD on the list of more than 50 Wayne State graduate programs ranked.

“Wayne State Pharmacy coming in at #38 puts us in great company and in the top third of programs across the country,” said Davis. “The increase reflects that our peers recognize the value of the pharmacy education and science happening here in Detroit.”

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University is a four-year curriculum in the heart of Detroit. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in each year of the program. WSU Applebaum information meetings for prospective students take place at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The application process or the Doctor of Pharmacy program begins each July.

An anchor in urban health care

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is built on more than 100 years of tradition and innovation in the heart of Detroit. We have grown deep roots in our city, harnessing its powerhouse hospital systems and community service organizations as vibrant, real-world training grounds for students, with an ongoing focus on social justice in health care. And our research at all levels – from undergraduates to veteran faculty members – translates into creative solutions for healthier communities.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering approximately 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 24,000 students.

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