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Alumni Perspectives

Coming to America

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Quoc Ho came to America when he was eight years old. The Vietnamese native arrived in California with his parents and two older sisters in 1996. As a third grader, the only language he knew was Vietnamese. “It was sink or swim, so I learned English quickly,” recalls Ho. And that’s been his modus operandi ever since — learn the lay of the land quickly, and use the knowledge to propel forward. Read More

Seeing Double

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Taylor Alford always knew she had a doppelganger. But few people at the Anschutz Medical Campus knew.

Her identical twin, Naomi Willden, was enrolled in the School of Dental Medicine Doctor of Dental Surgery program while Taylor studied pharmacy. During their three years on campus together, fellow students and faculty would often ask Taylor, “Where’s your scrubs? Why did you change your clothes? Why are you wearing a lab coat?” Read More

Law Expands Opportunities for Pharmacists

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On June 6, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 16-135 into law while sponsors of the bill (Representative Joann Ginal), and representatives from the Colorado Pharmacists Society, CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Regis University School of Pharmacy watched. The bill amends both the Pharmacy Practice Act and the Colorado Insurance Code to expand practice opportunities for pharmacists, and provides a pathway for reimbursement of pharmacy services. Read More

12 Careers You Can Have with a PharmD

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Considering a career in pharmacy, or do you already have your PharmD and want a change of scenery? Since Jan. 12 is National Pharmacist’s Day, here are 12 jobs you can do with a PharmD:

  1. Clinical Pharmacist
  2. Hospital Pharmacist
  3. Community Pharmacist
  4. Veterinary Pharmacist
  5. Business Owner
  6. Academia
  7. IT Pharmacy
  8. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (i.e. Indian Health Service, FDA, and Bureau of Prisons)
  9. Geriatric Pharmacist
  10. Poison Control Pharmacist
  11. Consulting
  12. Marketing

Want more information or would like to speak with someone about a specific pathway? Check out Rx for Your Success.

Our Students Secure Top Residencies

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Graduates of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are capturing some of the most sought after residencies in the nation. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists reported that in 2015 4,358 candidates competed for only 3,006 PGY1 (Post-Graduate Year 1) positions. Despite there being more candidates than residencies, our students are finding themselves competitive, with students placing in top programs at University of California Davis, Johns Hopkins, Stanford University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, and Mayo Clinic Health System. Read More

Career Exploration Highlights a Career in Healthcare IT

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“The Career Exploration Seminar was extremely eye-opening to a new and developing field of pharmacy that goes beyond the typical work of a pharmacist.” ~ P-2 Danielle Pilgreen.

According to students, the Sept. 29th Career Exploration Seminar, hosted by the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Association, was one of its best yet. Read More

Why I chose CU’s iPharmD program

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University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy iPharmD® graduate, Dr. Fred Asamoah, explains why he got his doctorate from CU’s iPharmD program. As a working pharmacist with a bachelor’s degree, he was looking for a program that would provide him with the training he needs to compete with recent graduates and allowed him to juggle work, family and school. He picked CU’s program because of its flexibility and its 100+ year history of providing world class education, patient care and research. Learn why he recommends the program to the students he precepts.