Helping people get well is the number one reason many people choose health care as a career. As a pharmacist, you’ll be instrumental in working with patients and other healthcare professionals to optimize and manage medication therapies. Today, pharmacists are recognized as the medication experts who use not only their unique knowledge of drug actions and interactions but also clinical, patient communication and research skills as integral members of today’s interprofessional patient care teams.
UHCOP graduates continue to achieve exemplary results on the NAPLEX and MPJE national licensing exams, recently being ranked highest in the state of Texas, and third in the nation. Here is the link:
From delivering immunizations to interpreting genetic data for patient-drug metabolic compatibility, pharmacists ensure safe, effective use of drug therapies and achieve optimal health outcomes for their patients. Pharmacists today excel in a range of diverse career tracks and practice settings, from independent and large-chain community pharmacies to hospitals, clinics and a variety of public and private healthcare and research organizations. Some positions are involved in direct patient care, while others are more focused such areas as operations and management, consulting/managed care, and informatics/data for quality improvement and better patient health outcomes.
Founded in 1946, the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) combines the opportunities and experiences of the Texas Medical Center’s world-class healthcare community with resources of the University of Houston, Texas’ premier urban teaching and research university, to offer its students the best possible education. We have two locations, UH main campus, in Houston, TX, and Doctor’s Hospital Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas. The UH main campus location is housed in Health Building 2. We occupy approximately 128,000 square feet over five floors. Key elements of the college’s new home include: two large stadium-style classrooms, active learning classrooms, pharmacy compounding and sterile products lab, OSCE suites, and state-of-the-art pharmacology, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry core laboratories. Our building on UH main campus also features active-learning technologies and facilities, including patient simulation, patient-care and research laboratories.
Doctor’s Hospital Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas houses our second location known as UHRGV.
UH College of Pharmacy program in the Rio Grande Valley (UHRGV)
The University of Houston College of Pharmacy is excited to announce that it will begin admitting students to our second program, the University of Houston Rio Grande Valley at Doctor’s Hospital Renaissance (UHRGV) for applicants who will begin the Doctor of Pharmacy program for the fall of 2019.
The UHRGV program is housed within the Doctor’s Hospital Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas where UH faculty and administration work in collaboration with the counterparts on the main UH campus. This program allows admitted students the ability to take didactic coursework at the College of Pharmacy in Houston, Texas but complete their Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas, one of the largest growing and diverse populations in the state.
During the admissions process to UH College of Pharmacy, students will select their desired program—UH Main Campus or UHRGV. If admitted to the UHRGV program, students would be required to attend courses at the UH College of Pharmacy (located on the main UH campus) but would complete IPPEs (during the summers after their P1 and P2 years) and APPEs (starting the summer after their P3 year and continuing through the P4 spring semester) in the RGV area. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who are earning the Hispanic Healthcare Certificate or those who would like a language or cultural immersion experience.
Our student body boasts a proven track record of volunteerism and outreach to the diverse populations within the Greater Houston area, along with student success in competitions and leadership positions at every level. For example, the college is a founding member of the interprofessional student-run H.O.M.E.S. Clinic, an APhA-recognized ambulatory care clinic serving Houston’s homeless community. UHCOP has been a proud member of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center since 1980 and offer unparalleled access to some of the brightest clinical minds and compassionate hearts in health care today.
Our pharmacy preceptor network in the Texas Medical Center, throughout Greater Houston-Galveston area and across Texas provides abundant and diverse experiential training settings that allow students to complete their experiential training without worrying about finding temporary housing outside of the Houston-Galveston area.
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