Student Life

The School of Pharmacy connects PharmD students with a variety of resources and support services to assist students with their academic, personal and professional development. The program also provides students with multiple opportunities to become involved with their classmates, the school, profession and community.

Student Resources – Additional Information

Rho Chi Eta Chapter

Rho Chi is the national, academic honor society in pharmacy established in 1922. The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The University of Wisconsin Eta chapter of Rho Chi strives to foster leadership and intellectual achievement together as a chapter. Rho Chi members coordinate:

  • Study tips presentation for DPH-1 and DPH-2 students during Fall semester
  • Weekly study halls on Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm
  • Individual tutoring:  Students interested in a tutor should complete an interest form in the Student & Academic Affairs Office

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Peer Learning Program

The Peer Learning Program offers peer facilitated organized study groups for students in several School of Pharmacy courses. Sign-up takes place at the beginning of each semester and is open to all PharmD and Pharm/Tox students. Interested students must commit to meeting for approximately 2 hours per week throughout the semester and are expected to attend every meeting prepared to actively participate in discussion. Available courses:

  • 718-420/421  Introduction to Drug Action and Delivery I/II
  • 718-521/522  Pharmacology I/II
  • 728-555/556  Pharmacotherapy I/II
  • 728-655/656  Pharmacotherapy III/IV

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The Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS)

The Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) supported by segregated fees and dedicated to connecting UW students with volunteer tutors for assistance with academic courses, study skills, conversational English, and intercultural exchange.

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The Writing Center

The Writing Center helps undergraduate, professional and graduate students in all disciplines become more effective, more confident writers through individual consultations, workshops and other services.

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The McBurney Disability Resource Center

The McBurney Disability Resource Center provides services to students with disabilities to insure accessibility to university programs. McBurney offers accommodations counseling, evaluation referral and disability-related information.  Academic accommodations include, but are not limited to, testing accommodations, interpreting, captioning, notetaker services, document conversion services (e.g., books in digital audio and electronic formats), and registration assistance. McBurney is a resource for information including, but not limited to, tutoring services, study skills and time management, community resources, disability awareness, and various university services.

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Student Voice

The Student Voice is a place for students to share their thoughts and concerns about the School of Pharmacy. The Student Voice was created by the Climate Committee with the goal of fostering an environment in which students feel empowered to use their voice to shape their experience at the school.

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Academic Advisors

All PharmD students are assigned an academic advisor who can assist with, or provide appropriate referrals for, academic and personal issues, time management, test-taking techniques and study skills.

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Career Fair

The Career Fair is a 2-day annual event sponsored by the School of Pharmacy Student Senate. Activites include:

  • Panel Discussions – Students learn about current trends in the job market, tips for improving their CV, interview skills, and more.
  • Interviews – Employers conduct interviews with students for jobs and internships
  • Career Fair – Conducted in an exhibit format, the Career Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers, ask questions, and learn about pharmacy technician, internship, pharmacist, residency, and industrial pharmacy positions.
  • APPE Presentations – APPE sites provide a brief overview of their site and what students can expect if they do a rotation there.

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