Student & Advisor Roles & Responsibilities

You Can Expect Your Advisor to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate School of Pharmacy policies and procedures
  • Listen to your concerns and respect your individual values and choices
  • Help you evaluate and define your academic, career, and personal goals
  • Assist you in creating an educational plan that is consistent with your goals
  • Support and encourage you as you work toward meeting your goals
  • Be available to answer your questions through scheduled meetings, walk-ins, phone or email
  • Assist you in working with faculty and staff members
  • Refer you to other campus offices as appropriate

Your Advisor Expects You to:

  • Schedule and attend advising appointments at least once/year
  • Come to appointments prepared with questions and/or topics to discuss
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Review your grades each semester and track your progress towards completing your graduation requirements
  • Become knowledgeable about the Pharm.D. curriculum and policies, procedures and resources within the School of Pharmacy as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Follow through on recommendations and referrals
  • Read your UW Madison email
  • Become knowledgeable of campus policies, procedures, and resources