Rx for Your Academic Achievement
Pharmacy is a rewarding career that offers many exciting opportunities. With a growing demand for trained pharmacists, more are taking on active roles in hospitals, clinics, academia, community practice and research labs. In Colorado alone, the field of pharmacy has a 10-year projected growth rate of 28.5% (according to Colorado Workforce Development Council Talent Pipeline Report). With a median income of $113,000+ for first year graduates*, pharmacy is a high demand, high wage job with plenty of growth potential and ranks as one of the top jobs in the state.
CU’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy prides itself on ensuring our students are successful during and after graduation. From personalized professional development and social engagement opportunities to programs for health and wellness and academic success, we've got everything you need to accomplish your goals.
Rx for Your Academic Achievement
Rx for Your Career Development
Rx for Your Health and Wellness
Rx for Your Social Engagement
We feel academic success is at the core of what we do. That's why we offer a variety of support programs to help you stay on track. Here's a look at some of those programs.
Our school offers free, one-on-one tutoring or group tutoring to students. This service is provided by pharmacy student peers.
In addition to individual tutoring, the school also provides Facilitated Group Learning (FGL) sessions for classes. Free and optional for all students, FGL is a regularly scheduled academic assistance program providing opportunities for students to review notes, discuss readings for class and develop organizational strategies for success in the curriculum. The FGL leaders – comprised of current students who have performed well in the courses they lead -- facilitate active self-learning by encouraging students to identify key points of the lectures, think proactively about upcoming topics and find mechanisms for students to answer their own questions. In FGL sessions, the leaders do not lecture or re-teach course material.
FGL leaders conduct the sessions, attend classes and view the Panopto recordings. For optimal results, it is best to attend all or as many sessions as possible and not just those before exams and quizzes.
For more information, please contact the Office of Student Services.
In addition to the services provided by our School, the CU Anschutz campus also offers 24/7 access to the Writing Center which offers support in academic, personal and professional writing on-site and online.
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students’ career development begins in the first year and continues each year, deepening career readiness through graduation.
Students proactively prepare for career opportunities by using the CU Pharmacy Career Plan as a guide. As students engage in the career planning cycle through curricular and co‐curricular activities, they achieve competency in career readiness skills. Success is achieved by navigating the career plan cycle multiple times when pursuing opportunities such as internships, unique APPE rotations, residencies, and employment as a pharmacist.
At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, your wellbeing matters to us. We know, in addition to navigating a rigorous academic program, students often experience issues that may interfere with their ability to thrive, including: academic stress, sleep problems, juggling responsibilities, life events, relationship concerns, or feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, or depression. If you or a friend is struggling, we strongly encourage you to seek support.
Student Mental Health Service
Fitzsimons Building | 2nd Floor 2343
Same-day appointments available for new patients
Campus Health Center
303-724-6242 Physical Health
303-724-4716 Behavioral Health
CU Anschutz Health & Wellness Center | 2nd Floor
12348 E Montview Blvd, Aurora, CO 80045
Same-day appointments available
A confidential space to own your well-being.
Succeed, Thrive & Matter.
Colorado Crisis Services
Confidential support & immediate help
BetterHelp Telehealth Counseling
Affordable, online therapy sessions & groupinars available to all students
Getting involved in extracurricular activities while a PharmD student can be great for your career. Here at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, we have many opportunities for you to get involved, ranging from student organizations and student governance and leadership opportunities to committees, focus groups and tutoring. Whatever your interest, we’re likely to have an opportunity that aligns with your career goals. Just take a look at some of the cool things our students are doing.