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Congratulations on your acceptance into the School of Pharmacy. The resources below are designed to help you plan and prepare for the next stage of your career.

At the D'Youville School of Pharmacy, we take pride in producing competent, collaborative, and caring practitioners. Our graduates have a 97 percent placement rate into jobs and paid post-graduate residencies, and we ensure their success through student-focused processes. As we plan for your arrival, please consult the resources below to prepare for your first professional year. We are dedicated to making your transition as smooth as possible.

The following items are important to ensuring that your educational career at D'Youville starts well. Please read and review each item carefully, responding where required. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our office.

Admission Process

Health Insurance

Health Insurance is required for all pharmacy students. If you do not already have coverage, health insurance must be obtained from D’Youville. If you have any questions regarding health insurance, please contact Solutions at 716-829-7500.

A completed medical exam and immunizations are required to fulfill the admission process to the School of Pharmacy and for introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs). Please use checklist below as a guide when completing your Health Form. If your form is not completed correctly or you are missing immunizations, then your registration will be delayed.

This requirement must be completed prior to matriculation into the P-1 year.

Health Form

Background Check

A growing number of national healthcare organizations, institutions, and state legislatures require student pharmacists to complete a criminal background check (CBC) at least once during their educational career. Since student pharmacists may be subject to criminal background checks earlier in their educational career due to introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) the School of Pharmacy is requiring all students to have the Ceritphi Background Check via PharmCAS completed no later than July 21, 2021 prior to their matriculation into the P-1 year. If you have any questions please about this requirement contact Dr. Michael MacEvoy, Director of Experiential Education at 716-829-7726 or

Financial Aid: US Citizens and Residents

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The Director of Financial Aid at D’Youville will email you information regarding tuition, fees, financial aid and loans upon completion and submission of your FAFSA. In the interim, tuition and student fees for the 2020 - 2021 academic year can be obtained by contacting the D’Youville Student Solutions Center at 716-829-7500. 

International Students

Send all necessary information to Sarah Cockcroft at

fall Course Registration & Agreement

Please contact Beverly Taggart at 716-829-8440 to either make an appointment to come to the D’Youville School of Pharmacy (SoP) to register in person for your P1 classes or to receive step-by-step assistance with your P1 course registration over the phone. The D'Youville SoP has guaranteed room for all students in all classes. You will register for IPPE rotations with the Office of Experiential Education during your first few weeks of school.

Completed Health/Immunization forms are required prior to registration.

Official dates for Fall registration will be announced soon!

Veteran’s Benefits

January 2009 saw the creation of D’Youville’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs. All current and former members of the United States Armed Forces are eligible to receive services from the Office of Veterans Affairs. In some cases, spouses and children of veterans also may be eligible to receive services. For further information, visit the veterans main page.


On campus housing is available to Doctor of Pharmacy students in D’Youville’s Residence Apartment Complex. Further information can be found on our residence life page.


A required P1 Orientation will be hosted August 4th - 6th, 2021. Please plan accordingly. Details and schedule to follow.

Prerequisite Requirements

Students who are required to complete prerequisite course work during the spring or summer 2020 sessions must mail or bring a receipt of registration for that course work to Professor Christopher Jadoch, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, D’Youville School of Pharmacy, 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14201.


An official copy of your transcript(s) including your spring and/or summer 2021 semester grades (if applicable) MUST be mailed to Professor Christopher Jadoch, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, D’Youville School of Pharmacy, 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14201 upon completion of the semester.

This requirement must be completed prior to matriculation into the P-1 year.

White Coat Ceremony

The D’Youville School of Pharmacy will be hosting its annual White Coat Ceremony. Attendance at the ceremony is mandatory for all PharmD Students. The ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 10, 2021.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)

Students will have a two-week IPPE rotation occurring in the middle of each semester (fall and spring).  During this time, all classes will cease in an effort to allow each student the opportunity to make the most of their practice experience. Arrangements for IPPE rotations will always be scheduled through the D’Youville School of Pharmacy (DYSoP) Office of Experiential Education.

All required prerequisite courses must be completed as specified in your acceptance letter. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of your seat.

Stay on track with the steps you need to take next and be sure to refer to the materials that were included in your acceptance packet.

P1 Year

Get a head start for your P1 year with PDF's of your schedule, classes and books.

Curriculum (PDF)

Calendar (PDF)

Textbooks (PDF)