UMKC Catalog


Career Applications

Pharmacy Careers

A number of graduates choose to practice in community and hospital pharmacies, but a wide variety of career possibilities in the pharmacy profession are available. Pharmacists have a wide spectrum of practice environments to chose from in which their professional skills can be applied. Career information can be found through a variety of pharmacy professional associations. For information about these, see

The doctor of pharmacy program also provides an appropriate academic base for students wishing to enter graduate study in the pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry and biology. Others have gone on to pursue degrees in medicine, dentistry and law.

Postgraduate training in the form of a residency and optional fellowship is recommended for all doctor of pharmacy graduates seeking advanced career opportunities in industry or academia.