Student Profiles

Student Backgrounds

Most Students have a healthcare background of some type. Pharmacists or pharmacy technicians with at least a B.S. degree are particularly well-suited for this specialty track.

Nursing, physicians, and risk or quality improvement professionals who desire to focus on the medication use safety aspect are also perfect for this degree specialty track!

Students come from these backgrounds, with at least a B.S. or first professional degree:

  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Biological Science
  • Hospital Administration

Not sure if you have the right background? Contact us and we’ll help you decide.

Does this sound like you? Meet some of our students:

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J.G. is a Clinical Pharmacist with residency training, employed at a large university hospital, who assumed risk management responsibilities. J.G. wants to grow in this position.



M.P. has been working in Nursing Administration at a major health system for 15 years and wants to expand her skills to cover quality control and medication safety.



R.D. is a Medical Director at a small CRO with responsibility for clinical trials testing new pharmaceuticals and devise.



B.D. is a Certified Pharmacy Technician with a B.S. in microbiology. She’s ready for more responsibility and a credential to get her ahead.

Connie Hogrefe

What our graduates say

“Our hospital offers a safer environment for patients because of the high-quality education I received from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.”

Connie Hogrefe, Director of Pharmacy – Promise Hospital of Fort Myers