Welcome to the UMKC School of Pharmacy and thank you for visiting our website!
For over 125 years, our School of Pharmacy has continued its mission to educate health care professionals and scientists, conduct research, and serve the public and the pharmacy profession. We value professionalism, collaboration, diversity, and innovation all while striving to serve others in an altruistic manner, enriching our community through our leadership, and seeking excellence in all that we do.
The UMKC School of Pharmacy offers rewarding learning and career experiences for students, staff, and faculty in both urban and more rural settings with sites in Kansas City, Columbia, and soon Springfield. We impact the health of Missourians by producing outstanding new pharmacists who provide direct patient care and through school-sponsored events to promote health and well-being.
Our programs provide exceptional educational opportunities. The pharmacy professional degree program is nationally recognized for community engagement and service learning as demonstrated by four national awards in the past four years. Further, our American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter was recently recognized as one of the top seven in the country. Our graduate programs and research activities have led us to consistently rank in the top third of schools of pharmacy in funding from the National Institutes of Health enabling us to produce outstanding new scientists.
Please visit our entire website for more information about our programs and the people who make them run so well. If you have the opportunity, please stop by to visit our School and meet us personally.
Russell B. Melchert, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor