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Accepted Pharmacy Students

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 93% 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 Juavon Bell at 716-829-8440 or email:


Health Insurance is required for all Pharmacy students. If students do not already have coverage, health insurance must be obtained from D’Youville University. 

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). 

This requirement must be completed prior to matriculation into the P1 year. For more information, please contact Dr. Mario Beccari, Director of Experiential Education at 716-829-8318 or email:


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 prior to matriculation into the P-1 year. For questions about this requirement, please contact Dr. Mario Beccari, Director of Experiential Education at 716-829-8318 or email:


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

International Students

Send all necessary information to Rebecca Detlef at


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

Completed Health/Immunization forms are required prior to registration.


January 2009 saw the creation of D’Youville University'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. Spouses and children of veterans also may be eligible to receive services. For further information, visit the Veteran's main page.


On-campus housing is available to Doctor of Pharmacy students. Further information can be found on our Residence Life page.


There is a required Orientation for all P1 students. Details will be sent directly.


Students who are required to complete prerequisite course work during the spring or summer sessions must mail or bring a receipt of registration for that course work to The Office of the Dean, 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14201.


An official copy of your transcript(s) including your spring and/or summer semester grades (if applicable) MUST be mailed to The Office of the Dean, 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 P1 year.


The D’Youville School of Pharmacy hosts an annual White Coat Ceremony where both in-person and online students celebrate their acceptance into the program. Attendance at the ceremony is mandatory for all PharmD Students.


Students will have an IPPE rotation at the end of the semester.  During this time there is no course work 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. For more information, please contact Dr. Mario Beccari, Director of Experiential Education at 716-829-8318 or email:


All required prerequisite courses must be completed as specified in the student's acceptance letter. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of their seat.

Refer to the material in the acceptance packet to stay on track with all the necessary steps needed.