Student Research Projects

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All PharmD students at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy must complete a research project as part of their graduation requirements.

The project involves:

  • writing a proposal that includes a literature review and hypotheses
  • collecting and analyzing data
  • writing a report of the findings, and
  • presenting a poster at the college poster session held the week of graduation.

The goals of the research program are:

  • To increase understanding of research and improve graduates' ability to practice evidence-based pharmacy.
  • To develop basic tools for conducting research to improve pharmacy practice.
  • To provide an advantage to graduates when applying for residencies and other advanced practice experiences.
  • To develop expertise in a specific area.

This section includes a report on the Class of 2014 projects, a list of project abstracts, a few sample posters and a brief instructional presentation to students preparing for their projects.

Report on 2014 & 2015 Projects
About 55 percent of the research projects in 2015 also were presented during poster sessions at professional meetings. Nearly 60 percent of the research projects in 2014 also were presented during poster sessions at professional meetings.

Read more about the Class of 2015 projects here.
Learn more facts about the Class of 2014 students' work here.

Project Abstracts

Poster Samples

Planning Tips for Students

For more information on research projects, contact Dr. Marion Slack.


Originally posted: October 27, 2014
Last updated: May 9, 2016
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