The mission of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (the School) is to prepare students for lifelong success in health careers by providing an excellent, student-centered learning environment. We aspire to develop leadership skills in our students and a strong commitment to their professions, to interprofessional collaboration, and to society. These efforts are assisted by linkages across the University of the Pacific (the University) professional and liberal arts programs. We support outstanding professional and graduate teaching, research and other scholarly activity, and services as a means of achieving our mission.
The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adapts its programming alongside the ever-evolving health care industry. We continue to advance our curriculum, programs, research and community outreach initiatives to stay a step ahead of the industry landscape. Our dedicated, experienced professors support students and graduates through their entire careers at Pacific. We empower students to succeed by providing access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment for meaningful, hands-on learning, mentoring, leadership and patient care. All four of our entry-level, professional degree programs are nationally accredited – a testament to the exceptional education our students receive from our committed faculty.
Our faculty and staff are committed to providing innovative and unrivaled leadership opportunities that ensure graduates leave Pacific as practice-ready professionals. Hands-on learning is key to our programs. Our students engage in local health care outreach activities and clinical rotations as part of their degree requirements. Students can choose from a diverse range of student organizations where they can gain leadership experience, travel to conferences and present faculty-guided research. By preparing the next generation of leaders, Pacific will continue to thrive as a top health science school in the country.
At the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, students have an unparalleled advantage with connections to a powerful and influential network of alumni across the country. Our alumni have left a legacy of success and leadership, and Pacific graduates hold a coveted status in local, state and national professional organizations. Many of our alumni have been honored with state and national recognition for their work and several are members of their profession’s Hall of Fame. At Pacific, we proudly leverage our alumni network by connecting students to experts in the industry. Our impressive alumni network collaborates with students through mentoring, precepting, providing research opportunities and sharing expertise in the classroom.