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This page was part of our Virtual Decide WVU event held on April 4, 2020 and is now archived. For the most up-to-date opportunities to connect with WVU please visit our resources page.

Discover Your Calling in Pharmacy

In the School of Pharmacy, you’ll learn the tools to not only provide accessible patient care but also advance the management of medication therapies that save lives every day.

Virtual Decide Day is all about exploring these options, asking questions and connecting with WVU students, faculty and staff who can help you find your place here.

The R1 Difference

WVU is one of only 130 R1 institutions in the U.S. to earn the “very high research” designation (a group that includes Johns Hopkins, MIT and Stanford). Look inside our facilities!

STEPS Center

Thanks to the David and Jo Ann Shaw STEPS center, a state-of-the-art center for experiential learning with simulation, our health sciences students are safer and smarter before encountering patients in everyday and critical care situations.

Health Sciences North: Pylons Lobby

Located outside the Health Sciences Learning Center and Library, this lobby is a convenient, comfortable place for health sciences students to study and socialize between classes. Cavanaugh’s coffee shop, located in the corner of the lobby, offers Starbucks coffee, juice, blended drinks, and other beverages and snacks.

The Market at WVU

The Market at WVU offers several restaurants and spacious seating areas.

Student in Skills Development Center related to the School of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Skills Development Center

Located on the 3rd floor of Health Sciences North, the Pharmacy Skills Development Center is 7,650 square feet of fully renovated space. It will house a state-of-the-art compounding lab, innovatively designed group rooms to foster contemporary practice, as well as a new technology area.

Pharmacy Skills Development Center

Tour Health Sciences

Find out where to study, where you’ll learn and where you can grab a cup of coffee on this quick tour with Dr. Clay Marsh, vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences.

Portrait of William Petros

A Message from Dean Petros

William Petros

Healthcare and the profession of pharmacy are constantly evolving. Our PharmD curriculum integrates basic and translational science with clinical practice so students understand the underlying “why” behind drug therapy.

Meet Our Students

Portrait of Courtney Bergazli

Courtney Bergazli

Courtney is combining her passions for research and gerontology to create customized medication for older adults.

Watch Courtney's Video More About Courtney
Portrait of Maddie Harvey

Maddie Harvey

How do we improve the health of West Virginians? By developing the next generation of pharmacists, like third-year student Maddie Harvey, to conduct meaningful research and advancing pharmacy practices.

Watch Maddie's Vlog
Portrait of Matt Brooks

Matt Brooks

As a student pharmacist, Matthew has taken advantage of the many opportunities to experience global health rotations and experience pharmacy and patient care in other countries.

More About Matt
Portrait of Krystal Hughes

Krystal Hughes

Krystal is one of seven students acting as a national student officer for the Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO). She’s a preceptor to IPhO’s numerous regional student officers and interns across the country.

More About Krystal

Next Steps

Pay the Academic Deposit

The academic deposit saves your place in our incoming class and allows you to continue the admissions process.

Pay Academic Deposit

Apply for Housing

After paying the academic deposit, apply for housing and complete your profile. The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll know where you’ll be living.

Apply for Housing

Register for New Student Orientation

Next is NSO, where you’ll register for your first semester classes, hear from faculty and students and learn to navigate campus like a pro.

Register for NSO

Choose an Adventure

Adventure WV first-year trips are optional (but highly recommended!). Register early to secure your spot in your first-choice trip.

Adventure WV First-Year Trips