School of Pharmacy

The University of Mississippi

Office of Student Services

Students dressed for Hawaiian Day

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Office of Student Services works in conjunction with other offices on campus to ensure that pharmacy students are supported in all facets of student life, including academics, career placement, wellness, financial aid and disability services. Support is not limited to these areas, and pharmacy students are encouraged to take advantage of these services to help achieve success while enrolled in the professional program. For admissions and enrollment services, please visit our admissions page

For questions, please contact the student services office at pharmstuservices@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7996.

Student Handbook

Advising and Academic Support

Oxford Campus

Advisors

Pre-pharmacy and pharmacy students have access to advisors within the School of Pharmacy. Please reference the chart below for your advisor.

Please note: Only students enrolled in the pre-pharmacy program or School of Pharmacy have the opportunity to use the advisors listed.

Advisor Office E-mail Telephone
All Early Entry Students Dr. Chelsea Bennett Faser Hall 203 cdwelch@olemiss.edu (662) 915-6957

Tutors

Pre-pharmacy students who are enrolled in the School of Pharmacy have access to tutors vetted by the Associate Dean for Student Services. For more information on the tutoring program, please contact the associate dean’s office at 662-915-2042.

UMMC Campus

Student pharmacist studying on the UMMC campus in Jackson may use the following UMMC services:

UMMC Office of Academic Support

University Tutoring Services

Financial Aid and Tuition

UM pharmacy students who maintain a 3.5 grade-point average receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 per year. The scholarships, which grow as students progress through our curriculum, reward academic performance and are entitlements for which students need not apply.

The School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that scholarships covering the non-Mississippi resident portion of tuition are available to our top 10 new non-resident applicants. Applicants possessing a PCAT composite percentile score of 80 or above will be automatically considered for these awards. The scholarships are renewable for a second year, if recipients achieve a 2.75 GPA on required first professional year courses, at which point non-residents should be eligible for Mississippi residency. Admission preference will continue to be granted to Mississippi residents.

Pharmacy students are also eligible for scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid. Programming for each class of pharmacy students on both campuses is provided by representatives of the financial aid office to ensure students are completely aware of opportunities and responsibilities associated with financial aid applications.

For assistance or more information, contact Ms. Lacy Ware, the School of Pharmacy’s Financial Aid Liaison, at lacy@olemiss.edu or 662-915-5580

Tuition

Pharmacy Student Enrolled Full-Time (Dependent EE1-3 or P1 Student Living with Parents)

Pharmacy Student Enrolled Full-Time (All Other EE1-3 or P1 Student)

Pharmacy Student Enrolled Full-Time (Professional Pharmacy)

Pharmacy Class Fees

Student Organizations

Rho Chi

Rho Chi, pharmacy’s academic honor society, encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates for critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. 

Phi Lambda Sigma

Phi Lambda Sigma supports leadership in pharmacy by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development. 

American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists

APhA’s Academy of Student Pharmacists promotes professional practice interests of all pharmacists and pharmacy students, establishes programs and activities for its members and enables members to participate in APhA’s national policy-making process.

Kappa Psi

Kappa Psi strives to promote the field of pharmacy through the benefits of fraternal affiliation and innovation.

Phi Delta Chi

Phi Delta Chi, a lifelong experience, promotes scholastic, professional and social growth in its brothers, who strive to provide quality services to patients, advance public health and strengthen ourselves as health professionals.

Kappa Epsilon

Kappa Epsilon, a national professional pharmacy fraternity that promotes women in pharmacy by supporting personal and professional development, providing networking opportunities and promoting pharmacy as a career.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists advocates opening new doors for pharmacists to enable them to use their extensive clinical knowledge to care for patients.

National Community Pharmacists Association

The National Community Pharmacists Association represents the professional and proprietary interests independent community pharmacists and is committed to high-quality patient care and restoring, maintaining and promoting the health and well-being of the public we serve.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association

The National Pharmaceutical Association is dedicated to representing the views and ideas of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting health care and pharmacy, as well as advancing the standards of pharmaceutical care among all practitioners.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International is a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of service and practice to serve Christ and the world through pharmacy.

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by applying sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all.

Students College of Clinical Pharmacy

The mission of the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) is to orient students to the practice of clinical pharmacy by providing information about careers and opportunities within the field, encouraging skill development necessary to function within an interdisciplinary team, advocating the role of clinical pharmacists within healthcare, encouraging participation in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) at local/regional/national levels, and promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education.

Prescription for Service

Prescription for Service is a pharmacy organization dedicated to serving the Ole Miss and Oxford-Lafayette community. Members apply professional skills and knowledge to teach, serve, and improve the quality of life of the people in the community and to strengthen the bond between the community and the students of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

Pediatric Pharmacy Association

The Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPAG) (PediaRebs) is an international, nonprofit, professional association representing the interests of pediatric pharmacists and their patients. Members are dedicated to improving medication therapy in children through communication, education and research.

American College of Veterinary Pharmacists – Rebel Vets

The American College of Veterinary Pharmacists Rebel Vets is the first professional student organization at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy that dedicates itself to veterinary pharmacy. The purpose of ACVP is to develop and strengthen the services provided by independent pharmacists to animals and veterinarians.

University of Mississippi Advocacy Committee

The University of Mississippi Advocacy Council (UMAC) strives to increase student engagement in advocacy efforts for the profession of pharmacy. UMAC aims to contribute to the profession-wide goals of establishing recognition of pharmacists as patient care providers, creating billing mechanisms for patient care services, and implementing practice models in which pharmacists provide direct patient care at the level of their training.

Wellness, Disability Services and Student Support

Wellness

The University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus and the UMMC campus offer many opportunities for students to remain healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Oxford Campus

UM Counseling Center

UM Student Health

UM Turner Center/Campus Recreation

Paris-Yates Chapel

Student Religious Organizations

UMMC Campus

UMMC Student Union

Counseling and Wellness

Student Assistance (LifeSynch)

Student and Employee Health

Disability Services

Pharmacy students seeking reasonable accommodations with verified disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. The School of Pharmacy will work in conjunction with the Office of Student Disability Services to ensure reasonable accommodations are met.

To view The University of Mississippi’s official policies and procedures for students with disabilities, please visit sds.olemiss.edu or call 662-915-7128 for voice phone or 662-638-0379 for video phone.

Students on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses may use disability services on the Oxford campus.

Student Support

International Student Services – Oxford Campus

Office of International Services – UMMC Campus

Mistreatment and Title IX Services – UMMC Campus

UMSafe – Oxford Campus

Student Pharmacist Compliment, Complaint and Suggestion Form

Career Support

The Office of Student Services offers career support to our students through a variety of programs. Please contact the office at pharmstuservices@olemiss.eduor 662-915-7996 for more information.

APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals

UM Career Center

AACP Career Site

Student Ceremonies and Assemblies

School of Pharmacy provides students with a wide array of programming activities throughout the year to assist in their professional development. The school year begins with the White Coat Ceremony during pharmacy orientation and culminates with graduation in May. Scheduled assemblies and programs throughout the year include invited guests to speak on various topics, service and outreach opportunities, and social events. 

White Coat Ceremony

Each August as part of new student orientation, first-professional year students take part in the school’s White Coat Ceremony. The white coat is the universal symbol of professionalism in the health care professions, and the ceremony is a way of formally recognizing and fostering students’ commitment to professionalism. Family and friends are invited as the students embark on their School of Pharmacy journey.

Past ceremony media

2018 Photos Student Names
2017 Photos Student Names
2016 Photos Student Names
2015 Photos Student Names
2014 Photos Student Names Video
2013 Photos Video
2012 Student Names
2011 Program

Student Assemblies

Student assemblies are scheduled periodically to present programs on various topics for students on both the Oxford and Medical Center campuses. Speakers with various backgrounds in pharmacy share their experiences with students. Through these experiences, students are more equipped to make decisions regarding their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and, ultimately, which type of pharmacy they choose to practice.

Awards DayPharmacy Administration Research Citation

Each April, the school recognizes student leadership and achievements with an Awards Day ceremony, sponsored by Phi Lambda Sigma. Students organize and serve as emcees of the event. Class teaching awards are also presented during the ceremony. For a complete list of awardees, see programs linked below.

Award Photos and Programs

2019 Program
2018 Photos Program
2017 Photos Program
2016 Program
2015 Program
2014 Photos
2013 Photos Program
2011 Program

Patch Ceremony

During the spring semester of their third-professional year, students take part in the Patch Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes that students have completed pharmacy classwork training and will be on advanced pharmacy practice rotations as part of the medical team.

Previous Ceremony Programs and Photos

2019 Program Photos
2018 Program Photos
2017 Program Photos
2016 Photos
2015 Photos
2014 Photos
2013 Photos
2012 Photos
2011 Photos

Commencement

Students participate in two graduation ceremonies while in pharmacy school. Following their first-professional year, students receive their bachelor of science in pharmaceutical sciences and receive their doctor of pharmacy degree upon successful completion of all four years of the professional program.

More details about the ceremonies are available here.

Seniors may schedule a senior portrait appointment at www.ouryear.com. School code: 141 or call 1.800.OUR.YEAR(1.800.687.9327).

Previous Graduation Ceremony Photos and Programs

2018 Photos
2017 Photos Program
2016 Photos
2015 Photos Program
2014 Photos
2013 Photos Program
2012
2011 Program

Online Resources

Contact

pharmstuservices@olemiss.edu
Phone: 662-915-7996
Fax: 662-915-5704

Personnel

chelseabennett

Dr. Chelsea Bennett

Assistant Dean for Student Services, Oxford Campus
662-915-6957
cdwelch@olemiss.edu

katiemcclendon

Dr. Katie McClendon

Assistant Dean for Student Services, Jackson Campus
601-984-2638
kmcclendon@umc.edu

Ms. Lindsey Cooper

Admissions Coordinator
662-915-1323
lindsey@olemiss.edu

Ms. Meredith Pyle

Admissions Counselor
662-915-2347
mapyle@olemiss.edu

Photo by Kevin Bain.

Ms. Angela Ellis

Records Coordinator
662-915-7996
adellis@olemiss.edu

Peggy Duke

Ms. Peggy Duke

Staff Assistant Student Services/Faculty and Academic Affairs
601-984-2486
pduke@umc.edu