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This page includes information on the performance and success of OSU Doctor of Pharmacy students, including data on graduation rates, performance on licensing exams, and placement in residencies. The Oregon State University Doctor of Pharmacy degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and our mission is to prepare the future leaders of pharmacy.
|Cohort Year (4-Year Grad Year)||4-Year Graduation Rate||5-Year Graduation Rate|
|2017 (2020-2021)||88%||Expected to be 96% (Will be updated in July 2022)|
In order to become licensed as pharmacists, Pharm.D. program graduates must pass licensing examinations. The NAPLEX, North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, and the MPJE, or Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, are required to become a licensed pharmacist in Oregon.
|NAPLEX First-Attempt Pass Rates|
|MPJE First-Attempt Pass Rates|
|Graduation Year||All||Oregon Exam||Out of State Exam(s)|
Many Doctor of Pharmacy program graduates choose to participate in PGY1 residency programs accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Residents in PGY1 residency programs are provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position in any practice setting. PGY1 residents acquire the substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, and advance the growth of their clinical judgment.
Oregon State University PharmD students exceed the national average in registering for the residency match process, actively listing in the process, and matching with a program.
Recent residency outcomes for applicants include:
Over the past seven years, College of Pharmacy graduates have completed residency programs at over 110 unique residency placement sites across the country in 34 different states.
Unique residency placement sites for 2013-2022 are listed below.