Accessibility, Belonging and community health University of florida college of pharmacy
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy strives to provide an accessible and welcoming environment for all who share in our mission-driven pursuit of excellence, including those from diverse backgrounds. The college is committed to cultivating an environment where everyone is respected for their intrinsic value, and developing the next generation of clinicians and scientists who will positively impact the health of others.
2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
The UF College of Pharmacy is honored to receive one of the nation's top diversity awards in higher education. INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine selected the college as a 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award winner. The award recognizes many strides the college has made in recent years to become more diverse and inclusive.
Recruit students, faculty and staff from diverse demographic and geographic backgrounds that reflect the populations we serve.
Create a college climate which is inclusive, supportive and respectful to all.
Increase our global presence to enhance our effectiveness as global citizens.
UF College of Pharmacy Family stand together against racism and racial prejudices
Student organizations in the UF College of Pharmacy provide opportunities for professional exploration and development. Several organizations specifically encourage and help underrepresented minority student succeed in pharmacy school and the profession. Through these organizations, UF College of Pharmacy students are building a community amongst each other and branching out into their local communities to serve others with their professional skills and expertise.
OLEF empowers pharmacy students to be innovators and leaders in the profession, transforming the Hispanic/Latinx community through service and education. We aim to create opportunities to develop leaders in pharmacy that will positively transform the lives of the increasing Hispanic/Latinx population in the United States. The organization will provide opportunities for the students to give back to the community and serve others with their acquired professional skills.
The Student National Pharmaceutical Association is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about the profession of pharmacy, health care issues, and the poor minority representation in these areas. SNPhA plans, organizes, coordinates and executes programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational and social environment of minority communities.
Student National Pharmaceutical Association is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about the profession of pharmacy, health care issues and the poor minority representation in these areas. SNPhA’s mission is to execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational, and social environment of minority communities by raising awareness and educating future pharmacist on how to address community specific health disparities. Through community engagement and professionally led skills workshops, they empower students to be a voice of change in the field of pharmacy.
SNPhA is a prominent organization dedicated to advancing diversity and promoting the interests of pharmacy students and professionals. SNPhA’s mission is to serve underserved communities and improve healthcare outcomes by empowering its members through education, leadership development, and community outreach. SNPhA has a nationwide network of pharmacy students and practitioners who work together to address healthcare disparities, promote health education, and advocate for the underserved populations in their communities. Through its various initiatives, SNPhA plays a crucial role in fostering inclusivity and equality in the field of pharmacy.
Black Lives Student Coalition, or BLS-C, serves to proactively facilitate conversations concerning racial bias and civil injustice in different aspects of our society, while furthering unity on the UF campus and beyond. We aim to foster an environment where students feel encouraged to inquire and be educated on issues facing the Black community. We provide the opportunity to learn from and impact black lives in hopes of creating well-rounded pharmacists that are equipped to provide equitable care to all patients in the future.
Graduate students seeking to enhance diversity, inclusion and representation among College of Pharmacy students by improving racial equity in research and scholarship, ensuring leadership’s commitment to graduate students, and cultivating an environment conducive to the success of a diverse student body.
A council committed to the advocacy of a diverse and inclusive environment within the University of Florida Health Science Center. We aspire to recruit, retain and support individuals across all identities to promote a diverse medical and scientific workforce, improving health care equity for all. Each college has a student representative from their clinical program and one from their graduate program on the council.
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy participates in multiple programs designed to introduce minority students to exciting careers in pharmacy, the health professions and academic research.
The Summer Health Professions Education Program, or SHPEP, is a FREE summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions.
The Summer Undergraduate Research at Florida, or SURF, program is a ten-week, on-campus, research-intensive program that pairs undergraduate students with a faculty advisor and a senior-level Ph.D. student mentor.
The ReTOOL program focuses on increasing the number of underrepresented minority cancer scientists who will effectively address cancer disparities through outstanding biomedical cancer research enterprise.