Undergraduate and Pharm.D. Research Opportunities

Interested in exploring the pharmaceutical sciences? The College of Pharmacy offers multiple research programs aimed at introducing undergraduate and Pharm.D. students to this dynamic field.

Pharm.D. Research

Pharm.D. students have the opportunity to do research with faculty in the College of Pharmacy. Research may be undertaken during summer research projects and research electives. These projects can also be used, as can projects conducted as part of APPEs, to fulfill the requirements for graduation with honors.

APPE Opportunities

Pharmacy students at the University of Florida and other colleges/schools of pharmacy (as space permits) may pursue an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in precision medicine or in research. The precision medicine experience is led by Emily Cicali, Pharm.D., BCPS, a clinical assistant professor, who has experience with clinical implementation of pharmacogenetics through the UF Health Precision Medicine Program. UF pharmacy students should indicate their interest in this experience during the APPE scheduling process and non-UF students should contact Dr. Cicali for additional information and rotation availability. Priority is given to UF students enrolled in the Certificate in Personalized Medicine or planning on enrolling in an M.S. program at UF after Pharm.D. graduation.

Students may also participate in research with faculty mentors for one APPE slot. Students interested in the M.S. or Ph.D. program after Pharm.D. are encouraged to speak with potential mentors about opportunities to begin research during the APPE period. All requests for research APPEs must be indicated during the APPE scheduling process in the 3PD year. 

Please Note:

ALL research activities conducted by Pharm.D. students as part of research electives, APPE, summer programs or for honors must be reviewed by our Regulatory and Compliance Office. Students participating in research electives, research APPE, or summer programs with UF faculty will be reviewed as part of the application process for these. All other students must complete the form located here prior to starting research.

Honors Thesis

Research conducted as part of Research electives, ISRP or APPEs may be used for an Honors Thesis. Requirements for the thesis research paper can be found at Academic Honors.

Students interested in learning more about volunteer or research-for-academic credit opportunities should contact the College of Pharmacy’s Office of Graduate Education for more information: PharmSciResearch@cop.ufl.edu