Athens is home to the University of Georgia and is the main campus for the College of Pharmacy. In addition, four extended campuses support and advance the College’s mission of enhancing healthcare outcomes across the state. Each campus reflects local needs while at the same time offering a consistent experience for all students no matter where they are located.

For those studying in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, all students complete their PY1 and PY2 years on the Athens campus to prepare for future practice experiences. In the PY3 year, select cohorts of students have an opportunity to complete their degree on an Extended Campus, each of which offers a distinct but comparable experience. All students, regardless of campus, receive their degree from the UGA College of Pharmacy.

Please select a location below to learn more about our extended campuses:

Athens

The main campus of the College of Pharmacy offers a multitude of programs in addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy including a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as graduate studies in disciplines associated with pharmacotherapeutic research, clinical work, and administration. Along with highly-ranked academics, students are able to experience a top college town in the “Classic City of the South” with rich tradition and a culture unlike any other. Students here have full access to all of the resources on UGA’s broader campus. Also, several hiking and biking trails along the Oconee River, the State Botanical Garden, and tons of unique dining and shopping options as well as a live music and entertainment scene are available.

PharmDawg Stories:

  • Parisa Ayers, Pharm.D. ’20
    • Academic Program(s): Doctor of Pharmacy
    • Current Employer: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Pharmacist
      • “UGA Pharmacy has such a robust curriculum with unique electives that made me feel confident in myself and my knowledge as I graduated and started my career as a staff pharmacist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. There, I have the opportunity to work in various areas across the hospital, including the main pharmacy, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and Hem/Onc floor, as well as attend medical emergencies throughout the hospital.”

 

  • Mike Sutton, Ph.D. ’20
    • Academic Program(s): Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences
    • Current Employer: Merck, Bioanalyst
      • “Athens has something for everyone. I like the historic aspects, great food, cheap rent, and tons of events. It’s a small enough city there isn’t much traffic. It is only 1 hour from Atlanta – my favorite city in the country – and anything you could want to do or need is in Athens or Atlanta. I liked the collaborative feel of UGA. The core facilities and other PIs always were eager to help with problems or projects I was working on.”

 

 

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
R.C. Wilson Pharmacy Building
250 W. Green Street
Athens, GA 30602-2351

Augusta

The Augusta extended campus is located on the grounds of Augusta University, itself offering more than 40 academic programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry and allied health sciences. The College of Pharmacy partners with Augusta University Medical Center which includes a 478-bed hospital, a 154-bed children’s medical center, and allied health programs. The Augusta extended campus also partners with other Augusta area hospitals, including University Hospital, VA Hospital, Doctors Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital.

Augusta is second largest city in Georgia and has the entertainment, outdoor activities, and dining options to show for it. Students are able to jog or walk along Augusta’s canal and “Greeneway,” attend professional and community theatre and live music performances, and take in a meal and some fun at “First Friday” every month downtown. Students often get together for “trivia nights” and potluck dinners as well as attend Augusta Greenjackets minor league baseball team games in the spring and summer.

PharmDawg Stories:

  • Mohammed Sayed, Ph.D. ’20
    • Academic Program(s): Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics, Regulatory Affairs Certificate
    • Current Employer: Aruna Bio, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
      • “I liked living in Augusta, GA very much! I loved the weather and the family-friendly atmosphere. I received excellent mentorship and always felt like our whole department was one big close family. I transitioned immediately into my post-doc position in the industry without missing a beat; my Ph.D. at UGA prepared me to start working immediately.”

Augusta University
UGA/Clinical Pharmacy Program
914 New Bailie St.
Augusta, GA 30912-2450

Albany

The Albany extended campus facility provides state-of-the-art classroom and student laboratory space near renowned Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Updated student living is offered at Flagstone, a new complex of studio, one, two- and three-bedroom suites, study areas, and gathering spaces for students and residents completing their pharmacy and medical rotations at healthcare facilities in Southwest Georgia. Albany has a lot to see and do with its outdoor adventure, the arts, shopping, and dining in the surrounding area, enriching student life.

The campus seeks to link its students to practicing pharmacists in the community. There are approximately 70 pharmacist preceptors offering a variety of advanced practice experiences at hospitals, long-term-care facilities, community pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, and ambulatory care clinics in Southwest Georgia.

PharmDawg Stories:

  • Felix Okotete, Pharm.D. ’20
    • Academic Program(s): Doctor of Pharmacy
    • Current Employer: Piedmont Athens Regional, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
      • “Being a student at UGA College of Pharmacy helped prepare me for my career with diverse and challenging rotations around Albany. They allowed me to practice what I learned during class in a real-world setting and further increased my therapy knowledge.”

 

Southwest Georgia Pharmacy Program
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
1000 Jefferson Street
Albany, GA 31705

Metro Atlanta (Gwinnett)

The Albany extended campus facility provides state-of-the-art classroom and student laboratory space near renowned Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Updated student living is offered at Flagstone, a new complex of studio, one, two- and three-bedroom suites, study areas, and gathering spaces for students and residents completing their pharmacy and medical rotations at healthcare facilities in Southwest Georgia. Albany has a lot to see and do with its outdoor adventure, the arts, shopping, and dining in the surrounding area, enriching student life.

The campus seeks to link its students to practicing pharmacists in the community. There are approximately 70 pharmacist preceptors offering a variety of advanced practice experiences at hospitals, long-term-care facilities, community pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, and ambulatory care clinics in Southwest Georgia.

PharmDawg Stories:

  • Emily SeongEun Park, M.S. ’21, Pharm.D. ’23
    • Academic Program(s): Regulatory Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy
    • Current Employer: Emory University Hospital, Pharmacy Intern
      • “I appreciate the on-line and self-paced structure of the master’s program. Since the Pharm.D. curriculum is extensive in its own, I find it extremely helpful that program courses can be done on my own time. Furthermore, I appreciate how I can apply what I have learned from Pharm.D. program to Regulatory Sciences courses and vice versa. For instance, while I was working on a group project for one of the Pharm.D. courses, I was able to aid in providing details about the FDA approval process to my teammates.

College of Pharmacy/UGA Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Savannah

The Savannah extended campus offers practice experiences at two major health systems — Memorial Health University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. Outside the Savannah area, the extended campus has practice sites in Waycross, Brunswick, Jesup, and the surrounding communities of Southeast Georgia.

As with all our extended campuses, the small class size and student-to-faculty ratio encourages strongly supportive faculty/student relationships. However, in Savannah, students are able to live and learn near the world-class Historic District, City Market, River Street, and nearby Tybee Island.

PharmDawg Stories:

  • Joseph Greer, Pharm.D. ’20
    • Academic Program(s): Doctor of Pharmacy
    • Current Employer: Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Post-Doctoral Fellow
      • “The Savannah Extended Campus provided ample opportunities to participate in research. Professors within our program connected me to fellows and faculty within fellowship programs, so I was able to build personal relationships with future interviewers.”

 

 

UGA College of Pharmacy
Southeast Georgia Clinical Campus
Heart & Lung Building, Suite 225
5356 Reynolds Street
Savannah, GA 31405

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