Mission and Vision


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The College of Pharmacy inspires and educates current and future pharmacists and scientists, engages in cutting-edge research and leads practice development to improve the health of the people of Minnesota and the world.


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We will be a world leader in outstanding pharmacy education and research and in improving health by

  • Providing a dynamic educational experience to a high-achieving, high-potential, diverse student body, thus empowering them to become leaders in patient-centered, interprofessional care.
  • Leading in innovative research in pharmaceutical sciences and practice while embracing the value of interdisciplinary work.
  • Establishing relationships with patients, decision makers and practitioners to meet changing needs, model patient-centered care and shape the evolving health care system.
  • Preparing graduate students, residents and post-doctoral fellows to become the next generation of scientists, advanced practitioners and educators.
  • Attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff.

Our Values

  • Innovation and excellence in research, practice and education
  • Service to our communities in Minnesota and throughout the world
  • Students as key stakeholders in all we do
  • A focus on patient-centered care
  • A strong partnership with the profession for the advancement of pharmacy practice
  • An interprofessional approach to create change in our healthcare systems to benefit patients
  • Strong science and cutting edge graduate education
  • Leadership and collaboration in all of our work
  • An orientation to the future
  • Respect toward all individuals

Read the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan

Read the 2015 Annual Report