COVID-19 Student Information

This page contains information for PharmD students regarding the COVID-19 situation. We will do our best to keep it up-to-date during this dynamic time. Please email pharmd@umn.edu if you have suggestions or if there are any omissions.

PharmD student support

PharmD student support

University employees are required to work remotely and our offices remain closed. Staff continue to work remotely full time - email is the best way to reach us. To contact the Office of Student Services:

Courses and Technology

Courses and Technology

Spring courses will be delivered online via Zoom for the remainder of the semester. As this situation evolves, lab faculty will be working on designing practice lab sessions to cover what has been missed. Questions or concerns should be directed to your course directors.

Zoom resource page for students and participants: https://it.umn.edu/zoom-join-zoom-meeting-student-or

Tips for those with connection issues: Participant's Guide to Optimizing your Zoom Experience

Internet access support during COVID-19: https://it.umn.edu/working-learning-campus/get-internet-access-campus

Duluth drive-up "hot lots" on campus: https://itss.d.umn.edu/services/network-wireless/wireless-access/hotlots

Twin Cities parking booths have outdoor access points to connect to University wifi.

APPEs and IPPEs

APPEs and IPPEs

Class of 2020

Associate Dean Jeannine Conway and the Office of Experiential Education are working as quickly as possible to make arrangements for completing rotations and required credits. If you have concerns and have not already received an update from Dr. Conway or OEE, please email copexped@umn.edu.

Classes of 2021-2023

At this time, we do not have updates on your summer term APPEs/IPPEs. As this is a rapidly developing scenario, it is difficult to forecast the situation in a few months. Dr. Conway and the Office of Experiential Education will be in contact with you as information develops.

Compliance

Compliance

We understand that students may not have access to testing or certifications required to remain in compliance with AHC student requirements and experiential sites. Students will continue to receive a "soon to be out of compliance" or "out of compliance" notification email during this time, and immunization holds will still be placed for PD1-3 students when they go out of compliance. You will not be required to get the necessary immunization until you are able to safely do so.

Disability accommodations and services

Disability accommodations and services

All accommodations will continue as previously arranged. If you're experiencing difficulty with securing appropriate accommodations, please consult your faculty member or your Disability Resources contact:

Events

Events

All in-person events for the remainder of the year have been cancelled (eg. White Coat, Awards, Pharmacy Day, Auction). As you heard from President Gabel, commencement ceremonies have been postponed. We are working on plans to celebrate your graduation and other accomplishments, but do not have updates at this time.

Absence policy

Absence policy

An updated absence policy is available here. Key updates include:

  • Students do not need to obtain verification from a 3rd party to document an absence.
  • Students must continue to be proactive when notifying the college about an absence.
  • If you will be absent from a required course and miss required coursework or exams, please fill out this form.

Student parents

Student parents

Our policies excuse absences due to emergent childcare needs. If you have specific instances that require adjusting dates or deadlines of exams or assignments, please be clear about your situation & make specific modification requests directly to your course director.

General University information and resources

General University information and resources

Systemwide

Duluth

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