¡Bienvenidos! And thank you for your interest in pursuing pharmacy education at The University of Texas at El Paso! The UTEP School of Pharmacy is the first pharmacy school/college on the Texas – Mexico border that is not a cooperative program, and one of only a handful of pharmacy school/colleges at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) nationwide.
The UTEP School of Pharmacy is committed to UTEP’s twin goals of access and excellence through its admissions process, curriculum, clinical experiences, and community engagement. The integration and implementation of the UTEP motto is captured within the proposed program’s vision and mission statement. The UTEP School of Pharmacy vision is to be a pioneer of excellence in pharmacy education for “Innovation, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Leadership” (IDEAL). The program’s mission is to “bridge borders for access and excellence: transforming pharmacy education, patient care, community service, research and leadership to benefit a 21st century demographic.”
In May 2021, the UTEP School of Pharmacy graduated its first student cohort and looks forward to continuing to prepare capable and bilingually trained pharmacists to serve our community and beyond. Alongside our inaugural cohort’s graduation milestone, after a rigorous six-year accreditation process dictated by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), we are proud to also announce the UTEP School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy Program has advanced from Candidate to Accredited Status. The six-year accreditation process required the UTEP School of Pharmacy to demonstrate that it has the capacity, capability, and resources to institute a successful and competitive pharmacy program.
The UTEP School of Pharmacy is in a position to make a significant contribution to meet the health needs and challenges facing the Paso del Norte region and we welcome you to join us in this journey. To provide a financial contribution toward the success of the UTEP School of Pharmacy, please visit the UTEP School of Pharmacy Gift Fund.
José O. Rivera, PharmD