Students attending the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s Jacksonville campus love living in the vibrant city surrounded by more than 20 miles of pristine beaches. Jacksonville offers many cultural, recreational and sports activities that appeal to many UF pharmacy students, including the Riverside Arts Market and Jacksonville Jaguars’ football games. Located minutes from downtown, the College of Pharmacy campus is connected to UF Health Jacksonville, a major academic medical center with more than 3,500 medical professionals and staff. Being a part of a hospital campus connects pharmacy students to the medical field and is a critical component to UF providing a world-class pharmacy education. For more information about the UF College of Pharmacy’s Jacksonville campus, visit http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/education/doctor-of-pharmacy-degree-pharmd/entry-level-pharmd/jacksonville-campus/
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.