PharmD Scholarly Project


The PharmD Scholarly Project is designed to give students the opportunity to develop analytical thinking skills and expose students to the process of scientific inquiry. It encompasses a wide variety of categories including specialty pharmacy, transitions of care, pain management, ambulatory care pharmacy, infectious diseases and public health.

Students begin working on their projects in their second year, culminating in an annual Scholarly Project Symposium during which third-year pharmacy students present original research projects to an audience of alumni, faculty and staff.

Students gain opportunities for professional growth, improve critical thinking skills, learn to collaborate in teams, and increase their competitiveness as candidates for postgraduate programs.

Rory E. Kim, PharmD, MACM, BCACP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Chair of the PharmD Scholarly Project Committee


We were able to take our projects beyond the Scholarly Project Symposium and present our findings at state conferences, hospitals and USC alumni meetings.

Miranda Wong, PharmD ’19
Author of “Impact of the Bedside Pharmacy Program on 30-Day Readmissions”


PharmD Scholarly Project FAQs.

Student abstracts and posters from the 3rd Annual PharmD Scholarly Project can be found here.