Service Opportunities

​One of the best ways to stay engaged with your alma mater is by volunteering. We could not provide a world-class educational experience without our alumni and friends, and we hope you consider giving back. 

​If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities – or would like to create a new opportunity – email Amber Bowling at amber.bowling@uky.edu

 

Here are some ways in which you can volunteer with the College:

Mock Interviews

Calling all actors!  Play the role of an interviewer on PY3 Mock Interview Day.  This experience helps students prepare to enter the professional workforce.

Time Commitment: 1 Day in mid-late March

Preceptors

UK College of Pharmacy preceptors make our education come to life. By providing a hands-on education throughout our students’ educational journey, preceptors are responsible for helping us develop the type of caring and knowledge health care professionals that are leading change in every pharmacy setting. 

The College is always looking for new preceptors who can provide unique and innovative opportunities to our next generation of pharmacists. It is also a great way to give back to the College, while learning about leading-edge science and practice from our students. 

If you are interested in serving as a UKCOP preceptor, email Anne Policastri, Director of Experiential Education, at apoli2@email.uky.edu

Experiential Training

Support the new experiential education program by opening your facility to faculty and students for training opportunities.

Admissions Committees

You can help choose the next generation of PharmDs and PhDs.  Serve on the admissions committee to select the next class of UKCOP students.

Time Commitment: Committees meet up to 5 times per year; Some prep work will be required before each meeting.

Admissions Interview Day

Admissions interviews help UKCOP identify applicants that will become successful students. Meet prospective students and guide them through the admissions interview process.

Time Commitment: 6 hours

Project Mentors

Mentor PharmD students as they explore the pharmacy profession through hands-on and problem-based learning exercises and projects.  Alumni and friends interested in helping support these efforts are invited to reach out to Dr. Frank Romanelli at froma2@uky.edu to discuss various opportunities for involvement.

International Studies

Alumni and friends that would like to participate in and support the international studies program are invited to participate in one of three annual trips to Ecuador.  Pharmacists are needed to guide students as they support operations at clinics in resource-limited areas during these 10-day trips.  If you would like to participate, please contact Melody Ryan at melody.ryan@uky.edu or at 859/257-8790.