Pathways To PharmD (P2PD)

NACOE-sponsored program in the Skaggs School of School of Pharmacy runs during the summer before participants matriculate into a professional pharmacy program. This program ensures even greater preparedness for success in professional school. This pre-matriculation program is four (4) weeks and is taught by professional school faculty.

Goals for this non-degree pre-matriculation program include:

  • Exposure to relevant professional pharmacy program coursework
  • Building content knowledge
  • Introducing students to professional program culture
  • Acclimating participants to the support systems available to health professional students

Key Features

  • Introductory and Overview Course Offerings: American Indian Health Issues, Antimicrobial Agents, Calculations, Cell & Molecular Biology, Medical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology
  • Opportunity to work closely with the College of Health faculty at the University of Montana
  • Provide resources and speakers addressing minority health issues and health equity
  • NACOE will provide skills to help enhance student success including research skills, job shadowing, and leadership development
  • Daily stipend ($100/day), technology assistance (equipment check-out/wifi assistance), and all supplies provided (textbooks, paper, pens/pencils, etc)

2025 Pathways to PharmD Program

Program Dates: June 2-June 27, 2025 

Location: University of Montana-Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Missoula, MT 

Daily Schedule example click HERE.


  • Identify as American Indian and/or Alaska Native (AIAN)
  • Accepted or waitlisted to a professional pharmacy program
    • Open to ALL University Institutions!
  • U.S. Citizen

Online Application

Please click HERE. 2025 Application will open Winter 2024!

If you need a different version of the application, please contact Wilena at (406) 243-4097.