Pharmacy Council serves as the governing body for students at University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Some of our duties include (but not limited to):
- Ensuring cohesion and communication between students, organizations, fraternities and faculty.
- Addressing important issues and concerns.
- Serving as the official voice through which student opinion can be expressed in the college.
- Overseeing the college of pharmacy student organizations' activities, events and meeting schedules.
- Conducting official processes such as Class Elections, Fraternity Decision Day, and UHCOP Annual Spring Picnic.
Faculty ADVISER: Paige Pitman, Pharm.D., MBA, R.Ph.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean of Student & Professional Affairs
Health Building 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
4849 Calhoun Road, Room 3018
Houston, TX 77204-5039
Message from Pharmacy Council President
I would like to offer the heartiest congratulations to all of you for choosing the profession of pharmacy, and deciding to pursue it in a city that is filled with warmth, diversity, and countless opportunities for personal and professional growth. Welcome to University of Houston College of Pharmacy!
As one of the best colleges of pharmacy in the nation, UHCOP has been consistently graduating the most respected and well-rounded pharmacists for over 60 years. With close proximity to the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, access to mentors at various levels in their careers, and being shaped by talented professors who continually offer their dedication, time and availability is what has shaped this program into the success you see today.
At UHCOP, we support each other through thick and thin. Here, you’ll make lasting friendships, gain lifelong mentors, and find your passion within pharmacy. Our goal is to start strong and finish strong, together! Instead of competing, our mantra is extending support to your peers so that we can create a close-knit network that gets us through the roughest parts together.
We pride ourselves in the strength of our student organizations, positioning ourselves through the hard work of dedicated leaders to develop the best chapters in the nation. We have 16 student organizations that focus on different areas of pharmacy practice, and can provide opportunities for exploration, experimentation, and learning. The outstanding work that these student organizations have done has earned recognition and awards at regional and national conferences, year after year. Involvement in these organizations lets you harness your leadership skills, leading to opportunities that position you at the front of national initiatives.
I cannot stress enough the importance of involvement and networking. Professionalism is key, and no matter where you are, your actions reflect not only on your college, but also on your profession. You have the responsibility to embody that spirit of professionalism and hold one another accountable for strong representation.
The four years in this program will go by quickly, and my advice for making the most of them is through broadening your horizons. Focus not only on academics, but also on staying involved, growing professionally, and contributing to your community. Take advantage of the numerous opportunities that are available to you within the college and Texas Medical Center, and don’t forget to enjoy yourself along the way. There will be times where you will struggle, and my advice to you in those times, is to grasp each other’s hands and take those strides together.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, students and alumni, I welcome you all to the UHCOP family!
- Aimen Naveed, Pharmacy Council President