Excellence in Pharmacy Award Program
Mylan Pharmaceuticals has been committed to the highest standards of quality in research and development,
manufacturing and distribution and customer service since 1961. This commitment has been extended into
pharmacy education through our annual EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACY AWARD. Since 1985, The EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACY AWARD
has honored a baccalaureate or entry-level Pharm.D. graduate for his or her academic achievement,
professional motivation and unique ability to communicate drug information.
In early February of each year, an EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACY AWARD program announcement is provided to deans of all colleges
or schools of pharmacy in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
In the announcement, the college or school is asked to select one (1) award recipient from among its students who best
meets predetermined selection criteria, as established by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. The selection process usually is coordinated
through the awards committee of the individual colleges or schools.
This is not a competitive program to which pharmacy students apply. Application forms are not available upon request. Individual colleges or schools
receive program materials and award criteria automatically. They then select the award recipient from the pool of students
they determine to be eligible for the award.
Once an award recipient has been selected, the college or school completes and submits the data sheet provided to Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ professional
All recipients receive a personalized certificate acknowledging their achievement and a limited-edition,
custom-framed lithograph that honors the pharmacy profession.
Most colleges or schools present the Mylan Pharmaceuticals EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACY AWARD at a formal ceremony in the spring of each year.
Criteria by which colleges or schools select the award recipients are as follows:
The recipient should be a 2010 graduate of the pharmacy school or college.
The recipient must be in the top 25 percent of his or her class academically.
The recipient shall demonstrate high professional motivation and the intent to enter the practice of pharmacy upon graduation.
The recipient shall possess a unique ability to communicate drug information.
College or school of pharmacy awards committee chairs, deans or other designated personnel of the dean’s office may get additional program information by contacting:
Professional Relations Consultant
c/o Rienzi & Rienzi Communications, Inc.
150 River Rd. - Bldg. M
Montville, N.J. 07045
Students should seek program information from their awards committee chair or the office of the dean.