Amy Zwaska

Position title: Pre-Pharmacy Advisor (UW-Madison students)


Phone: 608-262-6234

2220L Rennebohm Hall

Amy Zwaska, pre-Pharmacy advisor for UW-Madison students

I’ve been with the School of Pharmacy for 20 years providing academic, admissions, and career advising for UW-Madison undergraduate students interested in exploring the professional Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. I’m also a course coordinator/instructor for our pharmacy exploration courses designed to help students strategically explore pharmacy career paths, build connections with practicing pharmacists, pharmacy students and faculty. I truly enjoy the opportunities I have to connect with students on a daily basis to answer their questions, provide support and guidance, and help them navigate their academic journeys!

I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago and decided – rather spur of the moment – to forego my acceptance at a college closer to home for a spot at Madison after I visited and fell in love with the campus many years ago. I’ve lived in Madison ever since, earning my master’s degree in counseling, working as a therapist and then re-careering into my role here on campus. When I’m not working, I enjoy good food, gardening, walks on many of Madison’s great trails, and spending time with family, friends and my two active rescue dogs.

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Current UW-Madison students:

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Prospective UW-Madison students:

Not yet a UW–Madison student but interested in learning more about the pre-pharmacy path, the PharmD program, or the Early Assurance program?

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