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The Path of Distinction in Research awards distinction at graduation for students earning the PharmD degree who conduct mentored research throughout pharmacy school and meet program standards for high achievement in research scholarship. A student who wishes to earn Path of Distinction in Research must complete a project. Path of Distinction in Research projects can be in any area of basic science, clinical, translational, health services, global health or population health research. The student must take substantial independent responsibility for the formulation of a hypothesis, data collection, data analysis and interpretation.
Students who complete the Research PoD are awareded a Research Badge.