About The University


A Culture of Excellence in Pharmacy Practice & Research


Founded in 2006, the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) continues to reach historical milestones. Our inaugural class graduated in 2011 and shortly thereafter, the College was granted full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). In 2017, we received full re-accreditation approval for the maximum time of eight years.

The DKICP has established the University of Hawai’i at Hilo as a hub of academic excellence. Many consider us the crown jewel of the University of Hawai’i system. As a way to address the healthcare in underserved communities, our namesake, the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, placed the main portion of the college in the idyllic enclave of Hilo, however, our faculty and students also practice, learn and serve on the other major Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Kauai. We are truly the only health professional program with reach to the entire state.

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