Welcome to the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University. This is an exciting time to consider a career in pharmacy and I am pleased that you are considering Marshall University for an outstanding academic program. Pharmacy is an excellent career opportunity from which you can expect excellent salary and benefits while working with a variety of healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life for the people of your community. Career opportunities in pharmacy have grown over the past several years and projections are that this trend will continue, providing you with many possibilities for professional growth.
Pharmacists play a vital and increasingly active role in patient care, as evidenced by a shift in focus from dispensing medication to participation in interdisciplinary healthcare teams devoted to effecting optimal patient care results through medication therapy management. Our 2 + 4 program leading to a Pharm. D. degree reflects this shift by placing learner-centered, interdisciplinary, team-based learning at its core.
We are able to do this by combining the School of Pharmacy with the resources of a top tier university which offers Allied Health Programs through the College of Health Professions and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. As a student, you will benefit from Marshall University’s years of experience developing successful health care programs. In addition, Marshall also has long-term relationships with area medical facilities which will provide you with the opportunity to practice your skills in real-life environments under the direction of experienced professionals.
Equally as exciting, in July of 2012 we completed a multi-million dollar renovation of our educational building which resulted in a state-of-the-art, 76,000 square foot learning, research, and pharmacy practice facility.
The Marshall University School of Pharmacy is a new program and we are currently in the necessary and positive process of applying for accreditation status through the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the accrediting body for pharmacy education. Please see our accreditation page for up-to-date information on our status throughout this process.
So, come take the next step in pharmacy education with us. I invite you to contact our staff for more information, and be sure to bookmark this page as we will be adding more information as it becomes available.
Kevin W. Yingling, R. Ph., M. D.
Marshall University School of Pharmacy
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