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School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy Current Students
Welcome to MUSOP

Welcome to the Marshall University School of Pharmacy! We’re thrilled to have you here. Our mission is to prepare future pharmacists who can meet the unique healthcare needs of patients in the 21st century. The pharmacy industry is experiencing significant growth. ur faculty members are exceptional researchers and clinicians, dedicated to achieving excellence and ensuring your success. When you choose Marshall University School of Pharmacy, you become an integral part of our close-knit “Pharmily.” Together, we work as a team, driven by passion and a shared commitment to learning. If this resonates with you, then you’re exactly the kind of individual we’re seeking. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff for further information.

Sincerely,

Eric Blough Ph.D.

Dean of the Marshall University School of Pharmacy

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Campus Housing

The Landing at Marshall University offers contemporary graduate student housing in a vibrant and convenient location. Nestled within the dynamic campus community, The Landing offers easy access to university resources, enhancing the graduate student experience at Marshall University.

Student Government & Organizations

Chair: David Shore
Vice Chair: Meredith Kesler
Secretary: Carley Carter
Treasurer: Ian Pletka
Social Chair: Mackenzie Phipps
Fundraising Chair: Genesis Ramirez-Sanchez

P4 Class of 2025

Class President: Mark Angel
Class Representative: Kirstin Miller

P3 Class of 2026
Class President: Dakota Parnell
Class Representative: Julia Fanelli

P2 Class of 2027

President –
Representative –

P1 Class of 2028

President –
Representative –

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
Dr. Thomas Pile

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Dr. Cynthia Jones

The American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
Prof. Lisa Nord

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
Dr. Jennifer Sparks

Kappa Psi (professional pharmacy fraternity)
Dr. Jennifer Sparks

Marshall University Pre-Pharmacy Club
Dr. Mindy Varney

Phi Delta Chi (professional pharmacy fraternity)
Dr. Craig Kimble
Dr. Timothy Long

Phi Lamda Sigma (pharmacy leadership society)
Dr. Brittany Riley

Rho Chi (International Honor Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Dr. Michael Hambuchen
Dr. Tiffany Davis

Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists-a branch of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (SSHP)
Dr. Jordan Browning

Additional Student Resources

During the P1 year students receive a combination of academic advising from the Director of Progressions and professional advising from their assigned faculty advisor. Once a student reaches their P2 year, they transition to working primarily with their faculty advisor, although the Director of Progressions is always available to assist students as needed.  Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors periodically, at least once a semester, to discuss academic, personal, career and professional goals.

The Grade Watch Program is a partnership between students, the Director of Progressions, and faculty advisors who work together to recognize potential academic problems in specific courses or with individual student progression. The team surveys student achievement and takes immediate and appropriate corrective action when a student deficiency is identified by an academic alert and develops strategies to improve student achievement and retention.

Benefits of the activities of the Grade Watch Program are:

  • Potential problems may be detected earlier in the semester, allowing time to devise and implement strategies to keep a student on track.
  • Constant monitoring of each student’s academic progression may help to develop a strategy for improving the academic performance of students with deficiencies.
  • Self-directed learning skills can be enhanced in students who may need it.

The School of Pharmacy partners with the Counseling Center on the main campus. This is a free and confidential service to our students so that they can maximally benefit from their educational environment and continue to succeed in the lifelong task of their career development.

The student wellness program is overseen by faculty and student wellness ambassadors from each of the student classes. Efforts here include the development and distribution of wellness materials, the scheduling of wellness events / activities and a monthly newsletter that provides information regarding nutrition, exercise, student stress, time management and other wellness related topics.

Co-curricular refers to activities and learning experiences that occur outside the requirements of the didactic and experiential curriculum that complement, augment, and/or advance the students’ learning and professional development to meet the established learning outcomes.

The co-curriculum consists of required and self-selected activities that enhance student development related to the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes associated with direct patient care, cultural competency, effective communication, self-awareness/development, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, professionalism, and service to others, including service as citizens in a global society. The co-curriculum also encourages students to participate in self-directed and lifelong learning through professional development requirements developed by each student.

The college provides several career and professional development opportunities to student pharmacists. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Job Fair
  • Announcements for available internship, rotation, and fellowship opportunities
  • Classroom and group activities that provide information on academic success, personal assessment, job searches, career exploration, and transitioning into the practice of pharmacy.

The Marshall University School of Pharmacy Office of Diversity and Inclusion understands that research on gender, race, ethnicity, and other components of diversity such as sexual orientation or religion, impact how patients receive, interpret and act on health information. Marshall University School of Pharmacy celebrates our common goal of service to humanity and promoting diverse perspectives. We continually work to ensure our students are ready to interact with the world around them, beginning in our classrooms with a goal of graduating culturally-competent students who are prepared to be leaders and innovators in pharmacy and the rapidly changing world. Efforts in this office include:

  • Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Excellence in Diversity Awards
  • Health Care Pathways Initiative

The MUSOP student ambassador program is comprised of outstanding representatives of the school’s student body who assist the Office of Student Affairs at interview days, special events and meetings throughout the year.

Pharm.D. Research Track Certificate Program (Dr. Hambuchen)

This track is designed to provide exceptional students in the School of Pharmacy with in-depth training and experience in research relevant to the Pharm.D. curriculum. Eligible students will develop and execute a research project with a MUSOP faculty research advisor. Students who successfully complete this program will be honored with special recognition at graduation and on their transcript.

Students at the Marshall University School of Pharmacy have numerous opportunities to contribute to real-world experiments helmed by world-class practitioners and researchers. Students can contribute to cutting-edge research while learning modern techniques that will accompany them throughout their professions in the pharmaceutical sciences. Numerous potential opportunities exist in educational, practice-based, and bench research.  Please visit our research page for details.

School of Pharmacy students (P1-P3) can request individual or small group peer tutoring as needed. Rho Chi tutors assist students in improving subject knowledge, while developing academic skills and strategies. Peer tutors are faculty-recommended students with excellent academic records and have earned an “A” in the course in which they tutor. Tutors will prepare for each tutoring session and take attendance, which will be shared with the Director of Progressions.

Each first-year student is assigned a peer mentor from the second-year class to facilitate the entering students’ transition into the pharmacy school and university life. First-year pharmacy students meet their second-year peer mentor during orientation week. Thereafter, student pairs meet at least twice within the first semester and as needed during the year facilitated by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Director of Progressions.

Access ELVIS, the Marshall University School of Pharmacy’s student and preceptor resource portal.

Don’t know your Username/Password?

Student complaints should be submitted in writing to the Office of Student Affairs at:

Marshall University
School of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2950

Procedures and information for submitting a complaint to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education are available at https://www.acpe-accredit.org/students/complaints.asp.