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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and congratulations on your decision to consider an academic program leading to the profession of pharmacy. Pharmacists play a vital role in improving patient care through the medicine and information they provide and are consistently ranked as one of the most highly trusted professionals because of the care and service they provide. While responsibilities vary among the different areas of pharmacy practice, the bottom line is that pharmacists help patients get well because they care.

You have picked a great time to consider pharmacy as a career. The rapid growth of the health care and pharmaceutical industries, especially for the growing elderly population, has led to a large demand for pharmacists in recent years. It has been stated that in any given week, most US adults take at least 1 medication, and many take multiple agents. As a pharmacist you will have the opportunity to touch the lives of countless patients.

The program of study at the University of Charleston will be both interesting and demanding. Our curriculum focuses on managing the healthcare problems of patients within the rural community and employing state-of-the-art technologies in all aspects of the educational process. The new School of Pharmacy facility provides the ultimate environment for learning. We have recruited faculty to ensure that we have unsurpassed quality, expertise, and commitment for the education of the future pharmacists who choose the University of Charleston.

As a school of pharmacy in a private university, we will offer acceptance to approximately 75 students and build classes that are small and capable of offering individualized attention. Please accept our invitation to come to Charleston and share in the excitement being generated by our brand new School of Pharmacy!

Michelle Easton , Pharm.D., Dean
School of Pharmacy
University of Charleston

Michelle Easton, Pharm.D., Dean