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  • Fast-Track: Sickle Cell Drug Targets Key Enzyme

    Woster research an awardee in Sickle Cell Disease/Advancing Cures funding; fast-track research focused on developing a new gene-modifying sickle cell disease treatment at MUSC could lead to human clinical trials in as few as three years.

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    MUSC Welcomes Class of 2022!

    The Class of 2022 was welcomed into the MUSC pharmacy family with a week-long Orientation that included donning their first official white coat during the White Coat Ceremony on August 16. Keynote speaker was MUSC pharmacy alumna Shea Manigo '07, pharmacy region manager for CVS Health.
     
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    PharmDamentals Introduces Pharmacy to URM High School Students

    Designed to engage underrepresented minority (URM) high school students interested in healthcare careers, PharmDamentals was a half-day program August 10. Activities included an alumni panel, lunch, tour, and experimenting in compounding and basic science in the lab. Above, students make troches with David Shirley.

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Maldonado, Mate and Other Treasures of Argentina

    Eduardo Maldonado explains the joys of mate, asado, and what it is like to meet an Argentinian gaucho. The College of Pharmacy celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring members of the MUSC pharmacy family who have Hispanic heritage!

     

  • Alumni Ambassador Program Helps Expand Recruiting Outreach

    The MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Ambassador Program was a big part of the fall recruiting campaign, in which the College was represented at formal recruitment events at Clemson, UGA, Furman, USC, North Carolina State, the Atlanta University Center and many more. Contact Abby Grady for information.   

  • Compounding Team Qualifies for National Competition

    The 2018 Medisca Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition winners are Meghan White, Zach Posey and Ryan Rosenblatt. The team will go on to represent MUSC in the eighth annual national competition, held March 17-18, which includes a practical lab, a Q-and-A, a presentation and a compounding challenge.


History, Mission and Values

History of MUSC Pharmacy

MUSC Pharmacy has been around since the Chester Arthur administration, just three years after Thomas Edison was credited with inventing the first light bulb.

By faculty resolution, resulting in an amendment to the charter in 1881, the Medical College created a Department of Pharmacy that was the first of its kind in the Deep South. The School of Pharmacy admitted its first students in 1882, discontinued after two years, then resumed on a permanent basis in 1894, offering the degree of graduate in pharmacy (Ph.G.).

The program leading to a degree of bachelor of science in pharmacy began in 1936. The doctor of pharmacy degree program began in 1973 and a PhD program in pharmaceutical sciences was initiated in 1982 (the latter administered through the MUSC College of Graduate Studies in collaboration with the University of South Carolina). 

In 2004, with the approval of the MUSC and USC boards of trustees, the MUSC College of Pharmacy integrated with the USC College of Pharmacy to form a joint program through the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, which matriculated its first class in 2006. In 2015, the MUSC Board of Trustees approved an initiative for the MUSC College of Pharmacy once again to pursue individual accreditation. 

The College continues participation in the joint SCCP program until its matriculated students graduate while concurrently working closely with SACSCOC, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the Accrediting Council for Pharmacy Education to establish independent accreditation.

Today, the College of Pharmacy on MUSC campus boasts a student body of more than 300 students in the PharmD program. Students may also pursue a PharmD/Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Outcomes Research or a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences through the College of Graduate Studies. The College also offers a joint PharmD/MBA degree with The Citadel Graduate College.

In addition, the MUSC Medical Center and College of Pharmacy Residency Program offers one of the largest and most respected pharmacy residency programs in the country with 12 specialty tracks and typically 20 residents.

Our Mission

The mission of the MUSC College of Pharmacy is to lead pharmacy education, scientific discovery, and patient care in South Carolina and globally.

Our Core Values

  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Excellence 

Our Vision

Improving lives through innovative education, research, and patient care.

Our Goals

 
MUSC College of Pharmacy’s new facility hits milestone – board approves moving forward with design
Oct 12, 2018 12:16:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (October 12, 2018) – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Board of Trustees today unanimously approved hiring an architectural firm to design new dedicated space for the College of Pharmacy, along with innovative instructional space that benefits the entire enterprise....Read more...

 
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