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    Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences

    Three SmartState Endowed Chairs are among the research faculty who teach in the PharmD program and Ph.D. programs. Research focuses on identifying new drug targets, drug delivery systems and disease therapeutics.

  • Nappi and Haney Honored at MUSC Convocation

    Jean Nappi (MUSC Foundation Distinguished Faculty Service Award) and Jason Haney (MUSC Teaching Excellence Award in Educator-Mentor:Clinical/Professional) were recognized for excellence during the 2017 MUSC Faculty Convocation.
     
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    The College

    The College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina provides a premier pharmacy education leveraging the innovative inter-professional learning opportunities offered at South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center with a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences.


  • Welcome Home Weekend

    Registration for MUSC College of Pharmacy Welcome Home Weekend is now live! Festivities include the Vincent T. Peng Endowed Lectureship (CE), lunch with the dean, a day-in-the-life panel with current students and the traditional Lowcountry Oyster Roast. Visit the Welcome Home website for information.

     

  • Mikell Named MUSC Pharmacy Honorary Alumnus of the Year

    The 2017 White Coat Ceremony featured as keynote speaker Nancy G. Mikell, who was also presented with the Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award. Mikell's address was the highlight of a week of 2017 Orientation activities capped by the ceremony at Baruch Auditorium August 17.   

  • MUSC College of Pharmacy Reopens September 13

    Classes resume at the MUSC College of Pharmacy and the MUSC campus of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy on Wednesday, Sept. 13, after closure due to Hurricane Irma.


Choosing Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina is a respected leader in education, research and patient care.  The College provides a premier pharmacy education by uniting nationally-recognized faculty and high-achieving students with the innovative inter-professional learning opportunities offered at South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center providing a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences. 

Some of the career fields in pharmacy include community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, long-term care pharmacy and academia. Specialty areas include pediatrics, cardiology, oncology, infectious disease, ambulatory care, and many more. 

Aging baby-boomers, new drug products, expanded coverage, and other factors keep pharmacists in demand in the rapidly-growing healthcare industry. One of the nation’s most trusted professions, pharmacy can offer the job satisfaction of becoming a leader in the community, pushing the bounds of innovation in science and healthcare, and earning a comfortable compensation for providing a needed and appreciated service.

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy offers a helpful insight into pharmacy careers from a national perspective. Some of the resources prospective students might find interesting include: 

Top Ten Reasons to be a Pharmacist

From helping people get well to helping defend against bioterrorism, pharmacy is the right choice for millions of healthcare providers 

Benefits of a Career in Pharmacy

Pharmacy offers a well-rounded career with multiple options, excellent opportunities and earning potential

Job Outlooks for Pharmacists

Pharmacy is a vital part of a growing healthcare industry

 

To explore the various career paths in pharmacy, please visit The American Pharmacists Association.

 
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