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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.
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.
MUSC pharmacy students immersed themselves in compounding during a special boot camp on campus February 23-24. Twenty-seven students participated in the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) Boot Camp, an intensive two-day session that furthered their compounding training.
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.
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.
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:
From helping people get well to helping defend against bioterrorism, pharmacy is the right choice for millions of healthcare providers
Pharmacy offers a well-rounded career with multiple options, excellent opportunities and earning potential
Pharmacy is a vital part of a growing healthcare industry
To explore the various career paths in pharmacy, please visit The American Pharmacists Association.