UNC Board Approves Pharmacy-Education Partnership

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has approved UNC-Chapel Hill's plan to expand its pharmacy-education program to UNC Asheville in partnership with Mission Health System.

Approval came during the board's meeting on Friday.

Officials said the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will create a satellite pharmacy program based at UNC Asheville. It is an expansion of the partnership between the pharmacy school and Elizabeth City State University that dates back to 2005. That program will graduate its second class in May.

Like its counterpart at ECSU, the satellite program at UNC Asheville will educate more pharmacists in an area of North Carolina that doesn't have enough health-care providers in general. The satellite program could enroll up to 40 students a year.


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  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Apr 13, 2010 at 08:47 AM
    ECU did not get the Pharmacy School due to resistance from unc-ch. It made the most logical sense to put a PHARMACY school with a MEDICAL school. They are linked in numerous ways. ECU actually has a PhD program in Pharmocology. ECU had most of the infrastructure and nearly all of the course work already in place. But unc-ch gets to control these other Universities which of course is their goal. They can not control ECU!!
  • by GVegas24 Location: Greenville on Apr 9, 2010 at 10:50 PM
    I wish ECU could have gotten this program. I work in the pharmacy business and know some good people that would go and succeed in Pharmacy school if it was closer to home.
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Apr 9, 2010 at 06:05 PM
    Actually could care less. Unlike some schools who get a hair up their butt anytime someone wants University status, or a Med School, or Dental School, or an Engineering program...blah blah blah. Jealousy, more like apathy. Seems like when UNCA or ECSU wants in on a Pharmacy school then no problem, but ECU wants to build a heart center and UNC MUST have double funds for cancer center...
  • by Dave Location: In the zone on Apr 9, 2010 at 05:28 PM
    The ECU faithful will be angry and jealous because of this. I cannot wait to read their comments.
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