Auburn named top 25 pharmacy program by Drug Store News

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The Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy was recently ranked among the top 25 pharmacy programs in the country by Drug Store News.

In an effort to help hiring managers find the right pharmacists for specific retail environments, the magazine compiled a list, offered in no particular order, of the top programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

“Being recognized as one of the top 25 pharmacy schools in the country is a testament to the hard work of our students, faculty and staff,” said Dean Richard A. Hansen. “I truly believe that we offer one of the best student experiences in the country and our new Practice-Ready Curriculum only adds to that.

Auburn and the Harrison School of Pharmacy have always been on the cutting edge of pharmacy education and this curriculum continues that trend as we prepare our graduates to step right into practice and be successful practitioners.”

With locations on the main Auburn campus and in Mobile, Alabama, thanks to a working relationship with the University of South Alabama, the Harrison School of Pharmacy recently rolled out its new Practice-Ready Curriculum, which reimagines how pharmacists are trained.

The curriculum is designed around key competencies that every graduating pharmacist must master, and the teaching methods covering these competencies are integrated across all aspects of practice with authentic learning environments and assessments. The flexibility of the curriculum allows students greater opportunities for electives, and lets them focus on areas pertinent to their specific career paths.

“We believe the Auburn practice-ready graduate will be the best prepared pharmacist ever trained,” Hansen said. “At the Harrison School of Pharmacy, along with an innovative curriculum, we have an outstanding faculty that is not just made up of leaders in the classroom, but also in practice, as most of our faculty continue to practice in locations around the state.”

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Auburn University's Harrison College of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master's in pharmaceutical sciences. For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit the Harrison College of Pharmacy website.