Samford Pharmacy and UAB Biomedical Science partner to provide more opportunities for students

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Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)’s Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science have announced an established partnership between the two programs. Keep reading to learn more about this new duo.

Exciting news for both schools

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Samford and UAB recently approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide more opportunity for success for students of both universities.

According to the MOU, students graduating from UAB’s Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science program, upon recommendation from the program’s director, will receive priority review of their applications for McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

Renee DeHart, McWhorter’s associate dean for student affairs, said the relationship will create many opportunities for students, as well as the future of pharmacy.

“We’re very excited to establish this pipeline program. This initiative will be mutually beneficial and will help strengthen existing connections between Samford and UAB, as well as providing an outstanding future pharmacy workforce.”

Renee DeHart, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Two amazing programs

Bright future ahead for both programs. (Callie Puryear / Bham Now)

Samford provides a rigorous curriculum for pharmacy students, where students can earn their Pharm.D. in four years, while the school’s fast-track option allows incoming undergraduate students to earn the same degree in just six years.

UAB’s M.S. in Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science program offers graduates a variety of professional opportunities, including research in academia or industry, education, scientific policy, science communication and biomedical sales. Both schools are committed to setting their students up for success.

“I’m excited for this new partnership between our respective institutions. This will serve to promote professional opportunities for our students at McWhorter School of Pharmacy.”

John Shacka, Director, UAB M.S. Program in MBS

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