Category Archives: Pharmacy Schools

Pharmacy Schools Spotlight: Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University Gregory School of Pharmacy is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. The school currently holds a class size of 75 students, which enables a preferable student to teacher ratio. This may benefit the student by allowing more personalized attention relative to schools where students could be a dime a dozen in a pool of hundreds of students. The institution is considered a Christian environment with one of the most advanced technologies in a relatively new spacious 45,000 square foot four-level facility constructed in 2004 – simply amazing! The pharmacy school also provides opportunities to affect the lives of others by serving on medical missions around the world such as Central America, South America, and Africa. The school has a ‘Walkscore’ of 83 which means it gets high ratings for having commercial areas such as parks, grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, entertainment, etc. within walking distance of the school – in short, there is plenty of things to do nearby. It does not also hurt that the school is located right on a beautiful campus by the water. If you’d think the students could doze off or daydream in class with the beautiful view of the water, think again; the pharmacy school’s class of 2011 ranked 1st in Florida for National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Exam (NAPLEX) scores.

The pharmacy school holds three types of programs: (1) Doctor of Pharmacy, (2) Joint Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Program, and (3) a Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry. In summary, the pharmacy school is located in a great scenic location with accessible places within walking distance, within a newly constructed and spacious facility, has implemented advanced technology, provides focus on the student with a small class size, has produced successful results as evidenced by the passing rate for national pharmacy board exams, offers opportunities to serve in countries around the world with the Christian principles of serving the less fortunate, and offers a dual degree program in conjunction with the PharmD program.

Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
888-468-6722

New Pharmacy Schools

Several new pharmacy schools have opened for the 2012 year, and plan on enrolling their first class of students soon: Manchester College School of Pharmacy (link here: http://www.manchester.edu/pharmacy/index.htm), Marshall University School of Pharmacy (link here: http://www.marshall.edu/wpmu/pharmacy/), Cedarville University School of Pharmacy (link here: http://www.cedarville.edu/Academics/Pharmacy.aspx, and Fairleigh Dickinson University Medco College of Pharmacy(link here: http://www.fdu.edu/academic/pharmacy/). New pharmacy schools have to go through the accreditation processes with the accreditation council for pharmacy education (ACPE). The opening of new pharmacy schools as well as current pharmacy schools do not guarantee that they will be accredited or maintain their accreditation by the ACPE, but only that they are in varying stages of seeking or maintaining their accreditation. Therefore, candidates should apply and enroll at their own risk. It is wise to check with each of the pharmacy schools and the ACPE for accreditation updates and information before beginning the application process.

For more information, please contact the individual pharmacy schools:

Manchester College School of Pharmacy
Mailing Adress:
1818 Carew Street, Suite 300
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
260-470-2700

Marshall University School of Pharmacy
Mailing Adress:
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2950
304.696.7302

Cedarville University School of Pharmacy
Mailing Adress:
251 N. Main St.
Cedarville, OH 45314
937-766-7480 – Local
1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784) – Toll Free

Fairleigh Dickinson University Medco School of Pharmacy
Mailstop M-SB1-01
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
973-443-8781