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Pharmacy

How we shine...
According to statistics, employment of pharmacists is expected to grow by 22% between 2006 and 2016
ULM has the only state-supported Doctor of Pharmacy program in Louisiana
Who to contact in Pharmacy
Dr. Benny Blaylock,
Dean, School of Pharmacy
blaylock@ulm.edu

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College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

About Pharmacy...
The School of Pharmacy's function is to educate future health care professionals to meet the diverse pharmaceutical care needs of the people of Louisiana and to serve the professions of pharmacy and toxicology through a balanced program of education, research, service, and patient care. Specifically, the Doctor of Pharmacy program will educate entry level pharmacy practitioners to deliver pharmacy care in a dynamic, culturally diverse society, enabling graduates to enter a wide range of existing or emerging health care practices. The School of Pharmacy is housed in a modern 132,000 sq. ft. facility equipped with smart classrooms, newly constructed laboratories, state-of-the-art professional practice labs, and a vivarium.

What you can do with this degree:
Practice in hospital and other health care settings, independent or chain pharmacies, in basic or applied research or in sales in the pharmaceutical industry.

"ULM gave me the opportunity of a lifetime"
-Coy Bergeron,
Pharmacy Major

Check out some of our learning opportunities:
  • Students provide education to elementary school students on appropriate nutrition and the dangers of tobacco abuse
  • In 2009, pharmacy students and faculty hosted "Low-Sugar Showcase" at the Monroe Civic Center to provide participants with information on the prevention and maintenance of diabetes
  • The college sponsors service learning projects that provide non-prescription medication counseling and education to members of the community
  • Students have participated in 28 research projects which have been presented at regional or national meetings. These research projects vary from bench-top research in our Basic Science laboratories to applied patient research and research in the area of pharmacy administration.

Get involved beyond the classroom:
There are eight student organizations which promote professionalism, leadership, and advocacy for the profession of pharmacy. Each organization provides community service and professional networking opportunities.

Accreditation/Affiliations:
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences School’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been given the status of Accredited with Probation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX, 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org, for partial or non-compliance with the following standards: Standard No. 8: Organization and Governance; Standard No. 11: Interprofessional Education (IPE); Standard No. 18: Faculty and Staff—Quantitative Factors; and Standard No. 23: Financial Resources. For an explanation of the program’s Accredited with Probation status, consult the Office of the Dean or ACPE.
The accreditation status of the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s School of Pharmacy was affirmed through June 30, 2022; however, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) placed the School on probation on July 11, 2017 due to issues with four of the twenty-five standards. These standards address the organizational structure of our program, financial resources, quantity of faculty, and interprofessional education.
Since notification of ACPE’s decision, the following steps have been taken, many of which were in progress prior to receiving the notification:
- A thorough assessment of the College and School’s organizational structure.
- A detailed description of the comprehensive interprofessional education plan.
- A proforma budget covering the next five to seven years, which includes a plan to address faculty and staff salary compression.
- A plan to strategically address open faculty positions.
It’s important to note that none of these standards are related to the curriculum or clinical rotations, the quality of our faculty, or progression rates, and that our status will next be considered by ACPE at their January 2018 meeting.