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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
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About Pharmacy...The College of Pharmacy's (COP) 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 College 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"
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)