New pharmacy school planned for Miami

January 23, 2015

Larkin Community Hospital in Florida has announced plans to open a pharmacy school in Miami next year, which would be the first in the city.

Larkin Community Hospital in Florida has announced plans to open a pharmacy school in Miami next year, which would be the first in the city.

According to Miami Today, the school will open in September 2016 in a building the hospital recently purchased for $5.5 million. The school is expected to enroll 100 students.

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The hospital’s president, Jack Michel, said it’s more cost effective to renovate the recently-purchased, 44,000-square-foot building at 18301 N. North Miami Avenue than to build on land recently purchased near Homestead.

“We’ve been working on a master plan for what can be done in Naranja and are still analyzing the timing of how the campus will evolve over the next 10 years or so,” Michel told Miami Today.

Eventually, the proposed pharmacy school will be part of a health sciences campus in Homestead that will include the hospital’s nursing school, biomedical sciences college, medicine college, and dentistry college.

The campus will also include a magnet middle school and a high school in hopes of attracting minorities from the Miami area into healthcare professions.