Wisconsin college planning pharmacy school

September 26, 2014

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is planning a feasibility study to examine whether it should open a new pharmacy school in either Green Bay or elsewhere in the state.

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is planning a feasibility study to examine whether it should open a new pharmacy school in either Green Bay or elsewhere in the state.

The study will evaluate a three-year curriculum model, class size, tuition, as well as the development of specialty tracks in genomics and personalized pharmacy, oncology, mental health, and research.

According to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, there will be a nationwide shortage of 157,000 pharmacists by 2020. And the national Pharmacy Workforce Center has predicted Wisconsin will have one of highest needs for pharmacists.

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“We believe MCW is well-positioned to develop innovative approaches to address Wisconsin’s shortage of pharmacists,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW’s president and CEO. “MCW successfully responded to our state’s projected shortage of physicians through the development of regional medical school campuses in Green Bay and central Wisconsin. MCW would bring that same commitment to innovation in pharmacy education.”