UNC-Chapel Hill, ECSU Launch Innovative Joint Pharmacy Program
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy in collaboration with Elizabeth City State University is pleased to announce the Doctor of Pharmacy Partnership Program
Beginning in Fall 2005, the UNC-Chapel Hill Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program will enroll 10-15 students per year at a satellite campus through a partnership arrangement with Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). This partnership enables the Doctor of Pharmacy program to increase the number of graduates each year and to promote increased numbers of pharmacists working in underserved populations, especially in northeastern North Carolina.
Admission and curriculum requirements are the same for students on the Chapel Hill and Elizabeth City campuses. Pioneering students in the ECSU-based program will be co-enrolled in a BS in the Pharmaceutical Sciences program at ECSU and the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UNC-Chapel Hill, and will remain on the ECSU campus for the first three years of instruction in the PharmD program, with the exception of orientation and special events. Instruction will be delivered through synchronous and asynchronous video-teleconferencing, web-based instruction, and ECSU-based faculty instruction. Students will complete the experiential component of the program through the AHEC system, as do students based from the Chapel Hill campus. Students will have a variety of opportunities to interact with faculty and advisors on both the UNC-Chapel Hill and ECSU campuses.
Upon completion of degree requirements, graduates of this program will receive a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with acknowledgement of the partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UNC-Chapel Hill with acknowledgement of the partnership with ECSU.
Students who would like to be considered for admission to the program on the ECSU campus for Fall 2006 should complete a PharmCAS application for the UNC program and note their campus preference on the required form in the School of Pharmacy supplemental application materials. These forms will be available August 1, 2005.
For additional information about the UNC-ECSU Pharmacy Partnership Program, send inquiries to . For information about life on the ECSU campus, go to http://www.ecsu.edu/.