About the School
From the beginning, we envisioned a different kind of school of pharmacy -- one where the role of pharmacy was shaped by community-focused students and caring, hands-on faculty in an intimate environment.
Our Mission and Vision.
At the University of Charleston, we are training tomorrow’s pharmacists for compassionate patient care, advocacy, and community engagement. The UC School of Pharmacy offers a technology-infused, dynamic and rigorous curriculum that prepares the graduate to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment.
Working in close relationships with our faculty and staff, our students have the opportunity for frequent interactions with policymakers as they work to reshape the practice of pharmacy, expand health care access, and improve outcomes for rural and underserved communities.
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy’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. 5: College or School and University Relationship; Standard No. 7: College or School Organization and Governance; Standard No. 24: Faculty and Staff – Quantitative Factors; Standard No. 26: Faculty and Staff Continuing Professional Development and Performance Review and Standard; and No. 30: Financial Resources. For an explanation of the program’s Accredited with Probation status, consult the Office of the Dean or ACPE.
University of Charleston Statement on School of Pharmacy Accreditation.
“We emphasize to our present and prospective students the importance of being involved in their profession and advocating for their patients and profession - one of the hallmarks of our program. We term it being a problem solver which requires you to be part of the solution and not part of the problem; and you can only be part of the solution if you are actively engaged in your profession!”
— Dr. Michelle Easton, Dean, UC School of Pharmacy
“From learning with case studies in the classroom to providing care through experiential practice in the Charleston area and surrounding rural communities, I believe I have achieved a multi-dimensional education to help prepare me for my role as a pillar in my community, as well as a critical member of the healthcare team.”
— Amy West, Class of 2010