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  • Dean's Message

    A career in the health care industry is more than just a job. It is a calling for those select individuals who are willing to serve others, serve their communities and serve the world. Pharmacists today are playing an increasingly important role in the health care team, adding powerful influence to the quality of patient outcomes.


    At the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, we have a vision for the pharmacists we graduate. We are preparing pharmacists who transform lives. This belief is central to all that we do. Our Christian tradition and faith calls us to a greater purpose as educators and professionals. We are here to educate future pharmacists who can improve the lives of those in need of care.

    We provide a practical and innovative educational experience. You will graduate prepared to render exemplary pharmaceutical care, to succeed in a post-graduate training or degree program and to pursue lifelong learning. In the end, we will prepare you to advance the practice and profession of pharmacy.

    At the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, we have a long history of successful graduates. Our students pass major licensure exams on their first try at rates exceeding the national averages. But there is more to your time here than preparing for your licensure exams. Our students and faculty embrace service opportunities, both in the U.S. and around the world. You will also participate in a wide variety of practice experiences to give your education perspective and help you find the calling of your life.

    I welcome you to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Whether you are exploring our site as a future student, a current student, a post-graduate resident/fellow, an alumnus or a potential employee, we invite you to experience what the McWhorter School of Pharmacy is all about. Please take a look around, and if you have any additional questions, contact me at mdhogue@samford.edu.

    Michael D. Hogue
    Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP
    Interim Dean