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Class of 2020 Achieves 97.6% NAPLEX® First-time Pass Rate
The preliminary NAPLEX® results reflect McWhorter School of Pharmacy class of 2020's pursuit of excellence and the school's commitment to student success.
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Third-year Pharmacy Students Serve the Community through Experiential Course
Third-year students in McWhorter School of Pharmacy spent a week in a community pharmacy setting as part of an introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) course. Collectively, the students administered 6,000 influenza vaccines and completed nearly 500 MTM encounters.
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Skelley Featured as a Woman in Pharmacy Leadership on ASHP Podcast
Earlier this fall, associate professor Jessica Skelley was interviewed as part of ASHP’s official podcast, which featured her as a woman in pharmacy leadership. Skelley discussed her passion for ambulatory care practice and her personal career journey.
 
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Renewed Agreements Emphasize Pharmacy’s Commitment to Global Engagement
Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy remains committed to offering its students opportunities for global engagement in the years to come. To demonstrate this commitment, the school recently renewed several of its international agreements with health care institutions around the world.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s Virtual White Coat Ceremony Honors First-year Students
Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy honored its first-year Doctor of Pharmacy cohort, comprised of 116 students, through a virtual White Coat Ceremony on Oct. 24.
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Pharmacy Faculty Lead New Mobile Clinic, Expanding the University’s COVID-19 Testing
Faculty in Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy have assumed leadership of a new mobile clinic, expanding the university’s COVID-19 testing with students and employees.
 
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Pharmacy Alumni Honored at Alabama Pharmacy Association’s Annual Awards
Alumni and current students of Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy were recognized and honored during the Alabama Pharmacy Association’s 139th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at the end of August.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Offers Online CE Programs this Fall
Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy announces its continuing education events this fall will be offered online.
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Walters Receives Gateway to Research Scholarship for Contributions to Cancer Research
Jillian Walters, a fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy, received the Gateway to Research Scholarship from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.
 
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Benner Elected Board Member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Kim Benner, professor in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, has been named Board of Directors-elect for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, or ASHP, an international pharmacy association that serves more than 55,000 members.
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Online Awards Ceremony Honors Doctor of Pharmacy Graduates
Following the virtual commencement ceremony for Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, the school’s faculty and staff held an online awards ceremony for its Doctor of Pharmacy graduates.
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Pharmacy Commencement Speakers Encourage Graduates to Seek Courage and Kindness
Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy honored 239 graduates, August 15, through a virtual commencement ceremony. Of these graduates, 95 received their Doctor of Pharmacy, and 114 received their B.S. in pharmacy studies, which is awarded upon the completion of their second year of pharmacy school.
 
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Pharmacy Alumnus in U.S. Public Health Service Deployed to Serve COVID-19 Patients
Nicholas Daniel, a 2014 alumnus of Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In March, he was deployed to New York City to set up and manage a medical treatment center that cared for COVID-positive patients in the city.
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Cates Becomes President of College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
Marshall E. Cates, professor and department chair in Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, is now president of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). He has been an active member of CPNP since it was first established in 1998.
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A Pathway to Pharmacy
Samford's prepharmacy curriculum equips students with a foundational experience for a successful transition into McWhorter School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program. It also offers a vibrant student life.
 
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Pharmacy Alumna Sets the Pace for COVID-19 Response
DeAnn Mullins ‘93 is the pharmacist and owner of Mullins Pharmacy in Lynn Haven, Florida. On March 13, when the president declared COVID-19 a national emergency, Mullins said she spent the weekend developing a 16-page action plan that she would introduce to her pharmacy’s staff that Monday. 
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Empowering African American Churchgoers in the Fight Against Heart Disease
Domecia Brown, a third-year Doctor of Pharmacy student, just completed a year-long fellowship with the Albert Schweitzer Fellows. With her project, she partnered with Jefferson County Department of Health on a new initiative, addressing health in the 35211 zip code.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s PGY1 Residency Receives Accreditation Extension
Earlier this month, McWhorter School of Pharmacy's postgraduate year one (PGY1) community-based residency received a three-year extension of its accreditation from the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists, or ASHP.
 
 
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