Low Tuition Rates and High Rate of Job Placement Favors Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy

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Students looking for guaranteed job placement after graduation may want to consider a career in pharmacy at one of nation's premier pharmacy schools.

Amidst a sputtering job market, Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy boasts a virtually unparalleled rate of job placement, a feat that cannot be construed as a blip on the radar as the institution nears its 75th anniversary in 2014.

“We have virtually 100 percent job placement,” said Dr. Dennis Thompson, Dean and Nelson M. Sims Endowed Chair, who recently surpassed 21 years at the university as a faculty member and now dean.

SWOSU features a popular six-year doctor of pharmacy program that graduates approximately 85 students each year. The doctor of pharmacy program entails two years of pre-pharmacy in addition to four years in the professional program.

“We have very successful board scores, and we set ourselves apart when you combine that with one of the lower tuition rates in the United States for pharmacy colleges,” Thompson said.

The nationally renowned school recently implemented a “rural health initiative,” according to Dr. Thompson. The ultimate goal is to provide comprehensive immunization education and training to Oklahoma pharmacists in order to identify and aid at-risk populations in need.

Rural health coordinator Dr. Randy Curry is tasked with spearheading the new program.

The pharmacy college at SWOSU was established in 1939 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Visit http://www.swosu.edu/pharmacy for more information.

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