Doctoral Program in Pharmacy at Historically Black University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gets the Go-Ahead to Begin Instruction This Fall

The doctoral program in pharmacy education at historically black University of Maryland Eastern Shore has received the go-ahead from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education to begin instruction this coming fall. The doctoral program will have to fulfill a program of growth and development over the next three years before it is fully accredited so that its graduates are eligible to become licensed pharmacists.

The doctoral program was instituted after a study by the state university board found that 50 percent of all pharmacists in the state received their education in other states. In order to ward off a shortage of licensed pharmacists, the state agreed to fund a new program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The university plans to enroll 60 first-year students in the program this fall.