Celebrating the UMKC School of Pharmacy at MSU
Students, state officials and university administrators and faculty celebrated the grand opening of one of the newest additions to the University of Missouri-Kansas City – three hours south in Springfield.
The UMKC School of Pharmacy at Missouri State University opened this semester in a transformed historic Brick City building. This is the third site for the school’s PharmD program, the practice-level degree for pharmacists. UMKC School of Pharmacy Dean Russell Melchert said the expansion is a targeted effort to address a shortage of healthcare providers, including pharmacists, in rural Missouri.
The UMKC School of Pharmacy at Missouri State University opened this past week in a transformed historic Brick City building. This is the third site for the school’s PharmD program, the practice-level degree for pharmacists.
The new site allows students to register in the UMKC School of Pharmacy program but complete coursework on the Missouri State campus. This university partnership allows students to take the same courses and earn the same UMKC degree as their counterparts in Kansas City and Columbia.
The Missouri Pharmacy Association recognized University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy faculty members Kelly A. Cochran and Andrew Bzowyckyj with major awards at its annual convention held in September in St. Louis.
Cochran, PharmD, BCPS, of UMKC School of Pharmacy in Columbia, won the 2014 Faculty Member of the Year Award for UMKC. To be nominated for the award, the pharmacist must be a member of the MPA and have worked for UMKC for a minimum of three years and never have previously been presented with this honor. READ MORE