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Another Banner Year for Samford Pharmacy ASHP Residency Match
Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy has once again demonstrated its excellence in the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) pharmacy residency match. This year's results, continuing the positive trend of recent years, showcased strong numbers for both students and graduates.
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Samford Pharmacy Climbs in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy has moved up in the rankings and is tied for the number one ranked private school of pharmacy in the South according to new national rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The latest ranking also shows Samford Pharmacy among the country's top 10 private pharmacy schools. Rankings are based on peer assessment surveys sent to accredited pharmacy school deans, faculty and administrators. McWhorter School of Pharmacy improved its ranking from 65th in 2020 to tie for 60th overall, placing it in the top 50% of pharmacy schools nationally.
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50 Years and 500 Miles: Alumna Beth Avery Celebrates 50 Years as Licensed Pharmacist and Blazes New Trails
Alumna Beth Avery '73 recently celebrated fifty years of service as a licensed pharmacist. From McWhorter School of Pharmacy to a long career at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Avery always goes the extra mile. Now that is truer than ever as she aims to complete all 800 miles of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park's trails by age 75.
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Pinning Ceremony Represents Next Step for Samford Pharmacy Students
Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy honored its third-year Doctor of Pharmacy students at its annual professional pinning ceremony on February 16.
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Class of 2025 First to Begin Early APPE Rotations
This week, Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy transitioned the first students under the new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum into Advance Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). In 2017, Dean Michael Crouch and faculty began working to transform the curriculum to address the profession's ever-expanding role in health care and redefine the structure of each semester.
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2024 HEAL Conference Examines Gun Violence from a Public Health Perspective
Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the United States. This year's Healthcare Ethics and Law (HEAL) Institute conference, Gun Violence and Health Care: A Public Health Issue? explored the challenges around preventing firearm injury and death.
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Join McWhorter School of Pharmacy for Bulldog Pharmacy Camp in Summer 2024
Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy will be hosting an overnight Bulldog Pharmacy Camp this summer for current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from June 23 - 28, 2024. Campers will learn about careers in pharmacy through hands-on lab demonstrations and unique service projects.
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Samford University Provost Distinguished Lecture Returns March 14
Samford University's Office of the Provost Distinguished Lecture series returns on Thursday, March 14, in partnership with Howard College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biblical and Religious Studies. Nijay K. Gupta, PhD, a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, will be the guest speaker.
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Crouch Presents White Paper, The Pivotal Role of Pharmacists, During State of the School Address
On Jan. 12, 2024, Dean Michael Crouch hosted the annual State of the School address for Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. During the address he presented school accomplishments over the past year and shared a vision for the year ahead.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Dean Focuses on Faith, Fellowship and Pharmacy in Annual State of the School Address
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s community gathered in Reid Chapel on Friday, Jan. 12 for the 2024 State of the School Address. First held in 2015, the dean’s annual address highlights accomplishments over the past year and shares a vision for the year ahead. The school’s theme for 2024 will be administered in three doses: faith, fellowship and pharmacy.
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Pharmacy Students Administer Over 6,000 Vaccines to the Community During Experiential Course
For a week in October, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy third-year students completed their PHAR 530 Focused Patient Care Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE). Students worked in a community pharmacy, administering vaccines, counseling patients, conducting medication therapy services and interacting with preceptors. As a result, 74 students administered a total of 6,014 vaccines to members of the Birmingham community. This total equates to, on average, 81 vaccinations administered per student. The vaccines included prevention for COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal, zoster and other diseases.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Holds 2023 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy held its annual Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Friday, Oct. 13, in Reid Chapel.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Hosts White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2027
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy honored first-year students in the Class of 2027 during its annual White Coat Ceremony, held Oct. 6 at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham. This year, 91 students received their white coats. “The White Coat Ceremony welcomes first-year pharmacy students to the profession, representing the first of many key steps to becoming a pharmacist,” said Michael Crouch, Dean of McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy dedicates complete Materia Medica Chest
McWhorter School of Pharmacy held a dedication for their newest addition in the Sandra and Phillip Crouch Pharmacy History Gallery on Monday, Oct. 9. The school received a Materia Medica Chest from Craig Kuechenmeister.
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Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy Installs Century Circle Hallway
In celebration of Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s 100th anniversary approaching in 2027, the school established a bold goal to endow 100 new scholarships.
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Samford Celebrates 182nd Opening Convocation
Samford University officially began the fall 2023 semester with the 182nd opening convocation on Aug. 22. In his third year as president, Beck A. Taylor gave the opening address where he announced faith as the theme for the 2023-24 academic year.
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Rounding Out a Century of Success
As Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy approaches its centennial year in 2027, the school continues to dispense success. From new records in residency matches to faculty research to national-level appointments, 2022-23 is a shining example of Samford Pharmacy’s abundant accomplishments—a reputation 100 years in the making.
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Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in Samford University’s College of Health Sciences Receives Accreditation
The Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in Samford University’s College of Health Sciences is now one of the four accredited academic health care centers in Alabama and one of only 300 accredited centers in the world.
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