School of Pharmacy at Abilene
PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE
Some people say the American west begins in Fort Worth, but Abilene is where it's in full gallop. The pioneering spirit of the Texas Frontier that lives and breathes in Abilene is also part of the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, which opened its Abilene regional campus in 2007 with 40 first-year pharmacy students.
Like the main SOP campus in Amarillo, Abilene will offer all four years of TTUHSC's Doctor of Pharmacy program. The Abilene campus is now home to 160 Pharm.D. students and the founding class graduated on May 21 of 2011.
Students attending Abilene's state-of-the-art facility enjoy multimedia classrooms, a drug information center, a pharmacy practice laboratory, a patient counseling training center and physical assessment room, modern research laboratories and much more.
In short, the future pharmacists who call the Abilene campus home receive a comprehensive and practical education that encompasses a broad range of contemporary health issues and prepares them for careers in all areas of today's pharmacy profession.
MAKE AN IMPACT
The collaboration between Abilene City officials, community leaders and the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy has created an innovative economic and academic development model for the future of pharmacy education.
Affiliations with Hendrick Medical Center, the Abilene Regional Medical Center and the more than 50 community pharmacies located in the Abilene area provides students with numerous sites for rural practice training. The addition of TTUHSC-SOP to the Abilene landscape also adds to the impact TTUHSC-SOP is making in addressing the shortage of pharmacists that exists in many areas of Texas.
The SOP's Department of Pharmacy Practice in Abilene consists of practitioners who are directly involved with patient care in the areas of adult medicine, community care, geriatrics and primary care. The continuing efforts of the dedicated faculty, staff and students at the SOP's Abilene campus will only enhance TTUHSC's national reputation in addressing the complex and multifaceted health issues associated with clinical pharmacy and research.