Historically, roughly one-third of the TTUHSC - SOP student population has come from
within a 100-mile radius of Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, and Plano.
TTUHSC-SOP began developing its Dallas/Fort Worth regional center in early 1997. The
School was encouraged by Eckerds Drug Stores, Baylor University Medical Center, the
Texas Pharmacy Association, the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the
Texas Federation of Drug Stores to develop programs for meeting the critical shortage
of pharmacists in the DFW Metroplex area.
In 1998 TTUHSC - SOP began clinical placements for a few fourth-year students. In
1999 the School leased office space from Baylor University Medical Center and opened
its DFW regional center to accommodate the clinical pharmacy education objectives
that are critical to the School's mission.
In 2002 Dr. Richard Leff was named regional dean for the DFW campus. Later that year
the School was relocated to the North Texas Veterans Affairs campus in Dallas, where
a 4,800 square-foot building was renovated and dedicated to the School of Pharmacy.
Construction completed during 2003 expanded the campus to approximately 8,000 square
Today the SOP's DFW center, still located on the North Texas VAMC campus, has the
capacity to train 84 third- and fourth-year pharmacy students. There are presently
19 full-time faculty, five staff and 61 students who call the D/FW campus home. In
addition, 12 pharmacy practice post-graduates and specialty residents are currently
receiving their education and training through the D/FW regional campus and its affiliated
institutions, which include the North Texas VAMC, Baylor University Medical Center,
Children's Medical Center, Cook Children's Medical Center, Harris-Methodist Health
System, Methodist Hospital Dallas, Parkland Memorial, and Presbyterian Medical Center.
In 2007 the SOP's affiliation with the North Texas VA Medical Center received the
inaugural Crystal Apple Award at the 2007 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
annual meeting in Orlando. The award program recognizes colleges and schools of pharmacy
and their pharmacy practice partners for achieving excellence in academic-practice
partnerships for exemplary experiential education. It also recognizes the contributions
of the faculty/administrators of colleges/schools of pharmacy and the pharmacist practitioner
educators and administrators who are their practice partners in successfully conducting
and supporting quality experiential education in exemplary patient care clinical teaching
For more information, please contact TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Dallas/Fort Worth:
5920 Forest Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75235
4500 Lancaster Rd.
Dallas, TX 75216