MILWAUKEE — The Medical College of Wisconsin is planning to
conduct a feasibility study as it considers opening a
pharmacy school in the near future.
study, announced Thursday, will consider an immersive
three-year curricular model, class sizes, tuition, a
distributed model with possible campuses in Green Bay or
central Wisconsin and the possibility of specialty tracks in
Milwaukee in areas such as genomics and personalized
pharmacy, oncology, mental health and research.
announcing the study, the Medical College citied projections
showing a shortage of 157,000 pharmacists nationwide by
2020, with higher than average need in Wisconsin and the
Unviersity of Wisconsin-Madison and Concordia University
currently the only pharmacy schools in the state.