Medical College to explore School of Pharmacy

Freeman Staff

Sept. 25, 2014

MILWAUKEE The Medical College of Wisconsin is planning to conduct a feasibility study as it considers opening a pharmacy school in the near future.

The 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.

In 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 Midwest.

The Unviersity of Wisconsin-Madison and Concordia University currently the only pharmacy schools in the state.