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Old 10-20-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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HUNTINGTON -- At a celebration Wednesday morning under a tent outside the VA Medical Center's Robert W. Coon Medical Education Building, Marshall President Stephen Kopp said the pharmacy school will have a positive ripple effect in Huntington and the region.

"The estimate is a $150 million economic impact in the region," Kopp said. "It is absolutely important to understand that impacts everyone around us. We're committed to growing this university in ways that are strategically important and beneficial."


Pharmacy school's impact $150M - The Herald Dispatch


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Old 02-13-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va.– The Marshall University School of Pharmacy (SOP) has been granted an on-site evaluation visit by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), moving the School of Pharmacy forward in the accreditation process.

Dr. Kevin Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Glenn Anderson, associate dean of academic affairs, and Dr. John Schloss, chairman of the department of pharmaceutical sciences and research, presented the university’s pre-candidate application proposal to the ACPE’s Board of Directors in late January and Marshall was formally notified of the Board’s favorable decision this week. The site visit is scheduled to occur in late spring.

“Marshall University continues to move ahead with a cohesive, well-conceived plan for the School of Pharmacy. The action taken by the ACPE Board is very affirming in this regard,” said Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp. “I commend Dr. Kevin Yingling and our faculty and administrators for their hard work toward establishing what will become one of the region’s finest pharmacy programs. The progress that has been achieved is certainly very exciting, and we can all take pride in the noteworthy successes that have been achieved.”

Marshall University Press Release
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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HUNTINGTON - Marshall University's new School of Pharmacy has drawn more than 300 applications from students seeking admission.

The deadline to apply was Thursday. The program's first classes are expected to begin in the fall.

Marshall plans to enroll 80 students. Dean Kevin Yingling says the school has accepted 35 so far.

Yingling says the majority of applicants are from West Virginia, southeastern Ohio and Kentucky.


UPDATE: More than 300 Apply to Marshall Pharmacy School
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:31 PM
 
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This is great news
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Doctor of Pharmacy program granted
Precandidate accreditation status
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Only Marshall opens a pharmacy school during the middle of a giant pharmacist surplus. A state with only 1.8 million people now with a 3rd pharmacy school. That is just amazing. Amazing in an incredibly stupid way, naturally.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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This makes it sound incredibly stupid.

From US News and World Report:

All of our Best Jobs of 2012 are outstanding, but the top 25 make for a particularly great career choice. We’ve ranked them, comparing their projected growth to the year 2020 to their industry’s employment rate. Also contributing to a job’s overall score is its average salary, predicted job prospects, and a quantitative assessment of job satisfaction.

#3Pharmacist

Overall Score: 7.6

Growth: 69,700

Unemployment: 5.5%

Median Salary: $111,570

Satisfaction: MEDIUM

With a fairly solid job satisfaction score and a very solid average salary, the pharmacist profession nabs the no. 3 spot on our list. Possessors of a Pharm.D can anticipate nearly 70,000 available jobs this decade.


The 25 Best Jobs | Best Jobs | US News Careers
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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This makes it sound incredibly stupid.

From US News and World Report:

All of our Best Jobs of 2012 are outstanding, but the top 25 make for a particularly great career choice. We’ve ranked them, comparing their projected growth to the year 2020 to their industry’s employment rate. Also contributing to a job’s overall score is its average salary, predicted job prospects, and a quantitative assessment of job satisfaction.

#3Pharmacist

Overall Score: 7.6

Growth: 69,700

Unemployment: 5.5%

Median Salary: $111,570

Satisfaction: MEDIUM

With a fairly solid job satisfaction score and a very solid average salary, the pharmacist profession nabs the no. 3 spot on our list. Possessors of a Pharm.D can anticipate nearly 70,000 available jobs this decade.


The 25 Best Jobs | Best Jobs | US News Careers
Old data. From the clueless lot at US News, no less.

Ever since about 2007, the job prospects have been dwindling. The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education released a scathing opinion piece *two years ago* about how there are too many schools. It's 2012 and the job market has gotten even worse. Opening a new school is the last thing anybody needs right now.

You can follow the Pharmacy Manpower Index and see the numbers go from shortage to surplus very quickly. The demand for pharmacists is actually the lowest its even been since they started collecting data. And worse, this study is criticized for being too behind the real time situation and conservative with the looming surplus. With 1 school since forever and 2nd opening a few years ago, demand in WV is considered exactly with supply of pharmacists. The Charleston school has given the state enough graduates. Next year, it will likely turn into a surplus of labor. When Marshall starts graduating people, it will be disastrous.

So, again, another me-too program from Marshall the state didn't need.

Why couldn't they just open a veterinary school? The state doesn't have one. That would make sense. Instead, they have to open a 3rd school that isn't needed today, tomorrow, or anywhere in the foreseeable future. Even worse for the people graduating from Marshall, they will have the least regarded school in the state with a considerable alumni base from WVU. Why would a WVU grad hire a Marshall graduate when there will be graduates from their alma mater available? (Which is, mind you, the #26 school in the country.)
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Marshall couldn't open up a Vet School because Marshall is located in the middle of a city without an abundance of land. Vet Schools, while nice, aren't practical for a school like Marshall.

The US News article from this year is old data but an article from 2010 is up to date? From my experience, most professions experience booms and bust on a cyclical basis. In the mid 1990s, PTs could have any job they wanted with massive sign on bonuses. By the late 90s, there was a glut and they were discouraging people from going into PT just as I was starting school. Five years later, the market was back open and now, PTs are back to a wide open market with large sign on bonuses.

Plus, the numbers from the ADI you posted show more on the demand side with growth this last month. Due to baby boomers and current pharmacists retiring, more is expected. Only time will tell who is right in the matter.

From a study done on Marshall's school of pharmacy: "That independent report commended Marshall's 18-month planning process, which included the hiring of two other consultants experienced in pharmacy education. It recommended that Marshall should proceed with its pharmacy school."


Editorial: Case shows the need for a degree of MU freedom - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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School of Pharmacy has 1st ceremony - The Herald Dispatch


The 80 students who comprise the inaugural class hail from more than a dozen states. Approximately 40 percent of the class members are West Virginia residents, followed by 29 percent from Kentucky and the remainder from other states including Hawaii, Florida, New York and Texas.
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