Pharmacy Schools Team up With Hospitals

A pharmacy school is teaming up with a hospital university in Richmond, Virginia to allow some students to study at the hospital.

Coordinated programs between pharmacy schools and hospitals enable students who intend to work with emergency medicine to enrich their education through real-world experience.

For pharmacy schools that coordinate this type of partnership with teaching hospitals, it creates an environment that allows more students to enroll in their programs. The hospitals gain interns that can help carry out the daily tasks without the costs of hiring a new employee.

Such is the case with Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Pharmacy and the University of Virginia Medical Center.

The Associated Press reported that VCU created a new program in cooperation with the University of Virginia Medical Center that will allow ten students will complete their junior and senior years at the University of Virginia Medical Center. (Set to begin in the fall of 2012)

As a result of the pending pharmacy school program at the hospital, VCU opened ten new slots for enrollment into its program in the last two years. This was possible because ten students from their program will have the opportunity to leave VCU this fall to study at the University of Virginia Medical Center, leaving 10 more spaces open this fall and every year while the partnership is in place.

Other programs like this one are present throughout the pharmacy school community. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio hosts residents from across the nation to include students from pharmacy schools at West Virginia University, Ohio State University, University of Texas, and others.

Not all such relationships are initiated by schools. Medical facilities often seek out pharmacy school students for residency and internship to fulfill vital roles in their organizations that may be unaffordable for the hospital, too. For example, Cone Health in North Carolina is a nursing facility currently seeking 3rd and 4th year pharmacy school students to help with necessary roles.

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