Historically Black Alcorn State University has signed an agreement with the University of Mississippi that will ease the transition of Alcorn State students into the pharmacy doctorate program at the University of Mississippi.
Alcorn State students who excel in pre-pharmacy courses and who have been active participants in community service programs will be able to take advantage of the University of Mississippi’s Preferred Admission Program. Once admitted, students in the Preferred Admission Program will be on the pharmacy school’s traditional graduation track to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Alfred Rankins Jr., president of Alcorn State University, stated that “Alcorn is incredibly excited to be launching this unique collaboration with Mississippi’s premier pharmacy school. This engaging partnership will greatly benefit our high-achieving student scholars by providing direct access to post-graduate opportunities in a critically important health care profession.”
David D. Allen, dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi, added that “this partnership is an integral part of our school’s commitment to educating pharmacists who will provide the best possible care for patients. We recognize that providing more opportunities for motivated students ensures the continued quality of pharmacy’s essential contributions to health care.”