UGA College of Pharmacy at SJC earns Accreditation

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has been granted accreditation for its Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System.

The Savannah Campus becomes the third accredited site for the college’s 2+2 program.

Here’s a breakdown of the program.

Doctor of Pharmacy students study in Athens for the first two years of pharmacy school.

The students complete their degree requirements in a two year training in Athens, or extended campuses such as Savannah, Augusta, or Albany.

“Georgia’s need for pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare professionals is growing as the demand for healthcare escalates. Having these students here is a boon to Savannah and it gives them a good look at our wonderful community and the modern medical environment we provide. We believe they will want to spend their careers here,” says Paul P. Hinchey, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler.

Accreditation is given by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and was granted to the program at its recent meeting.

The Savannah program began in May with a group of 21 fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy students who began their final clinical year on the campus.

Six third-year students will begin this August.

A celebration of achievement will be held August 18th at 5:30 p.m. at Candler Hospital in the Heart and Lung Building, Suite 210.

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