Pharmacy Updates

November 2013

The 4th annual PCOM School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony was held Sunday, November 17, at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, 1775 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth GA.  The White Coat Ceremony symbolizes the passage of students into the pharmacy profession with all the opportunities and responsibilities associated with the profession.  Dr. Gregory Smallwood, Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, delivered the keynote address to the Class of 2017. 

October 2013

The Inaugural PCOM School of Pharmacy Career Day 2013 was held on campus on October 29.  Career day is an opportunity for all pharmacy students to research and network with recruiters from local and regional hospitals, retailers, clinical employers and other institutions with a need for pharmacists.  Fourth-year students will also have the opportunity to interview for job positions after graduation.  PCOM School of Pharmacy thanks the following companies and institutions for their participation in Career Day 2013:
  • CVS
  • Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Ingles
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kroger
  • Publix
  • Rite-Aid
  • US Air Force
  • Walgreens
  • Wal-Mart

August 2013

The PCOM School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus welcomed the incoming Class of 2017 in August. Students participated in orientation and completed Basic Life Support certification in advance of starting the first-year curriculum on August 19, 2013.

The Class of 2017 is 52% male/48% female with an average age of 25 and hail from 15 states, including Georgia (61%), with Florida (9%) California (8%) and Pennsylvania (6%) representing the next largest contributors.  Other Southern states represented include North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Statistics on the Class of 2017

  • Enrollment: 101
  • Average GPA: 3.1
  • Average science GPA: 2.9
  • Average Math GPA: 2.9
  • Average PCAT: 59
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 73%

July 2013

Connie Huang, Class of 2014, attended the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL in July. Ms. Huang was selected as a Wal-Mart Scholar, a scholarship program that seeks to enhance interest and skills in students who are interested in pursuing a career in academic pharmacy.   Ms. Huang received a $1,000 award to support her travel and attendance at the annual meeting, along with her Faculty Mentor, Dr. John Kermode.