When UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford welcomed leaders from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science to campus Thursday, Oct. 24, she did so with students in mind.
UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford and
Rosalind Franklin University President K. Michael Welch
sign the Advancing Health partnership.
"Ultimately, our partnership is about student success leading to new health-care practitioners and advancing health and health care for patients." Ford said. "Our work at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is focused on preparing our students to exceed expectations with 21st century skills."
The partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the College of Pharmacy at Rosalind Franklin University creates broad pathways for UW-Parkside pre-health graduates to pursue pharmacology.
Dr. Gloria Meredith, dean of the College of Pharmacy at Rosalind Franklin University, said she was delighted to work with UW-Parkside in making a pharmacy education for its students more approachable and more affordable.
"There is a need for pharmacists in the Midwest," Meredith said, "and the supply does not meet the demand. The greatest need for pharmacists in the Midwest is in Wisconsin, Missouri and Kansas. So we are excited about being able to educate young pharmacists to serve in Wisconsin."
Pictures from the event are available online.