Posted By RichC on December 11, 2008
Cedarville University announced Wednesday that they will begin enrolling students in the fall of 2009 for the Dayton Ohio area’s first school of pharmacy. Fall freshmen will enter the pre-pharmacy program and enter the pharmacy graduate program which is scheduled to open its doors in 2012. The university plans to spend $20 million to build the new school and could possibly house the university’s nursing school program indicated Marc Sweeney, the newly named dean of the school of pharmacy, when talking to a reporter from the Dayton Daily News.
Cedarville is a conservative Christian university and is located between Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati and Ohio Northern University‘s schools of pharmacy. According to Sweeney, “Colleges have typically had to turn applicants down because there are not enough spaces across the region and across the nation” and he believes there is a need for another pharmacy school. Others familiar with pharmacy schools and hiring pharmacists, including my wife, are not so sure since the supply of pharmacists currently graduating will soon be sufficient to fill the number of employment opportunities. The year 2012 is being talked about as the year that the number of graduates will be sufficient for the number of jobs; time will tell.