Helping to Educate the Next Generation of Clinical Pharmacy Leaders in China

The College of Pharmacy, along with pharmacy schools at Ohio State and the University of Michigan, have joined a consortium of five top ranked schools in China to establish a program to educate the next generation of clinical pharmacy leaders in China. The Chinese schools include the China Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Peking University, Fudan University and Sichuan University.

“Our college’s high ranking, notable clinical pharmacy program and excellent research capabilities are of much interest to colleges of pharmacy worldwide,” explained Julie Johnson, associate dean for professional and external relations. “We are very excited about this new opportunity to engage with these Chinese schools to expand scholarly ties, facilitate academic cooperation, and promote mutual understanding.”

As part of the agreement, the college will accept two students from China who meet a admissions requirements to the PharmD program on the Twin Cities campus beginning this fall and continuing for two more years.

“This effort will result in our positive impact to improve pharmacy education and patient care abroad,” said Johnson.