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Millsaps College and University of Mississippi Partnership Opens Pathway for Pharmacy Students

by Web on April 25, 2019

The path for future pharmacists through Millsaps College is clearer, thanks to a new agreement signed by Millsaps with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

The agreement with the University of Mississippi offers preferred admission to the School of Pharmacy for Millsaps pre-pharmacy students with high academic performance.

"This agreement demonstrates the increasingly strong relationship between Millsaps and the University of Mississippi," said Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College. "The partnership offers Millsaps students a more direct route to a successful career in pharmacy."

Millsaps students can gain entry into the pharmacy program through the University of Mississippi following the first semester of their first year, contingent on meeting specific course requirements, maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.25, and demonstrating individual volunteer and service experience.

"The strategic plan for Millsaps College speaks directly to building partnerships and influence, and our students will benefit from the partnership that has been built with the University of Mississippi," Pearigen said. "Certainly, our location directly across from the University of Mississippi Medical Center is also an added benefit, which supports research and internship opportunities at the undergraduate level."

For Millsaps students who want to pursue a career in pharmacy, the agreement offers them the best of both worlds.

"Our Early Entry program means guaranteed admission into one of the top Pharmacy programs in the country," said Dr. Kurt Thaw, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Millsaps. "For selected Millsaps students this gives them the option of pursuing their career in the smaller, experiential learning environment Millsaps is noted for, without the competitive stress and large class sizes of traditional programs."