NEW pharmacy schools

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  1. bigpharmD

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    Does anyone else feel like the new schools popping up are retail pharmacy factories? I feel like many of them are totally funded or co-funded by retail companies. I sometimes teach at a school with CVS on the sign. Does anyone else notice this?
     
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    I don't think it's just new ones.

    Pitt is sponsored by Rite Aid, that's one of the reasons I was scared to go there (who knows if that was justified or not, I really don't want to do retail).

    But then again, schools need to get their funding somewhere.

    And I think our white coat ceremony was sponsored by Walgreens...I guess retail chains have the most funding to fund these things.
     
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    It wasn't. Pitt's a pretty damn good school. *becomes nauseous *
     
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    I think Stop & Shop sponsored ours.
     
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    We have an Eli Lilly and Walgreens computer lab. CVS also sponsors all of our meetings and our annual Gala.
     
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    Walgreens is buying us breakfast before our kinetics final on Thursday...

    I think those schools may first be retail factories only because of the new school's lack of ties to pharmaceutical research, hospitals etc.
     
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    I'm glad to see they are investing money into the future pharmacists, instead of sending that money to the engineering dept at GA Tech so they can build a robot to replace us. Maybe there is hope after all.
     
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    They're doing both! :smuggrin: but failing at the robots for all I'm concerned.
     

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