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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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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?

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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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.
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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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.
They're doing both! :smuggrin: but failing at the robots for all I'm concerned.
 
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