I just got a job at CVS as a pharmacy associate and in a few months I'll be training as a tech. Anyways, one of the pharmacists asked about schools I'm applying to, etc, and I mentioned that I'm finishing a biology degree first and then I'll apply. She said she thought that was "ridiculous" and that "it is a waste of 2 years." I tried to politely defend my choice. Anyways, she told me that ULM is building a huge new building for pharmacy research and that they will be accepting 2-3 times the amount of students they normally do, starting a year or 2 from now. Also, there is a lot of talk about LSU getting a pharmacy school in Baton Rouge. (I go to LSU so that makes me happy!) She said that it is in the works but it is probably 5 or 6 years off because Monroe wants to get all of their seats filled (I doubt they'll have a problem.) I don't know if anyone has heard about this--or cares--but I thought I'd mention it.