TexasAggieBride

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I recently attended the Univ. of Houston (U of H) Step 1 Advising Orientation for people interested into going into pharmacy and applying to U of H. The person holding the orientation said that there were plans to open two more pharmacy schools in Texas making a grand total of 8 in the state. Does anyone know where these will be?
 

Achilleus

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One is in Fort Worth (University of North Texas HSC) but I'm not sure about the other one
 

Achilleus

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Okay so I've been doing some research and I've come across some weird stuff. It looks to be as though University of Dallas will be having one and so will the University of North Texas. According to the article that I read (link below), the University of Dallas is definitely opening up in 2009. However, it states that the University of North Texas HSC will not (their request was deferred). Nevertheless, some websites have UNT School of Pharmacy listed as a offical school of pharmacy (see links below).

Article:

http://media.www.udallasnews.com/media/storage/paper743/news/2007/11/13/News/Ud.Board.Of.Trustees.Approves.School.Of.Pharmacy-3097851.shtml

Listings of UNT School of Pharmacy:

http://www.aacp.org/issi/membership/schools.asp?action=view&TRACKID=&wh=B&CID=593&DID=4224

http://www.pharmcas.org/collegesschools/directoryalphastate.htm

http://www.ncpanet.org/ownership/map/texas.php
 

Knickerbocker

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I've read that UNT's school probably won't happen for a long time because of politics.

University of Dallas is going ahead because they are a private school and they can do what they want without state funding/approval.
 

Garfield3d

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I don't know how lengthy the University of the Incarnate Word's process has been, but wasn't the opening of the pharmacy school at Kingsville delayed by 1-2 years due to state funding?

--Garfield3d
 

Achilleus

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I don't know how lengthy the University of the Incarnate Word's process has been, but wasn't the opening of the pharmacy school at Kingsville delayed by 1-2 years due to state funding?

--Garfield3d
Yes.. I believe this was the case if I remember correctly.
 

IrishRxMan

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I don't know how lengthy the University of the Incarnate Word's process has been, but wasn't the opening of the pharmacy school at Kingsville delayed by 1-2 years due to state funding?

--Garfield3d
Yeah, it was Texas politics at its finest. Tom Craddick didn't like the woman, Irma Rangel, for whom the school was named. Therefore, he kept funding for the school held up in the state house. The A&M board of regents gave up and found the money within their system to open the school and circumvented Craddick.

I don't remember how long it took from the president of UIW's idea to form the school to getting the dean and forming the groundwork, but it wasn't long after our dean came on board that we had the first class, which graduates in 2010.