Welcome to Belmont University’s beautiful campus atmosphere. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont serves as an asset to the community and a provider to a world class heath care community. As a student at Belmont you will be given the opportunity to learn from active pharmacy practitioners in the classroom as well as in health care institutions and pharmacy operations. From the first year on, you will be exposed to innovative practice sites in retail pharmacy, hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities, health care corporations, pharmacy industry, and compounding centers. You will learn this exciting practice in a “hands-on” fashion from practitioners who are motivated and willing to share their interests.
This year we will enroll up to 75 students in the College of Pharmacy, a class size that provides a 10:1 ratio of students to faculty. In the summer of 2010, we moved into McWhorter Hall, a new building housing pharmacy, complete with new student, faculty, laboratory, and classroom space. McWhorter Hall provides student pharmacists state-of-the-art facilities and provides a comfortable and stimulating environment to learn.
While pharmacy is a new program at Belmont, we are not new to educating health care professionals. Belmont University is well-respected in the health care industry for its nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social work programs. During your student experience you should expect to learn from other professions, share experiences and skills with them, and learn how to collaborate to assure the best patient outcomes possible.
This past spring, the College graduated its inaugural class and, in June, was awarded full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. These accomplishments were the culmination of efforts from so many great people, from our Board of Trustees, our Belmont University leadership, wonderful faculty and our students. We also must thank so many health care professionals, especially pharmacists in the Nashville region, for working with us this past five years. We could not have provided such rich experiences without them.
We hope you experience the hospitality and professional demeanor that exists here. We look forward to knowing you better and hearing from you often!
Philip E. Johnston, PharmD
Dean, College of Pharmacy