Keypath Education Partners with the University of Findlay
University of Findlay and Keypath Education are proud to announce the launch of a distance Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program aimed at expanding the reach and mission of the University of Findlay while addressing the growing demand for licensed pharmacists nationwide. The inaugural cohort of students has commenced their coursework this semester, and recruitment for the Fall 2024 intake is already underway.
Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Findlay, Debra Parker, Pharm.D., expressed her enthusiasm for the new program, stating, “We are delighted to offer a pathway to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree that aligns with the expectations and requirements of today’s learners. Our program provides a flexible learning experience that incorporates distance education when suitable, hands-on learning during consolidated on-campus sessions, and invaluable experiential learning opportunities in real-world settings. We have crafted the perfect blend to prepare the pharmacists of tomorrow to serve communities nationwide without requiring them to relocate.”
Ryan Schneider, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Associate Dean for Operations and Effectiveness and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Findlay, added, “The University of Findlay has a long-standing tradition of offering online degree programs. We are excited to build on this foundation as we introduce a distance education route to a Pharm.D. Being the first online Pharm.D. program in Ohio and one of fewer than ten nationwide, we believe this innovative pathway will uniquely position our program to educate the next generation of pharmacists who seek a more flexible learning environment.”
The program’s coursework will be delivered online, supplemented by concentrated campus immersions and hands-on experiential practical experiences in students’ local communities, facilitated through Keypath Education’s extensive placement network. University of Findlay will continue to offer its campus-based Pharm.D. program for students who prefer face-to-face instruction.