What is the White Coat Ceremony, and What Does It Mean? School of Pharmacy students weigh in on what makes the White Coat Ceremony so important.

August 18, 2016 by | Pharmacy School

Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy (CUSP) is hosting its second White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 26th. This ceremony marks the beginning of their professional pharmacy education, with 77 students going through the tradition. But what exactly IS a white coat ceremony? Everyone knows the white coats in question –  they’ve been worn by doctors

Pharmacy Law, SB493, Continues To Be Delayed In The Midst Of Regulatory Debates Chapman University School of Pharmacy professor's weigh in on why its taken the law so long to come to fruition, and what it means for the profession.

March 23, 2016 by | Pharmacy News

A law was passed in 2013 to allow pharmacists at locations like CVS and Rite Aid to initiate therapy and dispense birth control medications WITHOUT patients first seeing a physician or other healthcare provider. The law aims to make it easier for women to get hormonal contraceptives. That 2013 law was supposed to have been

Dean Jordan announces CUSP Student Pharmacists eligible to apply for Intern Pharmacist Licenses!

August 5, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Chapman University School of Pharmacy is preparing to serve our communities! Our students will assist organizations administering vaccinations, including flu shots, this fall. The California Board of Pharmacy has recognized Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) and authorized CUSP student pharmacists to be eligible to apply for Intern Pharmacist Licenses and train for immunization certification

Chapman University School of Pharmacy Approved to Allow Students to Assist with Administering Vaccinations

July 31, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Chapman University School of Pharmacy is preparing to serve our communities! Our students will assist organizations administering vaccinations, including flu shots, this fall. The California Board of Pharmacy has recognized Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) and authorized CUSP student pharmacists to be eligible to apply for Intern Pharmacist Licenses and train for immunization certification

CUSP’s Dr. Nancy Alvarez voted President Elect of the American Pharmacists Association!

June 30, 2015 by | Pharmacy News

Dr. Nancy Alvarez will be installed as President Elect of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) at the Baltimore APhA Annual Meeting in March 2016.  Dr. Alvarez currently serves as CUSP’s Assistant Dean of Experiential Education and Continuing Professional Development, and as an Assistant Professor. Dean Ron Jordan remarked, “In what we believe is an unprecedented

CUSP Faculty and Student Grant Awards total over $1 Million

June 1, 2015 by | Pharmacy News

Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) faculty and students have been awarded over $1 million in the 2014-2015 grant cycle.  Nearly thirty research projects were selected, ranging in topics from potential cancer cures to interactive learning. Founding Dean Ron Jordan says, “CUSP is proud to be starting our School of Pharmacy with a fairly unique

Dr. Keykavous Parang named CUSP’s first AACP Teacher of the Year!

May 28, 2015 by | Pharmacy News

Chapman University MSPS Students have selected Dr. Keykavous (Key) Parang, Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Programs and Global affairs as CUSP’s FIRST AACP TEACHER OF THE YEAR! Dr. Parang’s nominators say, “He is a really supportive and helpful professor. He is available for his students all the time and his teaching methods motivate students to

Demand for Pharmacists Rising Across the Nation

May 27, 2015 by | Pharmacy News

Pharmacy Times reports the demand for pharmacists is rising across the nation, according to the January 2015 Aggregate Demand Index figures. Demand is estimated on a 5-point scale, with 5 indicating a high demand for pharmacists and 1 indicating there are many more pharmacists than there are jobs. Regionally, the Western states saw the greatest

Do We Need More Pharmacy Schools?

May 12, 2015 by | Pharmacy News

In a follow-up, web-exclusive report, Pharmacy Practice News shares more perspectives on the controversy over whether the glut of new pharmacy schools is contributing to an over-saturated job market. According to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, in 2000, there were only 80 graduate schools of pharmacy.  As of September 2015, there will be

Founding Dean Ron Jordan Makes the Case for New Pharmacy School

May 12, 2015 by | Pharmacy News

Dean Ron Jordan says Chapman University’s work in planning Orange County’s first school of pharmacy was based on a number of optimistic views about future opportunities for pharmacists that came from operating a program in Rhode Island and seeing what was happening with those grads. “We never had a problem with employment opportunities for our