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 134 fully accredited schools offering the PharmD degree in the United States. 

In a thought-provoking 2013 article, pharmacy workforce expert Dan Brown, PharmD, professor at the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy and the director of faculty development at Palm Beach Atlantic University, in West Palm Beach, Fla., warned of “a looming joblessness crisis for new pharmacy graduates,” noting that the number of annual PharmD graduates has more than doubled over the past 15 years.

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