Why Choose MBKU

MBKU – The Best Choice

As a future pharmacy student, you’ll be making a substantial investment of time and resources into your career.  You have a responsibility to research your options to find the best fit for you and yield a good return on investment. There are dozens of reasons why MBKU, with over 111 years of excellence in clinical education, patient care and research, is worth of your consideration.  Here are just a few:

  1. Student to Faculty Ratio.  With a small class size of just 52 students, the student to faculty ratio provides a greater opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussion.
  2. Advanced Integrated Curriculum. The curriculum is designed to provide comprehensive pharmacy education in a student-focused environment. This prepares students to practice pharmacy as competent, compassionate and ethical professionals dedicated to providing patient-centered care to culturally and ethnically diverse patient populations.
  3. Leadership Experience—A Hallmark of MBKU.  Our students, alumni, faculty and administrators are leaders in their communities and within local, state and national health organizations. This is a tremendous source of pride for the entire MBKU family and fostered through various curricular and co-curricular opportunities.
  4. Opportunities to Help Others. MBKU has strong professional relationships with the community. Our students participate in many events at elementary schools and senior facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs, Special Olympics, etc.
  5. Ideal Location.  MBKU is located in a residential, suburban neighborhood with many nearby apartments and rental houses for consideration. About 50 percent of students live within one mile of the Ketchum campus, which facilitates a real sense of community.
  6. Outstanding Contemporary Campus.  The MBKU campus, buildings and facilities are fantastic! Add the great year-round weather and tremendous recreational attractions—beaches, mountains, professional sports, major theme parks, cultural events and a variety of culinary cuisines—and you have a wonderful environment for learning and personal growth.

Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site Granting of Precandidate status brings no rights or privileges of accreditation as associated with either candidate status or accredited status. Precandidate status indicates only that planning has taken into account ACPE standards and guidelines and suggests reasonable assurance of moving to the next step, that of Candidate status. Since Precandidate status does not create any rights of accreditation under the ACPE standards, it is the opinion of ACPE that graduates of programs of Colleges or Schools of Pharmacy that bear Precandidate status do not meet the educational requirements for licensure..

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