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    College of Pharmacy

    MBKU's College of Pharmacy is where the next generation of health care leaders are trained. Prepare for success in your clinical or research career with the groundbreaking PharmD program.

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    College of Pharmacy

    MBKU's College of Pharmacy is where the next generation of health care leaders are trained. Prepare for success in your clinical or research career with the groundbreaking PharmD program.

  • Students working together on class work

    College of Pharmacy

    MBKU's College of Pharmacy is where the next generation of health care leaders are trained. Prepare for success in your clinical or research career with the groundbreaking PharmD program.

Pharmacy

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Pharmacy at Marshall B. Ketchum University, where we’re training the next generation of health care providers.  As the Dean for the college, I want to thank you for your interest in our school and in our groundbreaking PharmD program. 
 
There are so many reasons to be a part of MBKU and our innovative curriculum and so many qualities that make our program stand out.
 
This is an exciting time in health care and at Marshall B. Ketchum University. We are honored that you may be considering our program to train for such an exciting and important career.
 
Sincerely,

Edward Fisher, PhD , RPh
Dean, College of Pharmacy

Other Reasons to Choose COP
Health Care Focus
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As solely a health professions university, MBKU is positioned perfectly to train expert clinicians. Furthermore, with two health clinics – Ketchum Health (Anaheim) and UECLA (Los Angeles) – our university is at the forefront of providing caring, compassionate and competent patient-centric health care to our community. This focus will allow us to keep our programs current and relevant. 
Tradition
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In 1904, Marshall B. Ketchum, MD, applied his training in pharmacy and ophthalmology to start a college that would eventually become Marshall B. Ketchum University. With well over 100 years of experience training health care providers, MBKU has both the knowledge and resources to continue providing a world-class educational experience.
Innovation
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When the university decided to start a pharmacy program, we did so with the future of health care in mind. It was imperative that the curriculum be setup in a way that graduates would be eligible to work as advanced practice pharmacists. Additionally, every student will participate in an interprofessional environment and will benefit from an active learning style of curriculum delivery.
Small Class Size
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With approximately 52 seats per class, students will have substantial access to faculty, administration and each other. This access allows for consistent collaboration in learning and scholarship that will prove to enhance student success in the program and beyond.
The MBKU Difference

Clinical Preparation. As a Ketchum graduate, you’ll be trained, educated and ready to compete in today’s fast-paced health care environment.

Spanish Language Skills. To help enhance your career opportunities and cultural proficiency, you’ll receive three full quarters of Spanish language training, including Spanish medical terminology. 

APhA Certifications. At MBKU, you will earn these five certifications from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA): 

  • Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services
  • Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management
  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery,
  • The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care
  • Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services. 

NAPLEX Preparation. Includes a comprehensive review of proven test-taking strategies and skills.  

Hands-on Learning. At MBKU, approximately 50% of your curricular hours consist of lab and experiential activities.

Interprofessional Teamwork. MBKU’s combination of collaborative learning, small groups and interprofessional education, prepares you to become an active member of any health care team.

 

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Featured News

A New Space for Research at MBKU’s College of Pharmacy

 

Marshall B. Ketchum University is proud to celebrate the recently approved construction on the College of Pharmacy’s new Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Laboratory, which will open later this year at the Ketchum Health facility in Anaheim Hills, Calif.

 

The plan is to update an existing space at MBKU Health with state-of-the-art research equipment specifically chosen to meet the needs of the ongoing research projects currently being conducted by faculty members in the College of Pharmacy. This equipment includes 12 workstations, a cutting-edge tissue/cell culture laboratory, and other essential support equipment such as vent hoods and formulation instruments. 

 

Make Your Mark in Health Care

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