Thursday, September 29, 2016

UMass Lowell scraps doctor of pharmacy program due to budget restraints - Rick Sobey, Lowell Sun

The plan for the first public doctor of pharmacy program in Massachusetts is dead. Due to budget restraints, UMass Lowell will not be able to open a doctor of pharmacy program, according to Chancellor Jacquie Moloney. The program was first expected to open in the fall of 2017, and was then pushed back to 2018. Now, the doctor of pharmacy program -- billed as the first public one in the state and less expensive than those at private schools -- is off the table. "We've made the difficult decision to not launch the PharmD program," Moloney told The Sun. "It's with a lot of regret that we make this decision.

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