Doctorial Pharmacy Program

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) announced a $1 million award to The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) School of Pharmacy (SOP) to support the growth and accreditation of its Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.

The School of Pharmacy enrolled the first class of 40 students in the fall of 2017, with 60 more students expected in the fall of 2018. The Health Foundation’s award will support SOP’s efforts to achieve full-accreditation, develop a local supply of future pharmacists and contribute to the overall economic growth and health of the region.

“We are grateful to the Paso del Norte Health Foundation for supporting this endeavor,” says Jose O. Rivera, PharmD, Founding Dean, University of Texas, School of Pharmacy. “Building our program and developing qualified pharmacists to work in our region is one of our main goals.”