NEWS RELEASE

November 29, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and New Mexico State University are working together to ease the pharmacist shortage in southern New Mexico with a cooperative pharmacy program that gives high school graduates a head start in pharmacy school.

The UNM/NMSU Cooperative Pharmacy Program is designed to increase the number of pharmacy students from southern New Mexico and ultimately the number of pharmacists practicing in the area.

Students selected will complete the pre-pharmacy coursework at NMSU, and then enter the UNM College of Pharmacy for the didactic phase of the PharmD curriculum. Students will spend the summers following their first and second years as well as the fourth and final year of pharmacy school in southern areas of the state completing pharmacy practice experiences.

Selection to the program is a competitive process and requires separate applications to NMSU and the UNM College of Pharmacy. For more information and applications, please contact the UNM College of Pharmacy at (505) 272-4121 or NMSU at (505) 646-2941.