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Skills Center

Skills Center One of the trademarks of the College of Pharmacy is providing the necessary cutting-edge opportunities for students to apply their coursework in pharmacy practice situations. At the heart of continuing this tradition of excellence is the new Pharmacy Skills Center and Simulation Laboratory.

Changes in the pharmacy profession over the years have made it necessary for pharmacists to take a more active role in managing health care. Today's pharmacist is often the health professional with whom patients are in contact during critical points in the health care process. The evolution of pharmacy practice requires a variety of laboratory and classroom spaces for optimal learning.

This all has been taken into account in the careful planning of the Pharmacy Skills Center and Simulation Lab. This laboratory is designed to provide students with practical experiences in many pharmacy-related areas.

The approximately 2,400-square-foot laboratory is located on the first floor of the Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building. The center features six state-of-the-art compounding and counseling pods with portable OTC simulation stations and is designed so that professors can effectively assess students and easily provide feedback to improve skills.