AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) – The Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy was recently ranked among the top 25 pharmacy programs in the country by Drug Store News.

In an effort to help hiring managers find the right pharmacists for specific retail environments, the magazine compiled a list, offered in no particular order, of the top programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

“Being recognized as one of the top 25 pharmacy schools in the country is a testament to the hard work of our students, faculty and staff,” said Dean Richard A. Hansen. “I truly believe that we offer one of the best student experiences in the country and our new Practice-Ready Curriculum only adds to that.”

 The Harrison School of Pharmacy also recently rolled out its new Practice-Ready Curriculum, which reimagines how pharmacists are trained.

The curriculum is designed around key competencies that every graduating pharmacist must master, and the teaching methods covering these competencies are integrated across all aspects of practice with authentic learning environments and assessments. The flexibility of the curriculum allows students greater opportunities for electives, and lets them focus on areas pertinent to their specific career paths.

“We believe the Auburn practice-ready graduate will be the best prepared pharmacist ever trained,” Hansen said. “At the Harrison School of Pharmacy, along with an innovative curriculum, we have an outstanding faculty that is not just made up of leaders in the classroom, but also in practice, as most of our faculty continue to practice in locations around the state.”