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Encyclopedia > Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Established December 29, 1823
Type: Private
Endowment: $100 million[1]
President: Charles F. Monahan, Jr.
Staff: 310
Undergraduates: 4,000
Location Boston, MA, USA
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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is an accredited [2] private institution providing traditional and non-traditional programs of study focusing on vocational education of pharmacy and areas of the health sciences. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... This article is about work. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A blacksmith is a traditional trade. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ...

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History

Founded as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1823 by fourteen Boston pharmacists, it is the oldest college in the city of Boston, the second oldest and largest college of pharmacy in the United States. In 1825 the college published the First American Pharmaceutical Library Catalogue.[3] Boston redirects here. ...


In 1979, to reflect changes in curriculum and focus, the college changed its name to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and has since grown to include a School of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, and School of Arts and Sciences in Boston; and the School of Pharmacy in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2002, a new campus was added in Manchester, New Hampshire and the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists was acquired.[3] Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Worcester County Settled 1673 Incorporated 1684 Government  - Type Council-manager also known as Plan E  - City Manager Michael V. OBrien  - Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes  - City Council Dennis L. Irish Michael C. Perotto Joseph M. Petty Gary Rosen Kathleen... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1751 Government  - Mayor Frank Guinta (R) Area  - City  34. ...


Campus

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy is composed of three distinct campuses, one in Boston, MA, one in Worcester, MA, and one in Manchester, NH. The three campuses are electronically linked and share resources. Conference rooms are equipped for video conferencing between campuses.


Boston

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Boston campus is located at 179 Longwood Avenue in Boston's medical and academic district. It is adjacent to MassArt and Harvard Medical School, as well as many renowned health care institutions such as Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The College is composed of three main buildings: the George Robert White Building, the Ronald A. Matricaria Academic and Student Center, and the John Richard Fennell Building and Theodore L. Iorio Research Center (building and research center are considered one facility). MassArt, August 2005 Massachusetts College of Art (also known as MassArt) is a publicly funded college of visual and applied art, founded in 1873. ... Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Childrens hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children. ... Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) is a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the three major teaching hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School. ...


In September 2007 construction began on a new, 49,700-square-foot, six story, academic center to house the Boston campus' Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies programs. When completed the building will be located on Huntington Avenue across from the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health & Human Rights on the site of a former MCPHS parking lot [4].


Worcester

Located at 19 and 25 Foster Street in downtown Worcester, MA The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Worcester campus houses the institution's accelerated programs in Nursing and Doctor of Pharmacy as well as Master of Physician's Assistant Studies (MPAS) program for post-baccalaureate students [5]. MCPHS-Worcester is composed of two main buildings that are known collectively as the Living and Learning Center. The Living and Learning Center composes all of the campus' amenities including dorms for approximately 130 student, classrooms, auditoriums, a library and computer room, laboratories, administrative facilities, study rooms, lounges, and a convenience store.


Manchester

The Manchester, NH campus of the Massachsetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is located at 1260 Elm Street in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. Like Worcester, the MCPHS Manchester campus offers accelerated programs in Doctor of Pharmacy and Nursing, but also houses the school's Master of Physician's Assistant Studies (MPAS) program for post-baccalaureate students. The 33,000-square-foot campus building hold the schools library, classrooms, laboratories, seminar rooms, administrative offices, and student space. Many of the Manchester classrooms are equipped to for video conferencing with Worcester classrooms.


Academics

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Boston is composed of four distinct schools. The School of Arts and Sciences incorporates undergraduate programs in Chemistry, Health Psychology, Environmental Science, and Pre-medical sciences. The School of Health Sciences consists of all programs in Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, and Nursing. The School of Pharmacy is composed of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, and Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management programs. The Division of Graduate Studies incorporates the masters and doctoral programs in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, and Drug Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy. For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Health psychology concerns itself with understanding how biology, behavior, and social context influence health and illness. ... Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ... A pre-medical Degree is one preparing for medical school. ... Dental Hygiene (Persian: Behdasht-e Dandan) is a 1980 Iranian short film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. ... Image A: A normal chest X-ray. ... In the United States, a Physician Assistant (PA) is a health care professional licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed physician (either an M.D. or D.O.) [1] PAs are not to be confused with medical assistants, who perform administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals and... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... Medicinal or pharmaceutical chemistry is a scientific discipline at the intersection of chemistry and pharmacy involved with designing, synthesizing and developing pharmaceutical drugs. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmakon (φάρμακον) meaning drug, and lego (λέγω) to tell (about)) is the study of how drugs interact with living organisms to produce a change in function. ... Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy that deals with all facets of the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) into a medication able to be safely and effectively used by patients in the community. ...


Rankings

In 2005 US News & World Report published a ranking of American pharmacy schools. Out of 92 American pharmacy schools that participated in the study The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Doctor of Pharmacy program was not ranked within the top 57 pharmacy schools in America[6]. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


The current national average attrition rate for pharmacy programs is 3.46%[7]. Attrition rates for the 6 year PharmD program at the Boston campus from 2004-2006 were 34%, while the Worcester campus attrition rates were 19-26% from 2003-2006[8].[dead link].


References

  1. ^ Frieswick, Kris (2007-09-02). Know your college presidents. The Boston Globe. Retrieved on 2007-11-18.
  2. ^ Deans and faculties, accredited professional programs of colleges and schools of pharmacy. Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Retrieved on 2007-11-18.
  3. ^ a b About MCPHS. MCPHS. Retrieved on 2007-11-18.
  4. ^ http://mcphs.edu/about_mcphs/mcphs_in_the_community/huntington_building_project.html
  5. ^ http://www.mcphs.edu/academics/programs/physician_assistant_studies/
  6. ^ http://www.uspharmd.com/student/2005_School_Rank.html
  7. ^ http://www.aacp.org/site/view.asp?CID=947&DID=6676
  8. ^ http://prod.campuscruiser.com/PageServlet?pg=home_annboard&tg=AnnBoard-detail&annId=199657&cx=22.301

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With campuses in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire, the College enrolls approximately 3,200 students, who are drawn from 35 states and 34 foreign countries, and employs over 300 faculty and staff.
Professional or undergraduate degrees are offered in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, nursing, physician assistant studies, dental hygiene, radiologic sciences, environmental sciences, health psychology, chemistry, and premedical and health studies.
MCPHS is one of the few private, free-standing colleges in the United States specializing in the education of health professionals, and has prepared more men and women for professional careers in pharmacy than any other academic institution in the world.
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