UK College of Pharmacy and Norton Healthcare Announce a 3-Year Extension
Last Friday I traveled to Norton Healthcare's downtown campus to
attend a very important press release regarding Norton Healthcare and
the University Of Kentucky College Of Pharmacy.
As part of the Louisville Clinical Education Center (CEC), Norton
Healthcare and the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UK COP)
partnered to offer a fourth-year pharmacy student experiential
education. The relationship, which started in 2006, has been extremely
successful in advancing clinical practice, encouraging interdisciplinary
collaboration, and developing future pharmacists in Kentucky's largest
The goal of the Louisville CEC is to allow pharmacy students to
complete their final year of school in Louisville, with the hopes of
retaining a majority of these people when they begin their professional
careers. Since beginning the partnership, the CEC has had 86 students.
Of those 86, 60% went on to start their careers in Louisville and 30%
have gone on to enroll in a post-graduate residency or fellowship.
Last Friday, Stephen A. Williams, president and CEO of Norton
Healthcare, and Timothy Tracy, dean of the UK College of Pharmacy,
announced that the two programs would be extending their partnership for
another 3 years. Norton Healthcare has pledged $600,000 over the next 3
years to continue this highly successful endeavor.
Successful partnerships are rare these days, especially in
healthcare. This success speaks volumes about the leadership of both
Steve Williams and Dean Timothy Tracy. Congratulations to both
institutions as they continue to mold the lives of young Kentucky
For a press release from the event, click HERE.
Norton Pharmacy PGY1 Susan Martin, PharmD and Maggie Mangino, PharmD share their experiences of the Norton Healthcare CEC.