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Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy was founded in 2005 as a result of the community uniting in a common purpose to collectively raise up a pharmacy school to train students of this region. Over the last decade, Gatton College of Pharmacy has grown and matured from a regional to a national presence and has enrolled high quality students from across the country. Our students, faculty, and student organizations are the proud recipients of national awards and accolades for service, scholastic achievement, and clinical training.
The college, which sits on a scenic VA campus in beautiful Northeast Tennessee , is part of the only Academic Health Sciences campus in the state of Tennessee with five affiliated colleges—Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Clinical and Rehabilitative Sciences. The richness and diversity of the academic offering in the Health Sciences gives ETSU the advantage of being a leader in interprofessional education, which is fast becoming the standardin healthcare education and practice. The colleges of pharmacy and medicine are collaborating to build a state-of-the-art simulation facility for shared interprofessional education and research– that will be completed in 2018.
The mission of Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy is to train progressive pharmacists that improve healthcare, focusing on rural and under-served communities. Our graduates have the tools and skills to practice anywhere in the country, ranging from large metropolitan areas to rural America. Our curriculumis well-integrated between the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences and produces graduates who are highly competent and competitive in the marketplace in securing jobs, pharmacy residencies, and postgraduate positions in the pharmaceutical industry. Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy has quickly become a highly respected academic institution, and at the center of our educational mission is our students. Hailing from 33 states, our students choose us in order to learn in a challenging and engaging environment, to connect with caring faculty and staff, and to grow professionally through pharmacy organizations. Come to Gatton and experience first-hand the culture that our students refer to as the “Gatton Family.”