Dean's Message

Gloria E. Meredith
Gloria E. Meredith, PhD
Founding Dean

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University! This is an exciting time for you as you prepare for a career in pharmacy and contribute to the transformation of healthcare, both locally and globally.

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University offers unique opportunities for students. Binghamton University is an elite public university known for its high academic and professional standards and as a best-value university. Our school maintains the University’s high standards and offers you a research-intensive, academic adventure in our new, state-of-the-art facility. Not only do you have the opportunity to learn contemporary pharmacy through several APhA certificates, a capstone research experience and interprofessional experiences in our simulation lab and on clinical rotations, you will also learn research skills through one-on-one interactions with dedicated faculty. Our state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories have allowed us to attract the best faculty and create an exciting environment for learning and innovation. As a result, with a student to faculty ratio or 10:1 and a class size of 90, our academic environment fosters strong mentoring relationships and fulfilling experiences. All of our pharmacy students benefit from this innovative culture.

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is the cornerstone of Binghamton University’s new Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City, N.Y., which will also be home to a new research and development building, the Decker School of Nursing and a clinic for seniors. With our proximity to other healthcare facilities and local hospitals, we are leading the way in establishing an interprofessional culture where students learn from, with and about other healthcare professions in the classroom and during practice experiences.

As a pharmacy student, you will be exposed to modern-day pharmacy practice through our experiential program. Rotation sites are close by as well as downstate in New York City and include experiential opportunities in community/specialty pharmacy and health system settings, nursing homes, rural health clinics and the pharmaceutical industry.

Our mission is to develop outstanding leaders in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences and we look to prepare you as the pharmacists of the future who will employ quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care and be practice-ready and team-ready when you graduate. Participating in our pharmacy program brings with it opportunities and responsibilities. You will be expected to perform well academically, to conduct yourself in a professional manner and to give back to the community and improve healthcare.

This is an exciting time for us as we continue to provide exceptional educational experiences to Binghamton University pharmacy students. Thank you for putting your trust in us and joining us in this exciting endeavor.

Sincerely,
Gloria E. Meredith, PhD
Founding Dean