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September 30, 2018

First classes begin in brand-new pharmacy building

“It was really exciting and pretty impressive,” said Refat Zaman of her first day of classes in a brand-new, state-of-the-art building.

One of 85 first-year students in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University, Zaman, from Queens Village, N.Y., is considering pursuing a career as a clinical pharmacist in oncology. She said she wasn’t expecting the building and school to be quite as impressive. “I was blown away.”

The $60-million, four-story building housing the pharmacy school at Binghamton University’s new Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City, N.Y., opened its doors to students for the first time Aug. 22. The building features technology not available in many pharmacy schools.

“Most students have never seen a facility that is as up to date as this one,” said Founding Dean Gloria Meredith. “We have taken great care to make sure that everything in this building will enhance their pharmacy education and that we will turn out some of the nation’s top pharmacists.”

Students will learn skills in labs that include high-tech simulator patients, a community pharmacy with a robotic dispenser, a hospital pharmacy with a sterile room for compounding appropriate ingredients for individual patients and a community healthcare environment where students will work in a home setting and practice telehealth as well.

Read more in BingUNews.