December 23, 2014

For an update on this story, see College of Pharmacy Dean Visits China to Reaffirm Ties with Local Universities.

The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy strengthened scholarly ties with five leading pharmacy schools in China and will host highly qualified Chinese students in its Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.

“Our relationship with the Chinese Schools is an important component of the College’s efforts for global engagement. The long term goal is to enhance clinical pharmacy practice in China. By identifying, admitting, and graduating highly qualified applications from these partner institutions, the College will educate the next generation of pharmacy leaders in China,” states Dean Jim Dalton.

Partnering schools in China include:

  • China Pharmaceutical University
  • Fudan University
  • Peking University
  • Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
  • Sichuan University

These schools will identify candidates for application to the U-M College of Pharmacy, and the College will make the final admission decisions. Students from the Chinese Schools who successfully complete all of the curricular requirements will receive a PharmD degree from the U-M College of Pharmacy. The agreement aims to identify between 2-4 students in each of the next three years who will complete their 4 year PharmD education at the University of Michigan.  A collaborative agreement with the Colleges of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University and the University of Minnesota is expected to complement the efforts at U-M.

"Upon their return to practice in China, graduates from this program will potentially serve as clinical preceptors or faculty at Chinese pharmacy schools,” adds Dalton.