New Agreement Gives Middle Georgia State Students Early Access to Pharmacy School

Aspiring pharmacists who are students at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) will be eligible to earn doctoral degrees a year early based on an articulation agreement recently signed by MGA and PCOM South Georgia.

“The PharmD Early Assurance Program offers MGA students an exciting opportunity to earn their baccalaureate degree from Middle Georgia State University and the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,” said Dr. Dawn Sherry, chair of the Natural Sciences department at MGA.

According to Dr. Shawn Spencer, dean of the PCOM Georgia School of Pharmacy in Suwanee, Ga., the agreement will allow eligible students in their freshman year at MGA to have a seat reserved three years in advance at the pharmacy school located in Gwinnett County so they may enter after completing their junior year of college. Students who meet the pharmacy school requirements may matriculate into professional school before graduating from MGA, he said, and will have the opportunity to earn a combined BS-PharmD while at PCOM Georgia.

Learn more about MGA’s new program.