Committed to Community
At the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, we’re committed to providing innovative and interprofessional educational experiences with a liberal arts perspective. We develop life-long learners who are prepared to serve as dedicated and competent health professionals and leaders in their community. Along with our renowned Pharmacy program, which originated in 1904, Butler also houses the longest-running Physician Assistant (PA) program in the state of Indiana. We now offer a fully online Doctor of Medical Science degree designed for Physician Assistants interested in advancing in the medical field. In 2014, we launched the new Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program, which includes options to major in Health Sciences or Healthcare and Business, giving undergraduate students a point of entry into one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Our combined degree programs of PharmD/MBA and PharmD/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences give students a distinct niche in the job market.
We prepare our students for meaningful healthcare careers through hands-on learning in the classroom, collaborative research opportunities alongside our dedicated and accomplished faculty, and outstanding clinical experiences. In our SimLab, our students are able to use specialized medical training devices so they can practice patient examinations and procedures on standardized patients and mannequins to simulate a variety of illnesses and conditions. Through strong external partnerships with community practitioners and our very own Butler Community Outreach Pharmacy, Butler students also graduate with extensive hands-on experience working with real patients. And, our students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to gain global experiences through study abroad and international rotation sites.
Thanks to these outstanding learning opportunities, Butler students exceed the national average in passing rates for licensure exams in both the Pharmacy and Physician Assistant programs. In addition, 68% of Butler Pharmacy students who apply for a residency are accepted, more than double the national average. In order to build on these strengths and maintain our reputation as an innovative leader in health sciences education, we need your help.
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Featured Initiative
Dr. Robert ’87 and Laura ’87 Ternik and Dr. Donald’ 81, MS ’93 and Jo Ann Sefcik invite you to join them in supporting the Dr. Margaret Shaw Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship. This is an opportunity honor Professor Emerita of Pharmacy, Dr. Margaret Shaw, and her extensive contributions to enhance pharmacy education by focusing on developing professional practices education. As a leader in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences from 1965 to 1994, she impacted students by instilling a level of professionalism and quality into her teaching that set the tone for Butler’s program and for the students’ future success in the field. This scholarship is intended to recognize and pay tribute to the professional expectations including integrity, work ethic, and dedication to patient care that Dr. Shaw exemplified.