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‘Future Pharmacists Program’ Debuts at Long Island University

21 September 2010

Designed to Help Black, Hispanic High-Schoolers Enter Profession

BROOKLYN — The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus and the Campus’s Liberty Partnership Program debuted a “Future Pharmacists Program” this summer.

It was created to expose high school students from traditionally under-served groups and neighborhoods to careers in pharmacy.Students enrolled in the Future Pharmacists Program will continue to participate during the academic school year, and a summer program will be available again in July 2011.“The College of Pharmacy has a significant commitment to increase the enrollment of minority and at-risk students,” said Dean Emeritus Stephen Gross with the College of Pharmacy. “The pharmacy profession provides a unique opportunity to ensure that such students gain access to the health professions so that they can serve their communities.”

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