For the first time in its more than 40-year history, the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy's program in Augusta has its own facility.
Located on the Augusta University Health Sciences campus, the new facility offers a 50-seat classroom, eight small group learning spaces that feature video connectivity to other UGA College of Pharmacy campuses across the state, a collaboration lounge, faculty and administrative offices and a full-service kitchen and break area.
Prior to this new site, the program was housed in rented and shared buildings.
"With this new site, we've more than doubled the educational space for our expanded course offerings in Augusta," said Susan Fagan, the Albert W. Jowdy Distinguished Research Professor and the college's interim director of interprofessional education. "In addition, classroom and small group areas feature state-of-the-art technology and connectivity, allowing us to provide a truly superior academic experience for our professional pharmacy and graduate students."
The College of Pharmacy campus in Augusta provides an academic setting for 30 third-year students, 40 fourth-year students, eight doctoral students, eight residents, along with two post-doctoral fellows, an international exchange visitor and five staff members.
Other campuses of the UGA College of Pharmacy include the main campus in Athens, Savannah, Albany, and a pharmaceutical regulatory affairs program in Gwinnett.