Plus 100% NAPLEX and Job Placement and Residency Match Success
Plus 100% NAPLEX and Job Placement and Residency Match Success
Cedarville University School of Pharmacy - BenchmaRx

News From the Dean

The School of Pharmacy continues to create new paths on many fronts. As we seek to steward the wisdom that God grants us, we have taken on numerous initiatives, and you'll read about many of them in this issue of BenchmaRx. Perhaps our biggest highlight of the semester is the grand opening of Cedar Care Village Pharmacy. We have been told by our wholesaler that we are one of the most successful pharmacy openings in the U.S. We surpassed their five-month goals for us by the end of week one! You'll also read about a live, nationally broadcast opioid town hall meeting we hosted, as well as our graduate NAPLEX and job placement success and our class of 2019's impressive ASHP residency match results. Among these many blessings, our scholarship endowments and our research grants continue to grow. God has indeed been faithful!
Finally, I would like to honor and thank Dr. Dennis Sullivan for his faithful investment into the School of Pharmacy and Center for Bioethics. Dr. Sullivan retired at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. 
Marc Sweeney, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Dean, School of Pharmacy

Cedar Care Village Pharmacy Opens

Cedar Care Village Pharmacy opened April 2, only the second teaching pharmacy in the state of Ohio. There was a grand opening and ribbon-cutting on April 4 featuring Ohio’s First Lady Fran DeWine. The opening of Cedar Care Village Pharmacy is a testimony to Cedarville’s commitment to be good neighbors within our community and provide innovative opportunities for our students.

Graduates Succeed: NAPLEX, Job Placement, and Residencies

In April, the School of Pharmacy announced that among its first three Pharm.D. classes, 100% of graduates passed the NAPLEX and are currently serving in the pharmacy profession, many of them in leadership roles. We also recently reported that the class of 2019 had an 80% ASHP residency match rate, significantly higher than the national average.
Panelists interact with moderator Eric Bolling at the opioid town hall

Town Hall Sheds Light On Opioid Epidemic

The School of Pharmacy hosted the "Your Voice. Your Future" town hall in April to address the opioid crisis that is hurting communities across the nation. Hosted by former Fox News anchor Eric Bolling, this event brought together professionals from healthcare, law enforcement, and government to discuss this important topic.

Faculty Bring Innovative Ideas to Pharmacy Research

Our faculty members continue to lead the way with innovative research that is bringing about real change in pharmacy: 

Alumni Make a Difference, Give Back

Our alumni are disrupting healthcare by positively impacting patient health and giving back to the School of Pharmacy. Here are just two examples:
  • Ryley Uber, Pharm.D. ’18 works collaboratively within a new Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Center of Excellence at University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy that combines expertise and technology in genomics, bioinformatics, implementation science, medication response phenotyping and education. 
  • Jessica Amtower, Pharm.D. '17, Pharmacy Manager at Rite Aid in Xenia, Ohio, became one of the School of Pharmacy's newest preceptors this year. According to one student, "Jessica was a great preceptor and always had clear expectations of me. I appreciate all of her efforts in helping me and always bringing up good conversation topics."
Do you know other alumni who are advancing the pharmacy profession and representing the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy well? It's time to nominate our 2019 Alumni Award winners! Nominations will be accepted till May 31; winners will be announced at homecoming.

Students Collaborative Experiences Prepare Them for Future

Collaboration is one of the key goals of the School of Pharmacy, and our students continue to seek collaborative relationships and activities internally, externally, and interprofessionally, exemplifying the value and effectiveness of working together to achieve worthwhile goals.
  • The SSHP student chapter hosted an area-wide networking dinner, bringing together pharmacists, faculty, and alumni from the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus area.
  • Pharmacy students joined Cedarville nursing and social work students in an interprofessional education event in collaboration with Wright State University and University of Dayton students.
  • The School of Pharmacy hosted its fifth annual Shark Tank event, hosted by Meijer Pharmacy, where third-year pharmacy students pitched their marketing ideas to promote pharmacy services (pictured above).

Students Provide Faith-Based Care

While physical ailments are typically the primary focus of healthcare providers, literature has shown that providing holistic patient care improves outcomes. A focus on the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, in addition to appropriate disease state management, is an important skill for students to learn. School of Pharmacy students are provided formal training in the Saline Process during their second graduate-level year, which teaches them to treat both body and soul. 
Students put this holistic approach to practice in short-term medical missions trips, such as the following:
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