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Pathway to Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

Grand Rapids Community College, Ferris State University

2-Year IHE & 4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Pharmacy students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue Addressed

Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The Pathway to Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is a partnership between Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University. Ferris State's Doctor of Pharmacy Program guarantees 5 seats each year for Grand Rapids CC students. Once the students complete their prerequisites at Grand Rapids CC they can transfer directly into the Ferris State program. The goal of the partnership is to increase the number of pharmacists in the region due to the high demand for the occupation.

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