With new UAA program, Alaskans can stay in state to become pharmacists

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Starting next year, Alaskans can become pharmacists without having to leave the state thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and Idaho State University.

UAA announced Tuesday that students can apply to the joint pharmacy program — the university’s latest effort to produce more graduates with specific degrees in hopes that they stay in Alaska and join the state’s workforce. Between 10 and 15 first-year students will begin their schooling through the program next fall and hopefully graduate four years later as homegrown pharmacists, said Tom Wadsworth, ISU assistant dean of Alaska programs. Read the full ADN article here.