Journal Title:  Journal of Pharmacy Teaching | Vol:  3 | Issue:  2 | Year:  1992   
Print ISSN:  1044-0054 | Online ISSN:  1540-7365   

An Educational Pipeline into Pharmacy for Minority Students

J. W. Carmichael Jr. PhD
Joanne Bauer SBS, PhD
Jacqueline T. Hunter PhD
Deidre D. Labat PhD
J. Ann Privett
John P. Sevenair PhD

pages: 73 - 82


During the past fifteen years Xavier University of Louisiana (XU) has grown to become #1 nationally in placing African Americans into pharmacy (and #2 in placing African Americans into medicine). While many factors have contributed to this success, one of the most visible is the "educational pathway" developed by Arts & Sciences faculty to motivate and prepare African Americans for entry into pharmacy, medicine, and similar health professions. This pathway currently includes science-related summer programs for students every year beginning in junior high and continuing until entry into college, as well as extensive revision of Xavier's entry-level science and mathematics courses including almost all of those required in the prepharmacy curriculum, so as to promote student success.