BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College is announcing an exciting opportunity for its chemistry and biochemistry students—a collaboration with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy. This articulation agreement will allow those attending Bethany a pipeline into the NEOMED College of Pharmacy through an early assurance program.

“At Bethany College, we are laser-focused on providing our students exceptional return on their investment through partnerships like the one we’re announcing today with NEOMED,” says Bethany President Dr. Jamie Caridi. “Through this agreement, our students can pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in an accelerated pathway. In the end, our students will save time and money by receiving an in-demand credential with strong earnings power. I am grateful to NEOMED’s President Dr. John Langell and Dean of Pharmacy Dr. Richard Kasmer for working with us on this exciting new partnership.”

“I’m pleased with this agreement, which opens a pathway for Bethany students to pursue their pharmacy education at NEOMED,” says Dr. Kasmer. “I look forward to working with Bethany College on an ongoing basis to create opportunities for qualified students to become the transformative pharmacy leaders of the future.”

According to this agreement, candidates for admission to Bethany College and students already attending Bethany College can apply for early assurance to the NEOMED College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. program after completing 60 prerequisite credits from Bethany. Only students who have been granted Early Assurance to the program will have a seat held for them for the year they wish to begin study.

“The articulation agreement with NEOMED is a wonderful opportunity for our students considering pursuing a Pharm.D.,” says Provost and Dean of Faculty Dr. Anju Ramjee. “The agreement allows our students to apply for the program after completing the required prerequisites at Bethany. Our chemistry students will be able to pursue their graduate studies in an extremely competitive field, and prospective students will be able to consider Bethany knowing that they have a pathway for doctoral studies through our many articulation agreements.”

NEOMED and Bethany College will collaborate to offer an appropriate number and array of pre-admission and pharmacy career counseling opportunities for prospective and current students at Bethany College. Admission to the NEOMED College of Pharmacy does not require that students possess a completed degree; rather, they must complete prescribed pre-professional prerequisite coursework. Students may be in the process of completing this coursework when they apply to NEOMED, but admission is contingent upon successful completion and meeting admission standards.

“I am especially proud to become a partner institution with the College of Pharmacy at NEOMED, being the only private school partner in their portfolio,” says Vice President for Enrollment Management Dana Bearer. “Their confidence in our pre-professional curriculum is humbling, and this pathway to the Pharm.D. credential is a tremendous opportunity for our aspiring pharmacists!”