Dr. Elinor Chumney, Assistant Dean of the Belmont School of Pharmacy, has recently published a manuscript in the current Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology with colleagues at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. The article titled “Preadmission Predictors of Graduating Grade Point Average in a Professional Pharmacy Program” evaluates which criteria act as predictors of academic success in a pharmacy program, thereby providing valuable tools in the student admissions process.
Dr. Cathy Turner, Assistant Professor and Director of the Pharmacy School’s Drug Information Services, recently published the inaugural edition of INQUIRY a publication of the Belmont University Drug Information Center. This newsletter is part of the School of Pharmacy’s vision to serve as a “…resource for training and supporting competent, compassionate practitioners with a passion for life-long professional improvement.” Newsletter articles will include new drug summaries, clinical trial reviews, consumer product updates and faculty contributions. The newsletter will be published routinely and distributed to all college of health sciences faculty. Suggestions for improvements and faculty contributions are welcome.
In addition, Dr. Steven Stodghill, Associate Professor and Director of Assessment of the Belmont University School of Pharmacy, is currently serving as the lead beta tester for the OutcomesRx Pharmacy Student Assessment Program developed by RxInsider Inc. of West Warrick, Rhode Island. The program was developed exclusively for schools of pharmacy. OutcomesRx allows for detailed student and institutional outcomes management and assessment.