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Admission to the South University School of Pharmacy’s accelerated three-year degree program is extremely competitive. This year, the University had more than 800 applications for approximately 165 available slots.
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Christine Somers, PharmDClass of Spring 2010Doctor of PharmacySavannah CampusEmployment: Pharmacist at Walgreen’s Pharmacy, Rincon, Georgia
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Christine Somers, PharmDClass of Spring 2010Doctor of PharmacySavannah CampusEmployment: Pharmacist at Walgreen’s Pharmacy, Rincon, GeorgiaAlthough Christine Somers had worked as a pharmacy technician at Walgreen’s for nearly a decade, it wasn’t until she was accepted into a nursing program at a university in Florida that she realized she didn’t want to leave the pharmacy counter.“Most of my family is in medicine in one way or another. I guess we have an instinct to help others,” says Somers. “I thought that nursing was my path, but when it came time to walk away, I couldn’t do it. So I started looking into pharmacy schools.”Somers, who grew up near Cape Canaveral in Merritt Island, Florida, knew she loved the Savannah area. When she looked into South University’s School of Pharmacy, she liked what she found.“I was a little older than students at most pharmacy schools, and I just wanted to get it all done, so South University’s accelerated program and intensity appealed to me. The School really prepares you for what you’ll be doing.”Somers, who won a patient-counseling competition among her classmates when she was at South University, says that helping patients understand the drugs they are prescribed is one of her great joys.“I love patient interaction. I love patients.”Somers gets plenty of patient interaction now that she is once again working at Walgreen’s – though she is now known as Doctor Somers, of course. She loves her day-to-day work, but she also knew that she wanted to do more.So when one of her favorite professors called her to ask if she would like to run for a position as a representative of the Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPhA), she jumped at the chance.“I love teaching and educating other pharmacists about what’s going on in pharmacy practice,” she says. Somers is president of Region One of the GPhA. As region president, Somers hosts meetings, plans and promotes GPhA activities, and serves as an advocate for members’ concerns.And when her two-year term as president ends, what’s next for Christine Somers? She can’t say, but it is certain that the instinct to help will propel her along the way.
Friday, October 10, 2014
South University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly® School by G.I. Jobs Magazine
SAVANNAH, Ga. – October 7, 2014 -- South University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly® School by G.I. Jobs Magazine, marking the fourth year in a row that the University has been awarded the designation.
The G.I. Jobs 2015 Military Friendly® School designation recognizes colleges, universities, and technical schools’ dedication to the success of military students in the classroom and after graduation.
“We are very proud to be recognized as an institution that strives to serve our members of the armed forces as they advance their education,” said South University Chancellor John T. South, III. “We provide dedicated teams to meet the unique needs of the military and veteran affiliated students to ensure they have a smooth transition from military to South University. We also extend this commitment to spouses because we understand that the spouse serves alongside the military member.”
South University provides assistance that includes waiving admission fees for military and veteran affiliated students, and the transfer of relevant course credits. South University also evaluates the Joint Service Transcript and awards credit for military training and work experience when appropriate. These measures are part of the pledge the University made when it signed to support the Principles of Excellence program established by President Obama in 2012.
South University also offers an Active Duty Scholarship for eligible service members who serve on active duty or in one of the Reserve components or the National Guard. The University is also proud to be a signatory of the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding and also recently signed on as participants in the Department of Education’s 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success program. South University is approved for benefits offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs and offers Yellow Ribbon program benefits to all eligible veterans.
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