The pharmacy school is expected to open in mid-2017 or 2018, with a class of 60 students. According to the Medical College, Wisconsin needs to develop more highly-qualified pharmacists, particularly to serve in communities and medical fields experiencing shortages.
A national search has commenced to hire a dean to oversee the new school. As the project advances, it will bring aboard faculty and staff.
The cost of the start-up is estimated at $30 million.