Wingate University School of Pharmacy opened its doors to applicants in 2002, with the charter class beginning its program of study in August 2003. The charter class graduated from Wingate University on May 12, 2007. The class size has been capped at 90 on our Wingate campus to assure special attention to every student. This year, 235 applications were received. The average entering overall prerequisite grade point average for the class entering in August 2018 is 3.36. All Wingate University pharmacy faculty members have made a commitment to excellence in the classroom; and all classes are taught by faculty possessing terminal doctoral degrees. No courses, discussions, case studies or laboratories are taught by graduate students or teaching assistants.
The Wingate University School of Pharmacy is fully accredited. The accrediting agency for schools of pharmacy is the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS).
Wingate University School of Pharmacy intends to be nationally recognized as a leader in the education of pharmacists. It seeks to reach this goal by providing a student-centered environment that will facilitate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, scholarly inquiry and service to the institution, the profession and the community.
The five salient qualities and expectations of the Wingate University School of Pharmacy graduate are:
(i) outstanding moral character
(ii) excellence in interpersonal communication skills
(iii) complete competence in pharmaceutical care
(iv) strong abilities in problem solving, and
(v) the highest professional commitment to the patient, the community, and the employer.