Six to 10 South Korean pharmacists who have already earned a

bachelor of science degree in pharmacy joined the College of Pharmacy’s

second-year students in August as the Korean professionals arrived in

Pomona to earn a PharmD degree.

“”South Korea has decided to move to a Western style of medicine

and has required a PharmD degree for new pharmacy practitioners starting

in 2005,”” said Robb McGory, PharmD, chair of the Department of Pharmacy

Practice. “”Limited training sites and the lack of clinically trained

professors are barriers in the evolution of the Korean health care


The Korean students will complete the PharmD program in 2