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The University of Georgia (College of Pharmacy)




In 1903, the Committee on Laws and Disciplines of the Board of Trustees authorized the organization of a School of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia in Athens. At the same time, a local physician, Dr. Samuel C. Benedict was appointed to the chair of Materia Medica in the School. Space was allocated in Science Hall but, in November 1903, it burned to the ground. Terrell Hall was constructed on the site and was occupied in June1905. Since graduation from a college or high school was not a requirement at that time to practice pharmacy, many students enrolled, took classes for a year and then apprenticed in a pharmacy. The first graduating class was 1908, when three students received their Pharmacy Graduate (Ph.G) degree.

In January 1907, Mr. Robert C. Wilson was elected Instructor in Pharmacy and, on the death of Dr. Benedict in 1914, was named Director of the Department of Pharmacy; in 1924 he became Dean of the School of Pharmacy. Although the first woman to enter the School did so in 1920, the first women graduated in 1925. Dean Wilson's continuous struggle to improve pharmacy in Georgia led to the development of one of the first four-year required pharmacy degrees in the nation, beginning in 1926. In 1939, the school moved to quarters in New College and was accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, a rating that has been maintained continuously since that time.




School name:The University of GeorgiaCollege of Pharmacy
Address:Green Street
Zip & city:30602 Georgia
Phone:706-542-7129
Web:http://www.rx.uga.edu/
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