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Pharmacy college’s 2+2 program to add campus in Savannah

Ray Maddox

The College of Pharmacy is ­expanding its 2+2 program by adding a fourth campus for student training.

Currently, students take courses in Athens for their first two years of pharmacy school and finish their degree requirements with two years of training in Athens, Augusta or Albany. Under the expansion plan, Savannah will be the fourth site option for the program.

Students make their site selections at the time that they are admitted to pharmacy school and are guaranteed placement in that area for their third and fourth years of pharmacy practice experiences.

An advantage of the program is that students are able to plan their housing needs in advance for the final two years of pharmacy school.

The program also decentralizes students in their third year, giving them more and easier access to patients, more individual time with faculty and more interactions with other health profession students.

As part of the program’s expansion, Ray Maddox has been named assistant dean to oversee the development of the new campus in Savannah.

A 1972 graduate of UGA, Maddox also holds the title of clinical professor in the college’s clinical and administrative pharmacy department. He formerly was the director of clinical pharmacy, research and pulmonary medicine for the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah.

Maddox earned his doctor of pharmacy degree in conjunction with a clinical pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky in 1977, following a hospital pharmacy residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1973 and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy at UGA in 1972.