Message from the Dual PharmD/MSCR Advisor

Message from the Dual PharmD/MSCR Advisor

Welcome to the dual PharmD/MSCR program at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.  I am so pleased you are interested in Campbell and our dual degree program to achieve your educational goals.  Please browse our site to learn more about the dual PharmD/MSCR degree. 

I serve as the academic advisor for all dual PharmD/MSCR students.  My role is to assist, advise and guide students throughout their academic career; as well as help them plan for their post-graduate future.  This dual degree is an academic path which will set students apart from their peers and make them more marketable for post-graduate training and career opportunities.  A Master’s in Clinical Research will augment the PharmD in many ways.  The education and skills students will gain from our program include literature evaluation, research question development, study design, data management, statistical analysis and interpretation, and presentation of research. 

Pharmacy and healthcare is a rapidly changing environment.  There is no longer the pharmacy shortage there once was, and the job market is becoming highly competitive.  There is a need for the field of pharmacy to evolve.  Clinical research provides an array of job opportunities beyond the traditional clinical pharmacist role including study coordinators, investigators, investigational drug pharmacists, drug safety specialists, and medical science liaisons just to name a few.   

As a graduate of the dual PharmD/MSCR program myself, it is very near and dear to my heart.  My career path would not have been possible without the dual PharmD/MSCR.  I truly believe in the product of our program.  Proof of this lies in the success stories of our many dual PharmD/MSCR graduates.  I hope you will take a moment to read through our graduate spotlight to hear just some of the many success stories! 

In closing, I hope you will consider the dual PharmD/MSCR program at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.  I hope to CU soon at the Creek!

Best wishes for your future,

Melissa A. Holland, PharmD, MSCR
Class of 2007