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Message from the Dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Welcome to PCP!

It is an understatement to say that I am excited and honored to be dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy! I tell prospective and current students and their parents that our long history is about the only “old thing” at PCP.  In addition to having a new dean, in the fall of 2018, we are launching our new and innovative competency driven pharmacy curriculum which will be delivered in a new, state of the art, Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX).  This 57,000-square-foot, three-story building is a sleek, modern and bright building which provides innovative learning spaces, simulations rooms, conference areas and student lounge space.  It will serve as a hub for interprofessional learning for our many health care programs.

PCP is special to me in so many ways.  In addition to being a proud dean, I am also a proud two-time alumnus! I often describe my undergraduate pharmacy college experience as “transformative” and my goal is that each student who passes through these halls will have that same special experience.  That is a lofty goal, but it is something for which I am committed, and our outstanding faculty and staff are here to help make it happen.

In addition to our legacy pharmacy program, PCP offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical and healthcare business. Our postgraduate residencies and fellowships train new pharmacists in direct patient care and prepares them for careers in the pharmaceutical industry.  Graduates of all of our programs are leaders in pharmacy, research and the related healthcare fields.

The PCP experience follows well beyond the campus. I am especially proud of PCP’s extensive alumni network. Upon graduation, our alumni follow many different paths that take them all over the world. But they never fail to return to mentor and help the next generation of PCP graduates.

I encourage you to take a moment to learn more about us. I am confident you will like what you see. Whether you are a prospective or current student, parent, alumni, or  friend of PCP, do not hesitate to reach out to me!


Edward Foote, BS ‘87, PharmD ‘91
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy