International Partners – USA
The University of Georgia (UGA)
Founded in January 27, 1785, by the Georgia General Assembly, UGA is the first state-chartered university in America. It is located in Athens, Georgia (Clarke County), about 60 miles northeast of down-town Atlanta. It has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution. It presents the annual Delta Prize for Global Understanding, which recognizes individuals or groups whose initiative promotes peace and cooperation among cultures and nations. It ranks 10th nationally in the number of students studying abroad
The University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy professional degree. The university, together with the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, admits about 125 students a year. The four-year professional program integrates classroom, laboratory and experimental training in a curriculum organized around both human physiology and disease states. The college also offers graduate studies in disciplines associated with pharmacotherapeutic research, clinical work, and administration.
Forms of Collaboration
Graduating MIU Pharmacy students who successfully complete courses taught by UGA professors receive a certificate signed by the Dean of UGA College of Pharmacy.
The certificate attests that the graduating student has passed courses taught and evaluated by professors from the University Of Georgia College Of Pharmacy, as part of MIU bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Faculty Exchange Program
Faculty of Pharmacy
Nineteen visits have been paid so far. Dr. Russell May, Dr. Richard Shields, Dr. Greene Shepherd, Dr. Kalen Porter and Dr. William Spruill were among the visiting professors from UGA. MIU hosts professors from UGA or other renowned universities recommended by UGA to deliver courses at MIU each semester. Among those professors were Dr. Terry L. Schwinghammer from the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. James Tisdale from the University of Purdue
Several training sessions and seminars were held for MIU Pharmacy staff and MIU graduates. A number of teaching assistants received research training during the summer at the University clinics and hospitals.