The University of Michigan's College of Pharmacy (U-M COP) values Community, Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, and Leadership. The Pharmacy Community College Connect (PC3) program allows the COP to live its values by creating equitable pathways to success on U-M's campuses and in the field of pharmacy. The McKesson Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing equitable health outcomes for all, has made PC3 possible through their funding support. In late 2022, with McKesson's help, U-M COP was able to create the foundations of the PC3 program. In the summer of 2023, the inaugural cohort of PC3 student participants will arrive on campus from across the state of Michigan. With partner institutions as close as Washtenaw Community College to as far as Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe Community College, the COP is excited to welcome these students to campus.
PC3 welcomes students from both tribal and community colleges that share geography with the state of Michigan and provides them the opportunity to engage with pharmacy in a variety of ways. From preparing them for pre-pharmacy coursework to visiting local pharmacy sites, PC3 aims to showcase the diverse pathways that students can take in pharmacy to best suit their needs and ambitions. Not only does PC3 expose students to the field of pharmacy, but it also gives them a taste of being on UM-Ann Arbor's campus as they take courses, shadow faculty, get a quick lunch at the campus markets, and learn about the many resources available to them as students here.
Learn more about PC3 in our webinar below:
The Pharmacy Community College Connect program is funded by the