New Course Prepares Students for Personalized Medicine

Part of pharmacy's present and future is the pharmacists' utilization of patients' individual genetic information to help guide specific drug prescriptions and dosage decisions. According to the Washington State University College of Pharmacy, it is the encouraging shift in current students' mindsets towards the promising benefit of personalized medicine that demonstrates their preparedness to enter this booming space of healthcare and better provide for individual patients. 

The standards of patient care continue to rise with the decades-old advent of pharmacogenomics and its application in the clinical space and subsequent medical innovations; to prepare and compete, WSU offers a course in pharmacogenomics to its pharmacy students to fortify their education, exemplifying the need for the academic space to lead the way in educating current and future healthcare providers on the most recent advancements in medicine.

To learn more about the pertinent course offering and its importance for students and patient communities alike, please visit the original release below by Lori Maricle.