Houston Matters

UH College Of Pharmacy Becomes First To Offer Specialization In Hispanic Healthcare

New certificate program aims to help meet the unique needs of the Rio Grande Valley while offering UH pharmacy students a healthcare specialization that can’t be found anywhere else in the country.

The Ezekiel W. Cullen Building at the University of Houston in January 2012


The University of Houston’s College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) will be the first in the nation to offer a specialization in Hispanic healthcare when it opens a satellite pharmacy program in the Rio Grande Valley.

The UHCOP Rio Grande Valley will offer students training in the newly established Professional Pharmacy Hispanic Healthcare Certificate Program, which is designed to help close disparity gaps in healthcare in South Texas by meeting the unique needs of the region. Plus, the program will offer UH pharmacy students a unique healthcare specialization that can't be found anywhere else in the country.

To learn more, Houston Matters talks with Dr. Lamar Pritchard, dean of the College of Pharmacy. He explains in more detail just what the region — and UH students — can gain from this new pharmacy program.