Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP), and thank you for your interest in our program. Our mission states that we will strive “to improve the health of South Carolinians and society in general.” We hope that you will consider becoming a part of this important endeavor.
This is an exciting time for the profession of pharmacy. Pharmacists play a vital role in the health care system through the medicine and patient information they provide. The demand for pharmacy professionals has increased dramatically, and pharmacists are the most visible, accessible, and trusted of health care professionals.
As a school we distinguish ourselves from others by making teaching a priority, promoting excellence in the classroom, creating a student-centered learning environment, and assuring our students have a commitment to community service. Our motto is “Care for the Community” and as health care professionals we strive to give back to our communities where we work and live through lives of service.
PCSP faculty members provide a solid background in pharmaceutical care, preparing our graduates to be effective members of the health care team for all areas of pharmacy practice. Our courses are taught with the faculty members in the classroom. We use technology as a tool for learning and not a substitute for teaching. PCSP faculty and staff pride themselves on their accessibility to students both in the classroom and outside of the classroom doors. Our goal is to provide our students with the knowledge and the confidence they will need as pharmacists through a comprehensive and integrated program of study, lab, and clinical experiences.
I hope you will find our website useful and informative as well as applicable to your specific interests. Jointly and individually, we are all personally committed to our students and a quality educational experience.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, I cordially invite you to visit our campus and discuss your future in pharmacy at PCSP.
Thank you for taking a look at us.
Cliff Fuhrman, Interim Dean, PCSP
Interim Dean Dr. Cliff Fuhrman served as professor and associate dean for academic affairs during his time at PCSP. Before joining PCSP in 2009, Fuhrman was assistant dean and clinical associate professor of basic pharmaceutical sciences at the University of South Carolina’s College of Pharmacy, where he also served as director of curriculum assessment and development. A passionate teacher, he was twice named USC College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year and received the 2004 Ada B Thomas, University of South Carolina Advisor of the Year award. During his tenure at USC he was awarded the USC Golden Key “Creative Integration of Research and Undergraduate Teaching” award. He has published over 75 manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters and has presented his research nationally and internationally.
Fuhrman graduated from USC in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, and earned his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences-pharmaceutics from USC’s College of Pharmacy in 1995. He lives in Clinton with his wife Mary and daughter Katie (10); his daughter Andrea (23) lives in Greenville, S.C.