YAKIMA, Wash. – Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, part of WSU Health Sciences, and Yakima Valley College are celebrating their creation of a Yakima-based pre‑pharmacy track. This means students can now complete all prerequisite courses for a Doctor of Pharmacy program without leaving the Yakima area. The event will include comments from leadership, a signing ceremony and photo opportunities.


Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
3 p.m.–4 p.m.


Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Hyatt Conference Board Room
3200 Inspiration Drive, Yakima, WA 98901


The demand for trained pharmacy professionals has increased in recent years due to rapid growth in the health care and pharmaceutical industries, especially in light of an aging population. This partnership will put students on a fast track to better help meet community need, while saving the student time and cost.

Media contacts:

  • Kim Papich, WSU Health Sciences Spokane, kim.papich@wsu.edu, 509‑368‑6671, c 509‑202‑3955
    Jay Frank, Yakima Valley College, jfrank@yvcc.edu, 509‑574‑6870