UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Ranks #1
You know Dr. Eshelman gave me some words of advice. And it went something like this: Dean- number one- get ‘er done. I think that was about it. The Eshelman School of Pharmacy has achieved
the number one ranking, U.S. News and World Report. So let’s give a big shout out for that! This is a major research powerhouse, no doubt.
But this is also leading the way for new educational ideas. We are not in a business of producing widgets. We are in the business of caring for people. You are the guys that accomplished this. We didn’t do this. I certainly didn’t do it.
You guys did it. And so you should be proud of yourselves.
You should be stimulated to go further. And I’m always reminded of the old expression
which I find to be true every single day: you hit what you aim at. And this ranking is so much dependent upon
the work that our students do – not while they’re here – but when they leave us. We are much more than the years that a student
is here… we have impacts that last throughout their professional career.