W William 'Billy' Hughes, PhD
Welcome. I am Billy Hughes, Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Loma Linda University. I welcome you to explore our website. In addition, let me share with you some reasons why you might want to consider our school of pharmacy as your school of choice.
First, we are a faith-based educational environment. That means that you will feel comfortable in your faith tradition at Loma Linda University, and we want you to grow in that faith tradition. You bring a wealth of experience to our campus.
Second, we have a 97% pass rate for first-time test takers on the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam, often referred to as NAPLEX. Next, as the second smallest of the eight schools of pharmacy in California, you will experience a student to faculty ratio of ten to one. This is among the best in pharmacy education. You’ll be a person, not a number at Loma Linda University.
And finally, our institution is committed to local and global outreach opportunities. And, in the School of Pharmacy, you’ll have many opportunities to experience what we call teachable moments – that unique positioning where your clinical education combines with a clinical location to bring about a life-changing experience.
I know you have many opportunities to select a school of pharmacy. And if you value what we value at Loma Linda University, I invite you to apply. I wish you continued success on both your personal and professional journey.