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Heritage University, WSU agree to streamline doctorate education for pharmacy students

TOPPENISH, Wash.--Health science students at Heritage University can now further their education through a new partnership with Washington State University.

The new streamlined path allows Heritage students to get their doctorate at WSU.

It also allows seven Heritage students to save their spots in the WSU pharmacy program as long as they're in good academic standing.

Heritage professors say this also benefits the local medical field.

"The ability for students not only to get their undergraduate degree here at heritage but also to pursue a doctorate degree in a needed health profession like in pharmacy is a great opportunity for our students. It's going to improve what we're working on improving health outcomes throughout the Yakima Valley," said Heritage assistant pharmacology professor Joel Thome.

The agreement starts with students entering class in the fall.

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