Wisconsin Pharmacy Schools

By | April 29, 2018

The Wisconsin pharmacy schools were built for those who own a bachelor degree and want to pursue a four-year advanced degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (or PharmD) in Wisconsin. Please note that PCAT which stands for Pharmacy College Admissions Test is required for applicants for admissions to pharmacy schools, while Doctor of Pharmacy is a must for those who want to consider working as a pharmacist in Wisconsin.

This page lists all Wisconsin pharmacy colleges that are accredited by the ACPE – Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Included are complete contact information and website addresses of all Pharmacy schools, colleges, and universities within the state of Wisconsin.

Rank Pharmacy University Pharmacy Department
1 University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Pharmacy
Address: 777 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-2222
Phone: (608) 263-1290
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pharmacy.wisc.edu
School of Pharmacy

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

Wisconsin

According to itypetravel, Wisconsin is a US state located in the north-central part of the country, one of the states of the US Midwest.

The state is named after the Wisconsin River. Although the exact etymology of this name is not known, it is believed that it entered the English language through a French interpretation of a Native American name. Most likely, the French recorded as Ouisconsin the word Miskasinsin from the Ojibwe language, meaning “place of the red stone.” However, it is possible that the name came from words meaning “collection of waters” or “large rock”. The name is usually abbreviated as WI, Wis or Wisc.

Two battleships USS Wisconsin are named after the state.

State nicknames:

America’s Dairyland

Badger State

History

In 1634, French explorer Jean Nicolet, looking for the Northwest Passage, landed near Green Bay and became the first European in what is now Wisconsin. The area belonged to France until 1763, and then after the Seven Years’ War passed to Great Britain.

After the American Revolution, Wisconsin became part of the US Northwest Territory. As this territory split, Wisconsin became part of the Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan territories. Wisconsin Territory was organized on July 3, 1836 and became the thirtieth state on May 29, 1848.

In the first half of the 19th century, Wisconsin was an important source of lead. As treaties and Indian wars opened the territory to white settlers, thousands of miners flocked to southern Wisconsin, many of them immigrants from Cornwall. At one time, Wisconsin produced over half of America’s lead. During the lead boom, it even seemed that the metal-rich southwest of the state would become the most populated, and the city of Belmont briefly became its capital. True, by the end of the 1840s, readily available reserves were largely depleted, and many miners were swept away by the California gold rush. Wisconsin is still full of echoes of the events of this period. Galena is the symbol (the “official mineral”) of the state, and Wisconsin is nicknamed the “badger state” because many of the miners, who arrived faster than housing was built, lived with their families right in the mines, like badgers in holes. Locality names such as Mineral Point are also reminiscent of this period in Wisconsin history.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of immigrants from Germany and the Scandinavian countries settled in Wisconsin.

Politics

The political history of Wisconsin includes such diverse figures as Robert La Follette, one of the leaders of the Progressive Movement of the early twentieth century, and the instigator of the anti-communist scare (“witch hunt”) at the beginning of the Cold War, Joseph McCarthy. Recently, the state is considered one of the most left-wing. In the past five presidential elections, residents have voted for the Democratic nominee; however, in 2000 and 2004 the Democrats won by very narrow margins of 5,700 and 14,000 votes. In 1982, Wisconsin became the first state to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Like many other states, Wisconsin is divided into sharply defined political areas. The most conservative part of the state is the suburbs of Milwaukee, and the most liberal is the city of Milwaukee itself, which back in 1910 became the first large city in America to elect a socialist mayor.

Culture

Wisconsin is often referred to as “America’s Dairy Farm” because the state is famous for its cheese production. According to a common stereotype, Wisconsin is a remote country where there is nothing but cows. Residents of the state are sometimes jokingly called cheeseheads – “cheese heads”. Since Wisconsin, like other states in the continental north, was populated mostly by Germans in the early 20th century, it both produces and consumes a large amount of beer.

The two main cities of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and the capital, Madison – are the centers of the state’s cultural life. Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin, one of the best public universities in the US, and the small town is built largely around it. In contrast, Milwaukee is a large city and part of the Chicago metropolis. The Milwaukee Museum of Art is known for its distinctive architecture.

Geography

The northern border of the state is made up of Lake Superior and the complex border with Michigan, which runs in places along the Montreal and Menominee rivers. To the east, Wisconsin is bordered by Lake Michigan, to the south by Illinois at 42° 30, and to the west by Iowa and Minnesota, mostly along the Mississippi (river) and St. Croix.

Wisconsin is divided into five geographic regions. The plain gradually rising to the south along Lake Superior is covered with ash-birch forests. To its south lies the mixed-forested Northern Upland, which contains the state’s highest point, Timms Hill, at 595 meters. Lying in the middle of the state, the Central Plain contains characteristic sandstone formations like the gorge through which the Wisconsin River flows. This is the most fertile part of the state, although it is not densely populated, and most of the deciduous forests are still preserved there. The eastern part of the state consists of two parallel chains of low hills with plains around them. It contains most of the state’s population, and the forest there has largely given way to towns and farms. Finally, the Western Uplands is a rugged, sparsely populated area, the remnant of the mountains,

The diverse landscape of the state, especially the thousands of glacier-formed lakes, attracts tourists. In winter, activities such as skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobile racing are popular. In the summer they go in for water sports, fishing, and picking berries.

Wisconsin’s self-promotion as “America’s Dairy Farm” often leads to the misconception that it is an exclusively agricultural state. In fact, Wisconsin has cities of all sizes, from Milwaukee, a city slightly larger than Boston, to small towns that serve as hubs for the surrounding agricultural areas.

Economy

Wisconsin is a major producer not only of cheese, but also of beer and sausages, as well as the largest producer of cranberries, ginseng, and stationery products among the states. Although Wisconsin now produces less milk than California, it is still the largest per capita milk producer in the US. Wisconsin hosts a number of all-American festivals like the Oshkosh Aircraft Show. Finally, the University of Wisconsin is an international center for stem cell research.