The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) with an infrastructure that supports competitive research. The primary campus is housed in a 63,000 square-foot building designed to facilitate delivery of pharmacy education and development of independent and collaborative research. Faculty members in each academic department are engaged in research and teaching collaborations with scientists from other components within The Texas A&M University System including the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and various other institutions.
The college is mainly housed in a three-story modern physical facility on the Kingsville Campus. Additional space is in adjacent buildings in Kleberg Hall, Rhode Hall and in the Pharmaceutical Research Facility. The college also has a lecture hall and classroom and lab space in Reynolds Medical Building and the Adriance Building on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station.
Lecture Halls: The Rangel College of Pharmacy campus in Kingsville has three large lecture halls that range in size from approximately 90 seats to 150 seats. The Bryan-College Station campus currently has one large lecture hall dedicated to the Rangel College of Pharmacy in the Reynolds Medical Building. This lecture hall contains approximately 110 seats. All lecture halls are equipped with the latest computer and audio-visual technology and equipment to provide high definition live broadcast of lectures. The technology allows for interaction between the lecturers and the students in multiple locations.
Small Group and Seminar Rooms: The Kingsville campus has seven small group and student seminar rooms that range in size from approximately eight to 30 seats. The Bryan-College Station campus has three small group and seminar rooms dedicated to the Rangel College of Pharmacy that range in size from approximately 12 to 30 seats. These rooms include current computer and audiovisual technology to allow for live broadcast of lectures, interactions with individuals in multiple locations, presentations, group discussion and much more.
Teaching Labs: The Rangel College of Pharmacy has three teaching labs: the Compounding Lab, the Sterile Products Lab and the Patient Assessment Lab. The Compounding Lab has 29 workstations for two students each. In this lab the students learn proper procedures and techniques for compounding pharmaceuticals. Each workstation includes a work surface, a sink, the necessary equipment and the supplies needed to perform the compounding exercises.
The Sterile Products Lab is for students who learn to create sterile IV solutions and other similar products. The lab contains multiple laminar flow hoods containing HEPA filters so each student can practice sterile procedures. Two students can practice sterile procedures and techniques in each hood at the same time.
The Patient Assessment Lab is a lab for students who learn to perform physical assessment and counsel patients. The students practice physical assessment and counseling with patient actors and through simulations. The Patient Assessment Lab provides patient exam areas where students can interact with instructors and patient actors in a semi-private setting to maintain patient confidentiality. Two students can learn physical assessment and counseling in each patient station at one time.
Research Labs: The Rangel College of Pharmacy's main building contains 12 research labs that range in size from approximately 400 square feet to 780 square feet. All of the labs are Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) labs to support the faculty researchers in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The faculty research labs are located on the third floor of the building. This floor of the building maintains a negative air pressure to ensure that each lab has the proper environment and remains compliant with IACUC, state and federal regulations for BSL2 research labs.
Pharmaceutical Research Facility (PRF): The PRF is a 5,700-square-foot modular BSL2 animal research facility containing 21 rooms including animal holding rooms with procedural rooms, two separate surgical rooms and two quarantine rooms. The PRF is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AALAC) International. The PRF utilizes individual ventilated racks for housing animals to ensure improved air control and a germ-free environment. The air flow on each ventilated rack can be adjusted to meet the special needs of the ach group of animals. The PRF also contains a large cage and rack washing systems along with an autoclave to ensure a germ-free environment for all animals.
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