When the Texas Legislature established Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy (TTUHSC-SOP) in 1993, it created the first publicly supported pharmacy program in the United States in nearly five decades. State legislators also mandated that the SOP be located in Amarillo. The first classes began in August 1996 and the school's steady growth since that time has helped the state of Texas address its pharmacist shortage: more than 90 percent of students who have graduated from TTUHSC-SOP have remained in the Lone Star state.
Since its inception, TTUHSC-SOP has embraced new classroom technologies to advance its curriculum and prepare students for the ever-increasing opportunities that exist in pharmacy today. It was the first program in the nation to require all of its students to have laptop computers and to deliver materials and email services in support of coursework. The SOP also requires its students to complete more clinical training hours that any other pharmacy program in the country.
In November 2009, the SOP expanded the Amarillo campus by opening its Pharmacy Academic Center. The 23,000 square-foot facility provides state-of-the-art classrooms and clinical simulation facilities and gives the SOP the ability to increase its Amarillo class sizes from 90 students in 2009-2010 to 115 students beginning in 2010-2011.
The TTUHSC campus in Amarillo also includes a new 48,000 square-foot biological sciences research building and the SOP presently occupies approximately 80 percent of the facility's assigned laboratory and office space. SOP researchers collaborate with TTUHSC School of Medicine investigators whose research is focused upon cancer biology and therapeutic drug delivery.
Amarillo Experiential Programs Staff Info
Jean Haynes, M.Ed.
Jean Haynes serves as our Senior Director and is based on the Amarillo campus. She joined the School of Pharmacy in 2006. As Senior Director, she supervises the Assistant Directors, Lead Specialists, Unit Coordinator, and Coordinator within the Experiential Program Office. Jean oversees the daily functions of the Experiential Program Office on each campus, which includes the development of the rotation calendars, rotation scheduling, rotation availability, rotation requests, and reconciles student and/or preceptor issues. She oversees the budget planning and site payment process as well as contract negations and execution for rotation sites. Jean also leads student meetings throughout the year and assists with various accreditation and assessment reports. Jean, her husband and dog moved to Amarillo, Texas in 2004 from South Carolina. She enjoys volunteering and serving within the community. Jean and her husband enjoy traveling, sports, movies and spending time with family and friends as well as the occasional trip to the Master’s Golf Tournament practice rounds.
Camille Stoddard is our Lead Specialist based on our Amarillo campus. Camille assists with IPPE/APPE rotation maintenance, which includes site visits, maintaining intern hour log for all students, vetting sites for volunteer events and coordinating pre-rotation paperwork for approximately 300 students. She also coordinates student health fairs, simulation lab events, recording payment information for sites, assisting with Continuing Education program needs, and providing support to preceptors and students. Camille enjoys photography and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Kristin Bell, M.Ed.
Kristin Mauldin is our Assistant Director of Continuing Professional Education on our Amarillo campus. Kristin assists with the development, organization, review, and approval of CE programs. She also submits required documentation to ACPE. Kristin is the point of contact for outside entities that would like to partner with TTUHSC SOP to accredit continuing education programs. She works closely with co-sponsorship entities for accreditation and CE support. Kristin enjoys traveling, golfing, boxing, and spending time with her family and friends.