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Doctorate (Ph.D.) Requirements

The core curriculum for the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy track consists of a total of 48 credit hours of didactic course work which includes 36 credit hours of core didactic courses as listed below, and six (6) semesters of seminar (one [1] credit hour each semester). In addition, students must take at least six (6) credit hours of elective courses in an area of concentration of the student’s choosing and with consent of their major advisor. Areas of concentration allow the student to establish a depth of knowledge in an area of interest related to their dissertation topic. Concentration areas include, but are not limited to epidemiology, health services research, statistics, and informatics.

In addition to the didactic course work, students must enroll for 18 to 24 hours of dissertation credits. In total, students without a prior Master’s degree (Master of Science, Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration, etc.) must successfully complete a minimum of 72 credit hours of study to fulfill the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy. Students with a prior Master of Science must successfully complete a minimum of 66 credit hours of study. Students must also successfully complete and defend a dissertation for degree completion.

Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Track Curriculum*

Year One

Fall Semester

  • PSGP 5116 — Foundations of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Research Methods (three hours)
  • BIOS 5013 — Biostatistics I (three hours)
  • BIOM 5173 — Epidemiology I (three hours)
  • PCOL 5117 — Scientific Communication and Ethics I (one hour)
  • PSGP 5109 — Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Seminar (one hour)

Spring Semester

  • BIOS 5212 — Biostatistics II (three hours)
  • PSGP 5118 — Applied Research Methods using Retrospective Data (three hours)
  • PSGP 5123 — Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (three hours)
  • PSGP 5121† U.S. Healthcare System (three hours)
  • PHSC 3612‡ Drug Information (two hours)
  • PSGP 5109 — Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Seminar (one hour)
  • Additional course in area of concentration, or required course not completed, or PSGP 5113 Research

Summer One

  • PSGP 5113 — Research (one hour)

Year Two

Fall Semester

  • PSGP 6113 — Pharmacoepidemiology (three hours)
  • PSGP 5120 — Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy Evaluation (three hours)
  • PSGP 5122 — Applied Health Econometrics (three hours)
  • PSGP 5109 — Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Seminar (one hour)
  • Additional courses in area of concentration, required courses not completed, or PSGP 5113 Research

Spring Semester

  • PSGP 5119 — Pharmacoeconomics and Health Technology Assessment (three hours)
  • PSGP 5109 — Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Seminar (one hour)
  • Additional courses in area of concentration, required courses not completed, or PSGP 5113 Research

Summer Two

  • PSGP 5113 — Research (one hour)
  • Candidacy Exam

Year Three

Fall & Spring Semesters

  • PSGP 5109 — Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Seminar (one hour per semester)
  • PSGP 6201 — Dissertation (nine hours)
  • Requirements or courses in area of concentration not completed.

Summer Three

  • PSGP 6201 — Dissertation (one hour)

Year Four

Fall and Spring Semesters

  • PSGP 6201 — Dissertation (10 hours per semeseter)

Summer Four

  • PSGP 6201 — Dissertation (one hour)

*This is a typical sequence, but several Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy track courses are offered every other year. Thus, the actual sequence may vary.
indicates didactic course required for non U.S. trained health care professionals
indicates didactic course required for students without prior degree in any health field (pharmacy, medicine, nursing, etc.)

Core Course Descriptions

Electives by Area of Concentration

Note: this is not a complete list of electives. Additional electives may be taken with the consent of your advisor. 

See the Graduate School Catalog and College of Public Health Course Catalog for elective course descriptions

Mathematics/Statistics

  • HPMT 6011 — Mathematics and Statistics Primer
  • BIOS 5111 — Biostatistics Computing with R I
  • BIOS 5200 — Biostatistics Computing with R II
  • BIOS 5233 — Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials
  • BIOS 5313 — Nonparametric Methods
  • BIOS 6223 — Biostatistics III

Epidemiology

  • BIOM 5183 — Epidemiology II
  • BIOM 5193 — Epidemiology III

Health Policy/Health Services Research

  • HPMT 5104 — Introductions to Health Economics
  • HPMT 5334 — Methods and Applications of Health Analytics
  • HPMT 6114 — Advanced Public Health Policy & Management
  • HPMT 6313 — Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
  • HPMT 6315 — Advanced Methods for Quality & Health Outcomes Research
  • HPMT 6329 — Advanced Topics in Implementation Science

Patient Reported Outcomes and Qualitative Methods

  • HBHE 6325 — Survey Research Methods
  • HBHE 6212 — Applied Behavior Research Methods
  • HBHE 6120 — Introduction to Mixed Methods Research Design

Informatics

  • BMIG 5002 — Biomedicine for Informaticists
  • BMIG 5001 — Data Information and Knowledge Representation
  • BMIG 5003 — Computational Methods in Biomedical Informatics
  • BMIG 5013 — Health Information Systems
  • BMIG 5017 — Clinical Data Standards
  • BMIG 5102 — Foundations of Biomedical Informatics – Clinical Information
  • BMIG 5103 — Foundations of BMI: Population Health Information
  • BMIG 5112 — Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
  • BMIG 5211 — Scientific Data Visualizations
  • BMIG 6011 — Clinical Research Informatics
  • BMIG 6012 — Data Warehousing, Aggregation and Reporting
  • BMIG 6013 — Healthcare Informatics of Quality and Patient Safety
  • BMIG 6110 — Clinical Decision Support
  • HPMT 5583 — Advanced Applications in Healthcare Management

Doctoral Advisory Committee

The Doctoral Advisory Committee is formed by the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy track director in consultation with the student and must consist of five faculty holding graduate faculty status at UAMS. A minimum of three members must be from the PSGP graduate faculty and the at least one shall be a member from another graduate program on campus or outside UAMS.

Candidacy Exam

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all required course work and for those students without a prior M.S. thesis degree, the completion of a research practicum (defined below) is required to be eligible for the candidacy exam. Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must pass a candidacy examination. This examination will be expected to be administered after approximately two years of graduate study but before the fourth year of study. The exam will be graded on a Pass/No-Pass basis. Should a student receive a No-Pass they will be allowed one additional attempt to repeat the exam.

Research Practicum

The research practicum is a customized mentored research activity to familiarize the student with the mechanics of the research process including study implementation, data acquisition and analysis, and dissemination of research findings at conferences and the peer-reviewed literature. The research practicum is a completed research project and will be required prior to the candidacy exam for all students that have not successfully completed a M.S. thesis degree. Research experiences gained in the course work are encouraged to be developed into a research practicum. Ideally, the research practicum is expected to be completed during the first two years of the students study and will be supervised by their advisor or a prior course instructor in the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy track. Successful completion of the practicum will require at least one manuscript approved by their advisor submitted by the student as lead author to a peer-reviewed journal.

Dissertation

Once the student has passed the candidacy exam, they are considered a Ph.D. candidate. Then, the student is required to register for at least one credit hour of Dissertation credit (PSGP 6201) each semester until they have successfully submitted and defended their dissertation work. A total of 18 credit hours of Dissertation (PSGP 6201) are required for graduation. The student will be required to successfully defend their dissertation and must provide the Graduate School Office at least 30 days’ notice of the dissertation defense date, time and location.

Sours: https://pharmacy.uams.edu/future-students/graduate/pep/curriculum/doctorate/

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to enroll in the M.S. or Ph.D. programs in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) track must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university or a Doctor of Pharmacy. Preference is given to applicants who hold either a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy and who are licensed to practice pharmacy in the United States or one of its territories. U.S. licensed practitioners of medicine, nursing, public health, or other allied health professions also receive preference as do persons with Master’s degrees.
  • Exceptional applicants with academic training in related fields such as psychology, law, biology, economics, finance, political science, or marketing would be considered and are encouraged to apply.
  • To be competitive for admission, applicants should have a 3.0 GPA equivalent or higher and GRE score of 155 or higher in verbal and quantitative reasoning with 4.0 or higher in analytical writing.
  • Foreign applicants should obtain scores of at least 100 on the Internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • Applicants with a Master of Science, or have one or more years of professional post graduate work experience in a field related to the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy program, or previous research experience that has resulted in conference presentations, or published manuscripts are a plus.
  • These factors in addition to an evaluation of the statement of purpose, at least three recommendation forms / letters of recommendation, and a student interview will be used to rank applicants.

Application Deadlines

All application material should be received by Jan. 15 of each calendar year. Students are admitted to begin course work only with the fall semester. Top tier candidates will be invited to a phone or on-site interview shortly after Jan. 15. Initial admission recommendation decisions are generally made by Feb. 15, and applicants are notified shortly thereafter. For early consideration, completed applications should be received before Dec. 15 of the previous calendar year. Only exceptional applicants will be evaluated prior to the routine deadline of Jan. 15. Applicants that would be competitive for national scholarships and awards are strongly encouraged to apply for early admissions.

Application Process

Online Application Form

The application process is begun by completion of the online Application Form with “(PEP) Pharmaceutical Sciences” designated as the degree program. Please follow the links below to complete the online application process located on the Graduate School website.

In addition, the following required materials listed below should be provided to the Graduate School.

Transcripts

Official transcripts (academic records) for all undergraduate and any graduate institutions of higher education attended – copies are not acceptable. These must be mailed directly to the Graduate School in sealed envelopes directly from the institution:

UAMS Graduate School
4301 W. Markham Slot 601
Little Rock, AR 72205

Official GRE score(s) — copies are not acceptable. For more information on the GRE, go to https://www.ets.org/gre/ The UAMS institutional code is: 6901. GRE scores must be sent directly by ETS.

The following materials may be sent by mail or email ([email protected]).

Recommendation Forms

4. Three recommendation forms (Reference Request Form) and three optional letters of recommendation: The standard recommendation form should be completed by persons whom can evaluate your scholarly potential, professional relationships and work habits, and aptitude for study in this area. The persons completing the form are welcome to include an optional letter of recommendation. The completed forms and optional letters should be sent directly by email to [email protected] by the persons completing the forms. Be sure that the writer clearly identifies your name and any other identifying information in the letter so that the letter can be correctly placed in your application file and that the form and any recommendation letter is placed in a sealed envelope with the signature across the seal if mailed.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Send a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).

Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose which must clearly and concisely articulate the candidate’s experiences, rationale and motivation, and career goals for studying Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy. If you are self funding your tuition and living expenses, please indicate that clearly in the statement of purpose. All applicants will automatically be considered for funding. However, we can accept qualified applicants that are able to self finance all their educational expenses to study in the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy program that meet our minimum standards but do not qualify for funding.

Abstracts, Manuscripts, or Other Scholarly Works

Optional: Send copies or reprints of any relevant published abstracts, manuscripts or other scholarly works.

International Applicants

International applicants must also submit the following:

Personal Interview

An on-site personal student interview is also strongly encouraged, but not required. UAMS may be able to provide hotel accommodations for students traveling from outside the central Arkansas area to attend an interview. Please contact Dr. Jacob T. Painter at [email protected] to arrange an interview with Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy faculty. For the top tier students being considered for admissions, Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy faculty will arrange a video conference interview by contacting applicants by phone or email. Applicants who do not furnish all the required elements of an application cannot be evaluated.

Financial Aid

The Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy division provides Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) to students admitted to Ph.D. program depending on the experience of the candidate and availability of funds. Students are compensated up to $30,000 / year and tuition waivers are typically provided to students offered funding. ALL students applying for admission to the doctoral program will automatically be considered for funding.

Funding is not provided to those applying for Master of Science as a terminal degree. Only applicants that have foreign stipend, are self-funded, are employed by the military, or have any other source of external funding are considered for admission to the Master of Science program. Applicants to the Master of Science program must provide valid proof of funding covering tuition and living expenses for the entire duration of the program before being admitted.

For more information regarding Financial Aid please visit the Student Funding section located in the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Graduate Students page.

Advanced Standing in Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (Form)

Applicants may petition the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Graduate Program Committee to allow transfer credit of up to six credit hours for Master of Science degrees and up to nine credit hours for Doctor of Philosophy degrees of previously completed graduate coursework to be applied toward Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy graduate degrees. Transfer credit approved by the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Graduate Program Committee may be used to meet the course requirements of the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy program as well as satisfy the minimum graduate credit hours necessary to earn a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy.

Students without Advanced Standing may request required courses waived from their program of study based on previously completed graduate course work but transfer credit hours will not be applied to their program of study without Advanced Standing.

Sours: https://pharmacy.uams.edu/future-students/graduate/pep/admissions/
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Pre-Pharmacy Requirements

The UAMS College of Pharmacy adopted new prerequisite course requirements for applicants applying for fall 2020 entry and forward. A total of 61 semester credit hours or 97 quarter credit hours of prerequisite coursework is now required instead of previous requirements totaling 69 semester credit hours.  Please see new prerequisite course lists by college below followed by prior versions. If you do not see your undergraduate institution listed below or you attend an institution outside of Arkansas, use the out-of-state institutions prerequisite list.

Applicants may still use former prerequisite requirements for two more academic years (fall 2020 and fall 2021 entry) if preferable; however, applicants applying for fall 2022 forward should use new prerequisite requirements. Contact the Admissions Office at 501-686-8889 with any questions. Requests for transcript reviews may also be sent by email to confirm remaining prerequisite coursework. Please send a clear, legible copy of your transcript with course grades by semester and year to [email protected]

Arkansas Four-Year Institutions

Arkansas Two-Year Institutions

Out-of-State Institutions

Sours: https://pharmacy.uams.edu/future-students/doctor-of-pharmacy/admissions/pre-pharmacy/
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Pre-Pharmacy

Advisor: Dr. Isom, 450-5794

[1] Introduction

Depending on the professional institution, the prerequisite course work for pharmacy school ranges from approximately 61 to 64 credit hours. These include basic science and mathematics courses as well as humanities courses. Pre-pharmacy at UCA is a non-degree program.

In Arkansas a four-year professional program is available at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) School of Pharmacy in Little Rock and at Harding University in Searcy. The pre-pharmacy program for UAMS is currently a minimum of 61 semester hours, whereas the program for Harding is 64 hours. The successful student will receive a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree upon graduation from pharmacy school.

The following courses are those offered at UCA which specifically fulfill the requirements for admission to UAMS. A student seeking admission to Harding also needs CHEM 4320 Biochemistry I. A student who decides on a school other than UAMS or Harding should contact that particular school to find out the pre-professional course requirements.

Pre-Pharmacy requirements do change, and frequent consultation with the advisor is strongly encouraged.

[2] Required Courses

Core Courses

[Note 1]
Biology (12 hours): BIOL 1440 Principles Biology I and BIOL 1441 Principles Biology II; BIOL 2411 Microbiology or BIOL 3420 General Microbiology [Note 2].

Chemistry (16 hours): CHEM 1450 and 1451 College Chemistry I and II; CHEM 2401 and 3411 Organic Chemistry I and II.

Mathematics (3 hours): MATH 1390

Non-Core Courses

English Composition/Academic Writing (6 hours): WRTG 1310 Introduction to College Writing and WRTG 1320 Academic Writing and Research

Public Speaking/Oral Communication (3 hours): COMM 1310 or COMM 1300

Economics/Accounting (3 hours): ECON 1310 Modern Political Economy, ECON 2310 Global Environment of Business, or ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I.

Statistics (3 hours): MATH 2311 or PSYC 2330

Psychology (3 hours): PSYC 1300

Cultural Humanities (3 hours): World Cultures (multiple choices), World History HIST 1320, Anthropology ANTH 1302, SOC 1300 Sociology, Foreign Language (multiple choices), American Sign Language CSD 2303

Selectives (minimum of 9 hours, minimum of 3 classes) [Note 3]: Anatomy BIOL 2405, Physiology BIOL 3411, Biochemistry CHEM 4320, Cell Biology BIOL 3402, Genetics BIOL 2490, Quantitative Analysis CHEM 3520, Physical Chemistry CHEM 4450 or CHEM 4460, Calculus 1 MATH 1496 or Applied Calculus for Life Sciences MATH 1491, College Physics I PHYS 1410 or University Physics 1 1440, Critical Thinking PHIL 2305, Logic PHIL 2310

Note 1:

CORE Courses: no more than 8 hours of CLEP, AP credit, and/or credit by examination; NON-CORE: no more than 6 hours of CLEP, AP credit, or credit by examination

Note 2:

Requires BIOL 2490 Genetics

Note 3:

Any of the listed courses will count, but courses are listed in order of recommendation for pharmacy college preparation.

Sours: https://uca.edu/ubulletin/programs-by-program/preprofessional/pharmacy/

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Admissions

Applicants for 2021-2022 (Fall 2022 entry)

The UAMS College of Pharmacy requires applicants to take all prerequisite coursework for a letter grade with a grade of C or better to fulfill those requirements. Credit/No Credit and Pass/Fail grading options will no longer be allowed for prerequisite courses. Applicants must also complete science prerequisite courses in person instead of online. The PCAT exam is required for applicants who have lower than a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (no grade forgiveness). Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are not required to take the PCAT.

Applicant Checklist

Application Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Completion of 61 semester hours of required prerequisite coursework at a grade of C or better. Applicants may apply prior to completing all prerequisites, but they should be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to fall entry. On a case-by-case basis, some applicants may be able to take courses in summer I session only (not summer II).
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from all institutions attended. Grade forgiveness is not allowed. Any repeated coursework will include original and repeated grades in GPA calculation.
  • Pharmacy College Admissions Test — The PCAT exam is required for applicants who have lower than a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (no grade forgiveness). Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are not required to take the PCAT. Applicants must meet the minimum required score of 30 on the composite percentile score to move forward in our application process. 
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended should be sent to PharmCAS regardless of transfer credits appearing on other official transcripts. Electronic transcripts are preferred. See pgs. 39-40 on the PharmCAS Application Instructions pdf for more information. 
  • Three Recommendation Letters — Two letters must be academic from faculty who have taught the applicant, and the other letter may be academic or from an employer. The college does not accept personal recommendations. Committee references from several faculty members in the departments of biology/chemistry will count as two letters from faculty members and are valued by the Admissions Committee. If the applicant’s college has a committee reference process, applicants are encouraged to use it. 
  • Completed application on PharmCAS.
  • UAMS College of Pharmacy supplemental application — When you are invited for an interview by the college, you will receive information on how to complete this supplemental application. You do not need to complete this at the same time as your PharmCAS application.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online at PharmCAS. Review the PharmCAS Application Instructions pdf for any questions on specific sections of the application. See Table of Contents on pages 2-3.

How to Complete Your PharmCAS Application

Application Deadlines

  • All applications items should be received by PharmCAS by the deadline.
  • Priority Decision deadline — Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at 10:59 p.m. CST Applicants may apply early for consideration into the PharmD program. If an applicant is offered admission, it will be contingent upon successful completion of any remaining prerequisites with a grade of C or better or the offer may be rescinded.
  • Regular Decision deadline — Monday, May 2, 2022, at 10:59 p.m. CST Applicants must have completed at least eight hours of General Chemistry I and II (six hours of lecture and two hours of lab) and four hours of Organic Chemistry I (three hours of lecture and one hour of lab) with a grade of C or better by the application deadline.

Interview

  • Applicants will be invited for interviews by the college. Interviews are planned to be held remotely during the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, but check back in July for any further updates as we continue to monitor the pandemic. Interviews are conducted biweekly throughout the application cycle. Applicants are required to undergo a brief online orientation to the interview process prior to interviewing.
  • The college uses the Multi Mini-Interview process to evaluate sociobehavioral skills necessary to become a pharmacist.

Selection

  • The Admissions Committee meets biweekly to review applications on an ongoing basis until the regular decision deadline. Applicants are notified of an admissions decision within two weeks in most cases unless their application is rolled over for further review at a later time.
  • Applicants are selected based upon scholastic record, test scores as applicable, interview, letters of recommendation, essay, and PharmCAS application questions such as the special life circumstances question.

Tuition Waivers, Border County and Border State Tuition for Non-Residents

  • The UAMS College of Pharmacy has two types of tuition waivers for non-resident applicants who are admitted to the college. The academic tuition waiver is granted to academically qualified non-resident applicants and will allow them to pay in-state tuition rates for the entirety of the the professional curriculum. The diversity tuition waiver is granted to admitted non-resident applicants who are from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native-American, Pacific Islander) and will allow them to pay in-state tuition rates for the entirety of the professional curriculum.
  • Applicants who legally reside in Bowie or Cass counties in Texas may also qualify for a border county waiverAdmitted applicants who are awarded this waiver must apply for it each year of their professional program. This waiver allows border county residents to pay an in-state tuition rate per year of application.
  • The UAMS College of Pharmacy also provides border state tuition rates for admitted applicants who reside in any of the six bordering states (MO, MS, LA, OK, TN, TX) to Arkansas. Border state tuition is 1.25X resident tuition rates.
  • Visit the UAMS Student Financial Services site for a detailed breakdown of tuition and fees.

Credit Hours and Financial Aid

An admitted student must have earned 72 semester credit hours of combined preprofessional and graduate coursework to be eligible to receive graduate level federal financial aid. Applicants with less than 72 hours will be designated at the undergraduate level for financial aid purposes until they acquire 72 credit hours.

English Proficiency

The TOEFL exam is recommended for all applicants for whom English is a second language or have been in the US for less than five years. TOEFL scores may not be more than two years old. A minimum score of 80 on the internet-based exam is considered acceptable. TOEFL scores should be released directly to PharmCAS (code 8246). Information on testing sites and scheduling may be obtained from the TOEFL website: www.TOEFL.org or from www.ets.org. Applicants having difficulty securing a test date due to COVID-19 may contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] or 501-686-8889.

DACA Applicants

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are eligible to apply, but they should check with the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy to ensure that they will be able to acquire a student pharmacist internship license.

Sours: https://pharmacy.uams.edu/future-students/doctor-of-pharmacy/admissions/
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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Institution NameUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College or School NameCollege of Pharmacy
Short NameU of Arkansas Med Sci
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Street 14301 W. Markham Street
Street 2Slot #522
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CityLittle Rock
StateArkansas
Zip72205
CountryUnited States
Program Location:Arkansas
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?May 2, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? October 1, 2021
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. Applicants who apply early will be able to secure a seat in the class before applicants applying for the regular deadline. The UAMS College of Pharmacy makes admissions decisions on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. Applying earlier provides an early opportunity to secure a seat in the class before all seats are assigned.
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
  • Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas Website: https://northwestcampus.uams.edu/academic-programs/cop/
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?Yes
Is your institution public or private?Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center?Yes
Academic Term Type:Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?* 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?No
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:89
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class:75
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:90
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class:0
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply:PharmD/JD (Juris Doctor), PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: The UAMS College of Pharmacy offers the following dual degree options.

Dual Degrees with the UAMS Graduate School
PharmD/PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PharmD/PhD in Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy

Dual Degree with the UAMS College of Public Health
PharmD/MPH

Dual Degrees with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
PharmD/MBA with the UALR College of Business
PharmD/JD with the UALR Bowen School of Law
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Program DescriptionThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy's (UAMS COP) is to improve the health of culturally diverse populations by educating pharmacy leaders to address community health needs, advancing scientific discovery to produce innovations in health care, and fostering progressive pharmacy practice through service to the profession. The UAMS COP was established at the beginning of the 1951-52 academic year in Little Rock, Arkansas the UAMS campus.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences includes the Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and a graduate school. The main campus is comprised of the University Hospital and Clinics, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Jones Eye Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine, and Neurosciences Institute, the Reynolds Institute of Aging, and Psychiatric Research Institute.

UAMS has opened a satellite campus for a portion of the third and fourth-year professional year classes in northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville). The UAMS College of Pharmacy offers combined degree options with the PharmD: MS and PhD options in Pharmaceutical Sciences with the UAMS Graduate School, MPH (Masters of Public Health) with the UAMS College of Public Health, and JD and MBA options with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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Minimum Overall GPA:2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:Cumulative GPA includes course grades from each institution attended and does not allow for grade forgiveness. For repeated courses, both original and repeated course grades will be included in the tabulation of the GPA.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:61
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:37
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:97
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:56
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:Admitted applicants must complete a minimum of 72 semester credit hours total before pharmacy college begins in order to receive graduate status for financial aid. Admitted students with less than 72 semester credit hours will be designated as undergraduate status for financial aid for the first semester. Upon completion of the first semester, students will be eligible for graduate level financial aid status.
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List of Course Prerequisites:
Course SubjectCourse TitleSemester Hours (Min)Quarter Hours (Min)
MathCollege Algebra34.5
Biology/Biological ScienceBiology 1 and lab46
Biology/Biological ScienceBiology 2 and lab46
MicrobiologyMicrobiology and lab46
ChemistryChemistry 1 and lab46
ChemistryChemistry 2 and lab 46
ChemistryOrganic Chemistry 1 and lab46
ChemistryOrganic Chemistry 2 and lab46
Science/Math Elective(s)Selectives- Choose from: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Quantitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Calculus 1, Physics 1, Critical Thinking, Logic 913.5
English Composition / WritingEnglish Composition 1 / Writing 134.5
English Composition / WritingEnglish Composition 2 / Writing 234.5
Communication / Speech (Verbal)Public Speaking / Oral Communication34.5
EconomicsEconomics / Accounting34.5
StatisticsStatistics34.5
PsychologyPsychology34.5
HumanitiesCultural Humanities - Choose from: World Cultures, World History, Anthropology, Sociology, Foreign Language, American Sign Language 34.5
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?Applicants must have completed at least eight hours of General Chemistry I and II (six hours of lecture and two hours of lab) and four hours of Organic Chemistry I (three hours of lecture and one hour of lab) with a grade of “C” or better, Pass, or Credit by the application deadline. In addition, all prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester before the fall semester of entry. With approval, applicants may be able to take prerequisite courses in summer I only.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:The UAMS College of Pharmacy requires applicants to complete science prerequisite courses in person.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:The UAMS College of Pharmacy requires applicants to take all prerequisite coursework for a letter grade with a grade of C or better to fulfill those requirements.

**Note** We realized that during the COVID-19 pandemic, some institutions opted to allow a Pass/Fail or a Credit/No Credit option. These grades and timelines will be reviewed and may be accepted.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites:Courses may be used to satisfy requirements in one area only. All science courses and labs must be taken in person; otherwise, courses may be taken online. A maximum of 8 semester hours of CLEP, AP or IB credit, which must appear on the official transcript, will be accepted in core courses and 6 semester hours in non-core courses.

One quarter credit hour is equivalent to .67 semester credit hours for conversion calculation. For selective prerequisites, any of the listed courses will count, but courses are listed in order of recommendation for pharmacy college preparation. More information about prerequisites can be found on our website https://pharmcollege.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/pre-pharmacy-requirements/. For questions about prerequisite coursework, please contact our admissions office at [email protected] or 501-686-8889.
Link to additional course prerequisites information:https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/pre-pharmacy-requirements/
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount:$100
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions:
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:The supplemental application process occurs after applicants e-submit their PharmCAS application. After applications are e-submitted and verified, the UAMS College of Pharmacy will contact selected applicants to submit a supplemental application with instructions and invite them to interview.
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:Conditionally Required
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/
Additional PCAT information:The PCAT exam is required for applicants who have lower than a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (without grade forgiveness). Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are not required to take the PCAT. Applicants must meet the minimum required score of 30 on the composite percentile score to move forward in our application process.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered:30
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.No
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information:The college recommends that applicants shadow a pharmacist in both retail and clinical settings to learn more about the profession. Observation hours are not required and the lack thereof will not adversely affect students' applications.
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?Three (3)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation?Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters?Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation?Yes
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations:Two of the three references must be from college professors who have taught the applicant in class. A pre-professional committee or departmental letter will count as 2 college faculty letters. One additional reference of the applicant's choice is also required. The third letter may be an academic or professional one. We do not accept personal recommendations. If applicants have been out of school for many years and cannot get 2 academic letters, contact our admissions office for other options.
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Is preference given to state residents?Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states?No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:The UAMS College of Pharmacy also provides border state tuition rates for admitted applicants who reside in any of the six bordering states (MO, MS, LA, OK, TN, TX) to Arkansas. Border state tuition is 1.25X resident tuition rates.

Applicants who legally reside in Bowie or Cass counties in Texas may also qualify for a border county waiver which would grant them resident tuition rates through the entirety of their program.

Tuition waivers are also available for academically qualified applicants and underrepresented minority students (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native-American, Pacific Islander). These waivers grant resident tuition rates throughout the entirety of a students' PharmD program.

For residency policies, see https://registrar.uams.edu/.
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?No
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary:The UAMS College of Pharmacy accepts foreign transcript evaluations from WES (www.wes.org ) or ECE (www.ece.org).
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: The TOEFL exam is strongly recommended for all applicants for whom English is a second language. TOEFL scores may not be more than 2 years old. A minimum score of 80 on the internet based exam is recommended for consideration. TOEFL scores should be released directly to PharmCAS (code 8246). For more information on TOEFL requirements, please see the College website https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Interview Format:Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Does the institution offer an online interview option?Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process:Interviews are held biweekly throughout the application cycle from August to May. Interviews are being held on an online videoconferencing format for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. The College uses the Multi-Mini Interview (MMI) format.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYY-KzKAquo
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class?Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time?No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies:A $200 tuition deposit is required two weeks after the offer of admission. The deposit will go toward fall tuition and is not refundable should the applicant withdraw from the institution.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
Additional details for accepted applicants:Accepted applicants who will be taking out loans (financial aid) should complete a FAFSA as soon as the application process opens. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Incoming students will receive communications from the college regarding financial aid, registration, on-campus housing, and other related items.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?No
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?No
I would like to mark this section as done.Yes
Admin StatusPublished
old_id505
AACP Institution Number401
SIDS99
Sours: https://www.pharmcas.org/node/32/webform/submission/99/table

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Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Angie Choi
Director of Admissions

4301 W. Markham Street
Slot #522
Little Rock, Arkansas72205

Phone (Work): 501-686-8889

Email: [email protected]

Lanita S. White
Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Faculty Development

4301 W. Markham
Slot #522
Little Rock, Arkansas72205

Phone (Work): 501-686-5433

Email: [email protected]

Alex Holladay
Director of Recruitment

4301 W. Markham St.
Slot 522
Little Rock, Arkansas72205

Phone (Work): 501-686-6282

Email: [email protected]

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program?May 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
  • Northwest Regional Campus, Fayetteville, AR
Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?Yes
Institution Type:Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center?Yes
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class: 86
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/J.D.
  • PharmD/M.B.A
  • PharmD/M.P.H.
  • PharmD/M.S.
  • PharmD/Ph.D.
Structure of your PharmD program: 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)?Yes
Alternative enrollment options available:
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)?No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?No

Program Description (back to top)

The UAMS COP mission is to improve the health of culturally diverse populations by educating pharmacy leaders to address community health needs, advancing scientific discovery to produce innovations in health care, and fostering progressive pharmacy practice through service to the profession.  The UAMS College of Pharmacy was established at the beginning of the 1951-52 academic year in Little Rock on the UAMS campus. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences includes the Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and a graduate school.

The main campus is comprised of the University Hospital and Clinics, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Jones Eye Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, the Reynolds Institute of Aging, and Psychiatric Research Institute. UAMS has opened a satellite campus for a portion of the third and fourth year professional year classes in northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville).

The UAMS College of Pharmacy offers many combined degree options with the PharmD: MS and PhD options in Pharmaceutical Sciences with the UAMS Graduate School, MPH (Masters of Public Health) with the UAMS College of Public Health, and JD and MBA options with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

 

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year:86
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year:

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall considered:2.5
Minimum prerequisite considered:N/A
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required

Additional Information:

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:61
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:40
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:97
Course SubjectCourse TitleSemester HoursQuarter Hours
Other College Algebra 4.5 
Chemistry Chemistry 1 and lab 
Chemistry Chemistry 2 and lab  
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 and lab 
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2 and lab 
Biology I Biology 1 and lab 
Biology II Biology 2 and lab 
Microbiology Microbiology and lab 
Other Selectives- Choose from: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Quantitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Calculus 1, Physics 1, Critical Thinking, Logic  13.5 
English Composition / Writing English Composition 1 / Writing 1 4.5 
English Composition / Writing English Composition 2 / Writing 2 4.5 
Communication / Speech  Public Speaking / Oral Communication 4.5 
Other Economics / Accounting 4.5 
Statistics Statistics 4.5 
Psychology Psychology 4.5 
Other Cultural Humanities - Choose from: World Cultures, World History, Anthropology, Sociology, Foreign Language, American Sign Language  4.5 

Additional Information

Courses may be used to satisfy requirements in one area only. All science courses and labs must be taken in person; otherwise, courses may be taken online. A maximum of 8 semester hours of CLEP, AP or IB credit, which must appear on the official transcript, will be accepted in core courses and 6 semester hours in non-core courses. One quarter credit hour is equivalent to .67 semester credit hours for conversion calculation. For selective prerequisites, any of the listed courses will count, but courses are listed in order of recommendation for pharmacy college preparation.

More information about prerequisites can be found on our website https://pharmcollege.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/pre-pharmacy-requirements/. For questions about any course equivalencies, please contact our admissions office.

Applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework by the end of spring semester before fall enrollment in pharmacy college.  Some applicants may take a course in the first session of summer school on a case-by-case basis with approval from our program. 

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

Yes

Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Details:The supplemental application is by invitation only. Applicants will be contacted directly by the college with more detailed information after their PharmCAS application has been e-submitted and verified. Applicants should not initiate filling out the supplemental application.
Supplemental Application fee:$100
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

The supplemental application process occurs after applicants e-submit their PharmCAS application. After applications are e-submitted and verified, the UAMS College of Pharmacy will contact selected applicants to submit a supplemental application and invite them to interview.

Tests (back to top)

required?

Conditionally Required

Link to PCAT information on institutional website:https://pharmcollege.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/
Details:

Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher inclusive of all courses taken at the time of application are notrequired to take the PCAT. Applicants with a cumulative GPA lower than 3.3 are required to take the PCAT.

Although the April 2020 PCAT will be accepted, applicants are encouraged to take the PCAT earlier due to rolling admissions.  

Note:Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered:30%
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:

No

Details:

The TOEFL exam is strongly recommended for all applicants for whom English is a second language.  TOEFL scores may not be more than 2 years old.  A minimum score of 80 on the internet based exam is recommended for consideration.  TOEFL scores should be released directly to PharmCAS (code 8246).  For more information on TOEFL requirements, please see the College website https://pharmcollege.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/.

Note:Select code 8246 to report scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:

No

Do you require accepted applicants to have CPR certification prior to matriculation:No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Are foreign citizens considered (excluding Canadian citizens)?No
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., DACA students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Details:

The UAMS College of Pharmacy only accepts foreign transcript evaluations from WES. www.wes.org.

 

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required:Three (3)
Institution Specific Details:

Two of the three references must be from college professors who have taught the applicant in class.  A pre-professional committee or departmental letter will count as 2 college faculty letters.  One additional reference of the applicant's choice is also required.  The third letter may be an academic or professional one. We do not accept personal recommendations. If applicants have been out of school for many years and cannot get 2 academic letters, contact our admissions office for other options.

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Clergy: Conditionally Accepted

  • Co-Worker: Recommended but not required

  • Employer: Recommended but not required

  • Faculty Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted

  • Health Care Professional: Recommended but not required

  • Pharmacist: Recommended but not required

  • Politician: Recommended but not required

  • Pre-Health Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Liberal Arts): Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Math): Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Science): Recommended but not required

  • Supervisor: Recommended but not required

  • Teaching Assistant: Recommended but not required

What is your college/school policy on committee letters?Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR?Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters?Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR?Yes

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Details:

Interviews are held September through April on the Little Rock campus.  The College uses the Multi-Mini Interview (MMI) format.  An informational video about the MMI can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qEjRDf1n8A.

Interviews last half a day and include an opportunity to interact with currently enrolled students, learn about the College and its programs, and tour the campus. Friends and family are also welcome and may attend information sessions and tours.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

Sours: https://schoolpages.pharmcas.org/publishedsurvey/505


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