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College of Pharmacy

The UNMC College of Pharmacy has a long and exciting tradition of making a difference.  From its beginning as a pharmacy school in 1908 to today, the college is a leader in pharmacy education.  The College was the third school in the nation to offer the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  The College of Pharmacy trains students who will lead health care and pharmacy well into the 21st century.  Basic sciences are emphasized, but today’s curriculum offers much more: learning skills, computer skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills.  Our goal is to prepare students for the world of health care – now and in the future.  No matter how health care and pharmacy change, UNMC pharmacy graduates have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to adapt and excel.

Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Health care is changing….and with it, the pharmacy profession. Meeting the drug therapy needs of today’s patients requires special skills. A leader in pharmacy education, the UNMC College of Pharmacy offers a contemporary Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) program. The curriculum develops the science, communication, and problem solving skills that allow students to apply their knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in a wide variety of pharmacy careers. You will learn how to:

  • interact with patients;
  • be a part of the health care team; and
  • work in a variety of practice settings.

 

You will be well prepared for any specialty you may choose and you will be highly competitive for the entry-level job market. Pharmacists are needed in numerous settings…community pharmacies, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and many others

Application Process

Step 1:  Complete PharmCAS Application by December 1, 2010
Step 2:  Complete UNMC Supplemental Application by December 1, 2010
Step 3:  Complete PharmCAS Academic Update (December-January)
Step 4:  Complete Interview at UNMC, if invited
Step 5:  Admissions Decision and Requirements

PharmCAS Application

Submit an online application through PharmCAS (www.PharmCAS.org).  Detailed instructions are available on the PharmCAS site for submission of your application, transcripts, reference forms and PCAT scores.  All requested materials should be submitted directly to PharmCAS.  Please note that PharmCAS requires 4-6 weeks for verification purposes before an application is forwarded to individual colleges of pharmacy.  Log into your PharmCAS account regularly to verify all materials were received.  Without a verified PharmCAS application, PharmCAS will not release your file and you cannot be considered for admission to our program.

UNMC Supplemental Application

Applicants cannot be considered without online submission of a UNMC Supplemental Application (Personal Questionnaire, Prerequisite Worksheet, ACT scores (UNMC Code = 2487), Citizenship Attestation Form, and $45 Fee).  The Personal Questionnaire may be reviewed at: 

http://net.unmc.edu/apply/phar_sup.asp, however, the online Supplemental Application cannot be made available to applicants until the college receives their verified application from PharmCAS. 

PharmCAS Academic Update

After initial submission of your PharmCAS application, you may need to update your college course history to reflect newly completed or planned / in-progress courses. You can update your courses on-line using the PharmCAS “Academic Update” window. The Academic Update window will open on December 15, 2010, following the completion of the fall 2010 term, and close on February 1, 2011. For verification of these updates, it is important to arrange for your official summer 2010 and fall 2010 transcripts to be sent directly to PharmCAS as soon as they are available.

Interview

Once your application is complete (Steps 1 & 2), your file will be evaluated by the College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee.  An on-site personal interview is required to enable us to further assess your communication skills.  Only competitive applicants are invited for interview.  A revamped interview process is being implemented this year with interviews being scheduled as early as November and continuing on a regular basis into early 2011.  Candidates will be notified as early as possible of potential interview dates and will be invited to tour the UNMC campus in addition to meeting and interacting with College of Pharmacy faculty and students.

Admission Decision and Requirements 

Students can be notified of their admission decision via email within several weeks or several months after their interview date, given the ‘rolling admissions process’.  All admitted students will be conditionally admitted until they have met several requirements (PharmCAS Background Check, Final Transcript Submission, etc.).  Students offered admission will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold their seat in our program.  This deposit will be credited toward the student’s first semester tuition.

We can accept students from other countries; however completion of all prerequisites must occur in the United States.  We do not accept credits from universities or colleges outside the U.S.  Financial obligations as imposed by the university system must be met before matriculation may occur.

For more information, please contact the International department at nmamdani@nebraskamed.com

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