IMPORTANT DATES- Class of 2016, Entering July 2013
Deadline for completed application is January 15, 2013
Begin accepting applications July 9, 2012
Interview dates to be determined
We must have all names by which you have been known, or your application may be delayed.
- Application for Admission - We do not utilize PharmCas for our admission process.
- Applications for admission should be completed and submitted by January 15, 2013.
- Aplications and/or application materials received after this date will not be processed.
- Since SUCOP has adopted a rolling admissions policy, we strongly recommend early submission of applications even if an applicant is still completing pre-pharmacy requirements.
- No more than three (3) required courses remaining to be completed prior to applying.
- PCAT The PCAT is optional although SUCOP encourages students who will be applying to multiple colleges of pharmacy to take the exam. Further information on the PCAT can be found at www.pcatwen.info. The telephone number is 1-800-211-8378.
In order to be considered for admission to Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, an applicant must:
- Have completed or be in the process of completing 72 semester hours or 108 quarter hours of non-remedial, prerequisite coursework from a regionally accredited United States college or university, or recognized post secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation. The applicant must earn a grade of "C" or better in each prerequisite course. All pre-pharmacy courses must be completed by June prior to matriculation. Math and Science course credits must not be more than six years old and this will be considered on a case by case bases. These Math and Sciences courses include: Principles of General Chemistry I and II with Labs, Organic Chemistry I and II with labs, Fundamentals of Physics I, Elements of Calculus I,
Introductory Biology with Lab, General Microbiology with Lab, Anatomy and Physiology (human), Elementary Statistics
(Non-remedial coursework is coursework with course designations of 100 or above.) The following are the required pre-pharmacy courses:
PRE-REQUISITES FOR APPLICATION TO THE DOCTOR OF PHARMACY
PROGRAMSULLIVAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
Semester Hours Quarter Hours English with Composition I and II 6 9 Principles of General Chemistry I and II with Labs 8 12 Organic Chemistry I and II with labs 8 12 Fundamentals of Physics I 3 4.5* Elements of Calculus I 3 4.5* Introductory Biology with Lab 4 6 General Microbiology with Lab 4 6 Anatomy and Physiology (human) 3 4.5* Economics (micro or macro) 3 4.5* Public speaking (or Speech or Interpersonal Communication courses) 3 4.5* Elementary Statistics 3 4.5* General Education topics (Psychology, Humanities, Sociology, Foreign Languages, other Science or Management Courses) 24 36 Total 72 108
*Students who completed four quarter hours can be considered as their respective semester equivalent course hours.
Pre-requisite Courses Available at Sullivan University System Schools
The following is a list of courses which are offered at Sullivan University that will satisfy some of the pre-requisites for application to the Pharm.D. program:
SULLIVAN UNIVERSITYContact the Admissions Department at 502-456-6505-OR-SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY LEXINGTONContact the Admissions Department at 859-276-4357 or 800-467-6281
English with Composition I and II ENG 101 (Composition)
ENG 102 (Composition II)
Economics (micro or macro) ECO 201 (Microeconomics)
ECO 202 (Macroeconomics)
Public speaking (or Speech) COM 214 (Public Speaking) Statistics MTH 202 (Introduction to Statistics) General Education Topics Check Campus Catalog
- Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade point average in math and sciences courses of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Grades from all non-remedial courses completed post-high school are used to calculate the grade point average. If a course is repeated, only the higher grade is used. (Non-remedial courses are courses numbered 100 or higher).
- Reflect a people/service orientation through community service and/or extracurricular activities.
- Reflect proper motivation for and commitment to the profession as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer and/or other life experiences.
- Possess the oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues.
- Complete the SUCOP interview process (by invitation only).
- Agree to and pass the SUCOP criminal background check.
Have a reliable means of transportation to accommodate travel to pharmacy practice experience
Submit the following healthcare documentation upon acceptance into the College of Pharmacy:
- A recent physical examination (within three months)
- Download the Physical Exam form for your physician
- Mumps, measles, rubella (MMR titer), tetanus, polio and hepatitis series immunizations
- A PPD or chest x-ray or clearance from a physician for applicants who could not receive a PPD
Technical Standards for Admission
The technical standards for admission set forth by the Faculty of the College of Pharmacy outline the nonacademic abilities considered essential for students to achieve the level of competence required by the Faculty and by the Accrediting Council for Pharmacy Education in order to obtain the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. A candidate must have abilities and skills in the following areas:
- Observation: The candidate must be able to make observations accurately at a distance and close at-hand. This necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and somatic sensation and is enhanced by the functional use of all the other senses.
- Communication: The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, efficiently and sensitively in oral and written English whether with patients, other health professionals or the public. The candidate must also develop the proper use and recognition of non-verbal communication skills.
- Motor Skills: The candidate must possess the motor skills (with accommodation if necessary) to undertake the preparation of all medication orders: to use diagnostic equipment that may be needed for patient assessment and delivery of patient therapies. The candidate must maintain equilibrium and hand–to-eye coordination to perform profession-specific skills and tasks.
- Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: The candidate must demonstrate a fundamental and continuing ability to use analytical reasoning to independently, and in collaboration with others on the health care team, synthesize knowledge, engage in problem solving and explain situations affecting health care delivery. The candidate must be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understand spatial relationships.
- Behavioral and Social Attributes: The candidate must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his/her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment and the consistent and prompt completion of all responsibilities, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships. Candidates must be able to function effectively in stressful situations and tolerate physically, mentally and emotionally taxing workloads. The candidate must be able to adapt to changing circumstances and situations; display flexibility and be able to function in the face of uncertainties, Compassion, integrity, concern for others, effective interpersonal skills, ability to function as an effective team player, interest and motivation to learn are personal qualities required during the educational process.