Deadlines for Fall 2023: December 1, 2022 - PharmCAS and Medical Sciences Campus Supplemental Application.
PCAT will be optional. If candadite decide to take PCAT:
-A bonus will be given to those applicants.
-A minimum percentile of 10 must be obtained in all areas of the exam.
-PCAT must be taken no later than the month of October, 2022 for Fall 2023 applicants.
-The oldest PCAT to be considered for admission is three (3) years prior to the deadline for application.


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Deadlines for Fall 2023: December 1, 2022 - PharmCAS and Medical Sciences Campus Supplemental Application.
PCAT will be optional. If candadite decide to take PCAT:
-A bonus will be given to those applicants.
-A minimum percentile of 10 must be obtained in all areas of the exam.
-PCAT must be taken no later than the month of October, 2022 for Fall 2023 applicants.
-The oldest PCAT to be considered for admission is three (3) years prior to the deadline for application.


School of Pharmacy, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico
Medical Center Area
PO Box 365067
San Juan
Puerto Rico
00936-5067
United States
Puerto Rico
Yes

Program Application Deadline

December 1, 2022
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

45
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

The Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) is approved by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education (PRCHE), and has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the accreditation agency of professional programs in pharmacy. The University of Puerto Rico, School of Pharmacy - Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) is structured in four academic years in order to ensure the achievement of the abilities necessary to become a generalist practitioner who renders pharmaceutical care. The goals of the program are: 1. To foster the integral formation of students by developing their general and professional abilities along the curriculum. 2. To foster the integration of knowledge based on professional practice experience in a systematic ability-based curriculum which incorporates the following areas: biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; behavioral, social, and administrative pharmacy sciences; pharmacy practice; and general education. 3. To prepare competent pharmacists to enter the practice of the profession in different settings. For more information visit our school website at: https://farmacia.rcm.upr.edu/
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
2.75
75
47
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English 6
Foreign Language Spanish 6
Communication / Speech (Verbal) English or Spanish 3
Humanities Humanities: Introduction to Western Culture 6
Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences 6
Math Pre-Calculus (A total of 8-11 semesters hours are required in math) 5
Math Calculus I (A total of 8-11 semesters hours are required in math) 6
Chemistry General Chemistry 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 8
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 6
Physics General Physics w/Lab 8
Psychology General Psychology 3
Economics Introduction to Economics 3
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology (4-6 semester hours are required) 6 8
Applicants need to complete all course prerequisites by May 31, 2023 (Second Semester), prior to enrollment in Fall 2023 (August, 2023).
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Applicants who use pass/fail classes, must send evidence of letter grade to UPR School of Pharmacy Students Affair Office.
The advance placement test substitute the requisites of English, Spanish and Pre-calculus. Do not substitute for Humanities, History of Puerto Rico. Must use as reference: HUMA 3101 and HUMA 3102 (Introduction to the Western Culture) offered by the University of Puerto Rico System (UPR). Credits in Mathematics including Calculus I are required for admission and must include integrals. General Biology does not include the Biological Sciences course offered by the General Studies Faculty of the UPR. Anatomy and Physiology use as reference BIOL 3711 and BIOL 3712 offered by the UPR. Physics 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004 offered by the UPR must use as standards of reference for the General Physics requirement. Psychology, must use PSIC 3005 offered by the UPR as standard of reference. Economy, basic concepts in microeconomics are required. Visit the website https://farmacia.rcm.upr.edu/ for more information about the course pre-requisites and other options available for consideration.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$30.00
The instructions for the supplemental application for admission to the Pharm D Program can be find at: http://farmacia.rcm.upr.edu
and https://sistemas.rcm.upr.edu/admisiones/
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is optional. If candidate decide to take PCAT:
o A bonus will be given to those applicants that decide to take the exam based on the results obtained.
o A minimum percentile of 10 must be obtained in all areas of the exam.
o PCAT must be taken no later than October on the year prior to which the candidate is applying for admission.
o The oldest PCAT to be considered for admission is three (3) years prior to the deadline for application.
o For more information about PCAT, access www.pcatweb.info.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Letters of reference will be reviewed by the Admission Committee. The applicant must submit three recommendation forms in the format specified at PharmCAS site. Two of these recommendation forms must be from former professors. Recommendations from the School of Pharmacy faculty will not be accepted.
Yes

Residency

Yes
No
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens
Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only if the campus is closed to visitors
If the candidate is pre-selected, an interview will be required by the Admissions Committee. The interviews are conducted by at least two (2) faculty members. Effective oral communication are among the aspects that are considered during the applicant's interview. During the interview process, the candidates are required to present a portfolio with evidence of the activities described in the PharmCAS application form (such as: leadership, work experience, and voluntary service). Fluency in the Spanish and English languages is required.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The deposit will be $1000.
$500 will be accredited toward the student's special resources cuota fee.
2022-08-03
For details visit: https://rcm2.rcm.upr.edu/start/
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes