Deadlines for Fall 2022: December 1, 2021 - PharmCAS and Medical Sciences Campus Supplemental Application. PCAT must be taken no later than the month of October, 2021 for Fall 2022 applicants.
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Contact Information
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Deadlines for Fall 2022:  December 1, 2021 - PharmCAS and Medical Sciences Campus Supplemental Application.  PCAT must be taken no later than the month of October, 2021 for Fall 2022 applicants.

Institution Address:
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Street 1: School of Pharmacy, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico
Street 2: Medical Center Area
Street 3: PO Box 365067
City: San Juan
State: Puerto Rico
Zip: 00936-5067
Country: United States

Program Location:: Puerto Rico
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Mrs. Vilma Santiago
  Title: Admission Officer
  Office: Deanship for Students
  Phone (Work): 787-758-2525
  Extension: 5228
  Email: vilma.santiago@upr.edu

Institutional Website::
- http://farmacia.rcm.upr.edu

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Program Application Deadline
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Final Application Deadline:
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What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?: December 1, 2021
Final Application Deadline Description::
Although we have established a deadline for application the Admissions Office, Medical Sciences Campus will start the review process of candidates from September 2021.


Priority Application Deadline:
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What is the priority application deadline for your program? : None

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
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Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: No
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)
Program Structure:
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What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 4

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
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Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: No

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 45
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
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Dual Degree:
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Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : No

Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?: No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
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Program Description
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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: http://farmacia.rcm.upr.edu


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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: 2.75
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: 2.75
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Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 75
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 47
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Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title:  English
Semester Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Foreign Language
Course Title:  Spanish  
Semester Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: English or Spanish
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Humanities:  Introduction to Western Culture
Semester Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Social Sciences
Semester Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Pre-Calculus (A total of 8-11 semesters hours are required in math)
Semester Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus I (A total of 8-11 semesters hours are required in math)
Semester Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry
Semester Hours (Min): 8
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry
Semester Hours (Min): 8
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology
Semester Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: General Physics w/Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 8
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Course Subject: Psychology
Course Title: General Psychology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Introduction to Economics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology (4-6 semester hours are required)
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 8

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
Applicants need to complete all course prerequisites by May 31, 2022 (Second Semester), prior to enrollment in Fall 2022 (August, 2022).

Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes

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Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes

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Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
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 http://farmacia.rcm.upr.edu for more information about the course pre-requisites and other options available for consideration.

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Supplemental Materials
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Supplemental Requirements:
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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: : http://www.rcm.upr.edu

Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount:: $30.00
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions:: http://www.rcm.upr.edu

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
The instructions for the supplemental application for admission to the Pharm D Program can be find at: http://farmacia.rcm.upr.edu 
and 
http://www.rcm.upr.edu

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PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Required
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: https://www.pearsonassessments.com/graduate-admissions/pcat/about.html
Additional PCAT information::
Applicants must take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) no later than the month of October 2021 prior to the submission of the application for admission, Fall 2022. To be considered for admission, a minimum percentile of 10 will be required in Biological Processes, Chemical Processes, Critical Reading and Quantitative Reasoning. The oldest PCAT to be considered for admission is 3 years prior to the deadline for application.  

Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: N/A
Other Admission Tests:
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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

Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
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Evaluations Required:
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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: 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 (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
Supervisor: NOT ACCEPTED
Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Not Accepted

Composite Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Not Accepted

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
Letters of reference will be reviewed by the Admission Committee.

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
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International Applicants
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Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: No
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: 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. 
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Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: No
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Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists
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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

Interviews
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Interview Format:: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option?: Yes, but only if the campus is closed to visitors
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
If the candidate is pre-selected, a personal 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. Evidence of candidate's extracurricular activites such as research, work, community service and student organizations membership will be requested during the interview process. Command of the Spanish and English languages is required.

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Accepted Applicants
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Deposits:
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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::
The deposit will be $1000. 
$500 will be accredited toward the student's special resources cuota fee.


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
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Additional details for accepted applicants::
  For details visit:  rcm2.rcm.upr.edu

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes