Published Survey
Submission Number: 4155
Submission ID: 103
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Created: Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:53
Completed: Tue, 06/15/2021 - 17:00
Changed: Tue, 07/13/2021 - 16:08

Remote IP address: 215.182.106.89
Submitted by: Anonymous
Language: English

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Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information

Health 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
4849 Calhoun, Room 3044
Houston
Texas
77204
United States
Texas
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 2, 2022
Applications missing any required items by the May 2, 2022 deadline will be considered INCOMPLETE, and be denied automatically, without review by the admissions committee.
October 1, 2021
Priority Application applicants may receive their decision by November 5th. If opting to take PCAT, the September 9th PCAT will be accepted.

In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, official transcripts and letters of reference must be received by October 1st.

If required items arrive after the Priority Application deadline, applicants will be considered for Regular Admission, and may be invited to future interview days.
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

125
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
Yes

Program Description

University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) combines the opportunities and experiences of the Texas Medical Center's world-class healthcare community with resources of the University of Houston, Texas' premier urban teaching and research university, to offer the best possible education. We are located on the UH main campus, in Houston, TX. We also have a satellite program in the Rio Grande Valley at Doctor’s Hospital Renaissance (DHR) in Edinburg, TX.

UH main campus has 2 large stadium-style classrooms, active learning classrooms, compounding and sterile products lab, OSCE suites, and state-of-the-art pharmacology, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry core labs. We feature active-learning technologies, including patient simulation, patient-care & research labs.

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy's Pharm.D. Satellite program is an optional program, based in the lower Rio Grande Valley (RGV), the southernmost area of Texas bordering Mexico. The RGV Pharm.D. Satellite Program is based on a 3+1 model, with Years 1-3 (with the possible exception of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) in Houston and Year 4 at DHR in Edinburg. The RGV program offers Pharm.D. students – especially those from the RGV region – an opportunity to be agents of change in a vibrant, growing community that nonetheless faces significant health challenges, especially in the areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Learn more about RGV: http://www.uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/rgv-pharmd-satellite/

Sign up to learn more:
https://uhcop.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3KSLU6vDAb9rPSd

Pharm.D. curriculum:
http://www.uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/pharmd-curriculum/
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.0
2.0
73
43
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology I lecture with lab 4
Biology/Biological Science Biology II lecture with lab 4
Microbiology Microbiology lecture with lab 4
Biology/Biological Science Genetics lecture 3
Chemistry Chemistry I lecture with lab 4
Chemistry Chemistry II lecture with lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I lecture with lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II lecture with lab 4
Math Calculus I 4
Statistics Statistics 3
Physics Physics I 3
Social/Behavioral Science Introduction to Psychology OR Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities Government/Political Science I* 3
Humanities Government/Political Science II* 3
Humanities American History I* 3
Humanities American History II* 3
English Composition / Writing English I* 3
English Composition / Writing English II* 3
Humanities Language, Philosophy and Culture* 3
Humanities Creative Arts* 3
Other Component Area Option Course* 3
All Science and Math prerequisites must be completed by end of Spring 2022 semester. Applicants must complete all required prerequisites by the end of the summer term prior to beginning the Pharm.D. curriculum in the fall.

In special situations, an applicant may petition the admissions committee to complete math or science prerequisites in the summer term prior to beginning the Pharm.D. curriculum. Each petition will be reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Beginning the summer 2021 semester, a letter-grade of 'C' (2.0 GPA) or higher is required for meeting all prerequisite courses. For coursework completed prior to summer 2021 semester, a Pass grade will be used for meeting the prerequisite course.
All prerequisites must have a letter grade no less than a "C" (2.0 GPA) to be accepted. Repeated course grades are averaged, not replaced. All Science and Math prerequisites must be completed by end of Spring 2022 semester. The Biology I & II lecture/lab series may be met by taking BOTH Botany lecture/lab, AND Zoology lecture/lab courses designed for science majors. If Biology I lecture/lab is taken, Biology II lecture/lab should be completed at that same institution to complete the Biology I & II lecture/lab series. It is NOT permissible to take either Botany lecture/lab or Zoology lecture/lab at one institution, then take Biology I lecture/lab or Biology II lecture/lab at another institution. There are no exemptions from completing the Intro. to Psychology or Intro. to Sociology prerequisite. *Applicants are exempt from certain courses if core curriculum is complete from an accredited public Texas college/university OR have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. college/university prior to the fall 2022 semester. The Component Area Option course is unique to Texas. To learn more visit the TX Core curriculum link http://board.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/TCC/
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$100.00
Applicants should submit the online UHCOP Supplemental Application as soon as they get a PharmCAS ID.

The online UHCOP Supplemental Application consists of:
*$100.00 nonrefundable Supplemental Application Fee (MC, Visa, Discover, AMEX)
*Residency Questionnaire (documentation may be required)
*Important Disclosures
*Technical Standards
*Certification Page

The following items are to be mailed to directly to UHCOP. Include the PharmCAS ID if at all possible.
*Official U.S. high school transcript to verify completion of one year of high school physics (ONLY if requesting College Physics exemption)
*Credit by Examination Documentation (ONLY if specific course credit is not clearly indicated on transcripts sent in to PharmCAS)
*Official, sealed international transcripts (ONLY if requesting credit for prerequisites)

To learn more: https://uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/application/
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The PCAT test is optional for applications submitted for the 2022 admission cycle.

Applicants may opt to take the PCAT no later than April 1, 2022. Preliminary PCAT Score Reports are accepted if uploaded to the PharmCAS account shortly after the test-date. To learn more, go to: http://www.uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/application/
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Although not required, applicants are encouraged to work or volunteer in a pharmacy setting to get direct exposure to their chosen profession.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: 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: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
A Committee letter consisting of letters from several individuals can serve as one to three (1-3) LORs.
Yes
Conditionally accepted
Composite letters will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Varies
Letters of Reference from family members and close friends are NOT accepted. All Letters of Reference must be from individuals residing in the U.S.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
To have international courses considered for Pharm.D. prerequisite courses, applicants are REQUIRED to provide all the following items by the September 30th Priority Deadline:
*UHCOP Supplemental Application & fee
*Unofficial international transcript(s) uploaded to PharmCAS in the Program Materials Section under Documents
*Syllabi and/or catalog course descriptions uploaded to PharmCAS in the Program Materials Section under Documents
*A course by course evaluation performed by World Education Services, Inc. (submitted to PharmCAS)

Official, sealed international transcript(s) must be mailed directly to UHCOP and received no later than May 16, 2022.

UHCOP will only review international courses after the PharmCAS and UHCOP Supplemental Application have been submitted. There is no guarantee requests received after September 30, 2021 will be processed. No Pharm.D. course credit is granted from international courses. A valid Social Security number is required for acceptance.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Yes
Interviews will be either in-person and occur in Health 2 on the Houston-campus OR virtually through Zoom technology.

The interview day lasts about 5 hours and consists of the following:
*Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), assessing non-cognitive skills
*Individual written exercise (computer-based)
*Informational session covering key features of the program, four-year curriculum, and financial aid
*Student panel session, with current Pharm.D. students and faculty
*Brief building tour
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The $400.00 seat deposit is due within seven (7) days of an applicant's offer of acceptance. A portion of the deposit will be applied to the student's tuition and fees.
  • 2022-08-15
Pharm.D. Orientation is mandatory and occurs Monday through Friday, the week before fall classes begin. The first day of classes will be August 22, 2022.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes