Published Survey
Submission Number: 4163
Submission ID: 111
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Submission URI: /publishedsurvey

Created: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:42
Completed: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 10:08
Changed: Tue, 08/25/2020 - 11:24

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Language: English

Is draft: No
Current page: Complete
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information
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Banner Image:: Banner Incoming Class 2019 in Color.png
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Institution Address:
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Street 1: 2409 University Avenue PHR 5.112
Street 2: Mail Code A1900
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City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip: 78712
Country: United States

Program Location:: Texas
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name:  
  Office: Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
  Phone (Work): 512-471-1737
  Email: pharmdadmissions@austin.utexas.edu

Institutional Website::
- http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/contact-us/
- http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/

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Program Application Deadline
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Application Deadline:
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What is the application deadline for your program?: February 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description::
Fall Priority Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020
Spring Regular Decision Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021
 
We will be reviewing applications in the fall to determine who will have the opportunity to interview and receive admission decision notifications in the fall.  This is great opportunity for those applicants who like to plan and know their decision early.  The applicant will not be in a binding agreement if they are admitted into our Pharm.D. program.


Does your institution participate in Early Decision?: No

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::
- UTHSC at San Antonio- A limited number of pharmacy students assigned to the San Antonio region will relocate to this campus after the 2nd professional year to complete their Institutional IPPE (summer) and the 3rd & 4th professional years.

Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: Yes
Is your institution public or private?: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: No
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


Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 125

Upcoming Entering Class
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Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:: 125
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class:: 0

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? : Yes
If yes, check all that apply:: PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

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:
Program Information: https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/

General Information: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy was founded in 1893 and is currently ranked as a top 10 pharmacy program by U.S. News and World Report.  Located in the heart of Austin, Texas, the UT-Austin College of Pharmacy has a joint program with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The college provides education and training to more than 500 professional students and approximately 130 graduate students, post-graduate residents, and post-graduate fellows. We offer clinical education sites throughout Texas in the Austin/Temple/Waco area, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and Galveston. 

Student pharmacists are trained to deliver patient-centered care in an interprofessional collaborative practice environment alongside with medical, nursing, social work and other interprofessional student groups througout the Pharm.D. program. Graduates enter residency at a rate above the national average, and at the highest rate of all Texas Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy. An Honors Research Program and Pharm.D./Ph.D. track are available for students interested in research careers. 

Vision/Mission: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy strives to be the leading College of Pharmacy for innovative interdisciplinary education, research, and service, revolutionizing patient care and health outcomes in Texas and the world. The college provides exemplary education, training, research, and professional development for Pharm.D. students, graduate students, and postgraduates in the pharmaceutical sciences; to advance discovery, innovation, and patient care; and to provide service to the university, professional and scientific communities, and society.  Program quality indicators: https://dev.pharmacy.utexas.edu/pharmd/program-quality-indicators.html


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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: 2.0
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: 2.0
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Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 65
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 33
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 102.5
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Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry I with LAB for science majors- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry II with LAB for science majors- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I with LAB for science majors- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry II with LAB for science majors- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology I (cellular & molecular) for science majors (lecture only)- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology II (structure & function) for science majors (lecture only)- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Genetics (lecture only)- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology with LAB geared to pre-pharmacy and pre-medicine- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: Physics with lab- (non calculus or calculus-based physics is acceptable)- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus I- (Business Calculus is NOT acceptable)- PREREQUISITE 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics (a wide variety of statistic courses in mathematics, psychology, and sociology are acceptable)- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: Composition (Writing)- Composition I will fulfill this requirement- PREREQUISITE
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Literature (Readings in American, British, or World literature courses); Composition II or Technical Writing will NOT fulfill this requirement- PREREQUISITE  
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title:  Social & Behavioral Science- university CORE course requirement for graduation
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title:  United States History I & II- university CORE course requirements for graduation  
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title: American Government- university CORE course requirements for graduation (One of the courses should contain Texas government/constitution content)*
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title: Visual & Performing Arts - university CORE course requirement for graduation
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title: Signature Course (First Year or Upper Classman)- university CORE course requirement for graduation (This course is unique to UT Austin)**
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title: Global Cultures FLAG course- university requirement for graduation; can overlap with a Signature Course (at UT Austin)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
Pre-pharmacy prerequisites (chemistry, biological sciences, microbiology, physics, math, statistics, English composition/writing, and literature) must be completed by the end of summer 2021 prior to matriculation.  https://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/getting-started/pre-pharmacy-pre-requisites/ 

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
Pre-pharmacy Prerequisite courses requirements: a bachelor's degree will NOT waive these requirements: https://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/getting-started/pre-pharmacy-pre-requisites/ 

CORE, Global Cultures FLAG and Foreign Language course requirements: matriculation with a bachelor's degree will waive deficiencies in this area unless it's a pre-pharmacy prerequisite.  We highly recommend you complete these university requirements prior to matriculation. http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/getting-started/coreflag-course-requirements/

Foreign Language requirement: Must be completed prior to matriculation; a bachelor's degree will waive this requirement

Flu Vaccine requirement: must complete during the 2020-2021 flu season; obtain early before the vaccine runs out

Hepatitis B Immunization: must be completed prior to matriculation; locate childhood immunization records to find out if already completed

 

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

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://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/im-ready-to-apply/the-texas-two-step-application-submission-process/

Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount:: $100
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Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
The PharmCAS ID number is required to start and submit the UT Austin Supplemental Application. The supplemental application can be started once you start your PharmCAS application.  It can also be submitted before completing the PharmCAS application.  Once PharmCAS has VERIFIED your application as complete, we will see if you've submitted and paid for your supplemental application as an additional requirement to consider movement into our internal review status. A supplemental application fee waiver can be requested if you've been approved a PharmCAS application fee waiver. Please submit requests to pharmdadmissions@austin.utexas.edu.


PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/getting-started/general-information-starting/
Additional PCAT information::
Applicants who wish to submit their PCAT scores to strengthen their academic profile, please send directly to PharmCAS using PharmCAS Code 104.    Additional guidance and information on taking the PCAT can be found at our institutional site and contacting us for admission counseling. 

 

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


Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information::
Gaining experience in a pharmacy setting is highly recommended to find out if pharmacy is for you, to interact with patients, and to network with pharmacists.    



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: ACCEPTED
Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Teaching Assistant: 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 from pharmacist supervisors, employer supervisors, and/or math or science professors are strongly encouraged. Letters of reference should be from individuals who know the applicant really well on a professional and/or academic level.  Letters can NOT be from friends or family members.


Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: No
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::
Establishing Texas residency and contact information can be found at the following site: 
https://admissions.utexas.edu/residency#fndtn-residency-establishing-domicile-requirements




International Applicants
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Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
If you accept an offer admission from UT Austin College of Pharmacy, you will be required to submit an original foreign transcript to UT Austin Main Admissions.  Additional directions and guidance will be provided at that time. NOTE: Every student admitted into our Pharm.D. Program must have a social security number and card before matriculation.  One will need this information to apply for the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Student Intern Application.

Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
Foreign applicants should take the TOEFL if English is your second language, even if you have been in the U.S. for several years. When applying for admission, submit an official score from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Academic Examination of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Although the Graduate and International Admissions Center accepts either the TOEFL or IELTS, the TOEFL iBT is preferred because of the intergrative nature of the four skills tested and the facility with which scores are transmitted. https://admissions.utexas.edu/apply/transfer-admission#fndtn-t115-whats-required


Interviews
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Interview Format:: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
Interview Day will be on a virtual platform this application cycle.  
Interviewees will spend half a day (4-hours) participating in MMI interviews and showcase presentations to highlight the unique qualities of UT Austin College of Pharmacy.  

Interview dates will be provided on our institutional website.

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/interviews/

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::
Nonrefundable $200 Deposit Required
Deadline for applicants admitted from fall priority: Monday, February 1, 2021
Deadline for applicants admitted from spring regular decision: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Upon matriculation, the $200 nonrefundable deposit will be applied to your fall 2021 tuition bill.


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- August 25, 2021

Additional details for accepted applicants::
Incoming students will be required to participate in all aspects of New Student Orientation anticipated for Monday, August 16- Tuesday, August 24, 2021.  This will be a non-academic matriculation requirement.

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No