Published Survey
Submission Number: 4165
Submission ID: 113
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Created: Fri, 08/23/2019 - 23:52
Completed: Wed, 06/08/2022 - 16:50
Changed: Wed, 06/15/2022 - 13:30

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Contact Information

West Coast University
School of Pharmacy
590 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles
California
90004
United States
California
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Trimester with summer term
* 2 - 4
Preferred
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

44
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

West Coast University School of Pharmacy offers a California-based hybrid PharmD program, blending in-person and online learning experiences, that can be completed in less than four years. The hybrid PharmD program offers a dynamic evidence-based curriculum through which students can learn the didactic section of the curriculum online which is complemented by a series of rigorous hands-on experiential courses. Consistent with the student-centric University mission and patient-centered care outcomes, our courses provide students opportunities to work closely with expert faculty to study to become competent, caring, and contemporary pharmacy practitioners. As a student, you will benefit from the intimate environment—one in which faculty know you by name. Our interactive-learning environment emphasizes interprofessional clinical experiences with other health professions students, extensive use of innovative technology, and a multitude of community engagement and outreach activities to develop and practice skill sets with other students.”
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.50
2.50
63
34
94.5
51
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry (with laboratory) 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry (with laboratory) 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology (with Cell Biology) 8 12
Physiology Human/Mammalian Physiology (with laboratory) 3 4.5
Anatomy Human Anatomy (with laboratory) 3 4.5
Microbiology Microbiology (with laboratory) 3 4.5
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4.5
Economics Economics (Micro, Macro or General) 3 4.5
Math Calculus (with Analytical Geometry) 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech Communication/Public Speaking/ Interpersonal Communication or Debate 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition 6 9
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3 4.5
General Elective(s) General Electives in Humanities and Social/Behavioral science 6 9
Prior to the start of Fall 2023
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of the required pre-pharmacy coursework from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Completion of prerequisite coursework with cumulative and math/science grade point averages of 2.50 or higher is preferred. Coursework from international institutions must be assessed by a credential evaluation service. The applicant must be in good academic standing at each college or university attended. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better and must be completed by Spring 2022.
Preferred Coursework (not required): Physics with Laboratory (may be non-calculus based) 4 semester credits or 6 quarter credits
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Letter must be signed by all committee members.
No
Conditionally accepted
Letter must be signed by all committee members.
No
Three letters of recommendation are required: One letter of recommendation from math/science professors And two letters from the following list will be accepted: - Pharmacist (supervisor) - Math/Science professor - Employer (supervisor) - Healthcare professional (supervisor) - Liberal Arts professor
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
International applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of the required pre-pharmacy coursework. Coursework from international institutions must be assessed by a credential evaluation service.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
The interview offers an opportunity for faculty and candidates to connect and learn more about each other. During the interview, time will be dedicated to assessing the candidate’s communication and critical thinking skills and for the candidates to ask questions about the Doctor of Pharmacy program. In addition to the live virtual interview, candidates will answer a series of three asynchronous assessment questions (written and verbal) which may be video recorded for admissions committee review.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
Yes
Applicants will be required to make a $500.00 payment for a seat deposit. The seat deposit will be credited to your program costs. The University will retain a maximum of $175.00 of this deposit should you cancel your enrollment within seven calendar days (excluding holidays) of enrollment or by the seventh calendar day of the first term, whichever is later. The seat deposit is fully refundable if you are not admitted as a result of your background check. Deposits may be paid by credit card online, money order or cashier's check made out to West Coast University. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
2023-09-04
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes