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Contact Information

500 W. University Avenue
El Paso
Texas
79902
United States
Texas

Program Application Deadline

May 3, 2021
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

57

Upcoming Entering Class

65
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No

Program Description

The University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy (SoP) is committed to preparing IDEAL pharmacists to meet the needs of a 21st century demographic. Our vision is "to be a pioneer in the advancement of pharmacy education through Innovation, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Leadership (IDEAL) in our community and beyond." The UTEP SoP Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum provides unique experiences to prepare its students. Some examples are: Training in Technical Medical Spanish Study away experience in locations such as Washington D.C., Nashville TN, Ireland CAPstone research project Interprofessional activities with nursing, medical, physical therapy, and other healthcare students We are looking for students who meet, or believe the SoP will help them grow to meet, our IDEAL. We are looking for a diverse student body with a variety of backgrounds, opinions, and experiences. Feel free to explore our website (www.utep.edu/pharmacy) to learn more about our innovative pharmacy program.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
The UTEP School of Pharmacy has no minimum GPA requirements, but there are preferred GPA guidelines.

Preferred Undergraduate Math/Science GPA: 3.2
Preferred Undergraduate Overall GPA: 2.75
92
46

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing Rhetoric and Composition I (English I) 3
English Composition / Writing Rhetoric and Composition II (English II) 3
Math Calculus I (a course in Business Calculus does not meet the requirement) 4
Statistics Elementary Statistical Methods (a course in Business/Psychology Statistics does not meet the requirement) 3
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Lab 4
Biology/Biological Science Organismal Biology (Biology II) with Lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy/Physiology I with Lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy/Physiology II with Lab 4
Biology/Biological Science Genetics I 3
Chemistry General Chemistry with Lab 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II with Lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
Biochemistry Biochemistry I 3
Microbiology General Microbiology with Lab 4
Physics General Physics I with Lab 4
Humanities Language, Philosophy & Culture (Must meet Texas Core Curriculum standard) 3
Humanities Creative Arts (Must meet Texas Core Curriculum standard) 3
Humanities History of the United States to 1865 (Must meet Texas Core Curriculum standard) 3
Humanities History of the United States Since 1865 (Must meet Texas Core Curriculum standard) 3
Humanities Introduction to Politics (Must meet Texas Core Curriculum standard) 3
Humanities American Government and Politics (Must meet Texas Core Curriculum standard) 3
Social/Behavioral Science Social & Behavioral Sciences (Must meet Texas Core Curriculum standard) 3
Other Component Area Option (Must meet Texas Core Curriculum standard) 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking (Must meet Texas Core Curriculum standard) 3
English Composition / Writing Writing-Intensive Designation (e.g., English, History, Humanities, Political Science) Upper division course where more than 50% of the overall grade comes from writing activities. 3
Foreign Language Spanish (College Level or CLEP Equivalent) 3
All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the first day of New Student Orientation, which is held Monday - Friday on the week before the Fall semester begins. Check the UTEP calendar to identify the first day of Fall classes: https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/registrar/Academic%20Calendars/academic-calendar.html
Applicants who have earned a bachelors degree must complete all math, science, writing intensive, and Spanish courses, but the Texas Core Curriculum requirements will be waived.

Applicants must be core-complete to be admitted to our program. If you do not have a bachelors degree please see the full list of UTEP courses that meet the Texas Core Curriculum at the following page: http://catalog.utep.edu/undergrad/core-curriculum/

The Writing-intensive prerequisite is a class, most likely in the humanities or liberal arts, that is an upper division, Junior or Senior level course, wherein over 50% of the overall grade comes from writing assignments.

The Spanish prerequisite can be completed by taking any 3 SCH, college-level, Spanish language course, or by the test equivalent of one semester of college-level Spanish either via AP, dual credit, or the CLEP exam.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
Yes
$100
Students must pay an additional application fee at this link: https://secure.touchnet.net/C21711_ustores/web/classic/store_main.jsp?STOREID=27&SINGLESTORE=true

PCAT and Other Tests

Required
The UTEP School of Pharmacy has no minimum PCAT requirement, but there is a preferred PCAT guideline.

Preferred PCAT Composite Score: 40%
N/A
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: ACCEPTED
  • Friend: ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
No
Not Accepted
Three (3) letters of recommendation should be submitted via PharmCAS. These letters should discuss your professional, research, academic, and service/civic experiences. Letters from family members, friends, or close relations are not recommended. It is strongly recommended that one letter be from a faculty member (all disciplines accepted, but a science faculty member is preferred), or healthcare professional.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
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)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Our program only accepts evaluations from WES.
Yes
All international students must submit their official TOEFL scores. TOEFL (paper based at UTEP): Minimum score of 500. Registration at testing.utep.edu TOEFL IBT: Minimum score of 79 on the Internet Based TOEFL (IBT). Regiser and request your score be sent to our program at www.ets.org/toefl. Our school code 6829.

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
The UTEP School of Pharmacy (SoP) interview process consists of a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and the Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT).

The MMI will assess non-cognitive qualities and how the applicant fits the UTEP SoP IDEAL vision. For more information see: https://www.utep.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/interviewing.html

For more information on the HSRT see: https://www.insightassessment.com/Products/Products-Summary/Critical-Thinking-Skills-Tests/Health-Sciences-Reasoning-Test-HSRT

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The deposit is non-refundable but will be distributed back to every admitted applicants account at the beginning of the Fall semester to be applied towards tuition and fees.
  • August 23, 2021
The UTEP Academic Calendar can be found here: https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/registrar/Academic%20Calendars/academic-calendar.html
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No