Published Survey
Submission Number: 4205
Submission ID: 153
Submission UUID: 07da21e1-e088-4fd0-ad21-5a884ec533a8
Submission URI: /publishedsurvey

Created: Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:10
Completed: Thu, 06/10/2021 - 18:34
Changed: Fri, 07/16/2021 - 14:40

Remote IP address: 69.79.64.15
Submitted by: Anonymous
Language: English

Is draft: No
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information

3211 Providence Drive, PSB 113
Anchorage
Alaska
99508
United States
Alaska
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
Idaho State University College of Pharmacy uses a rolling admissions process. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the application cycle for priority consideration.
December 1, 2021
Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the application cycle for priority consideration.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Pocatello, Idaho is our main campus.
  • Meridian, Idaho and Anchorage Alaska are our additional campuses. Details of each location are available: https://isu.edu/pharmacy/fast-application/fast-application-pharmd/
No
Public
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

86
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Yes
The College of Pharmacy and College of Business at Idaho State University offer a joint PharmD/MBA program for students interested in earning both degrees. Students complete the traditional PharmD and MBA degree programs with some courses from each program counting towards degree requirements of the other program. Plans of study will differ from student to student; however, it is possible for students to complete the MBA degree by the time they complete their PharmD degree.
Yes

Program Description

As Alaska's and Idaho’s College of Pharmacy we serve all citizens of the states and are a national leader in tele-pharmacy services and pharmacy practice transformation. The Pharm.D. degree is delivered synchronously in Pocatello and Meridian, Idaho and Anchorage, Alaska. The ISU College of Pharmacy trains caring and collaborative pharmacists and scholars while valuing integrity, access, inclusiveness, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, and accountability. Our student outreach programs win national and regional awards and our NAPLEX pass rate remains highly competitive. See why Idaho State University College of Pharmacy should be your first choice for pharmacy education! Discover more about the College of Pharmacy and admission into our PharmD program at: https://isu.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd-program/

Choose Where You Roar !!! Campus Locations:

The Anchorage, Alaska site is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Anchorage has towering mountains, sparkling glaciers and amazing wildlife. From the serene waters of Cook Inlet to the exceptional natural wonders Anchorage encompasses incredible adventures and metropolitan appeals that are larger than life.

The Pocatello, Idaho site is on the ISU campus, located in southeast Idaho. It is centrally located between Salt Lake City, Utah, and the popular vacation destinations of Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming. Southeast Idaho is often thought of as an outdoor lover's paradise.

The Meridian, Idaho site is on our Meridian Health Science campus, next to Boise, Idaho. Boise is one of the fastest growing cities in the West with a robust economy. The city boasts an expanding arts and cultural community, along with easy access to recreational activities and active nightlife.

Connect with us:
Facebook: @idahostateupharmacy
Instagram: @idahostateupharmacy
Twitter: @ISUPharmacy
YouTube: Idaho State University Pharmacy

Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
Admission to the ISU PharmD program is competitive and past academic performance is considered. The minimum preferred overall GPA and prepharmacy GPA is 2.5.

All required prepharmacy courses must be completed with grades of C- or better.
72
47
108
71
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II & labs 8 12
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
Math Brief Calculus 3 4.5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II & labs 8 12
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4.5
Physics General Physics I 3 4.5
Microbiology Microbiology & lab 4 6
Economics Economics (Macro or Micro) 3 4.5
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology I & II & labs OR Human Anatomy & lab AND Human Physiology & lab 8 12
Other Idaho State University General Education and elective credits:
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If you wish to be one of our students, you must complete all pre-pharmacy requirements, except for biochemistry, by the end of the spring term of the year you apply. Biochemistry may be completed in the early summer session prior to beginning the PharmD curriculum.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
In addition to the prepharmacy prerequisites, Idaho State Univeristy requires students who do not possess an Associate's or Bachelor's degree from an accredited US institution to complete a set of General Education Objectives. We encourage completion of an Associate of Arts or Science priort to matriculation. Transferring without a previous degree may result in the need to complete deficient ISU General Education requirements during PharmD studies. ISU General Education requirements are: https://isu.box.com/shared/static/palyp0bjum8tvt0gv57t040mzlvsd85x.pdf
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Although recommended, experience in a pharmacy setting is not required. During the interview process, applicants are asked questions about the profession of pharmacy. Applicants should have sufficient knowledge to be able to answer questions about pharmacy.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
A letter of reference from a U.S. licensed pharmacist is preferred but not required. Overall, we require two letters of reference from individuals who have supervised the applicant in a work or academic setting.
Yes

Residency

Yes
Yes
Preference is given to residents of Idaho and Alaska
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent 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
If you have international coursework to be considered with your application, submit an official course-by-course evaluation report from an institution that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services Incorporated (NACSI). ISU recommends either:

Educational Credential Evaluators
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400
https://www.ece.org/ECE

OR

World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
https://www.wes.org/
Yes
International applicants will be required to meet the admission requirements of Idaho State University for English proficiency. The details are available: http://coursecat.isu.edu/undergraduate/internationaladmissions
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Yes
If invited to interview, candidates are welcome to interview in person at ISU's Pocatello, Meridian or Anchorage campus or remotely via Zoom. Information can be found at: https://isu.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd-program/admissions--application/
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
If our offer of admission is accepted, a seat hold fee of $200 is required. This $200 deposit is nonrefundable and is credited toward the student's fall 2022 tuition.
  • 2022-08-22
Orientation for entering PharmD students will be held August 17, 18 and 19, 2022. White Coat Ceremonies for Idaho and Alaska based students will be held August 17 for Idaho and August 19 for Alaska tentatively.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes