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
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Institution Address:
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Street 1: 3211 Providence Drive, PSB 113
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City: Anchorage
State: Alaska
Zip: 99508
Country: United States

Program Location:: Alaska
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Dr. Cynthia Tillotson
  Title: Director of Admissions & Student Affairs
  Office: LH 114
  Phone (Work): 1-208-282-4597
  Email: pharmacy@isu.edu
- Name: Dr. Cynthia Tillotson
  Title: Director of Admissions & Student Affairs
  Office: LH 114
  Phone (Work): 1-208-282-4597
  Email: pharmacy@isu.edu

Institutional Website::
- https://isu.edu/pharmacy/

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

Program Application Deadline
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Final Application Deadline:
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What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description::
Idaho State University College of Pharmacy uses a rolling admissions process.   Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the application cycle for priority consideration. 


Priority Application Deadline:
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What is the priority application deadline for your program? : December 1, 2021
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. :
Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the application cycle for priority consideration. 


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

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::
- 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/

Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: No
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?: * 2 - 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?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance 

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

Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 86
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

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/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?: Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
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. 

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

Program Description
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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



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

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
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.  


Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 47
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 108
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 71
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology I       	    
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry I & II & labs
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Brief Calculus 	
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I & II & labs 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Biochemistry
Course Title: Biochemistry 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: General Physics I  
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology & lab 
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics (Macro or Micro) 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology I & II & labs OR Human Anatomy & lab AND Human Physiology & lab
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title: Idaho State University General Education and elective credits: 
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Semester Hours (Min): 25
Quarter Hours (Min): 38

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
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.

Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes

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Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No

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Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
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


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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?: No

Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

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

PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Not Required or Considered
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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

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

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::
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.


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

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?: Two (2)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
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

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::
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.

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

Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states?: Yes
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::
Preference is given to residents of Idaho and Alaska

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

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, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, 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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
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/

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: :
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    

Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists
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Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? : No

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

Interviews
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Interview Format:: Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Does the institution offer an online interview option?: Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
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/  

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: https://isu.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd-program/admissions--application/
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

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::
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. 


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- 2022-08-22

Additional details for accepted applicants::
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.  

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: Yes
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes