Published Survey
Submission Number: 4206
Submission ID: 154
Submission UUID: 4c58081f-a271-4a28-a51d-ba77dd781827
Submission URI: /publishedsurvey

Created: Sun, 08/25/2019 - 13:39
Completed: Mon, 06/08/2020 - 15:19
Changed: Wed, 09/30/2020 - 14:42

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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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Institution Address:
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Street 1: 1600 E Hill St.
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City: Signal Hill
State: California
Zip: 90755
Country: United States

Program Location:: California
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Office: Admissions 
  Phone (Work): 562-988-2278
  Email: admissions@auhs.edu

Institutional Website::
- https://www.auhs.edu/academics/pharmacy/
- https://www.linkedin.com/school/american-university-of-health-sciences/
- https://www.facebook.com/auhsedu

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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?: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description::
June 1, 2021 is the application deadline 


Does your institution participate in Early Decision?: Yes

Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Pre-Candidate 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
- N/A

Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: No
Is your institution public or private?: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: No
Academic Term Type:: Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
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What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 2 - 3

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Preferred
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:: 25

Upcoming Entering Class
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Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:: 60
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? : No

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:
AUHS School of Pharmacy offers a three (3) calendar-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. The curriculum fulfills recommendations provided by accreditation standards and professional guidelines including the ACPE Standards 2016, JCPP Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013, IPEC Core Competencies 2016 Update, and licensure examination content outlines. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the North American PharmacistLicensure Examination® (NAPLEX) to become a registered pharmacist (RPh). The P1 didactic curriculum consists of foundational biomedical and pharmaceutical science courses and fundamental courses in social and administrative science A substantive portion of the P2 didactic curriculum consists of the Integrated Pharmacotherapy course series. In P3, students complete 36 weeks of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs); six clerkships with each clerkship being six weeks. visit our website: https://www.auhs.edu/academics/pharmacy/doctor-of-pharmacy/ Please review the Admissions Consultation Packet: https://www.auhs.edu/academics/pharmacy/sop-admissions/


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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: 2.0
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Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 57
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:: 81
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Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology with Laboratory
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology with Laboratory
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Anatomy
Course Title: Human Anatomy with Laboratory
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Physiology
Course Title: Human Physiology with Laboratory
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics course can be taken in any department (math, psychology, sociology, etc)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Principles of Economics (Macro OR Micro)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Psychology
Course Title: Psychology or Sociology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Public Speaking
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Other
Course Title: Other humanities and social/behavioral sciences such as (philosophy/history/anthropology/ethics/English literature/religion/political science)
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 8

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
Pre-requisite courses need to be completed prior to the start of the PharmD program 

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
On a case by case basis substitute courses may be accepted in place of the pre-requisite required

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

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
Information for university purposes only


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:: https://www.auhs.edu/academics/pharmacy/sop-admissions/
Additional PCAT information::
PCAT is not required but highly recommended. PCAT scores should be directly submitted to PharmCAS and the test should have been taken within the last two years to be considered.

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?: No


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: ACCEPTED
Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
Employer: ACCEPTED
Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: REQUIRED
Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
Pre-Health Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
Professor (Science): REQUIRED
Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants.:
Letter is evaluated on a case by case basis 

Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Varies

Composite Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Not Accepted

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
One letter of reference must be from a college/university instructor who taught you a course and one from a health care provider. The third can be from a college instructor, health care provider, or employer. References from friends and family are not accepted.


Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states?: Yes
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International Applicants
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Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: No
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
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::
Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by World Educations Services (WES): 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 whose native language is not English will be required to have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) composite Score of 80 (iBT) or 213 (CBT) unless they earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in the United States or other countries in which the native language is English. TOEFL scores should be directly submitted to PharmCAS and should not be older than two years.


Interviews
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Interview Format:: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
Interviews can be scheduled on any of the weekdays. The interview consists of an interview with 2 faculty members as well as a writing assessment.    

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: https://www.auhs.edu/academics/pharmacy/sop-admissions/

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::
$500 seat fee deposit is required and is applied to P1 tuition. The seat fee is not refundable if the applicant decides not to attend the program. 


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- June 29, 2020
- June 28, 2021

Additional details for accepted applicants::
Mandatory attendance at orientation week prior to start of P1 year

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?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No