The Wegmans School of Pharmacy is proud to announce we have the highest pass rates in NY state on both the NAPLEX and the MPJE exams. At 97.37% and 94.34% we far surpass any other program in New York! We also had the 12th highest NAPLEX and MPJE pass rate in the country, noting that we rank in the top 10% nationally. We welcome you to join our success!
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The Wegmans School of Pharmacy is proud to announce we have the highest pass rates in NY state on both the NAPLEX and the MPJE exams. At 97.37% and 94.34% we far surpass any other program in New York! We also had the 12th highest NAPLEX and MPJE pass rate in the country, noting that we rank in the top 10% nationally. We welcome you to join our success!
3690 East Avenue
Rochester
New York
14618
United States
Distance Pathway/Online

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2021
The early (May) start deadline is February 1, 2021 and the standard (September) start deadline is March 1, 2021.
No

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
No

Last Entering Class

0

Upcoming Entering Class

24
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No

Program Description

Recognized as a leader in the pharmacy field, the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College empowers its students to become pharmacists of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity. Our approach to pharmacy education is grounded in the sciences and emphasizes a student-centered, high-touch learning experience. This has translated to proven academic excellence: our NAPLEX and MPJE pass rates are in the top 10% nationwide.

Fisher Pharm.D. Online, the first online Pharm.D. program in New York state, increases access to our patient-centered curriculum. No matter where you live, you can access advanced clinical knowledge and real-world experiences to prepare you for pharmacy licensure. You will progress through the same curriculum we teach on campus and be instructed by our faculty in live classes. To complement coursework, you will engage in experiential learning—which comprises 30% of the curriculum—by participating in supervised clinical rotations in your community. The online pathway has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through June 2024.

Pharmacists are needed now more than ever, and Fisher will prepare you to make a difference when it’s most important. Service is at the heart of our mission; we will encourage you to give back through local and global medical outreach and clinical training opportunities.

For more detailed information about our online pathway, visit http://onlinepharmd.sjfc.edu/admissions/.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
2.75
62
32
93

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry I 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech (Public Speaking preferred) 3
English Composition / Writing English/Literature Elective 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II 4
Biology/Biological Science Biology 12
Physics Physics 4
Statistics Statistics 3
Math Calculus 3
General Elective(s) Humanities/Social Sciences 12
Economics Economics (Microeconomics preferred) 3
Complete by end of August 2021
All required science courses (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) require a laboratory component. Advanced Placement courses are NOT accepted to fulfill science requirements. Three Biology courses are required. General Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology are recommended. All prepharmacy coursework must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better PRIOR to matriculation into the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Applicants are advised to take the PCAT early in the admission cycle; the PCAT must be taken on or before the February test dates for fall admission. Minimum composite score not required; however, competitive applicants typically score at or above the 60th percentile.
N/A
No

Observation Hours

No

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
St. John Fisher College maintains an International Student Services Office to provide assistance to Canadian/International applicants/students with admission-related matters, legal status maintenance, as well as other services that are unique to this constituency. The WSoP only accepts evaluations from PharmCAS approved evaluation services. TOEFL is required for international applicants who do not have an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in the U.S.

*International students are unable to enroll in our online pathway.
Yes
The WSoP requires TOEFL scores for non-native English speaking applicants. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 575 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based), or 80 (Internet-based).

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Candidate interviews are by invitation only. Those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone for scheduling. Applicants are invited to interview on a rolling basis. Candidates can expect to interview with three faculty members or professional staff or preceptors. Applicants to the Online Pathway may choose either an in-person interview (Rochester, NY) or a video-conference interview.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
$500.00
  • September 08, 2020
An academic calendar is provided upon acceptance. New student orientation is held on campus (Rochester, NY) during the week prior to the start of classes.
https://onlinepharmd.sjfc.edu/admissions/
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No