Published Survey
Submission Number: 4081
Submission ID: 29
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Submission URI: /publishedsurvey

Created: Sun, 09/15/2019 - 02:27
Completed: Wed, 06/08/2022 - 16:25
Changed: Thu, 09/22/2022 - 16:11

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Language: English

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Current page: Complete
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information
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Institution Address:
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Street 1: 555 31st Street
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City: Downers Grove
State: Illinois
Zip: 60515
Country: United States

Program Location:: Illinois
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Michael J. Laken
  Title: Director
  Office: Office of Admissions 
  Phone (Work): 630-515-7200
  Email: admissil@midwestern.edu

Institutional Website::
- http://www.midwestern.edu/CCP

Contact Information Video::
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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?: May 1, 2023
Final Application Deadline Description::
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Priority Application Deadline:
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What is the priority application deadline for your program? : None

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 
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Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: Yes
Is your institution public or private?: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: Yes
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?: 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:: 91
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? : No

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: :
MPH and Precision Medicine degree/certificate programs now offered.

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

Program Description
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Program Description:
The Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus (CPDG) was founded in 1991 as the Chicago College of Pharmacy and is located 25 miles west of Chicago. The area provides exceptional living and learning opportunities including:
*A Dynamic Curriculum - Our Three-year, year-round program offers an intensive program that prepares student to begin their pharmacy careers as quickly as possible while still benefiting from a well-rounded education focused on excellent patient care.
*Interprofessional Education - At Midwestern University, healthcare education is all we do. Our pharmacy students work with other healthcare profession students to practice communication across disciplines, as well as collaboration. 
*Premier Clinical Partners - the College partners with the best medical centers, clinics, and community pharmacies in the Chicago area to provide rotation sites for students. International and out-of-state rotations are also available. 
*Accessible Faculty - Our dedicated faculty mentor students in clinical service, research projects, community outreach, and leadership. 
*Community Outreach - More than 20 pharmacy-related student organizations in which students develop leadership skills, serve the community, and work with professional pharmacy organizations. 
*Supportive Alumni - CPDG has nearly 4,000 alumni who practice in all areas of pharmacy across the country. 
*Career Support - CPDG offers valuable resources to students to help ensure their success in beginning professional career. 



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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: 2.0
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
Preferred minimum cumulative GPA and science GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) calculates the cumulative and science GPA. Grades from all non-remedial courses completed post-high school are used to calculate the GPA. 

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 62
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 30
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 90
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 44
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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: Biology with lab 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Anatomy
Course Title: Human or vertebrate anatomy 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Social and Behavioral Sciences: divided among psychology, sociology, anthropology, or political science 
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: General Education Electives 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry with labs 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry with labs 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: Physics (mechanics, heat, force and motion must be included in the course) 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus (Integral & Differential) 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition 
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Speech/Public Speaking 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics; micro, macro, or general
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics (general or biostatistics) 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
Matriculation occurs in early June each year. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a "C" or higher prior to matriculation into the program.

Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
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: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available

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Social and Behavioral Science Electives: Includes courses within the areas of psychology, sociology, political science and anthropology. 

General Education Electives* Any course not related to science, math, physical education or healthcare. Recommended course include arts and humanities, additional social and behavioral sciences, foreign language, business and computer courses.    

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please refer to the following link for specifics  regarding Admission Requirements for International Students.
https://www.midwestern.edu/admissions/apply/doctor-of-pharmacy-in-downers-grove.xml

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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:: Optional
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Additional PCAT information::
No Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) score is required for admission. However, if an applicant's cumulative and science GPAs are below 2.75, then the submission of PCAT scores is preferred to enhance the application. 

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.: Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require:: DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT

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
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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: ACCEPTED
Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
Employer: ACCEPTED
Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Friend: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Politician: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: No

Composite Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: No

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from two professionals directly to PharmCAS. MWU will only accept letters received directly from PharmCAS. It is preferred that one letter be written by a college professor who has actually taught the applicant or a pre-health advisory committee, science professor, or a health professional who knows the applicant well. Please refer to the PharmCAS application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation. 

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

Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: No
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
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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, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, 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 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
If you are seeking prerequisite credit for foreign coursework, please also send an original copy of your foreign transcript evaluation to the MWU Admissions Office.  MWU only accepts detailed course-by course evaluations from; WES, ECE or Josef Silny & Associates International Education Consultants. More information about International Student Admission can be found at:   https://www.midwestern.edu/admissions/international-students.xml


Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
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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:: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option?: Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
Upon receipt from PharmCAS, the Admissions Committee (or their designee) review the application to determine the applicant's interview eligibility. Interviews are conducted Sept-May. Candidates participate in an individual interview with faculty, students, and alumni or preceptors. The interview is used to evaluate verbal communication skills, understanding of pharmacy's role in healthcare, commitment to patient care, and other elements as determined by faculty. The interview day also provides candidates with the opportunity to tour the MWU campus and learn more about our program, financial aid, student services, and facilities.  Decisions are typically rendered within two weeks of interview. 

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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?: Yes
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies::
A $200 deposit is required.  $100 of the $200 is refundable as long as the applicant submits a written withdrawal and request for refund 30 days prior to Orientation.


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:: 2023-06-05
Additional details for accepted applicants::
PS-1 MANDATORY Orientation will be held from May 30 - June 2, 2023.  Classes start on Monday, June 5, 2023.

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No
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