Published Survey
Submission Number: 4088
Submission ID: 36
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Created: Tue, 08/27/2019 - 10:06
Completed: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:52
Changed: Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:28

Remote IP address: 164.155.201.163
Submitted by: Anonymous
Language: English

Is draft: No
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information

Pharmacy Admissions
625 Old Peachtree Rd
Suwanee
Georgia
30024
United States
Georgia

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Trimester
* 2 - 4
Preferred
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance

Last Entering Class

91

Upcoming Entering Class

85
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
No
Enhance your Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree with one of PCOM School of Pharmacy’s dual degree/certificate opportunities. PCOM School of Pharmacy has partnered with notable institutions to provide qualified PharmD students, alumni and their families opportunities to customize their education and make themselves more marketable in a highly competitive workforce. Learn more at https://www.pcom.edu/academics/programs-and-degrees/doctor-of-pharmacy/dual-degree-programs/.

Program Description

Responding to the rising need for pharmacists nationally, and particularly in the South, PCOM Georgia established a four–year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) professional degree program in 2010. Located in suburban Atlanta, GA, and supported by PCOM’s century-old tradition of training osteopathic physicians and other health practitioners, the School of Pharmacy provides a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum delivered by accomplished educators, practitioners, and pharmaceutical scientists. The School of Pharmacy is a student-centered program and our faculty is committed to providing all of the necessary resources to support students both academically and personally. PCOM students will have the opportunity to customize their pharmacy learning experience by pursuing concentrations in one of three different pharmacy practice areas during the third year of the program. Concentrations allow students to tailor their elective experiences to their own unique interests by developing a specialized range of expertise and skill and prepare them for rewarding careers in ambulatory, acute care or managed care practice.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
60
28
91

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry Chemistry I w/Lab, Chemistry II w/Lab 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and II (each with laboratory) 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I and II (each with laboratory) Cellular or molecular biology or zoology (each with laboratory) are also acceptable 8 12
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology (with laboratory) OR Physiology (with laboratory) 4 6
Humanities Humanities, from ANY of the following areas: Art, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion or theatre 3 4.5
General Elective(s) Other electives 8 12
Math Calculus 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition and English Literature 6 9
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech or Public Speaking 3 4.5
Economics Economics 3 4.5
Statistics Introductory Statistics 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Sciences, from ONE of the following areas: history, psychology, government, sociology 3 4.5
Prerequisites not completed by spring term, must be completed by summer session two. All final transcripts must be received by the Office of Admissions by August 1st.

Additionally, in order for a course to count as a completed prerequisite, the course must have been completed with a grade of "C-"or higher prior to matriculation.
Live labs are not required for those classes taken during spring/summer 2020 semesters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Recommended
No. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are encouraged to submit a PCAT or other standardized graduate or professional admissions test, but they are not required. PCAT subset and composite percentile scores >40 are considered competitive. Candidates who have completed the MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, or similar graduate or professional admissions test may also submit those results directly to the PCOM office of admissions.
N/A
Yes
DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • 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
Recommended but not required
Yes
Recommended but not required
Yes
Letters from friends and family members are not acceptable.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
World Education Services (WES) is the only transcript evaluator.
Yes
The minimum required score for the IBT (Internet Based Testing) is 79 and a minimum score of 26 is required for the speaking component. General writing assistance is available for theses and dissertations; however, as an institution offering only graduate and professional programs, PCOM does not offer remedial ESL coursework. Applicants are exempt if: (please see website) https://www.pcom.edu/admissions/apply/international-applicants.html

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
In order to receive an offer of admissions to the PharmD program, you must be invited and participate in an interview which may be on campus or virtual. Interviewers will consist mostly of faculty and staff of the school. Professional attire is required for the interview.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
To confirm your place in the incoming class, we must receive a $500 seat deposit. Your deposit will be credited toward your first tuition payment for the fall term. The $500 seat deposit is non-refundable.
  • August 16, 2021
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No