Published Survey
Submission Number: 4088
Submission ID: 36
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Created: Tue, 08/27/2019 - 10:06
Completed: Wed, 06/01/2022 - 15:46
Changed: Fri, 06/03/2022 - 16:29

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Language: English

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Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information
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Institution Address:
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Street 1: Pharmacy Admissions
Street 2: 625 Old Peachtree Rd
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City: Suwanee
State: Georgia
Zip: 30024
Country: United States

Program Location:: Georgia
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Tabitha Raj
  Title: Director of Admissions
  Office: PCOM Georgia Office of Admissions
  Phone (Work): 678-225-7500
  Email: Pharmdadmissions@pcom.edu

Institutional Website::
- http://www.pcom.edu/academics/programs-and-degrees/doctor-of-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, 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?: No
Is your institution public or private?: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: No
Academic Term Type:: Trimester
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?: 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:: 50
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/MSHI  or MHIIM (Health Informatics)

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: :
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/.

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

Program Description
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Program Description:
The PCOM Georgia Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program provides a comprehensive curriculum designed to develop a highly trained pharmacist capable of practicing in many different healthcare environments. Responding to the rising need for pharmacists nationally, and particularly in the South, PCOM Georgia established its PharmD 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 five different pharmacy practice areas (including medical cannabis and nuclear pharmacy) 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, managed care practice, medical cannabis or nuclear 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::
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Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 60
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 28
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 91
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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: Chemistry
Course Title: Chemistry I w/Lab, Chemistry II w/Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I and II (each with laboratory) 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology I and II (each with laboratory) Cellular or molecular biology or zoology (each with laboratory) are also acceptable 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology (with laboratory) OR Physiology (with laboratory)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Humanities, from ANY of the following areas: Art, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion or theatre 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: Other electives 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition and English Literature 
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Speech or Public Speaking
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Introductory Statistics 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Social/Behavioral Sciences, from ONE of the following areas: history, psychology, government, sociology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
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 Aug. 1.

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.

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

Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites::
Live labs are not required for those classes taken during spring/summer/fall 2020 and spring/summer 2021 semesters for the 2022-23 PharmCas application cycle. 

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

Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites::
Pass/fail is allowed for those classes taken during spring/summer/fall 2020 and spring/summer 2021 semesters for the 2022-2023 PharmCas application cycle.

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Link to additional course prerequisites information:: https://www.pcom.edu/admissions/apply/pharmacy.html
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:: Recommended
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: https://www.pcom.edu/admissions/apply/pharmacy.html
Additional PCAT information::
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 of 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.  

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?: Three (3)

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: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
Politician: ACCEPTED
Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
Professor (Any Subject Area): 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? : Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

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?: Yes

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
Letters from friends and family members are not acceptable.

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
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::
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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
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
World Education Services (WES) is the only transcript evaluator.  

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: :
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     

Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists Licensed in the U.S.
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Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists who are already licensed in the U.S.? : No
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs [1]

[1] https://www.pharmcas.org/school-directory/explore-and-compare/post_bs_programs

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
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
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 primarily of faculty and staff of the school.  Professional attire is required for the interview. 

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: https://www.pcom.edu/admissions/apply/pharmacy.html
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::
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.


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:: 2023-08-15
Additional details for accepted applicants::
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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