Published Survey
Submission Number: 4095
Submission ID: 43
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Created: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 05:47
Completed: Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:40
Changed: Tue, 10/20/2020 - 15:47

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Language: English

Is draft: No
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information
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Institution Address:
Street 1: 800 Lakeshore Drive
Street 2: {Empty}
Street 3: {Empty}
City: Birmingham
State: Alabama
Zip: 35229
Country: United States

Program Location:: Alabama
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Aaron Hux
  Title: Manager of Student Recruitment
  Office: CHS 1 - 1128
  Phone (Work): 205-726-2982
  Email: ahux@samford.edu
- Name: Jonathan Parker 
  Title: Director of Admission
  Office: CHS 1 - 1131
  Phone (Work): 205-726-4242
  Email: jmparker@samford.edu

Institutional Website::
- http://www.samford.edu/pharmacy
- http://www.facebook.com/McWhorterSchoolofPharmacy/
- http://www.instagram.com/samfordpharmacy/

Contact Information Video::

Program Application Deadline
Application Deadline:
What is the application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description::
The official ADMISSION APPLICATION deadline is June 1, 2021.  The priority deadline for our SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION is March 1, 2021.  For scholarship consideration, we recommend you submit your application no later than February 1st, 2021.

Does your institution participate in Early Decision?: Yes

Program Information
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::

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?: No
Academic Term Type:: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 2 - 4

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Early assurance 

Last Entering Class
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 127

Upcoming Entering Class
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:: 120
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class:: 26

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
Dual Degree:
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : Yes
If yes, check all that apply:: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MSHI  or MHIIM (Health Informatics), Other Dual Degrees
If other dual degrees, as defined above, please list::
Pharm.D./Master of Studies in Law with a Concentration in Health Law and Policy
Pharm.D. with a Graduate Business Minor

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: :


Program Description
Program Description:
Where You Get Your Pharm.D. Matters
With innovative programs and courses, you can personalize your degree to achieve your specific career goals. Students pursue a variety of special interests, including missions, research and community pharmacy, with clinical sites in 12 states and 12 countries. Our graduates are prepared for success: https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/by-the-numbers

We believe relationships matter. With student-led events and 13 pharmacy-specific student organizations, there are opportunities for you to get to know your classmates, faculty, staff and administration. With a history that spans more than 90 years, we have over 5000 alumni in 46 states, who believe in supporting our students. As part of Samford’s College of Health Sciences, students experience remarkable interprofessional opportunities that allow them to practice alongside students and professionals from a variety of health professions. Our state-of-the-art College of Health Sciences facilities providing a unique learning environment that is designed to foster interprofessional collaboration. 

Learn more at samford.edu/pharmacy/

Program Description Video::

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
Minimum Overall GPA:: 2.75
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: 2.75
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
With the understanding that an applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.0 overall and in the Math/Science prerequisites to be considered, the applicant can be invited for an interview if any one of the following four criteria is met:

1 - Overall GPA greater than or equal to 2.75
2 - General education prerequisite GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 and McWhorter School of Pharmacy Math/Science prerequisite GPA greater than or equal to 2.75.
3 - GPA of most recent 30 credit hours (must include at least 6 credits of math or science) greater than or equal to 3.20.
4 - Those with a career or history of service to one’s country or community:
For Details, please see website.

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 64
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:: {Empty}
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: {Empty}
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants::

Course Prerequisites
List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus I 
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Elementary Statistics 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Other
Course Title: Physical Education Activity or Lifetime Health and Wellness/Fitness
Semester Hours (Min): 2
Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Psychology or Sociology 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: Additional Liberal Arts 
Semester Hours (Min): 9
Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Public Speaking 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition 
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Literature
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: World History/Western Civilization (3) OR US/American History (6)
Semester Hours (Min): 3

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
A grade for Organic Chemistry must be available by the end of the Spring semester of the application cycle.  All other courses may be completed by end of the Summer semester of the application cycle.

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy can only accept courses from REGIONALLY ACCREDITED colleges and/or universities. Math and Science pre-requisite coursework should be completed within the past 5 years.  For an applicant holding a bachelor's degree, all Math and Science pre-requisite coursework can be accepted within 5 years of date of degree.  Petition for appeal will be considered on a case by case basis. One semester of Organic Chemistry must be completed by the end of the Spring term of the application cycle to be eligible for admission consideration. Literature course must be 200/2000/Sophomore level or above.  For more information, go to www.samford.edu/pharmacy/prerequisite-course-guides

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

Supplemental Materials
Supplemental Requirements:
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:
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
Supplemental information questions and material requests will be included in the program materials area within the PharmCAS application.

PCAT and Other Tests
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Not Required or Considered
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: {Empty}
Additional PCAT information::
As of August 2018, the PCAT is no longer required.

Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: N/A
Other Admission Tests:
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:: ACT, SAT

Observation Hours
Observation Hours Required:
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information::

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
Evaluations Required:
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.:
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Pharmacist: REQUIRED
Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
Professor (Liberal Arts): NOT ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): REQUIRED
Professor (Science): REQUIRED
Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

Composite Letters:
What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants.:
Must include at least one Math or Science instructor who taught you in class.  Must include a Pharmacist or, if no pharmacy work experience, someone who has supervised you in a work setting.

Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
One (1) academic letter of recommendation is required and must be completed by a college level Math or Science professor who has taught you in class. If your college pre-health committee prepares a composite/collective reference, you must submit that reference along with the PharmCAS printable academic form to PharmCAS. One (1) non-academic letter of recommendation is also required. It is preferred that this letter be completed by a pharmacist who has supervised you in a work setting. If you do not have pharmacy experience, then the non-academic letter of recommendation may be completed by anyone who has recently supervised you in a work setting. For more information go to samford.edu/pharmacy.

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::

International Applicants
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::
World Education Services (WES) preferred. All accepted applicants, including those who are not a US citizen or US Permanent Resident, MUST have a valid US Social Security number by the first day of the first Fall semester courses.  A valid US Social Security number is required to be eligible for placement into Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). 

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 TOEFL is only required if English is not the applicant's primary language or the applicant did not attend high school in the US or a US territory.  (ie, if either statement is true, the applicant does not need to submit a TOEFL score).  

Interview Format:: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
For full details on interview eligibility, please visit samford.edu/pharmacy/doctor-of-pharmacy-admission
Fall 2020 Interview Dates:
Saturday September 26th - Early Decision
Saturday October 10th
Saturday November 14th
Wednesday December 9th

Spring 2021 Dates TBD

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: http://samford.edu/pharmacy/doctor-of-pharmacy-admission

Accepted Applicants
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::
The full deposit is $500.00.  We participate in the cooperative agreement guidelines and therefore until March 1st of the application cycle, only $200.00 is due within two (2) weeks of the notice of acceptance.  The $300.00 balance is then due within one week of March 1st (specific dates are given to applicants prior to this time).
For applicants admitted after March 1st, the full $500.00 is due within two (2) weeks of the notice of acceptance.

Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- August 24, 2020
- August 23, 2021

Additional details for accepted applicants::

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

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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