The South College School of Pharmacy is a 3-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. Our start date for the incoming class is June 26, 2023.
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Contact Information

The South College School of Pharmacy is a 3-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. Our start date for the incoming class is June 26, 2023.
South College School of Pharmacy
400 Goody's Lane
Suite 101
Knoxville
Tennessee
37922
United States
Tennessee
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
Due to the start date of June 26, 2023 candidates are encouraged to apply as early in the cycle as possible.
February 1, 2023
The South College School of Pharmacy has a priority deadline of February 1, 2023. Applicants who submit their application by February 1, 2023 will have access to priority course registration for electives and lab offerings. Applicants who meet the February 1, 2023 deadline will also have priority assignment for IPPE (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience) rotations. Applicants must continue to meet all professional and academic standards set forth by the program to receive these incentives.
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Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Yes
Accelerated progression (year-round classes), Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

56
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
Yes
Students have the opportunity to take select MBA coursework for free during specific quarters of the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students can then continue to completion of the MBA degree following graduation from the Doctor of Pharmacy program. MBA coursework completed following graduation is at a reduced cost.
A Research Concentration and Clinical Research Certificate are also options available. Please contact the South College School of Pharmacy for more information on these programs.
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Program Description

The South College School of Pharmacy is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and offers a unique 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum. South College School of Pharmacy is the original, and remains the only, exclusively accelerated PharmD program in Tennessee. A supportive environment is offered to students including accessible faculty who pride themselves on availability to students, the curricular options to meet individual student interest through research options and rotation preferences, and a student body who is actively involved in the community. The School of Pharmacy enjoys a diverse student body that contributes to understanding the needs of diverse populations served.

The South College School of Pharmacy curriculum entails 2 years of didactic coursework, followed by 9 months of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). Students can complete their entire curriculum in Knoxville, TN or choose the option to pursue out-of-area rotations for some IPPE and APPE rotations. The South College School of Pharmacy is proud to partner with a variety of IPPE and APPE sites located across the United States. Available options for students to consider in their studies include a research concentration, clinical research certificate, and the option to start a MBA degree for completion following graduation at a reduced cost.

To learn more about the South College School of Pharmacy, please visit our website at https://www.south.edu/programs/doctor-pharmacy/
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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
N/A
The South College School of Pharmacy has a preferred minimum overall PharmCAS GPA of 2.5. All applications received are reviewed in a holistic manner, taking into account all information included in the application.
69
36
103.5
54
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Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I with Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II with Lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I with Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Math Calculus 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition I 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition II 3 4.5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech Communication 3 4.5
Economics Economics 3 4.5
Humanities Humanities Elective 1. Electives in Humanities include fine arts, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and foreign language. 3 4.5
Humanities Humanities Elective 2. Electives in Humanities include fine arts, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and foreign language. 3 4.5
Humanities Humanities Elective 3. Electives in Humanities include fine arts, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and foreign language. 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 1. Electives in Social/Behavior Sciences include psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 2. Electives in Social/Behavior Sciences include psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science 3 4.5
All pre-requisite courses should be completed prior to orientation for the incoming class. Completion by the end of the Spring 2023 term is ideal, but coursework will be considered and accepted as long as it completed by June 19, 2023.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
All pre-requisite coursework must be completed at a college or university that is accredited by a regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the US Department of Education. International coursework will be accepted if evaluated by a credential evaluation service that is accepted by PharmCAS. For applicants who have successfully completed a bachelor's degree, the pre-requisite requirements of speech communication and economics can be considered for substitution if competency in these content areas can be sufficiently demonstrated throughout the application and/or interview process. It is preferred that all science pre-requisite coursework be completed within 7 years of the application cycle.
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Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
PCAT tests are not required for the South College School of Pharmacy. However, for candidates who wish to include a PCAT score with their application, PCAT scores can be considered as a part of the holistic review process.
N/A
Yes
DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
No Answer
No answer
The South College School of Pharmacy strongly prefers three letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be submitted by a faculty member who taught the applicant in the pre-pharmacy curriculum or the applicant's pre-professional advisor at the college or university where the applicant completed the pre-pharmacy curriculum. It is preferred that one letter be submitted by a pharmacist who supervised the applicant in an employee or volunteer capacity. One letter may be submitted by any person chosen by the applicant, except that the letter may not be from a member of the applicant's family, whether related by blood or marriage.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
The South College School of Pharmacy will only accept foreign coursework submitted via a WES evaluation through PharmCAS.
No
Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English Language by scoring a minimum composite of 80, but 100 or higher is preferred, on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT).
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
South College School of Pharmacy conducts small group interview days for invited applicants. For a portion of the interview day, applicants will have an individual interview with either one or two interviewers. On-campus interviews are preferred, but the South College School of Pharmacy will consider interviews conducted via video calling software in certain situations. Not all applicants will be extended an offer to interview, and offering of an interview is not an indication that the applicant will be accepted.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A deposit of $750 is required to hold a seat in the incoming class. The $750 deposit is not refundable. The full $750 will be applied to the first quarter's tuition.
2023-06-26
Orientation for the incoming class is anticipated to occur the week of June 19, 2023 - June 23, 2023. Orientation is held in-person on at the School of Pharmacy in Knoxville, TN and all incoming students are expected to attend.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes