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Created: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:35
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Contact Information

200 W Kawili St
Hilo
Hawaii
96720
United States
Hawaii
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Public
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Preferred
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

42
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

The University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) was founded in 1947 and is one of three universities in the University of Hawaii System. UH Hilo’s diverse population combined with its unique location provides a supportive environment that prepares students to work with a wide variety of patients and situations. The College of Pharmacy received full accreditation in June 2011 after the first group of PharmD students graduated in May 2011. In 2013, the College was named the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) in honor of the late US Senator. DKICP embraces the Institute of Medicine's five core competencies for healthcare professionals as key components of the curriculum. These include providing patient-centered care, working in interdisciplinary teams, applying evidence-based practice, implementing quality improvements, and utilizing information technology. Pharmacy practice areas of drug information, therapeutics, pharmaceutical care, and experiential education permeate each year. The curriculum incorporates community outreach and service learning while embracing Hawaii's cultural values.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
66
36
99
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English (one course in composition) 6 8
Humanities Humanities (examples include Art, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Linguistics, etc.) 6 8
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Sciences (examples include Psychology, Sociology, History, Political Sciences, Anthropology, etc.) 6 8
Other World Cultural Diversity (examples include World History, World Literature, Cultural Anthropology, World Religions, etc.) 3 4
Economics Economics 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech/Communication (must include a public speaking component) 3 4
Math Calculus I 3 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Labs (full year sequence, for science majors) 8 12
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology with Labs (full year sequence, for science majors) 8 12
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry with Labs (full year sequence, for science majors) 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with Labs (full year sequence, for science majors) 8 12
Students must complete all prerequisite coursework before August 15, 2022 at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions temporarily changed their grading policies to allow students to opt for a Credit/No Credit or Pass/No Pass grading system. Credit/Pass grades will be accepted for the Winter 2020/Spring 2020 terms.
Coursework completed over five years ago will be reviewed for acceptability. It is the applicant's responsibility to be aware and to fulfill the prerequisites as set for the year which they are seeking entry. If accepted, admission is contingent upon the successful completion of all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C; (C- grades are not accepted). Students may be in the process of completing prerequisite coursework at the time of application.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
Yes
$50.00
The $50 supplemental application fee is non-refundable.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
International applicants, including Canadian applicants, must also complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework in the United States at any regionally accredited college or university. Of the 30 required semester hours, six (6) semester hours must be allocated to English courses, three (3) semester hours to Speech/Communication, and 15 semester hours to non-remedial science courses. If accepted, international students will need to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover one year of tuition, health insurance, fees, and cost of living; provide a copy of their Passport, Visa, and Form I-20; and must also attend an international student orientation.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Interviews can be conducted in-person or via video conference and are closed file. In closed file interviews, the interviewer is not provided with any information about the candidate except for their name. This approach was selected by the Admissions Committee as it helps remove preconceived biases based on students' experiences, grades, personal statements, etc.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
$500
  • 2022-08-22
Mandatory orientation begins the week prior to instruction on 08/15/22.
Additional information can be viewed at
http://pharmacy.uhh.hawaii.edu/matriculation-process
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes