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Institution Name University of Hawaii at Hilo
College or School Name The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Hawaii Hilo
Banner Image: DKICP Banner.jpg
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Street 1 200 W Kawili St
Street 2
Street 3
City Hilo
State Hawaii
Zip 96720
Country United States
Program Location: Hawaii
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description:
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? No
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? No
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Preferred
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
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 48
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 50
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 3
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? No
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 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.
Program Description Video:
Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 66
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 99
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Students must complete all prerequisite coursework before August 16, 2021 at a regionally accredited institution.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: $50.00
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions:
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: A non-refundable $50 institutional application fee is also required and can be paid online at
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information:
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information:
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
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Not accepted
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations:
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:
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, 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: 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.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below:
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: Once all of the required application components are received, the complete file will be reviewed by the DKICP Admissions Committee. 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
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: $500
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • August 23, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants: Mandatory orientation begins the week prior to instruction on 08/16/21.
Additional information can be viewed at
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
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