Published Survey
Submission Number: 4106
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Created: Sun, 09/08/2019 - 00:04
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Contact Information

MSC09 5360
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque
New Mexico
87131
United States
New Mexico
Yes

Program Application Deadline

December 1, 2021
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 3 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

54
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
Yes
Students have the option to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences while obtaining their PharmD degree.
Yes

Program Description

The College of Pharmacy, the oldest professional college at The University of New Mexico, was founded in 1945. The College of Pharmacy has approximately 3,300 graduates of its professional program. Nearly two-thirds of all practicing pharmacists in New Mexico are graduates of the College of Pharmacy. The College of Pharmacy offers the professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D. degree). The program consists of four years of professional education. Consideration for admission to the program requires 91 credit hours of prerequisite course work. The Pharm.D. program emphasizes student-centered problem-based learning and requires nine months of advanced professional practice experiences during the fourth year, including experiences in ambulatory care, community-based and institutional settings. The Pharm.D. degree is the only professional degree offered by the College of Pharmacy.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.7
91
40
128
56
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English Composition I and II 6 9
Chemistry General Chemistry I and II with Labs 8 12
Economics Economics (macroeconomics or microeconomics) 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Communications Selective - any 2 courses from the communications department. If applicant has a previous Bachelor level degree or higher, only 3 semester credit courses are required. 6 9
Other Critical Thinking Selective - 2 courses required from selected list. If applicant has a previous Bachelor level degree or higher, only 3 semester credit courses are required. 6 9
General Elective(s) Electives. Only 21 credits of electives are required if an applicant has a 3 semester credit hour Biochemistry course. 24 36
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and II with Labs 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I - with Molecular and Cell Biology component in the course 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II - with Genetics component in the course 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II 6 9
Physics Physics I and II 6 8
Math Calculus I 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Summer 2022
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Labs are preferred to be completed in person, however will be accepted if there is an online format.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
Due to COVID-19 it is noted that many institutions only offered courses as Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail. For Spring 2020 any courses considered CR/NC or P/F will be accepted in lieu of a letter grade. If your institution continued this grading option for the fall or spring terms afterwards (without a letter grade option available), the grading option will be reviewed to verify if acceptable or not.
All prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of "C" or higher. Communication and Critical Thinking Selective are courses that are selected from a list approved by the Curriculum Committee of the UNM College of Pharmacy. Students with a previous Bachelor level degree, or higher, need only complete three credits of Communication and Critical Thinking selective. For Critical Thinking Course selective, please contact the UNM Student Affairs Team at 505-272-2960. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the summer 2022 semester. It is required that all biology and chemistry prerequisite courses been completed within the last 7 years. Petitions for science courses greater than 7 years are considered on an individual basis. Biochemistry, while not required, will count toward the 91 hours of prerequisites (as 3 semester hours of electives).
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
No Answer
No answer
It is suggested the applicant have worked, taken a class from, or volunteered for the recommender.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Out of state applicants are eligible for a $20,000 scholarship to help cover the difference between in-state and out of state tuition for the first year of the PharmD program. Out of state applicants can apply for residency after the completion of their first year of pharmacy school. New Mexico only requires 12 months of residence in the state of New Mexico to apply for residency for tuition purposes.
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
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)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Foreign students applying to this program must have a current visa or be eligible for a visa prior to matriculation. Students in an undocumented status should contact the UNM College of Pharmacy, as undocumented student may be able to attend, depending on their status.
Yes
Only for students who will be applying as international students to UNM and have limited domestic course work.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Not sure at this time
The required interview will consist of three main parts: a 30-minute extemporaneous writing exercise, a 30-minute open-ended interview with a 2 interviewer team, and a multiple-mini interview session. During the multiple-mini interview sessions, students will rotate through 6 stations. Within those stations, students will be given an amount of time to read the question and then several minutes to respond to the question. Additional details on the interview will be sent to invited applicants.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Deposit for acceptance is $515, which is applied to entering costs for the student
  • 2022-08-01
Students will matriculate at the end of July with classes starting in early August. UNM's College of Pharmacy matriculation starts with a week-long orientation prior to the start of classes.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes