Campuses in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville
Ranked Top 20 among 140+ U.S. PharmD programs
Certificates-Nuclear Pharmacy, Rural Health, Health Informatics, and LEAD
6th in the US for number of residents matched (77 students) for PGY1(2022)
100% job seeking graduates licensed and working 3 months after graduation(2021)
6,000+ alumni in 47 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands
$1.5M+ awarded annually in scholarships
2022-23 Annual Tuition $22,370 In-State, $27,374 Out-of-State
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Campuses in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville
Ranked Top 20 among 140+ U.S. PharmD programs
Certificates-Nuclear Pharmacy, Rural Health, Health Informatics, and LEAD
6th in the US for number of residents matched (77 students) for PGY1(2022)
100% job seeking graduates licensed and working 3 months after graduation(2021)
6,000+ alumni in 47 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands
$1.5M+ awarded annually in scholarships
2022-23 Annual Tuition $22,370 In-State, $27,374 Out-of-State
881 Madison Avenue
Memphis
Tennessee
38163
United States
Tennessee
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2023
The UTHSC College of Pharmacy uses a holistic admission approach to admit candidates who are ready to add their individual stamps of honesty, intelligence, humor, integrity, and hard work to the profession of pharmacy. In this process, multiple application factors are considered, including academic performance, interviews, references, extra-curricular activities, and work experience. Though admission deadline extensions may be granted, candidates are encouraged to apply early.
November 1, 2022
Applicants meeting the priority deadline will be among the first to secure their preferred campus location between Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville; receive priority consideration for scholarship awards, have the $500 enrollment deposit waived, and more!
https://www.uthsc.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/admissions/options.php
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Memphis Campus (main campus), University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Nashville Campus , University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Knoxville Campus
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Accelerated progression (year-round classes), Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

140
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Other Dual Degrees
PharmD/MS ICL
The UTHSC College of Pharmacy partners with the University of Memphis to offer a PharmD/Master of Science in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (MS ICL). The MS ICL prepares students with a foundation in teaching, learning, and assessment skills.
Yes
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) is an en-route degree awarded to PharmD students after second professional year.
Yes

Program Description

As the state's flagship health science research institution, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy is to prepare tomorrow's pharmacy leaders and advocates for the profession. The curriculum strongly supports graduates who desire to continue their education through residencies or other postgraduate training, as well as those who plan to enter practice directly after graduation. Our main campus resides in Memphis on the University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center campus, with additional campuses located in Nashville and Knoxville. The college continues to be ranked in the top 20 of all colleges of pharmacy nationwide, and graduates consistently score greater than the national and state averages on board exam pass rates.

The integrated curriculum introduces therapeutics-based courses in the P1 year, 11 APPEs beginning in the P3 year, and provides students more exposure to clinical rotations across the state and beyond; clinical simulation, utilizing standardized patients, task trainers, high-fidelity patient simulators, and virtual reality; interprofessional experiences and team-based training. 190+ top experiential sites include St. Jude's Research Hospital, Vanderbilt University hospitals, and UT Medical Center.

In addition to our traditional four year pathway, the college now offers the Immersive PharmD Accelerated Track (ImPAcT), allowing students the opportunity to complete the PharmD in three years (same courses, assessments, and credit hours [148.5 hours] as the four-year pathway) by shortening breaks and redistributing courses.

Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery, Medication Therapy Management, and Point of Care certificates are included within the curriculum. Students may pursue dual-certificate programs in Nuclear Pharmacy, Leadership Exploration and Ability Development, Health Informatics and Information Management, and Rural Health or choose from dozens of pharmacy electives.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
62
35
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology/Zoology 8
Chemistry General Chemistry 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 8
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology 8
Microbiology Microbiology 3
Math Calculus 3
Statistics Statistics 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition 6
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Communications/Speech 3
Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences 6
Humanities Humanities 6
All coursework should be completed by the end of spring semester prior to enrollment. Admitted students may request an extension for any needed summer coursework. Summer coursework must be completed prior to the start of Orientation on August 1, 2023.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Students are encouraged to take traditional, in person courses and labs.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Students are encouraged to opt for letter grades.
All science courses should include a laboratory component. All pre-pharmacy work must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Review will focus on composite GPA, science GPA, number of course credits taken per semester, completeness of transcript, and academic trends. Applicants are encouraged to take additional upper division sciences to strengthen their application and assure the best preparation for pharmacy school.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
Yes
$75.00
Information about the online supplemental application is sent to students who are offered acceptance to the program.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
No
Recommended but not required
No
Yes

Residency

Yes
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
WES reports are required as part of the PharmCAS application.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Interview days are held continuously throughout the admissions cycle. Selected applicants are invited for a personal interview on a rolling basis once their application is received and complete. Tours of the campuses, led by current students, are included in the interview day itinerary.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Candidates accepted to the program are required to submit a $500 non-refundable enrollment deposit.
2023-08-01
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes