Published Survey
Submission Number: 4125
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Created: Wed, 09/04/2019 - 23:41
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Contact Information

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
School of Pharmacy
Somerset Hall, Room 116
Princess Anne
Maryland
21853
United States
Maryland
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
February 1, 2023
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

37
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy has the only three year concentrated Doctor of Pharmacy program in the state of Maryland. Our curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical, social/administrative and clinical sciences. With a major emphasis on high quality patient-centered care, innovation, and lifelong learning skills, our graduates are able to excel in any professional arena. Students are mentored by nationally renowned faculty with a student-faculty ratio of approximately 6:1. With a diverse student population, we utilize best teaching practices to ensure that every student achieves their full potential through an intellectually challenging and enriching educational experience. Our 2018 graduates had the highest NAPLEX pass rate in Maryland, whereas our 2019 graduates tied for the highest NAPLEX pass rate in Maryland. Both classes exceeded the national average and had the highest NAPLEX class scores of any HBCU pharmacy school nationwide. Our alumni are leaders in the profession, advancing the field of pharmacy and making a difference in the lives of the patients they serve. We are seeking highly motivated, exceptional students to continue this tradition of excellence.

UMES is located in the town of Princess Anne on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The 620 acre main campus contains an historic academic oval surrounded by a breadth of modern facilities. The quiet community provides an excellent environment for learning. A new state of the art School of Pharmacy and Helath Professions building opens in Fall of 2022.

Discover us at: https://wwwcp.umes.edu/pharmacy/
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
66
36
104
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors) 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors) 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology (w/Lab, for science majors) 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy/Physiology (w/Lab) 8 12
Microbiology Microbiology (w/Lab) 4 6
Physics Physics (w/Lab)[May be algebra or calculus based] 4 6
Math Calculus 4 6
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking/Speech/Interpersonal Communications 3 5
English Composition / Writing English Composition and/or Literature 6 10
Economics Economics 3 5
General Elective(s) Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences* 12 20
Statistics Statistics** 3 5
Prerequisites need to be completed by June 20, 2023.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Please contact an admissions counselor at 410-621-2292 or rxstudentaffairs@umes.edu for information on specific online prerequisite science lab courses.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
* Recommended courses are psychology, sociology, anthropolgy, philosophy, history, literature, art, music, theater, drama, business, education or foreign languages.

** A math based rather than a social science or humanities based course (e.g. Business statistics) is required to fulfill this course requirement.

Biochemistry coursework is strongly recommended.

It is recommended that prerequisite coursework be completed at an accredited college or university in the United States. However, foreign credits that have been reviewed by World Education Service (WES) are accepted. Credit by examination (e.g. AP, CLEP) may be granted for some courses. AP Scores of 3 or better are accepted for social science, humanities courses, and math courses. A score of 4 or better is required for science courses. Online courses are not accepted for science courses.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$40
The Supplemental Application is available for electronic submission through our Website:
https://wwwcp.umes.edu/pharmd/admissions-requirements/
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
PCAT is not required for admission into the UMES SOP PharmD program. If you have any questions about whether the PCAT will help your application, contact the admissions coordinator at 410-621-2292 or rxstudentaffairs@umes.edu. However, we strongly recommend applicants with GPAs below 2.75 to take the PCAT to enhance their application. Examples of situations where applicants may wish to submit a PCAT score include but are not limited to those with: (1) a science prerequisite coursework completed more than 5 years ago especially in the absence of related experience or continued progressive academic achievements, and (2) a downward trend in academic performance.
For more information: https://wwwcp.umes.edu/pharmd/admissions-faq
N/A
Yes
GRE, MCAT, Other
We will consider MCAT or GRE scores for applicants that have attended other graduate or professional programs on a case-by-case basis.
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Committee Letter may be substituted for the Professor (Sci) Letter, if the school policy prevents science faculty from writing individual letters of recommendation.
No
No answer
One letter must be from a science professor. The additional two letters may be from one of the recommended categories.
Yes

Residency

Yes
Yes
Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore region and Delaware residents may be eligible for a regional tuition rate.
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Foreign credits are acccepted ONLY if they have been evaluated by WES (World Education Services) or ECE.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Eligible applicants will be notified by email to take part in the required admissions interview. Our interview approach is twofold: a virtual interview through the KIRA Talent platform system and an on-campus session. The KIRA Talent platform system is a simple process that takes about 40 minutes to complete virtually on your own time. You will be asked a series of questions and given prep time and a set amount of time to respond. The invitation email will include more information about the virtual interview through the KIRA Talent. Eligible applicants will be invited through email for a half-day on-campus session (includes an introduction to the program, curriculum, student services, and a meeting with faculty and students).
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Amount: $750
The deposit is non-refundable. However, for students who matriculate into the program, the funds will be credited to their student account.
2023-07-10
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes