Published Survey
Submission Number: 4125
Submission ID: 73
Submission UUID: 0074caf9-f69c-48e7-9702-c3a44b8bd4cd
Submission URI: /publishedsurvey

Created: Wed, 09/04/2019 - 23:41
Completed: Thu, 06/25/2020 - 17:55
Changed: Thu, 04/08/2021 - 14:34

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Language: English

Is draft: No
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information
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Institution Address:
Street 1: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Street 2: School of Pharmacy
Street 3: Somerset Hall, Room 116
City: Princess Anne
State: Maryland
Zip: 21853
Country: United States

Program Location:: Maryland
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Dr. Sean Vasaitis
  Title: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
  Office: Office of Student Affairs

Institutional Website::

Contact Information Video::

Program Application Deadline
Application Deadline:
What is the application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description::

Does your institution participate in Early Decision?: No

Program Information
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)
Program Structure:
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 2 - 3

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
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)

Last Entering Class
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 49

Upcoming Entering Class
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:: 0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
Dual Degree:
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
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, and exceeded the national average. 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. Discover us at:

Program Description Video::

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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:: 104
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: {Empty}
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants::

Course Prerequisites
List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors)
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors)
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences* 
Semester Hours (Min): 12
Quarter Hours (Min): 20
Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Public Speaking/Speech/Interpersonal Communications
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology (w/Lab, for science majors)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: Anatomy/Physiology (w/Lab)
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology (w/Lab)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: Physics (w/Lab)[May be algebra or calculus based] 
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics**
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 5
Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition and/or Literature
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 10

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
Prerequisites need to be completed by July 1, 2021.

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
* 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.  

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
Supplemental Requirements:
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: : {Empty}

Supplemental Application Fee:
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount:: $40
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions:: {Empty}

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
The Supplemental Application is available for electronic submission through our Website:

PCAT and Other Tests
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Required
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: {Empty}
Additional PCAT information::
The February 2021 test date will be the last date considered for fall 2021 applicants. However, applicants are encouraged to test earlier because we have rolling admissions.

Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: N/A
Other Admission Tests:
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.: Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require:: GRE, MCAT, Other
If Other, please briefly describe::
We will consider MCAT or GRE scores for applicants that have attended other graduate or professional programs on a case-by-case basis.

Observation Hours
Observation Hours Required:
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: No

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
Evaluations Required:
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?: Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?: Three (3)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
Professor (Science): REQUIRED
Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants.:
Committee Letter may be substituted for the Professor (Sci) Letter, if the school policy prevents science faculty from writing individual letters of recommendation.

Does it count as more than one evaluation?: No

Composite Letters:
What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: No answer

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
One letter must be from a science professor. The additional two letters may be from one of the recommended categories.

Is preference given to state residents?: Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states?: Yes
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::

International Applicants
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, 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::
Foreign credits are acccepted ONLY if they have been evaluated by WES (World Education Services) or ECE.  

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 one interviewer
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
The Admissions Committee will contact applicants by e-mail, if selected for an on-site interview.  The interview session is a half-day process lasting from 12:30 pm-4:30 pm.

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: {Empty}

Accepted Applicants
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::
Amount: $750
The deposit is non-refundable. However, for students who matriculate into the program, the funds will be credited to their student account.

Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::

Additional details for accepted applicants::

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: {Empty}

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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