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Contact Information

USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
MDC 67
Tampa
Florida
33612
United States
Florida
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2023
This is the final deadline an applicant can submit their application to the USF TCOP PharmD Program. The application needs to be submitted and the PharmCAS fees need to be paid by the deadline. We have rolling admission, so applications are reviewed throughout the cycle as they are verified by PharmCAS, so the sooner applicants submit their application, the quicker they will hear back from the Admissions Committee.
October 3, 2022
Applicants who apply by the USF TCOP PharmD program priority deadline will be considered for an increased dollar amount merit-based scholarship if accepted. Applicants must meet the scholarship criteria at time of admission in order to be considered for the merit-based acceptance scholarship. Please note the priority deadline is non-binding. We have rolling admission, so applications are reviewed throughout the cycle as they are verified by PharmCAS. We begin offering interviews in September.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
None
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Preferred
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

92
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
Yes
While PharmCAS categorizes these programs as dual degrees, they are referred to as “concurrent” degrees in USF materials. A student may elect to declare a concurrent degree as early as the first semester of the first academic year. The student cannot start the masters coursework until they’ve completed and passed the first semester of the first academic year. For more information, please visit our Concurrent Degree website: https://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/pharmd/concurrent-degrees
Yes

Program Description

The PharmD program at the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy is the only state-funded 4-year PharmD program located in a metropolitan area in the state of Florida. Our institution is surrounded by 9 teaching hospitals in the Tampa Bay area allowing our students to serve diverse patient populations through all four years of school.

Our program offers: Very competitive tuition rates in the state of Florida. An innovative curriculum that includes the use of augmented and virtual reality technology and emphasizes a collaborative approach to patient care and research. State-of-the-art learning and simulation facilities. Unparalleled interdisciplinary learning environment among pharmacy, medicine, nursing, public health and other health care professions. Entrepreneurial academic partnerships offer students hands-on experiences managing and delivering technological-advanced pharmaceutical care. Emphasis is placed on the comprehension and assimilation of knowledge, with subsequent demonstration of competency. Our class sizes allow for increased faculty to student interaction. Elective opportunities allow students to pursue areas of interest and focus their attentions to position themselves for post-graduate education, training, or employment. The college places emphasis on pharmacogenomics, leadership, informatics, geriatric care. We are training the next generation of pharmacists.

In 2022, our graduates achieved the #1 PGY1 Match Rate in Florida and a 90% PGY2 Match Rate with specialties in Pediatrics, Critical Care, Solid Organ Transplant, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, and Oncology. Our graduates are well positioned to enter the professional world and are highly sought after.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
2.75
All applications undergo a holistic review process whereby careful consideration is given to all the credentials presented by applicants.
72
72
104
104
All coursework (including online courses) must be taken at a 2 or 4-year regionally accredited institution within the U.S.

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree at time of application submission (not matriculation):
* Are NOT required to fulfill the Economics prerequisite course requirement.
* Only need to complete 6 credit hours of Humanities and Arts AND/OR Behavior and Social Sciences.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biochemistry Biochemistry (upper division) 3 5
Math Calculus 3 5
Biology/Biological Science Cell or Molecular Biology (upper division) 3 5
Economics Economics (micro or macro); Applicants with a Bachelors degree at time of application are NOT required to fulfill this requirement. It is preferred that you have taken this course, but not required for applicants with a Bachelors degree. 3 5
English Composition / Writing English 3 5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I & II (w/labs) 8 13
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II (w/ labs) 8 13
Social/Behavioral Science General Psychology or Sociology 3 5
Biology/Biological Science Genetics 3 5
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (w/ labs) 8 13
Humanities Humanities and Arts AND/OR Behavior and Social Sciences. Applicants with an earned Bachelors degree at time of application only need to complete 6 credit hours. 9 15
Microbiology Microbiology 3 5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II (w/ labs) 8 13
Physics Physics (lab not required; however, you do need 4 credit hours) 4 7
Statistics Statistics 3 5
Applicants are strongly encouraged to finish prerequisites by the end of Spring 2023. However, prerequisites must be completed by late July 2023 (specific deadline TBD).
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
We accept all online lectures and labs from regionally accredited 2 or 4 year institutions in the United States only.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
We will accept Pass/Satisfactory grades for prerequisite courses taken in the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 only. Pass/Satisfactory grades outside of these two terms will not be accepted.
Applicants with a Bachelor's degree at time of application (this does not include applicants who anticipate a Bachelor's degree at time of matriculation):

*Are NOT required to fulfill the Economics prerequisite course requirement.

*Only need to complete 6 credit hours of Humanities and Arts AND/OR Behavior and Social Sciences.

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*Applicants must receive a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite coursework, a grade of C- or lower is not sufficient.

*All coursework (including online coursework) must be taken at a 2 or 4-year accredited institution within the United States. AP scores of a 3, 4, or higher and IB courses of 4, 5, or higher are accepted.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
N/A
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The PCAT is not required for the 2022-2023 Admissions cycle but may be submitted at the discretion of the applicant. For students opting to submit PCAT scores, it is preferred that the scores are within the last 3 years. Competitive PCAT scores may be used for determining merit-based scholarships upon acceptance into the USF TCOP PharmD program.
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Yes
Recommended but not required
Yes
Two (2) letters of recommendation are required (it is recommended but not required that one letter be from a biological or physical science professor) on your behalf to PharmCAS. We do not accept letters of recommendation from family members or friends.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
We do not accept foreign coursework. All coursework must be completed at 2 or 4 year regionally accredited institution within the United States.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Yes
Our interview process assesses interviewee's non-cognitive skills. The interview day will either be in-person at USF Health or virtual via Microsoft Teams based on the applicant's preference. Please note, we will try to accommodate all applicant's interview format preference. However, our virtual interview day options are limited and not a guarantee. The interview day consists of a panel with current student delegates, two assessments (oral interview - Multiple Mini Interview and a group activity), Q&A session with faculty, greeting from the Dean of the College, a program overview from admissions staff, and a tour of USF Health if in person.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A one time deposit fee of $200 is required. The deposit is submitted electronically. The deposit is non-refundable and is put towards the fall semester tuition for matriculated students.
2023-08-01
The PY1 orientation and first day of classes will by late July/early August 2023. The official date for orientation and the start of classes will be announced once they've been determined.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes