Published Survey
Submission Number: 4139
Submission ID: 87
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Created: Fri, 09/06/2019 - 22:47
Completed: Mon, 06/14/2021 - 13:57
Changed: Mon, 06/14/2021 - 14:30

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Contact Information

1959 NE Pacific Street
H362 Health Sciences Building
Box 357631
Seattle
Washington
98195
United States
Washington
Yes

Program Application Deadline

December 1, 2021
October 1, 2021
Priority Consideration applicants will be the first candidates to interview with the University of Washington. All applicants for priority consideration will receive their admission offers by the end of October. By applying for Priority Consideration, applicants will have the security of knowing that they have a seat reserved in Pharmacy School nearly a full year before classes begin. Applicants missing any application materials by the deadline will not be considered for priority review.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Public
Yes
Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
* 4
Preferred
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

108
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PA (Physician Assistant), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
Yes

Program Description

Established in 1894, the University of Washington School of Pharmacy is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and its PharmD program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and highly ranked nationally.

The curriculum provides students with the scientific background and clinical skills necessary to thrive in pharmacist provider roles in a variety of settings. In addition to developing a depth of knowledge about medication treatments in an interprofessional training and practice environment, the curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving skills, leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Pharmacists trained at the UW School of Pharmacy gain the skills and knowledge to ensure safe and effective medication use, promote healthy lifestyles and public health, support patient adherence, reduce medication-related problems and improve health outcomes.

Please visit our website for more information on collaborative efforts with local partners, program focus, and our new curriculum.
UW School Of Pharmacy Recruitment Video 2020 from SB on Vimeo.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
While there is no established minimum GPA requirement, applicants with GPAs below 2.8 are generally not considered competitive.
68
36
102
54
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy & Physiology Two course anatomy and physiology sequence OR one standalone anatomy and one standalone physiology course. Labs strongly recommended but not required. Must cover all of the human body. 6 8
Biochemistry Biochemistry. Labs not required 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with labs 8 15
Chemistry General Chemistry with labs 8 15
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with labs 8 15
Microbiology Microbiology with lab 4 5
Math Calculus 3 5
Statistics Statistics 3 5
English Composition / Writing English Composition 6 10
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Interpersonal Communications/Public Speaking 3 5
Economics Microeconomics or Macroeconomics accepted 3 5
Humanities Humanities elective 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social Science Elective 3 4
All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring 2022 term. Summer 2022 coursework is NOT acceptable.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Prerequisite courses taken online due to the COVID-19 pandemic do not require prior approval. All other online courses (i.e. courses taken during the fall 2019 term or earlier) require approval for prerequisite completion. The UW School of Pharmacy will need a course syllabus for review.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Prerequisite courses taken pass/no pass due to the COVID-19 pandemic do not require prior approval. All other pass/no pass courses (i.e. courses taken during the fall 2019 term or earlier) require approval for prerequisite completion. The UW School of Pharmacy will need a course syllabus for review.
All science courses must include labs except Biochemistry and Anatomy & Physiology. Applicants who hold a BS/BA degree or higher from a US institution may waive the English Composition, Communications, Social Sciences, and Humanities requirements. All courses MUST be taken at an accredited institution in the United States. Courses must be approved by the School of Pharmacy and must have a passing grade.

All prerequisite courses must be taken from an accredited U.S. institution. International coursework will not be considered.

Official, sealed transcripts are required from ALL colleges or universities attended or from which credit was awarded including college-level course work completed while still in high school (Running Start, College in the High School, etc.) Transcripts must be submitted directly to PharmCAS. For additional information on prerequisites and AP/IB credit, please check our website.

Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Two (2) required recommendation forms and letters of recommendation. The University of Washington School of Pharmacy requires two recommendations from a source who can speak to your professional demeanor, accountability and maturity, such as a professor, teaching assistant, employer or volunteer supervisor.

Recommendations are NOT ACCEPTED from family members, friends, fraternity or sorority advisors, personal health care providers, high school faculty/advisors, mentors or job shadow professionals. Recommendations are not accepted from career services or reference letter centers; committee letters are also not acceptable.

Please note that if you submit more than two letters of reference, our review committee has the ability to read them. The PharmCAS Letter of Reference evaluation form/checklist is required.
Yes

Residency

No
No
All information about residency can be found here: https://registrar.washington.edu/students/residency/
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
Study abroad courses will not need a separate evaluation provided the grades and credits are posted on the official university transcript. Indicate on PharmCAS which courses are considered study abroad.
Yes
International Applicants are required to take the TOEFL with a minimum score of 100 iBT. The TOEFL must be taken within two years of application.

If an international student has a Bachelors Degree from the U.S. by the time of application, we will waive the TOEFL requirement.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
The virtual interview day is an opportunity for applicants to learn more about our School and for our faculty to learn more about each applicant’s fit with our program. The interview day will include a meet and greet with faculty, two 25 minute one-on-one interviews, an admissions presentation, a panel with current students/alumni, and a tour of the campus (the tour is only available for those who interview on-campus).

Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Accepted students will submit a non-refundable $500 deposit to hold their place in the class.
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Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes