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Contact Information

Early Decision Applicants need to ensure that they apply through PharmCAS as an early decision applicant. Please read instructions carefully.
1959 NE Pacific Street
H362 Health Sciences Building
Box 357631
Seattle
Washington
98195
United States
Washington
  • Name: UW PharmD Admissions
    Email: uwpharmd@uw.edu
  • Name: Mike Spielman
    Title: Director of Admissions and Recruitment
    Email: mspiel@uw.edu
  • Name: Bailey Clem
    Title: Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment
    Email: bclem@uw.edu
  • Name: Diane Romero
    Title: Program Coordinator
    Email: dmromero@uw.edu

Program Application Deadline

December 1, 2020
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

105

Upcoming Entering Class

105
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

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

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.

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

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 2021 term.
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; they cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

All prerequisite courses must be taken from an accredited U.S. institution.

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.

ON-LINE COURSES
Prerequisite courses taken online due to the COVID-19 pandemic do not require prior approval. All other online courses require approval for prerequisite completion. The UW School of Pharmacy will need a course syllabus for review. For additional information on prerequisites and AP/IB credit, please check our website.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No

Observation Hours

No

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, and will accept, 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 committe has the ability to read them. The PharmCAS Letter of Reference evaluation form/checklist is required.

Residency

No
No

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
International Students with F-1 Visa Status, Permanent Resident or Refugee/Asylee Visa Status are eligible to apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program. H-4 Visa holders must apply for and be awarded F-1 Visa status in order to be eligible to apply to the PharmD Program. F-1 Visas must be confirmed by the deadline. Applicants holding other visa classifications are not eligible to apply.

A copy of the front and back of the visa or green card must be provided.

Course evaluations accepted from WES, ECE, or Educational-Perspectives need to be submitted to PharmCAS. Evaluations done by other agencies are NOT accepted. Official Foreign Transcripts required ONLY if applicant is admitted into the program. For more information, please visit the School of Pharmacy website.

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 Only: F-1 Visa students 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 F-1 Visa student has a Bachelors Degree from the U.S. by the time of application, we will waive the TOEFL requirement.

H-4 visa holders must apply for and be awarded F-1 visa status in order to be eligible to apply to the PharmD Program by the deadline.

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
The most qualified applicants are invited for an on-campus interview in Seattle with members of the Pharmacy Admissions Interview team. Applicants are evaluated on specific domains: curiosity; resiliency, flexibility and adaptability; problem solving and decision-making skills, resourcefulness; collaborative/advocacy/leadership potential and communication skills. Applicants invited for interview are required to show picture ID on the day of interview.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Accepted students will submit a non-refundable $500 deposit to hold their place in the class.
  • September 29, 2021

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No