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Institution Name University of Washington
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Washington
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Street 1 1959 NE Pacific Street
Street 2 H362 Health Sciences Building
Street 3 Box 357631
City Seattle
State Washington
Zip 98195
Country United States
Program Location: Washington
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • 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
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? December 1, 2020
Application Deadline Description:
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? Yes
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? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Academic Term Type: Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Preferred
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 105
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 105
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PA (Physician Assistant), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
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 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.
Program Description Video:
Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: While there is no established minimum GPA requirement, applicants with GPAs below 2.8 are generally not considered competitive.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 68
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: 102
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring 2021 term.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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.

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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Not Required or Considered
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information:
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Not accepted
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:
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, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, 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: 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.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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.
Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://sop.washington.edu/pharmd/admissions/application-procedures/interview-process/
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: Accepted students will submit a non-refundable $500 deposit to hold their place in the class.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • September 29, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants:
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
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