Published Survey
Submission Number: 4151
Submission ID: 99
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Created: Thu, 08/29/2019 - 21:31
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Contact Information

4301 W. Markham Street
Slot #522
Little Rock
Arkansas
72205
United States
Arkansas
Yes

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2024
PharmCAS applications must be submitted by the deadline. Official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other additional documents may come in after the deadline and still be considered for review provided that applicants submit them in a timely manner by their scheduled interview date and before UAMS completes all interviews for the admissions cycle. Applicants may request an application fee coupon code at copadmissions@uams.edu within two weeks prior to submitting the application.
October 2, 2023
Applicants may request an application fee coupon code at copadmissions@uams.edu within two weeks prior to submitting the application.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas , Website: https://northwestcampus.uams.edu/academic-programs/cop/
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

56
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/JD (Juris Doctor), PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
Dual Degrees with the UAMS Graduate School
PharmD/PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PharmD/MS in Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy

Dual Degree with the UAMS College of Public Health
PharmD/MPH

Dual Degrees with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
PharmD/MBA with the UALR College of Business
PharmD/JD with the UALR Bowen School of Law

Certificate in Entrepreneurship w/the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Certificate in Nuclear Pharmacy w/the University of New Mexico
Yes

Program Description

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy's (UAMS COP) mission is to improve the health of culturally diverse populations by educating pharmacy leaders to address community health needs, advancing scientific discovery to produce innovations in health care, and fostering progressive pharmacy practice through service to the profession. UAMS is an academic health sciences center with 7 institutes, 6 colleges, and a satellite campus in Fayetteville in Northwest Arkansas.

UAMS College of Pharmacy is one of only 6 schools in the country offering the Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Track. Students who elect this track and take nuclear electives in the P3 year will not pay any additional fee. This is a savings of approximately $8,000, the cost of the program for healthcare professionals. Graduates with 2000 hours of practical experience will be eligible to take the Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Examination given by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.

Our 14 student organizations lead in the planning and production of community health screenings, guest lectures, cultural events, social events, conferences, and more. Our students are exceptional leaders as evidenced by their six wins as the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) National Chapter of the Year. Our students are six-time winners of the National Community Pharmacists Association's Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
N/A
Cumulative GPA includes course grades from each institution attended and does not allow for grade forgiveness. For repeated courses, both original and repeated course grades will be included in the tabulation of the GPA.
60
37
90
56.5
Admitted applicants must complete a minimum of 72 semester credit hours total before pharmacy school begins to be eligbile for federal financial aid. Admitted students with less than 72 semester credit hours will not be eligible for federal financial aid until they complete additional credit hours to total to 72 hours. Upon successful completion of the first semester of pharmacy school, students should be eligible for aid from that point forward.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Math College Algebra 3 4.5
Chemistry Chemistry 1 and lab 4 6
Chemistry Chemistry 2 and lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 and lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2 and lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology 1 and lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology 2 and lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology and lab 4 6
Science/Math Elective(s) Selectives- Choose from: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Quantitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Statistics, Calculus 1, Physics 1, Critical Thinking, Logic 9 13.5
Other General Electives (applicant's choice) 20 30
Applicants must have completed at least eight hours of General Chemistry I and II (six hours of lecture and two hours of lab) and four hours of Organic Chemistry I (three hours of lecture and one hour of lab) with a grade of “C” or better by the regular application deadline. All prerequisites should be completed by the end of the spring semester before the fall semester of entry. On a case-by-case basis, applicants may be able to take prerequisite courses in summer I only with approval.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Online courses will be accepted for all prerequisite courses and labs.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. Credit and non-credit or pass/fail grades will not be accepted except for courses taken during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic (2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years).
Courses may be used to satisfy requirements in one area only. To convert semester hours to quarter credit hours, multiply semester hours by 1.5. For questions about prerequisite coursework or a transcript review, please contact our admissions office at copadmissions@uams.edu or 501-686-8889.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
No
Upon being invited for an on-campus interview, applicants will receive a link with instructions to complete the UAMS College of Pharmacy supplemental application. This application does not need to be completed prior to submitting the PharmCAS application. Applicants should wait for the email sent directly from the UAMS College of Pharmacy to complete the supplemental application at that time.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
The college recommends that applicants shadow a pharmacist in both retail and clinical settings to learn more about the profession. Observation hours are not required and the lack thereof will not adversely affect students' applications.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Accepted
Yes
Not Accepted
Two academic letters must be from college professors who have taught the applicant in class. A committee or departmental letter will count as 2 college academic letters. If applicants have been out of school for many years and cannot get 2 academic letters, contact our admissions office for other options. Though not required, applicants may also include an additional letter (beyond the 2 academic ones) from their employer as desired.
Yes

Residency

Yes
No
Applicants from our six border states (MO, MS, LA, OK, TN, TX) pay resident (in-state) tuition rates.

Non-resident applicants who do not reside in a border state may be eligible for an academic tuition waiver. The academic tuition waiver is granted to academically qualified non-resident applicants and will allow them to pay resident tuition rates throughout their PharmD program.

For residency policies, see https://registrar.uams.edu/residency/.
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
The UAMS College of Pharmacy accepts foreign transcript evaluations from WES (www.wes.org ) or ECE (www.ece.org).
No
The TOEFL exam is strongly recommended for all applicants for whom English is a second language. TOEFL scores may not be more than 2 years old. A minimum score of 80 on the internet based exam is recommended for consideration. TOEFL scores should be released directly to PharmCAS (code 8246). For more information on TOEFL requirements, please see the College website https://pharmacy.uams.edu/future-students/doctor-of-pharmacy/admissions/.
No
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
No
Applicants who meet our minimum requirements will be invited to our main campus in Little Rock for interview day. Guests are welcomed to accompany applicants. During interview day, applicants and guests will meet current students, faculty, and staff, learn more about the program, and also tour the campus. For the interview itself, the UAMS COP uses the Multi Mini Interview (MMI) process to evaluate sociobehavioral skills critical to pharmacy practice. The MMI is a standardized, unbiased interview process where applicants are presented with case scenarios. Then, applicants discuss what they think about or how they would behave in these scenarios. For more information, see our YouTube video at https://youtu.be/GYY-KzKAquo.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $200 tuition deposit is required within two weeks after the offer of admission. The deposit will go toward fall tuition and is not refundable should the applicant withdraw after accepting the offer of admission.
2024-08-08
Accepted applicants who will be taking out loans (financial aid) should complete a FAFSA as soon as the application process opens. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Admitted applicants must complete a minimum of 72 semester credit hours total before pharmacy school begins to be eligbile for federal financial aid. Admitted students with less than 72 semester credit hours will not be eligible for federal financial aid until they complete additional credit hours to total to 72 hours. Upon successful completion of the first semester of pharmacy school, students should be eligible for aid from that point forward.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes