Published Survey
Submission Number: 4151
Submission ID: 99
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Created: Thu, 08/29/2019 - 21:31
Completed: Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:31
Changed: Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:58

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Language: English

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Current page: Complete
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information
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Institution Address:
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Street 1: 4301 W. Markham Street
Street 2: Slot #522
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City: Little Rock
State: Arkansas
Zip: 72205
Country: United States

Program Location:: Arkansas
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Angie Choi
  Title: Director of Admissions
  Phone (Work): 501-686-8889
  Email: anchoi@ums.edu
- Name: Willie Hicks
  Title: Director of Recruitment
  Phone (Work): 501-686-6282
  Email: wfhicks@uams.edu
- Name: Lanita S. White
  Title: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs 
  Phone (Work): 501-686-5433
  Email: lswhite@uams.edu

Institutional Website::
- https://pharmacy.uams.edu/

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Program Application Deadline
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Application Deadline:
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What is the application deadline for your program?: May 3, 2021
Application Deadline Description::
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Does your institution participate in Early Decision?: Yes

Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
- Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas   Website: https://northwestcampus.uams.edu/academic-programs/cop/

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:: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
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What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 4

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
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Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: No


Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 75

Upcoming Entering Class
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Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:: 75
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class:: 2

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
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Dual Degree:
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Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : Yes
If yes, check all that apply:: PharmD/JD (Juris Doctor), PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?: Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
The UAMS College of Pharmacy offers two dual degrees with other UAMS colleges: PharmD/PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with the UAMS Graduate School, and the PharmD/MPH with the UAMS College of Public Health.  Contact Dr. Antino Allen for inquiries to the PharmD/PhD, https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/graduate/pspstrack/. Contact both College of Pharmacy and College of Public Health Admissions Offices for the PharmD/MPH https://publichealth.uams.edu/academics/combined/pharmdmph/.



Program Description
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Program Description:
The 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. The UAMS College of Pharmacy was established at the beginning of the 1951-52 academic year in Little Rock on the UAMS campus. 

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences includes the Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and a graduate school. The main campus is comprised of the University Hospital and Clinics, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Jones Eye Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, the Reynolds Institute of Aging, and Psychiatric Research Institute. 

UAMS has opened a satellite campus for a portion of the third and fourth year professional year classes in northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville). The UAMS College of Pharmacy offers many combined degree options with the PharmD: MS and PhD options in Pharmaceutical Sciences with the UAMS Graduate School, MPH (Masters of Public Health) with the UAMS College of Public Health, and JD and MBA options with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
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Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 61
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 40
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 97
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Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants::
Admitted applicants must complete a minimum of 72 semester credit hours total before pharmacy college begins in order to receive graduate status for financial aid. Admitted students with less than 72 semester credit hours will be designated as undergraduate status for financial aid for the first semester. Upon completion of the first semester, students will be eligible for graduate level financial aid status.


Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Math
Course Title: College Algebra
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology 1 and lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology 2 and lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology and lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Chemistry 1 and lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Chemistry 2 and lab 
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry 1 and lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry 2 and lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Science/Math Elective(s)
Course Title: Selectives- Choose from: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Quantitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Calculus 1, Physics 1, Critical Thinking, Logic 
Semester Hours (Min): 9
Quarter Hours (Min): 13.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition 1 / Writing 1
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition 2 / Writing 2
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Public Speaking / Oral Communication
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics / Accounting
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Psychology
Course Title: Psychology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Cultural Humanities - Choose from: World Cultures, World History, Anthropology, Sociology, Foreign Language, American Sign Language 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
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, Pass, or Credit by the application deadline. In addition, all prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester before the fall semester of entry. With approval, applicants may be able to take prerequisite courses in summer I only.

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
Courses may be used to satisfy requirements in one area only. All science courses and labs must be taken in person; otherwise, courses may be taken online. A maximum of 8 semester hours of CLEP, AP or IB credit, which must appear on the official transcript, will be accepted in core courses and 6 semester hours in non-core courses. One quarter credit hour is equivalent to .67 semester credit hours for conversion calculation. For selective prerequisites, any of the listed courses will count, but courses are listed in order of recommendation for pharmacy college preparation. More information about prerequisites can be found on our website https://pharmcollege.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/pre-pharmacy-requirements/. Applicants applying for fall 2021 may still apply under the previous prerequisite courses requiring 69 semester credit hours. For fall 2022 forward, all applicants will be expected to fulfill the new requirements of 61 credit hours.  For questions about any course equivalencies, please contact our admissions office. 

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
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Supplemental Requirements:
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Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: Yes
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Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount:: $100
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Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
The supplemental application process occurs after applicants e-submit their PharmCAS application. After applications are e-submitted and verified, the UAMS College of Pharmacy will contact selected applicants to submit a supplemental application with instructions and invite them to interview.


PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Not Required or Considered
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/
Additional PCAT information::
Due to COVID-19, the PCAT will not be required for all applicants applying for fall 2021. 

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Other Admission Tests:
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Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.: No


Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information::
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.



Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
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Evaluations Required:
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Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?: Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?: Three (3)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
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 (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

Composite Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
Two of the three references must be from college professors who have taught the applicant in class.  A pre-professional committee or departmental letter will count as 2 college faculty letters.  One additional reference of the applicant's choice is also required.  The third letter may be an academic or professional one. We do not accept personal recommendations. If applicants have been out of school for many years and cannot get 2 academic letters, contact our admissions office for other options.


Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::
Border county residents who live in Texarkana (Bowie or Cass counties) are eligible to receive in-state tuition rates. Residents of bordering states to Arkansas (Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri) are eligible for 1.25X of the in-state tuition rate.


International Applicants
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Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: No
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, 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::
The UAMS College of Pharmacy accepts foreign transcript evaluations from WES (www.wes.org ) or ECE (www.ece.org). 

Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
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/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/.


Interviews
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Interview Format:: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
Due to COVID-19, interviews are being held on an online videoconferencing format. Applicants for fall 2021 may be interviewing online or in-person as we closely monitor the progression of COVID-19. Applicants will be contacted and notified in advance by the admissions office.

Interviews are held September through May.  The College uses the Multi-Mini Interview (MMI) format.  An informational video about the MMI can be found at https://youtu.be/GYY-KzKAquo. Interviews last half a day and include an opportunity to interact with currently enrolled students, learn about the College and its programs, and tour the campus. Friends and family are also welcome and may attend information sessions and tours. 

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: https://youtu.be/GYY-KzKAquo

Accepted Applicants
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Deposits:
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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::
A $200 tuition deposit is required two weeks after the offer of admission. The deposit will go toward fall tuition and is not refundable should the applicant withdraw from the institution.


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- August 05, 2021

Additional details for accepted applicants::
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
Incoming students will receive communications from the college regarding financial aid, registration, on-campus housing, and other related items. 

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No