Doctor of Pharmacy -International (PharmD) Program in Western University of Health Science-USA

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If you have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent in pharmacy and want to advance your career by earning a PharmD degree, then consider our International Post-Baccalaureate PharmD (IPBP) Program. Our IPBP program is targeted to domestic and/or foreign-trained pharmacists with a bachelor's degree (B.S. or equivalent), who wish to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.By qualifying for this program, you advance directly into the second year of the PharmD curriculum, which enables you to complete your degree in three years.

What sets us apart:

An innovative block-system curriculum we pioneered that allows you to master one subject before moving on to the next. The curriculum is taught by nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty with advanced training in a wide range of specialties. Outstanding clinical opportunities in the second half of your training prepare you to be practice-ready.

Why choose WesternU? Ours is a nationally recognized program that offers you:

  • Outstanding board exam first-time passing rate and reputation for producing well-trained graduates who receive multiple high-paying job offers.
  • A small, private, health-focused institution that fosters interprofessional learning.
  • Early and extensive clinical training that develops professional and communication skills on campus and at a wide range of clinical sites.
  • State-of-the-art classrooms and research facilities.
  • Southern California location with tremendous opportunities as well as access to major cultural and recreational resources.
  • Student participation in federally funded research programs.
  • Long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first; treating students with respect; and fostering camaraderie among students.
  • Outstanding student support services including tutoring and disability resources
  • Diverse student body and rich array of student club and volunteer opportunities.
  • A chance to join WesternU's well-respected PharmD alumni, who enjoy a lifelong connection with the University.

Learn More

There are many ways for you to visit campus to learn more about our programs. We alos invite you to sign up for our electronic mailing list and "like" us on Facebook. For program statistics, please visit the Office of Institutional Research's Academic Outcomes webpage.

Apply Now

Congratulations on taking the next step!  If you have not already done so, please visit the view requirements page for important information on the admission process and to confirm you're on track to complete all prerequisite courses and admission requirements for the next application cycle.

Application Documents
You may submit your application online today, then follow-up with the additional documentation outlined in the application checklist below.  The first time you sign in, click "first time user account creation" below the login boxes and on the application itself, select "Fall 2013" for term of entry.  If needed, you can download the latest version ofAdobe Acrobat.

Application Process
To give you peace of mind, we will e-mail you when each part of your application has been received. Should you be invited to interview, you can expect to hear from us by the end of November.



PharmD-International (IPBP) Interview Dates


March 1, 2014

Dates Subject to change

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