Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program in Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Regis University School of Pharmacy-USA

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Admission Criteria

Applicants must meet the following minimum standards.

  • Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum science and mathematics grade point average of 2.5 (on 4.0 scale)*.
  • Grade of "C" or better in prerequisites. Prerequisite course work must be completed prior to matriculation; however, course work may be in progress or planned at the time of application.
  • Eligibility for the program is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. Review a complete list of Disqualifying Offenses.
  • Eligibility for the program is pending the successful completion of the Essential Functions Forms. Review a complete list of Essential Functions.
  • Demonstration of excellent written and oral communication skills in the admissions essay and interview process.
  • Submission of the PharmCAS application.
  • Submission of PCAT scores to PharmCAS. Regis requires a minimum composite percentile ranking of 30th percentile.
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted through the PharmCAS application.
  • Work experience is recommended, but not required.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the pharmacy profession and its future.
  • Demonstrated evidence of potential for success in doctoral degree program.
  • Demonstrated evidence of potential success as a professional.
  • Demonstrated evidence of an orientation toward service.
  • Demonstrated willingness to work in teams and provide leadership.
  • If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language proficiency requirement:
    1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening) on the Internet-based TOEFL.
    2. Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.

*While a minimum GPA is required for admission, we expect that most competitive applicants for the Doctor of Pharmacy program will have much higher GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 3.6.

The School of Pharmacy does not offer an early assurance program for entrance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program for Regis University students or students from other universities or colleges. Regis University students, however, are afforded a guaranteed admissions interview provided they have completed at least three semesters of full-time study at Regis University and have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in their prerequisite mathematics and life sciences courses. These students must also have achieved a score of 30% or greater on the PCAT.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Successful applicants will be required to complete the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy criminal background check to obtain a pharmacy intern license.

Here are the questions the State Board asks pharmacy interns on the Intern License Application.

  • Have you ever been convicted of, pled guilty to, pled nolo contendere to, or received a deferred judgment for a felony?
  • Have you ever been convicted of, plead guilty to, pled nolo contendere to, or received a deferred judgment for a misdemeanor (including but not limited to DUI or DWAI?
  • Have you ever been convicted of, pled guilty to, pled nolo contendere to, or received a deferred judgment for any offense pertaining to state or federal drug law?
  • Have you ever had any disciplinary action taken against your license or pending against you in any state?
  • Do you have any physical or mental condition which may impact your ability to practice pharmacy safely?
  • Do you have, or have you had, any malpractice judgments rendered against you?

For more information regarding Colorado Intern Licensing please refer to the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy website: www.dora.state.co.us

 

OUR TIMELINE

March 1, 2014: Deadline to complete the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS application).

November 2013 through April 2014: Prior to acceptance, all qualified applicants will be required to interview on the Regis University campus. Interviews will be conducted from November 2013 through March 2014.

June 2014: Acceptance letters will be sent no later than June 2014. It is important to note that some applicants may be notified of their acceptance prior to June.

The acceptee's response is to be received by the Office of Admissions no later than 10 business days after notification. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required at the time of your acceptance, to guarantee a position in the program. The deposit will be applied directly to the fall semester tuition for all incoming students.

PHARMACY COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TEST (PCAT)

Regis University School of Pharmacy requires applicants to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). Registration and exams dates are listed below. Information regarding the PCAT exam can be found atwww.pcatweb.info.

PCAT TEST DATES

Registration Deadline PCAT Test Dates
May 17, 2013 July 17, 18, 2013
July 5, 2013 September 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 2013
November 7, 2013 January 7, 8, 2014

ALTERNATE PCAT TEST DATES

Registration Deadline Alternate PCAT Test Dates
October 21, 2013  October 28, 29, 30, 31, 2013*
October 21, 2013  November 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2013*

*Registration for the alternate test dates will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, as availability or seating is limited and cannot be assured. For more information please visit www.pcatweb.info.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program must complete the PharmCAS application:

 

Initial screening of PharmCAS applications is performed by the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Office of Admissions. Screening is based on selection criteria designed by the School of Pharmacy faculty. Applications are ranked and forwarded to the School of Pharmacy Student Affairs Committee. Based on the results, applicants are invited for an interview with members of faculty and leaders in the pharmacy community. Since the number of qualified applicants exceeds available interview slots, the committee will select diversified student groups to interview.

Applicants are ranked for an interview according to the following criteria (in no particular order):

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