Doctor of Pharmacy in Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus-USA

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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Admissions Georgia Campus - PCOM was chartered in 2005, and is committed to educating community responsive, medical professionals prepared to practice in the 21st century. Supported by the latest in medical and educational technology, the school emphasizes the importance of supporting the needs of the residents in the southern region. We are excited that our new Pharm D program at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is focused to train students to service the southeast region of the United States and will be joining an established community of students, faculty and staff in Suwanee, Georgia. The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is the professional degree granted to individuals who desire to become a licensed pharmacist. It is the highest degree received for completing the required coursework needed in the academic field of pharmacy. Pharmacists work in a number of different health care settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing homes or other long-term care facilities, federal agencies, pharmaceutical companies and research and academic environments, to name a few. There are over 243,000 pharmacists working in the United States, but the demand for pharmacists is growing as the population continues to age and the need for medications increases. For more information on the PharmD profession, contact the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, (ACPE) REQUIREMENTS Satisfactory completion of the required prerequisite coursework from an accredited college or university is necessary. A baccalaureate degree (or graduate or other professional degrees) is not required for admission to the School of Pharmacy, but students possessing a previous degree will be given additional consideration for admission. Prior to matriculation, competitive applicants must have completed the prerequisite coursework and obtained a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework completed. All science and math prerequisites must have been completed within the last 10 years with a letter grade of "C" or higher. There is no minimum score for the PCAT, however composite scores All interviews are conducted at the Georgia Campus. Please add this address to your directory so it will not be captured in any computer filters. We will use the email address provided on your PharmCAS application. Please check your account on a regular basis. It is your responsibility to notify us, in writing, if your email address changes Tuition and Financial Aid Our financial aid office provides comprehensive assistance to all admitted candidates, a number of scholarships and federal loans are available to students in our program. Tuition for the 2010 academic year is $29,900 and further information can be obtained by calling the bursar's office at 215-871-6190.

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