University of Washington Pharmacy

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Contacts

Website: http://depts.washington.edu/pha/index.html
Phone: (206) 543-6100
Email: pharminf@uw.edu

Program Information

Curriculum

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • 4 years in length
  • Preference is given to residents of Washington
  • Joint programs are available (more applicable for US schools). Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2013: 400
  • Applicants interviewed 2013: NA
  • Class size in 2013: 100
  • Preference is given to residents of Washington
  • International students are eligible to apply

For more information on the program, click here

Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Bachelor's degree not required, but recommended
  • Required Courses - survey courses are not accepted.
    • Calculus I (3-4 credits = one semester)
    • Statistics (3-4 credits = one semester)
    • General Chemistry including lab (8 credits = 2 semesters)
    • Organic Chemistry including lab (8 credits = 2 semesters)
    • General Biology including lab (8 credits = 2 semesters )
    • Biochemistry (4-10 credits depending on course description of current institute)
    • Microbiology including lab (4 credits = one semester)
    • Microeconomics (3 credits = one semester)
    • English composition (6-8 credits)
      • English composition requirements may be fulfilled by taking two English composition courses or one English composition course and two Writing-Intensive course
    • Interpersonal Communications/Public Speaking (3 credits = one semester)
    • Humanities Electives (3 credits = one semester)
      • Examples: Art and Art History, Speech Communications, Dance, Theatre, Music, Foreign languages)
    • Social Science Electives (3 credits = one semester)
      • Examples: Anthropology, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology
  • Recommended Courses
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Ethics
  • AP/IB courses are accepted for some courses. For more information, click here

For more information, click: here

GPA

  • In-province/domestic students:
    • Minimum grade/GPA: 2.9
    • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants in 2013: 3.44 - 3.60
  • Out-of-province/non-domestic students:
    • Minimum grade/GPA: NA
    • Average grade/GPA of admitted applicants in 2013: NA
  • Calculation method:
    • GPA is calculated using grades from all colleges or universities attended or from which credit is received.

For more information, click: here

PCAT

  • Minimum scores: 60th percentile or greater in Chemistry and 25th precentile or greater in other areas of the PCAT
  • Applicants must take the PCAT within two years prior to admission to the program
  • The School of Pharmacy will not accept any other admission test (MCAT, GRE, etc...)
  • PCAT scores must be sent to PharmCAS, not the University of Washington.

For more information, click here

Supporting Documents

  • Application can be found at the PharmCAS website
  • The School of Pharmacy only accepts/requires two recommendations, one from an academic source and one from a professional source.
    • Academic sources include: professors or teaching assistants who have directly interacted with the applicant at a university level, university/college academic advisors
    • Professional sources include: employers or volunteer organization personnel with whom the applicant has directly worked
  • Official, sealed transcript from all colleges, universities, etc. attended or from which credit was awarded.
  • PCAT scores must be sent to PharmCAS directly.
  • School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application, found here

For more information please visit here

Evaluation criteria

  • GPA
  • PCAT
  • Application essays
  • Interview results
  • Review of all application materials

For more information, click here

Interview

  • Interview invitations will be sent out anytime between January and April.
  • Interview dates for 2013-2014: start in late January/early February and run through April.
  • Type of interview: Traditional, Applicants will be interviewed by three members of the UW School of Pharmacy PharmD Admissions Committee for 30-45 minutes

For more information, click here

Timeline 2013-2014

  • June 2013: PharmCAS begins accepting on-line applications and School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application is available
  • September 3, 2013
    • PharmCAS On-line “Early Decision” Application Submission Deadline: 11:59PM EST (8:59 PST)
    • UW SOP Supplemental Application Postmarked Deadline: *September 3, 2013 or hand delivered by 5PM
  • October 2013 “Early Decision” interviews are conducted
  • October 18, 2013 “Early Decision” decisions are DUE to PharmCAS
  • January 6, 2014:
    • PharmCAS On-line Regular Application Submission Deadline: 11:59PM Eastern Time (8:59P Pacific Time)
    • UW SOP Supplemental Application Postmarked Deadline: January 6, 2014 or hand-delivered by 5PM
  • January—April 2014 Traditional application interviews are conducted
  • February—May 2014 Letters notifying ALL applicants of Admissions Committee decision are sent

For more information, click: here (page 7)

Tuition 2013-2014

  • In-province/domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $26, 328**Total first year fees: NA
      • Additional fees include the Health Sciences Fee of $130 per year, course or lab fees $20-$60 per lab/course.
  • Out-of-province/non-domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $47, 964
    • Total first year fees: NA

For more information, click here For information on financial aid, click here

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