The South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) was formed in 2004 through the integration of the Colleges of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. The SCCP is a statewide education, research, and service institution that maximizes its resources to: Educate pharmacy students to become leaders in meeting the pharmacy care needs of our citizens and the public we serve. Conduct exceptional and innovative research to improve health care, guide population-level drug policy, and enhance pharmacy education. Provide pharmacy services that are models in advancing the practice of pharmacy and improving health care. Serve the life-long learning needs of practicing pharmacists through excellence in continuing education. Educate future professional, academic, and research leaders through the highest quality graduate, residency, and fellowship programs.
The integrated College combines the nationally recognized faculty, staff, and resources of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), a major academic medical center, the University of South Carolina (USC), a large comprehensive university, and the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS), a progressive hospital system, to create a statewide approach to pharmacy education that is on par with some of the most highly regarded colleges in the United States. Students have broader access to experts and an increased range of training opportunities. The SCCP offers expanded pharmacy education and service throughout the state, provides national leadership in residency programs, and conducts pioneering research that leads to new and improved treatments for common diseases. Several centers located on one of the campuses provide additional opportunities for SCCP students including but not limited to, the Kennedy Center for Innovation, Palmetto Poison Center, and SCORxE.
The South Carolina College of Pharmacy offers the full four-year Pharm.D. and graduate programs on both the USC and MUSC campuses. Since 2011, students may elect to complete their last two years on the GHS campus. The SCCP has a simplified Pharm.D. admission process. Prospective students choose either USC or MUSC campus to attend for the four-year program, depending on space availability, and selected students may apply to transfer to the GHS campus for their final two years. The first class of students for the South Carolina College of Pharmacy graduated in May 2010. The SCCP has 190 students in each class - 110 on the USC campus; 80 on the MUSC campus. The GHS campus has capacity for 25 third-year students and numerous rotation sites for additional fourth-year students. In total, more than 750 pharmacy students are enrolled in the SCCP. Our vision: Improving Health through Leadership and Innovation in Pharmacy Education, Research, and Patient Care. http://www.sccp.sc.edu/about
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Biology and chemistry must be for majors and include a laboratory component. We will accept genetics and cell biology as a biology prerequisite. We will not accept microbiology as a biology prerequisite. We do not require a physics laboratory. We prefer microeconomic courses for our economics prerequisite requirement. We will accept comparative anatomy and physiology courses. Liberal Art electives accepted include humanities and social science courses. Examples of commonly accepted humanities include: Art, business, ethics, creative writing, fine arts, languages, music, religion, and theater. Examples of social sciences include anthropology, additional economic courses, child development, geography, history, management, political science, social work, sociology, and women studies.
The SCCP Supplemental Application is accessible on the SCCP website beginning July 1st.
Proficiency is measured through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of at least 550 on the paper based exam, 77 on the internet based TOEFL, or 210 on the computer based TOEFL, is required.
We will consider an evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The web address is http://www.naces.org.
Below is the contact information of two companies that frequently provide us with evaluations.
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Educational Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Three reference forms are required and accessed through the PharmCAS application.
Interviews are by invitation only. Our interviews are a half-day. They include an overview of the program by one of the Deans, a tour of the campus, and two one-on-one interviews. The interviewers include faculty members, alumni, and preceptors. Each interview is approximately 30 minutes.