The central mission of California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy is to improve the healthcare outcomes of people living in Central California by providing highly trained, collaborative and compassionate pharmacists, committed to practicing at the top of their licenses. It strives to fulfill its mission in three ways:
1) By providing a challenging, pioneering curriculum that is supported by cutting-edge pedagogy and a culture of growth and success;
2) By engaging in impactful community engagement – both to support regional health outcomes and to engender students’ enthusiasm for and commitment to serving the healthcare needs of the people of the Central Valley, and;
3) By providing opportunities for students to participate in interprofessional practice, leadership and scholarly activities so that they are capable, upon graduation, to engage boldly in all their pursuits.
After four years of study at CHSU, graduates will be able to: Provide primary patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals; Improve patient care outcomes; Formulate evidence-based pharmacotherapy consultations; Manage pharmacy and other health care resources; Initiate strategies for promoting health, wellness, and disease prevention; Maintain a professional and caring pharmacist-patient relationship; and Continue to engage in self-directed learning. CHSU's doctor of pharmacy curriculum contains both didactic and experiential components. All of the didactics are provided in a team-based learning format (TBL). In TBL students work in teams and are always actively engaged in learning.
TBL emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving and team work. The experiential curriculum provides students with increasingly complex opportunities to observe and engage in the practical application of their growing knowledge. IPPE I, occurring between the first and second year, focuses on community-based practice. IPPE II, occurring between the second and third years, focuses on practice in the hospital environment. IPPE III is a unique stepping stone that occurs during the third year which prepares students to enter their advanced practice experience with confidence and agility. The APPEs are full-time, six-week rotations including hospital pharmacy practice, community pharmacy practice, and primary care under the supervision of a physician. CHSU’s dedicated Experiential Learning team is committed to identifying and developing relationships for our students’ rotation sites.
Fostering student success is the cornerstone for CHSU’s student support services. With a 10:1 student to faculty ratio and high touch student support services, CHSU is committed to offering programs and services designed to graduate successful pharmacists. Starting with Student Orientation to Career Services, CHSU offers resources and support that address the changing needs of our pharmacy students. CHSU is a new university located in the culturally diverse Central Valley region, which provides students with affordable housing, high quality of life, and plentiful job opportunities. By achieving Candidate accreditation status with ACPE, our students have the same rights as full accreditation allowing them to take the pharmacy board exams upon graduation and providing the reassurance they need to select our new, innovative pharmacy program. For more information regarding CHSU College of Pharmacy, please visit our website at http://www.chsu.org.
California Health Sciences University has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. This status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum period of five years. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not ensure eventual Accreditation.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry with Laboratories||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with Laboratories||8||12|
|General Biology with Laboratories||8||12|
Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of pre-requisite coursework in addition to completing a minimum of two years of college coursework totalling 48 semester credits or more. All coursework must be from a regionally accredited college or university. The applicant must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 (4.0 scale), with no grade below a "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in any pre-requisite course.
The applicant's pre-requisite coursework must be completed by July 31, 2017.
The TOEFL is required only for non-US citizens who have not studied at an English-speaking institution. In that case, the applicant must take the TOEFL iBT and receive a score of at least 23 on the speaking section of the exam.
Qualified candidates must either be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents. If candidate is a foreign citizen he/she must be a U.S. Permanent Resident or have dual citizenship.
If applicant has attended a college or university outside the United States, he or she must submit an official, detailed course-by-course evaluation of this work to PharmCAS. The following services can be used to obtain such a report:
Three letters of reference are required. One must come from a professor from whom the applicant has taken a course The other two can come from any one of the following: pre-health advisor, current or previous employer, health professional, or faculty member.
The purpose of the interview process is to assess the candidate's communication skills, dedication to the profession of pharmacy and to assess proficiency, motivations, and preparedness for the PharmD. program. The interview is an all-day process and will consist of multiple parts - some of which will be evaluated and some of which are informational. Please contact the Office of Admission's for further information.