Chapman is accredited by WASC and has approval to offer the PharmD. CUSP is seeking ACPE Accreditation. See http://chapma.nu/1mZoCaB for current status.
Welcome to Orange County’s first School of Pharmacy!
Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy (CUSP) is Orange County’s first School of Pharmacy. Housed at Chapman’s Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, the first professional degree class enters in September 2015.
CUSP empowers students with broad and deep scientific foundations on future therapeutics and flawless personalized patient care, where pharmacy practice, industry, bio-medical/clinical sciences, and global health system informatics intersect.
The school will deliver a 3-year “accelerated” Doctor of Pharmacy degree, as well as MS and eventually Ph.D. research degrees.
The high tech Rinker teaching and research labs will provide a unique flipped classroom andragogy and world-class discovery experiences for every student.
More information at http://www.Chapman.edu/pharmacy
Located on the Chapman University Harry & Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California, the Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) is conveniently located one mile from the Irvine Metrolink train station, two miles from the Irvine Spectrum Shopping Center & the I-5 freeway, 10 minutes from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, 20 minutes from the main Chapman University campus in Orange, Ca, and about 20 minutes from Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Dana point. We are also one hour south of Los Angeles, and about an hour north of San Diego. Ideally situated our southern California location provides easy access to beautiful beaches, snow-covered mountains, beautiful deserts, Disneyland, world-class entertainment and sports venues second to none. Our personalized education attracts students from different backgrounds and countries from all over the world. Our diverse student body combined with our small classes make it possible for you to connect across borders and backgrounds, broadening your experience to different cultures and ways of viewing the world.
Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) will engage student pharmacists in science-based, personalized, interdisciplinary education and training and will help students focus on the lifelong pursuit of answers to the grand challenges in human health around the world and their role in compassionate delivery of those solutions, starting with engagement in the local Orange County community. Our focus will be on preparing students well to provide flawless medication management services as part of a health care team in various health care settings and to prepare those who might wish to head toward practice and work within the pharmaceutical industry or other parts of the health care research and delivery industry.
CUSP will not only utilize the innovative year-round, 3-year accelerated program, but also will provide integrated courses so that the pharmaceutical science, clinical science, and social and behavioral science are linked cohesively, allowing students to see how they all fit together.
What is unique about the CUSP program is that it will use more innovative and student-centered methods of instruction. In place of the more traditional, lecture-based model, most class time will be devoted to discussion and active learning exercises. To succeed at CUSP, students will be required to have viewed assigned video, audio and other exercises or readings before coming to class. Quizzes will be given at the beginning of class to allow students to demonstrate the knowledge gained from pre-class preparation, and allow faculty to tailor the discussion and active learning exercises to best meet student needs.
As an added benefit of attending CUSP, students will not only receive an iPad for their use, but also will have electronic access to all books free of charge.
CUSP has received accreditation for the Doctor of Pharmacy program by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is applying for accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). It is anticipated that ACPE accreditation approval will be received in time for students to begin the program starting in September 2015.
We are also the first school in California to require the PCAT exam for admission. Given the competitive environment for admission to pharmacy schools, this additional metric will further distinguish our students among their peers at other schools.
CUSP will confer the professional degree, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), upon those who successfully complete the didactic & experiential educational components, as well as the professionalism components of the program. Responsibility for the use of medication and the health outcomes associated with such use are at the core of the pharmacist’s role in advancing health.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biology w/lab (General, Human Anatomy)||8||12|
|Microbiology with lab||4||6|
|Chemistry w/lab (General)||8||12|
|Chemistry w/lab (PharmOrganic)||8||12|
|Intro to Genetics||3||4|
|Psychology or Sociology||3||4|
|Economics (Micro or Macro)||3||4|
|Electives (History, Political Science, Sociology, or Psychology preferred)||6||9|
Physics can be non-calculus based
Genetics should be Human Genetics
Economics can be Micro or Macro
Statistics can be BioStatistics
More info at http://chapma.nu/ZAZ49P
Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in June, August, or October. The latest PCAT accepted for consideration in January 2015.
Applicants must also provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations, background checks, and drug screenings prior to matriculation.
School only accepts evaluations from WES. English translation is required.
Two letters of reference from 1) a math or science teacher, and 2) a health professional who is knowledgeable of your character.
Individual and group performance evaluated. Interviews are structured with exercises, problem solving, team work and group presentation evaluaitons in addition to multiple interviewers simultaneous with one student.