The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) offers Virginia's a three-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program. ACP serves society through pharmaceutical education, service, and scholarship.
ACP provides access to pharmacy education to the citizens of Central Appalachia and to individuals committed to the needs of rural and underserved communities in our country and throughout the world. ACP’s Doctor of Pharmacy program educates pharmacy students to understand and overcome the challenges of rural health care.
ACP’s mission is to prepare pharmacists to provide excellent patient-centered pharmaceutical care and systems management to meet 21st century healthcare challenges, with a focus on meeting the needs of rural underserved populations in Central Appalachia and other similar areas. Through active participation in community health education and rural outreach clinics, students endeavor to improve the quality of life of the underserved members of their communities. In order to support our mission all ACP students are required to complete 150 hours of community service while enrolled. ACP strives to provide the highest standards of academic excellence and professionalism and instill in students a sense of social responsibility, professional collaboration and a commitment to lifelong learning.
To learn more about ACP, please visit our website at http://www.acp.edu.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||72 semester hours||110|
|General Biology I with lab (4 semester hours) and General Biology II with lab (4 semester hours)||8||12|
|College Chemistry I with lab (4 semester hours) and College Chemistry II with lab (4 semester hours)||8||12|
|Electives (see www.acp.edu website for clarification of required electives)||13||19.5|
|Organic Chemistry I with lab (4 semester hours) and Organic Chemistry II with lab (4 semester hours)||8||12|
|College Physics I with lab (4 semester hours) and College Physics II with lab (4 semester hours)||8||12|
|Human Anatomy (3 semester hours)||3||4.5|
|Human Physiology (3 semester hours)||3||4.5|
|General Microbiology (3 semester hours)||3||4.5|
|English Composition I (3 semester hours) and English Composition II (3 semester hours)||6||9|
|College Mathematics (6 semester hours) which must include Calculus (Calculus with minimum of 3 semester hours)||6||9|
|Public Speaking (3 semester hours)||3||4.5|
Two semesters or three quarters are required for each of the following prerequisites: General Biology (General Biology I with lab and II with lab), College Chemistry (College Chemistry I with lab and College Chemistry II with lab), Organic Chemistry (Organic Chemistry I with lab and Organic Chemistry II with lab) and Physics (Physics I with lab and Physics II with lab).
The mathematics component must include a minimum of 3 semester hours of calculus.
The 3 hours of college statistics is required in addition to the mathematics requirement.
In order to fulfill the Electives requirement the successful applicant must complete at least one course (3 semester credits) in social/behavioral sciences such as psychology or sociology, one course (3 semester credits) in the humanities/fine arts such as literature, art or music and at least one course (3 semester credits) in mathematics/sciences such as economics. Humanities courses are content-based courses rather than skilled-based courses such as English Composition or a foreign language course. Skill-based courses will not fulfill the Humanities requirements. The remaining 4 semester credits can be fulfilled by the successful completion of any of the three categories described above.
The website for additional information is:
The deadline for submitting the PharmCAS application, ACP supplemental application, and references is March 2, 2015. Please direct all questions to the Office of Admissions at 276-498-4190 or 866-935-7350 (toll free).
How to Apply - http://www.acp.edu/index.php/admissions/how-to-apply/
Supplemental Application - http://www.acp.edu/index.php?cID=503
Applicants are highly recommended to take the PCAT test early. However, ACP will accept the January PCAT test.
For additional PCAT test information visit: http://www.acp.edu/index.php/admissions/requirements/
Applicants submitting coursework from non-English speaking foreign schools who have not earned a B or better in the English Composition and Public Speaking prerequisites must achieve a score of at least 90 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT), and must submit this score with their applications. TOEFL iBT score must be no older than 3 years from the application date. The Appalachian College of Pharmacy's institutional code for TOEFL is 5875.
Applicants must provide official transcripts of all academic coursework prior to matriculation. Applicants must also provide documentation indicating the completion of all required immunizations, proof of health insurance coverage and submission of a criminal background check prior to matriculation. Please see enrollment requirements at http://www.acp.edu/index.php/admissions/enrollment-requirements/.
U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens holding Permanent Resident status with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service will be considered for admission. Documentation of status is required and must be submitted to the College. Applicants with foreign transcripts must follow the instructions as outlined on the college website, see http://www.acp.edu/index.php/admissions/.
Appalachian College of Pharmacy requires three letters of recommendation. Please follow the PharmCAS instructions for submitting letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from each of the following:
1. Science Professor
3. Applicant’s Choice
Note: ACP does not accept evaluations from friends, family members, clergy, co-workers, or politicians.
After evaluating candidate files, the Admissions Committee will invite selected candidates for on-campus interviews based on the established admissions criteria. Candidates are interviewed by a panel typically consisting of at least one ACP faculty member and one pharmacist/preceptor. Candidates are also interviewed by a student panel consisting of two students. During the interview, the panel will assess the candidate's oral communication skills, motivation, compassion, professionalism, leadership, and team working skills. A comprehensive science/math based test is given to students to evaluate their academic background. A writing sample is also collected during the interview process.