The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to educate student pharmacists to be competent, ethical and caring pharmacists who will provide quality care to diverse patient populations in an ever changing society. Our dynamic and challenging curriculum fosters the development of leadership and life-long learning skills through excellence in teaching and learning, service, and scholarship. We strive for excellence in all our endeavors and work together as a team that embraces professionalism, integrity, mutual respect, open communication and creativity. The School offers an innovative 4-year professional curriculum that is designed to foster the development of the student pharmacist as a critical thinker, and an ethical, competent, and caring professional.
The School faculty embraces a student centered philosophy to teaching and learning that engages the student in the learning process. Emphasis is placed on a patient-centered approach to the provision of pharmacist care, practice skill development, teamwork, and communication skills. In addition, there is an emphasis on areas that have been identified by the Institute of Medicine as important components of education of all health care professionals. These areas include, but are not limited to, public health, cultural competence, and professionalism. With an aging population that includes a high percentage of women, coursework that focuses on women's health issues across the lifespan is included. Pharmacy practice and health care experiences are interwoven throughout the first three didactic years to provide students with opportunities for application of information learned in the classroom. Please visit our website for specific information regarding our admission requirements and procedures: http://www.ndm.edu
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Speech / Public Speaking||3||4|
|Anatomy & Physiology with lab (for science majors)||8||12|
|Physics (for science majors)||3||4|
|Psychology, Social Science or Political Science||6||9|
|General Education (can be divided among fine arts, religious studies, business, foreign language, humanities. Science, math, physical education, and health care courses will NOT satisfy this requirement)||6||9|
|Ethics (medical ethics is preferred)||3||4|
|Statistics (biostatistics preferred)||3||4|
|General Chemistry I & II with lab (for science majors)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry I & II with lab (for science majors)||8||12|
|Biology I & II with lab (for science majors)||8||12|
|Microbiology with lab (for science majors)||4||6|
Course Prerequisites (continued)72 credits of non-remedial, pre-requisite course work must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. The student must earn at a grade of C (not C minus) or better in each pre-requisite course. In order for the application to be evaluated, students must complete at least one semester of organic chemistry in the fall semester prior to the year of matriculation. All pre-requisite course work must be completed by the end of summer session I prior to matriculation. International applicants must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of non-remedial pre-requisite coursework from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 hours must be in the sciences, six hours in non-remedial English composition, and three hours in speech/public speaking. This additional requirement is waived for applicants who complete their pre-requisite coursework at a post-secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation.
Note 1: Students taking science courses at community colleges should review our prerequisite equivalents course listing at select Maryland community colleges and four-year institutions and check with the School of Pharmacy office of admissions to determine if the course in question will meet the prerequisite requirement.
Note 2: The Admissions Committee will pay special attention to pre-pharmacy math and science coursework that were taken more than five years ago. Science and math coursework that were taken within five years are preferred.
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