Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin was one of the state's earliest institutions of higher learning and is currently the second largest private university in Wisconsin, with almost 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan in suburban Mequon, Wisconsin, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Concordia's commitment to health care education can be seen through its nationally recognized programs in nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The pharmacy school is an excellent complement to the existing programs and encourages interdisciplinary approaches to health care education.
What you can expect:
* Personalized instruction and small class sizes (student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1)
* Practice experiences in the pharmacy in the P1 year
* Well-planned, high-quality rotations using outcomes-focused training
* Student representation on committees
* Interdisciplinary educational opportunities
* Ethics-infused curriculum
* Interactive case-based educational methods
* State of the art new pharmacy building
* Caring faculty with extensive pharmaceutical and/or educational backgrounds
* Clinically relevant technology
* Community service to foster an appreciation for others
* Multiple student organizations for professional development, networking and social opportunities
For more information: http://www.cuw.edu/pharmacy
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry I with Lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry II with Lab||4||6|
|Biology I with Lab (Human Anatomy or Anat. & Phys would also count)||4||6|
|Biology II with Lab (Human Anatomy or Anat. & Phys would also count)||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry I with Lab||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry II with Lab||4||6|
|Physics I with Lab (Algebra or Calc based both acceptable)||4||6|
|Physics II with Lab (Algebra or Calc based both acceptable)||4||6|
|Calculus (for math and/or science majors)||4||6|
|English Composition or Writing Course||3||4|
|Speech, Communications or Public Speaking Course||2-3||4|
|Economics (micro, macro or general course)||3||4|
|Statistics (Biostats also acceptable)||3||4|
|General Education Electives||21||36|
General education electives include any course not offered through a math or science department.
All prerequisites have exceptions, please contact email@example.com with questions about what will and will not fulfill these requirements.
All test dates for the admissions cycle year are accepted - including January. The rolling admissions model allows for a student to take the January PCAT in 2016 and still have time to apply for Fall 2016 entry into the PharmD program.
All non-US citizens with less than ten (10) years of academic experience in an English-speaking environment.
Applicants must also provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations prior to matriculation. Students must complete a background check, a Wisconsin care giver background check and a drug screen.
Any and all professional experience helps prepare a student for the challenges of a professional pharmacy education. Health care experience is preferred, and pharmacy technician work especially.
Ultimately, it is the applicant's decision who they elect to have write their letters, but we recommend the following: One letter from a professor of science who has taught the student at a high level. A second letter from a health care practitioner who can speak to the applicant's ability to succeed in pharmacy school. Thirdly, a letter from either another professor, a pharmacist, or supervisor for a community service or volunteer activity.
The applicant will be assessed in the following areas: motivation to pursue a PharmD/practice pharmacy; recognition of pharmacist's role; integrity; maturity; time-management; self-confidence/assertiveness; professionalism; ability to articulate clearly; previous/ongoing commitment to service; evidence of leadership; potential for strong academic performance and overall presentation.
The interview day is about 3 hours of meetings, interviews, and presentation on campus at CUW. Applicants are brought in in small groups (8-12) and are each interviewed by two faculty members.
Admissions is rolling, and interviews are held on various Fridays between September and April.