MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY-YOUR HEALTH EDUCATION PARTNERS If joining the health care team is your dream, Midwestern University can provide you with the education and experiences you need. For more than 100 years, we have been helping students achieve their career goals. You'll find our graduates at leading hospitals, private practices, pharmacies, and health care facilities around the country. Health care education is all we do, and you'll benefit from learning side-by-side with students from many health disciplines. Our faculty members are committed to teaching you the scientific principles you'll apply in the clinical setting. Working with caring practitioners, you'll have plenty of hands-on opportunities to prepare for patient care. At Midwestern University, you'll find a wealth of mentors who are dedicated to training their future colleagues. Join our academic community, and look forward to your future as a member of the health care team.
DOWNERS GROVE: BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS, BUSTLING CITY-SAFE PLACES TO STUDY. GREAT PLACES TO LEARN Just 25 miles from the heart of downtown Chicago, our 105-acre Downers Grove campus offers a comfortable suburban setting-- and easy access to the impressive resources of a preeminent Midwest city. It's all here: campus clubs, student government, community service initiatives, health-related professional organizations. Need a study break? Take a walk in nearby wooded areas, unwind in our athletic facilities, or enjoy Chicagoland's amazing theatre performances, fine arts centers, and pro sports. You'll benefit from the region's wealth of opportunities for excellent clinical rotations at hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, private practices, high-tech laboratories, and pharmacies.
CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY - STUDENTS RECEIVE INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION AND TEAM-BUILDING SKILLS The Chicago College of Pharmacy prides itself on the priority placed on the education of future pharmacists. The College faculty are accessible and available to meet with students who require additional assistance to understand course-related materials. The College also promotes the development of interpersonal and team building skills so that its graduates will be competent in dealing with all members of the health care team.
The College's curriculum includes a well-integrated collection of lecture courses, which are delivered by a team of experienced and knowledgeable faculty. Beginning with the first professional year, students are introduced into patient care settings and observe the role and responsibilities of pharmacists, and can understand how their lecture coursework is necessary to pharmacists in the care of patients and in the educational services provided to other health care professionals. Through a series of experiential rotations or clerkships in a variety of practice settings, which increase in complexity and intensity throughout the curriculum, students acquire the knowledge and skills to be competent pharmacists who are able to meet their patients' needs. 99.46% of recent Chicago College of Pharmacy graduates passed the 2012 NAPLEX exam the first time. Many choose careers at community pharmacies and hospitals — moving quickly into management.
The commitment of the faculty, administration, and staff to students and their pharmacy education is our pledge of quality.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biology with lab||8||12|
|Human or Vertebrate Anatomy||3||4|
|Social and Behavioral Science Electives*||6||9|
|General Education Electives**||8||12|
|General Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Physics (mechanics, heat, force and motion must be included in the course)||3||4|
|Calculus (Integral & Differential)||3||4|
|Statistics (general or biostatistics)||3||4|
*Social and Behavioral Science Electives: Includes courses within the areas of psychology, sociology and anthropology.
**General Education Electives** Any course not related to science, math, physical education or healthcare. Recommended course include arts and humanities, additional social and behavioral sciences, foreign language, business and computer courses.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or from a recognized post secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation. 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.
Applicants who wish to receive transfer credit for prerequisite coursework completed outside the U.S. or at a Canadian institution that does not use English as its primary language of instruction and documentation must submit an official, detailed, course-by-course evaluation obtained from one of the following evaluation services:
International students who do not provide documentation of acceptable U.S. or Canadian course/degree equivalency will not receive credit, and will be required to complete all prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university in the United States, or a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation.
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. It is required that one letter be from a faculty member who has taught you and/or a pre-health advisor/committee. It is preferred that the second letter be from a pharmacist.
Offered to select applicants only. To be considered for an invitation to attend an on-campus Mandatory Candidate Visit, applicants must meet the admission requirements listed. After the Office of Admissions receives all required application materials, the applicant's file is reviewed to determine if the applicant merits an invitation to attend a Mandatory Candidate Visit.
Invited applicants must attend a Mandatory Candidate Visit in order to be further considered in the admission process. As part of the visit, candidates will be required to participate in a group interview with other pharmacy applicants. The group interview will be used to evaluate the applicant's verbal communication skills, understanding of the pharmacy profession, commitment to patient care, and other elements as determined by faculty. Applicants will also be required to participate in a writing sample exercise during the visit. In addition, candidates will have the opportunity to learn more about the pharmacy program, financial aid, student services, and tour the MWU campus.