At Midwestern University's College of Pharmacy–Glendale (CPG), students pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Supported by a faculty member, small groups of students work together to complete projects and assignments and gain extensive clinical knowledge. Patient care experiences begin immediately and are integrated throughout the curriculum. The entire program requires a total of five years of coursework, the first two years at another college and the final three calendar years at CPG. Students complete, on a year-round basis, required courses, elective professional courses, and clinical/experiential education. The second and third professional years provide immersion in hands-on learning at diverse clinical rotation sites, emphasizing problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Settings include community pharmacies, hospitals, managed care facilities, physician offices, Indian Health Service programs, and other rural and urban sites in the growing Southwest region.
CPG educates and graduates competent and motivated pharmacists who will provide pharmaceutical care in a wide range of community and institutional settings. Standards for admission set forth by CPG outline the nonacademic abilities considered essential for students to achieve the level of competence required by the faculty and by the ACPE, the pharmacy-accrediting agency, in order to obtain the Pharm.D. degree. Candidates must have abilities and skills in five areas: 1) observation; 2) communication; 3) motor; 4) intellectual, conceptual, integrative, and quantitative; and 5) behavioral and social. Technological compensation can be made for some limitation in certain of these areas, but candidates should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner.
Vision: To excel in pharmacy education
Mission: Prepare pharmacists who will provide exceptional patient care, participate in critical inquiry and scientific research, and advance public health and wellness
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biology with lab||8||12|
|Social Sciences: divided among psychology, sociology, anthropology, or political science||6||9|
|General Education Electives*||8||12|
|Anatomy: human or vertebrate||3||4|
|General Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Speech: public speaking||3||4|
|Economics: micro, macro, or general||3||4|
* General Education Electives are to be divided among the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, fine arts, foreign language, business, or computer sciences (science, match, physical education, and health care courses are NOT acceptable)
Fall 2015 last accepted test date
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from two professionals directly to PharmCAS. MWU-CPG will only accept letters received directly from PharmCAS. It is preferred that one letter be written by a college professor who has actually taught the applicant or a prehealth advisory committee, science professor, or a health professional who knows the applicant well. Please refer to the PharmCAS application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation. The deadline for submission of the letters of recommendation is February 15th.