The College of Pharmacy is one of 11 colleges at Oregon State University. Oregon State University is the land, sea, sun and space grant institution for the state. The college was established in 1898. Although based in Corvallis, the college also has a satellite campus at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.
The University is located in the city of Corvallis, which lies in the Willamette Valley between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Coast Range. Corvallis is located 90 miles south of Portland, which is the largest city in the state. With its population of approximately 50,000, Corvallis offers an attractive setting and facilities for the University. To broaden the preparation for the professional activities and civic responsibilities, the students in the college are encouraged to join professional organizations.
The four-year professional curriculum includes courses in medicinal chemistry, professional practice and law, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, drug literature evaluation, drug use policy, pharmaceutics, and pathophysiology. Students spend their first two years on the OSU campus at Corvallis, Oregon, and the third year at our satellite campus in Portland, Oregon. Before entering the third professional year, students must complete a bachelor’s degree in an area of interest to them.
In the fourth professional year, students complete supervised, off-campus clerkships in various pharmacy practice sites located throughout the state and region. Seven six-week clerkships must be completed. Students may choose clerkships that fit their specific career interests. We are looking for students with excellent written and oral communication skills, leadership ability, and a willingness to be a patient advocate. We want students with a solid foundation in the sciences coupled with a desire for a career as a health care professional.
Visit the OSU College of Pharmacy website at http://pharmacy.oregonstate.edu/pharmd-program for more information.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Principles of Biology||8||12|
|Micro or Macro Economics||3||4|
|Organic Chemistry w/lab||8||12|
|Microbiology w/lab (Upper division strongly preferred)||3||5|
|Statistics (Biostatistics preferred)||3||3|
|Physiology (Upper division strongly preferred)||8||9|
|Anatomy (Upper division strongly preferred)||4||6|
|Biochemistry (upper division required)||6||7|
Students who will not complete a bachelor's degree before entering the Pharm.D. program must also complete these prerequisite courses:
Applications from prospective students who have completed Microbiology, Human Physiology, and Human Anatomy at the lower-division level should compensate with strong preparation in all other areas.
We encourage all prospective students to contact the College of Pharmacy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-3424 and speak with an advisor about prerequisite courses at your institution. If a particular course is not offered at your institution, an advisor may be able to suggest a substitute. Many questions about these prerequisites are addressed on the Frequently Asked Questions page at http://pharmacy.oregonstate.edu/pharm-d-frequently-asked-questions.
Oregon State University strongly recommends all applicants submit their PharmCAS application by our Early Consideration deadline of August 15, 2014. We will endeavor to review, and possibly interview, all Early Consideration candidates by mid-December.
Oregon State University has implemented a modified Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process. Candidates will have four 7 minute interviews. Candidates will also have the opportunity to talk with current Pharm.D. students and take a tour of our facilities.