Responding to the rising need for pharmacists nationally, and particularly in the South, Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Suwanee, GA, now offers a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Supported by a 110-year tradition of training osteopathic physicians and other health practitioners, PCOM is uniquely positioned to introduce the PharmD to its range of offerings.
PCOM School of Pharmacy faculty is comprised of expert and accomplished educators, practitioners and pharmaceutical scientists who employ exciting teaching methods within the most modern and advanced facilities in pharmaceutical education. The curriculum emphasizes patient-centered care and preventive practices, entrusting graduates to create thoughtful, proactive, customer-focused environments.
The role of the pharmacist continues to evolve with opportunities in community/retail practice including drug, department stores or mass merchandisers; clinics or compounding labs; mail order or pharmaceutical wholesalers; healthcare and government agencies; as well as pharmaceutical research and development. PCOM School of Pharmacy will prepare graduates for entry-level careers with the right combination of skills, knowledge and attitudes to develop and grow in the ever-changing field.
In June 2011, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education granted PCOM School of Pharmacy candidate accreditation status. For additional details on accreditation status, please go to http://www.acpe-accredit.org.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry I and II (each with laboratory)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry I and II (each with laboratory)||8||12|
|General Biology I and II (each with laboratory) Cellular or molecular biology or zoology (each with laboratory) are also acceptable||8||12|
|Physics (with laboratory)||4||6|
|Humanities, from ANY of the following areas: Art, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion or theatre||3||4.5|
|English Composition and English Literature||6||9|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences, from ONE of the following areas: history, psychology, government, sociology||3||4.5|
Prerequisites not completed by spring term, must be completed by summer session one.
Additionally, in order for a course to count as a completed prerequisite, the course must have been completed with a grade of "C "or higher prior to matriculation AND must be less than 10 years old.
Every student who submits a verified completed primary PharmCAS application will receive a secondary application. All secondary applications are sent via email upon receipt of the primary application, which is electronically downloaded from PharmCAS.
We will accept February PCAT scores.
Every applicant whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English, must provide an English proficiency test score. Any applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate objective competency in English by satisfactory performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score is considered too old, and will not be accepted, if it is more than two years old from the start of the applicant’s admissions term. Country of citizenship does not exempt applicants from this requirement. Language of instruction at the college or university level, and how recent it has been, are the determining factors in meeting this requirement. The minimum required score for the IBT (Internet Based Testing) is 79 and a minimum score of 26 is required for the speaking component. General writing assistance is available for theses and dissertations; however, as an institution offering only graduate and professional programs, PCOM does not offer remedial ESL coursework.
Applicants are exempt if:
1. English is the exclusive language of instruction at the undergraduate level; or
2. They have earned a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university not more than five years prior to the anticipated semester of enrollment; or
3. They have completed at least two full-time semesters of graded coursework, exclusive of ESL courses, in a U.S. college or university, or at an institution outside the U.S. where English is the exclusive language of instruction, not more than five years prior to the anticipated semester of enrollment.
Letters from friends and family members are not acceptable.
In order to receive an offer of admissions to the PharmD program, you must be invited and participate in an on-campus interview. Interviewers will consist mostly of faculty and staff of the school. As the school grows, the interview team will likely include current students, pharmacy preceptors and school alumni as well. Professional attire is required for the interview.