Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy employs a holistic admissions philosophy. Both academic factors and non-academic factors are considered in selecting applicants for admission. Academic factors are employed to select applicants who are prepared to succeed in a rigorous professional curriculum. Non-academic factors are included to select applicants who will fulfill the mission of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy to improve the health of South Carolinians and society in general by developing students with an unwavering ethical foundation who will positively impact the delivery of quality equitable pharmacy care; who will dedicate their lives to community service; and who will provide enlightened leadership in addressing the health care needs of a diverse patient population.
The PharmD program at Presbyterian College is designed to prepare students for the general practice of pharmacy and integrates knowledge with hands-on experiences directly related to application within the practice of pharmacy. Our curriculum focuses on managing the health care problems of patients and employs diverse modes of learning including lectures, laboratory experiences, small-group activities, problem solving, and cases. The technology-rich environment of the School of Pharmacy facility provides an optimal environment for learning and we are bringing together a faculty that is unsurpassed in quality, expertise, and commitment for the education of future pharmacists.
PCSP provides pharmacy education with a liberal arts college approach, integrating classroom learning with practical experience-- emphasizing community engagement, valuing each student, and focusing on patient care. We are committed to helping students acquire the knowledge and skills required to provide comprehensive pharmacy care to the people they serve.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology with lab||8||12|
|Microbiology with lab||4||6|
|History or Political Science||3||5|
|Psychology or Sociology||3||5|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology||6||9|
|General Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Ethics, Religion, or Philosophy||3||5|
All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to fall matriculation. Life science and organic chemistry courses earned seven or more years prior to applying to the School will not be allowed to be used to satisfy pre-pharmacy course requirements unless approved by the Admissions Committee on an individual applicant basis. Additional information about the eligibility of specific courses may be obtained at http://pharmacy.presby.edu/prospective-students/course-equivalencies/.
The supplemental application should be completed online at http://pharmacy.presby.edu/prospective-students/admissions/ and submitted by the deadline; please note that a valid PharmCAS ID# is required for submission of a supplemental application.
Applicants for the 2014-2015 admissions cycle must take the PCAT on or before January 2014.
In order to be accepted, applicants must demonstrate fluency in both spoken and written English. Applicants must also provide documentation what they have completed all required immunizations and successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. Students must maintain a South Carolina pharmacy intern license while enrolled.
Not required but recommended. Please note that professional exploration is measured based on applicant’s responses on the supplemental application. http://pharmacy.presby.edu/prospective-students/admissions/
Only coursework completed at accredited U.S. institutions will be accepted.
Applicants will be selected to visit campus for an interview – selection will be based upon the student’s academic performance, written communication skills, letters of recommendation, volunteerism, leadership, and professional exploration. Admission is competitive and selection for an interview does not guarantee admission. The PCSP admissions interview is a structured interview process that is designed to assess core competencies that are difficult to measure via an application alone. These competencies are: commitment to the pharmacy profession, communication skills, empathy, ethical and moral reasoning, interpersonal skills, and motivation. Students are responsible for arranging accommodations and travel to Clinton, SC for the interview process. Interviews will be conducted from 9:00–12:00 and 1:30–4:30. During the visit, students will interview with a two-person panel (composed of faculty members and healthcare practitioners). Students will also receive a tour of the campus.