The College of Pharmacy (COP) is among five schools at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS), a health science graduate level institution, located in the north suburbs of Chicago, IL. Situated approximately 30 miles north of downtown, Rosalind Franklin University enjoys the diversity of both city sidewalks and the surrounding state forests and greenbelts.
The College's mission is to serve the nation through excellence in pharmacy education, research, and practice, with a commitment to patient-centered interprofessional care, community service, life-long learning and an ethos of social responsibility. The COP desires to enroll students who present evidence of strong preparation for a career in pharmacy paired with both leadership and initiative. Students will have innovative technology readily available to use--from the classroom to pharmacy skills laboratory. The COP's commitment to graduate healthcare training starts with students learning from with and about their colleagues from multiple graduate health professions, including future MDs, PAs, PTs and DPMs. The interprofessional curriculum at Rosalind Franklin University mirrors that of the professional environment where pharmacists interact with multiple healthcare providers on a daily basis.
The COP welcomes your questions as a potential student. Please feel free to contact Admissions and Recruitment, at 847-578-3204 if you have any questions.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Courses requiring oral presentations (seminar, public speaking, communications, etc)||3||4|
|Humanities (e.g. art & art history, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies, theater & performance studies)||6||9|
|Electives (Spanish highly recommended)||3||4|
|General Biology with lab||8||12|
|General Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Physics with lab (must include mechanics, heat, force, and motion)||4||6|
|Calculus (integral and differential)||3||4|
|Anatomy (with lab) or Anatomy & Physiology (with lab)||4||6|
|Social/Behavioral Science (e.g. anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology)||6||9|
Only scores from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the enrollment year are accepted.
For non-US citizens/permanent residents. May be waived at the Univeristy's discretion for full-time students in a US college or university for which at least two consecutive years or for those from countries in which English is the primary language.
Accepted applicants must provide official health history documentation that they have completed all required immunizations, and pass a criminal background check prior to matriculation.
RFUMS prefers to receive World Education Services (www.wes.org) Course-by-Course or Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org) Comprehensive Course-by-Course reports. WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) or ECE Subject Analysis versions are strongly encouraged.
Pharmacist/Healthcare Provider references are strongly encouraged. Supervisor, Employer & Professor references are also acceptable. The submission of more that two references or a committee letter is acceptable.
The interview consists of faculty interviews, an individual writing exercise, a team excercise, lunch, and a University tour.