"Shenandoah University will be accepting applications from students who have already created a PharmCAS account through May 18, 2017. Students may be granted individual deadline extensions through June 1, 2017."
THE BERNARD J. DUNN SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy was created in 1995 to respond to the growing need for pharmacists in the health-care system. Shenandoah University responded to this need for additional pharmacists in a unique way. Combining new ideas in pharmacy education with the use of information technology, it created a new educational model that is even more relevant today. The School of Pharmacy offers a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D. degree) for traditional and nontraditional students. Traditional students with a bachelor’s degree can also earn a Pharm.D. /MBA degree in conjunction with the Byrd School of Business.
INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM DESIGN AND DELIVERY
Our curriculum is designed to create practice ready clinical pharmacists in the evolving healthcare system. Courses in patient assessment and health care informatics prepare students to provide optimal patient care. Our interprofessional approach to education allows students to work collaboratively with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to be an essential member of an integrated healthcare team. In addition, each student receives an Apple MacBook Pro and iPad to use in the program, as part of Shenandoah University’s iMLearning program.
INTEGRATION OF PHARMACOGENOMICS
Pharmacogenomics uses a patient’s genetic makeup to create individualized drug treatments. We were one of the first pharmacy schools to integrate pharmacogenomics into our curriculum, beginning with an introduction in the first professional year and culminating with application-based practices in the therapeutic sequence.
ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCES (APPE)
APPE opportunities include top facilities in our region, such as Johns Hopkins, the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the Food and Drug Administration. The school also partners with Project HOPE to offer a unique practice experience to provide pharmacy services to the international community. New in-depth experiences are being developed to include expanded pharmacy services, such as transitional care and medication management.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Course Title: English 101 & 102||6||8|
|General Biology I & II w/ lab||8||12|
|General Chemistry I & II w/ lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry I & II w/ lab||8||12|
|Physics I w/ lab calculus or non-calculus based is acceptable||4||6|
|Biological Science elective- no lab required||3||4|
|Economics Micro, macro or principles of||3||4|
|Microbiology lab optional||3/4||6/8|
|Humanities-History, art, music, language, theatre, or other English course.||3||4|
|Social/ Behavioral Science-Accounting, anthropology, business, computers, economics, geography, health, management, political science, psychology, sociology or statistics.||3||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology||6||12|
No application is required.
This statement only applies to students for whom English is a second language. If a student has completed two years of undergraduate work in an accredited college or university in the United States, he/she does not have to take the TOEFL, but may choose to do so to demonstrate greater proficiency. This does not include students who go to a local community college to take ESL.
All foreign transcripts must first be evaluated by an accredited service before they can be reviewed by SU. We prefer organizations who are members of NACES.
The letters of reference can be from professors, health care providers, or other professionals with whom the student has interacted. A pharmacist is not required if you have not worked with one. You may have any combination of the allowed references.
Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle. A typical interview day will consist of a 30 minute interview with a faculty member and student (if possible), writing sample, and tour of facilities