The ULM School of Pharmacy is the only state supported pharmacy program in Louisiana, and the faculty, staff, students and alumni are very proud that we are the state of Louisiana’s School of Pharmacy. The School offers three distinct academic programs: 1) the Doctor of Pharmacy program; 2) the graduate program in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences offering a Master’s of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Pharmacy, and 3) the Bachelor of Science program in Toxicology which is one of only seven undergraduate toxicology programs in the nation. The School is comprised of an outstanding group of faculty and staff dedicated to our mission, “to educate future health care professionals to meet the diverse pharmaceutical care needs of the people of Louisiana and to serve the professions of pharmacy and toxicology through a balanced program of education, research, service, and patient care.” It is our goal to educate entry-level pharmacy practitioners to deliver pharmacy care in a dynamic, culturally diverse society, enabling our graduates to enter a wide range of existing or emerging health care practices, and through this task, instill students with the School’s core values of responsibility, innovation, collaboration, quality and professionalism. In addition to preparing quality pharmacists for the state of Louisiana and surrounding regions, our faculty are dedicated scholars who make valuable contributions to the world’s medical and scientific knowledge base through the college’s extensive research programs. Faculty in our program work collaboratively with other researchers not only in Louisiana , but across the world to build and sustain research programs focusing on drug development and delivery, patient outcomes, pharmacy practice and toxicology that provide the foundations for new therapies and improve patient care.
The School also provides a unique service to the state of Louisiana. Through its collaborative partnerships with the Louisiana State University Health Science Centers and other health care centers, the School provides high-level pharmacy care for state residents. Additionally, via partnerships with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the School provides prior authorization services, disease management programs, and evaluation of patient and program outcomes for the Louisiana Patient Assistance Program. Finally, the School’s Drug Information Center provides Louisiana’s health care professionals with assistance in obtaining drug information and providing evidence based answers to patient care questions. We take immense pride in the quality of our students and the tradition of excellence established by our faculty, students and graduates. Many of our graduates go on to be entrepreneurs, volunteer student preceptors and leaders in the profession.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Physics with Lab||4|
|Statistics (300 or 3000 level or higher)||3|
|Microbiology with Lab||4|
|Anatomy with Lab and Physiology with Lab||8|
|Cell Biology or Cell Physiology||3|
|Inorganic Chemistry with Lab||8|
|Organic Chemistry with Lab||8|
June, August, October or January
Three letters of reference MUST be received in order for application packet to be considered complete. Applicants will not be reviewed for admission until a complete application packet is submitted. Applicants are expected to include letters from 1 College Math Professor, 1 College Science Professor and 1 Supervisor. If a Math Professor is not available, then applicants can submit letters from 2 College Science Professors. A supervisor does not have to been a person the applicant worked with, it can be a person who provided guidance to the applicant, such as an advisor or church youth leader.
This interview will help determine if an applicant is ready for admission to the Professional Program of Pharmacy. The Admission Committee will be observing your ability to express yourself in a variety of situations, your motivations in the area of Pharmacy, and your commitment to patient care. Other criteria that applicants may be evaluated on: neatness in appearance and on written interview questions, promptness, responsiveness to social clues, good manners, directness in answering, organizational skills, and goal orientation. Applicants will be expected to participate in one 30 to 40 minute oral interview. This interview will consist of the applicant, two Faculty members of the School of Pharmacy and one senior pharmacy student. The interviews will take place in succession with randomly assigned interviewers.