Students who are considered nonresidents during application can apply for New Mexico residency after their first year, making them eligible for in-state tuition for their remaining three years.
The mission of the college is to develop innovative leaders in pharmaceutical care and research who enhance the quality of life for the people of New Mexico. The college enrolls the second highest number of Hispanic and Native American pharmacy students among all colleges of pharmacy in the United States. The college has 2,900 alumni from the professional program who practice in all 50 states and 2/3 of all pharmacists practicing pharmacy in New Mexico are alumni of the college. Unique programs within the college include the NM Poison and Drug Information Center, which is open 365 days per year and annually receives 40,000 inquiries; and the oldest training program in nuclear pharmacy in the United States.
The college is a co-sponsor for PGY-1 and PGY-2 residencies in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, and ambulatory care with the UNM Hospitals and is affiliated with the NM VA Healthcare System, the Lovelace Health System, Presbyterian Healthcare System, the Indian Health Service and the University's Cancer Research and Treatment Center.
The college has 54 faculty and 250 preceptors throughout the state. The college has a strong partnership with the NM Pharmacists Association, the NM Society of Health System Pharmacists and the NM State Board of Pharmacy. These partnerships have created innovative pharmacy practice opportunities for pharmacists in New Mexico including recognition as pharmacist clinicians, pediatric and adult immunization prescribing, prescribing of tobacco cessation and emergency contraception products, and various disease state management programs.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|English Composition I and II||6||9|
|General Chemistry I and II with Labs||8||12|
|Communications Selective (2 courses required from selected list). If applicant has a previous Bachelor level degree or higher, only 1 course is required.||6||9|
|Critical Thinking Selective (2 courses required from selected list)||6||9|
|Organic Chemistry I and II with Labs||8||12|
|Molecular and Cell Biology||4||6|
|Microbiology with Lab||4||6|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II||6||9|
|Physics I and II||6||8|
All prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of "C" of higher. Communication and Critical Thinking Selectives are courses that are selected from a list approved by the Curriculum Committee of the UNM College of Pharmacy. Students with a previous Bachelor level degree, or higher, need only complete one communication selective. Please see our website for course listings details http://hsc.unm.edu/pharmacy/prereqs.shtml. All science (biology,chemistry and physics) prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring 2014 semester and all other prerequisites must be completed prior to matriculation. It is required that all biology and chemistry prerequisite courses been completed within the last 7 years. Biochemistry, while not required, will count toward the 91 hours of prerequisites (as 3 semester hours of electives).
PCAT test dates through January 2014 will be accepted
Only for students who will be applying as international students to UNM.
Foreign students applying to this program must have a current visa or be eligible for a visa prior to matriculation.
Applicant must have worked, taken a class or volunteered for the recommender
The required interview will consist of two main parts: a 30 minute extemporaneous writing exercise and a single 30 minute interview with one member of the admissions committee and a guest interviewer who may be a pharmacy practitioner, current pharmacy student or member of the College faculty. A light meal will also be provided to you prior to your interview with the opportunity to speack informally with administrators, faculty and students of the College as well as practicing pharmacists. Finally, interviewees will also have the opportunity to tour the HSC campus.