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 College of Pharmacy, the oldest professional college at The University of New Mexico, was founded in 1945. The College of Pharmacy has approximately 2,900 graduates of its professional program. Nearly two-thirds of all practicing pharmacists in New Mexico are graduates of the College of Pharmacy. The College of Pharmacy offers the professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D. degree). The program consists of four years of professional education. Consideration for admission to the program requires 91 credit hours of prerequisite course work. The Pharm.D. program emphasizes student-centered problem-based learning and requires nine months of advanced professional practice experiences during the fourth year, including experiences in ambulatory care, community-based and institutional settings. The Pharm.D. degree is the only professional degree offered by the College of Pharmacy.
In addition to the Pharm.D., a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with concentrations in Pharmacoeconomics, Epidemiology, Public Policy and Outcomes Research; Radiopharmacy; and Toxicology. A Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences with concentration in Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Policy and Outcomes Research is also offered. Inquiries should be addressed to the Graduate Student Academic Advisor. A Doctor of Philosophy focusing on Toxicology is offered through the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program and inquiries should be addressed to the Program Director of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.
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. 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 pharmacy practice and specialty practice pharmacy residencies in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, and renal pharmacotherapy with the UNM Hospitals and is affiliated with the NM VA Healthcare System, the Lovelace Sandia 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.
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All science (biology,chemistry and physics) prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring 2015 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).
Please follow this link to complete the application https://esurvey.unm.edu/opinio/s?s=27556
PCAT test dates through January 2016 will be accepted
Only for students who will be applying as international students to UNM and have limited domestic course work.
Foreign students applying to this program must have a current visa or be eligible for a visa prior to matriculation. Students in an undocumented status should contact the UNM College of Pharmacy, as undocumented student may be able to attend, depending on their status.
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 40 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 speak 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.