Students in the JSP Doctor of Pharmacy program will develop the knowledge and experience to practice in a wide range of pharmacy settings including community or retail settings, hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. They may also choose to work in pharmaceutical industry or related fields such as pharmaceutical advertising and publishing companies.
The JSP program is four years in length. Students will complete a minimum of 141 credits in this program. The program includes both classroom instruction (didactic component) and hands-on (experiential) learning. The experiential component will encompass approximately 30% of the entire program.
In the classroom, students will engage in discussion and learn through integration and application of basic, clinical and administrative sciences. Our curriculum is designed to help students effectively collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that all patients receive safe and effective drug therapy and to understand how pharmacists can influence the health care system and positively impact public health.
The experiential learning component of the program will begin in the first semester. These experiences will take place every semester during the first 3 years of the program. During the final year of the program, the student will participate in full-time clinical experiences (approximately 40 hours/week) in a variety of pharmacy settings. Four of these experiences are required and include Community Pharmacy, Hospital/Health System Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care, and Inpatient/Acute Care. Students will also have the opportunity during this time to select additional elective experiences to meet their personal and/or career needs.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Anatomy & Physiology I or Anatomy with lab||4||6|
|Anatomy & Physiology II or Physiology with lab||4||6|
|Microbiology with lab||4||6|
|General Biology I with lab||4||6|
|General Biology II with lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry I with lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry II with lab||4||6|
|Physics I algebra or calculus-based with lab||4||6|
|Physics II algebra or calculus-based with lab||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry I with lab||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry II with lab||4||6|
Physics may be algebra or calculus-based. All science courses require both lecture and lab. 8 credits of A&P I and II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy and 4 credits of Human Physiology. Labs must be included. Algebra or Calculus-based. Social Sciences are comprised of psychology, sociology, anthropology, political Science, economics, geography, and history. Humanities are comprised of languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and the Arts.
All science courses must be completed within 5 years of application to Jefferson. Exceptions to the 5 year rule include continuous enrollment that exceeds 5 years and/or continuous work experience since graduation in a laboratory/science setting. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above to be eligible for transfer. A grade of “C-“ or below will not be eligible for transfer.
Jefferson Office of Admission will send an email with a link to our supplemental application along with a logon ID once we have downloaded the pharmacy application from PharmCAS. Jefferson will send a second email with the PIN to access the supplemental.
All international students and U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English language proficiency as one of the conditions for admission to Jefferson. Jefferson Schools will accept any one of the following items to satisfy the proficiency requirement:
*Follow the following link for the country list: http://www.jefferson.edu/content/dam/tju/jshp/Files/Admissions/TOEFL Requirements By Country.pdf
Applicants are encouraged to seek opportunities that will gain exposure to pharmacists and to learn about opportunities within the profession. Engagement in leadership and community service while successfully completing a full course load is considered desirable.
Details originating from academic institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated and a course-by-course evaluation performed by the World Education Services (WES) or comparable credential evaluation service.
Eary Decision: October 2014
Regular Decision: October 2014 - March 2015
Each applicant who is invited to interview will meet individually with faculty and current students from the Jefferson School of Pharmacy. The interview will focus on the applicant's understanding of and commitment to the profession of pharmacy as well as their verbal communication skills. The applicant will have ample opportunity to ask questions during the interview. Applicants should plan to spend a half-day for the interview process.