The Touro University California College of Pharmacy program is a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program located on historic Mare Island in the Northeast corner of the San Francisco Bay. The College of Pharmacy is unique nationwide in that it includes two years of didactic instruction together with an experiential component that is also two years in length, while the national paradigm is three years of didactic instruction with a one year clinical component. The College of Pharmacy prepares students for a clinically-oriented, contemporary pharmacy practice. This goal is ensured by providing students with a rigorous didactic and experiential curriculum in which students receive individualized attention through small classes and sufficient numbers of highly qualified faculty who are accessible and available to meet with students who require additional personal assistance. The program emphasizes expanded clinical experiences, the extensive use of technology and teamwork with other students.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||see website||see website|
|Inorganic (General) Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab **Human Anatomy lecture required **Human Physiology lecture and lab required||4||6|
|Microbiology with Lab||4||6|
All prerequisites, including completion of a Bachelor's Degree (which is REQUIRED), must be satisfied prior to the first day of mandatory orientation, though applicants may apply, be interviewed, and be accepted with some prerequisite coursework not yet completed. While not required, the Admissions and Standards Committee strongly recommends that all incoming students complete a minimum of 3 semester/5 quarter units of Biochemistry. If available, PCAT scores may be submitted with the PharmCAS application though the PCAT is not required.? Touro University considers two GPAs - Cumulative GPA and Science GPA.? The Cumulative GPA includes all coursework completed while the Science GPA includes all physical and biological science coursework (not justs those listed as pre-requisites). Additional information may be found at http://admissions.tu.edu/cop.
Application requirements and procedures are detailed on our website, http://admissions.tu.edu/Apply-Pharmacy.html
Applicants who are educated at schools outside of the United States must submit official transcript evaluations documenting that the non-U.S. degree should be considered equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Applications received without this documentation will be rejected.
Applicants should have some pharmacy experience or exposure, either paid or volunteer.
FTER must include a statement that the foreign degree is equivalent to a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution. FTER must also, at a minimum, include semester units and letter grade for each course, as well as a cumulative GPA. FTER should be submitted with the PharmCAS application. Applicationsreceived without this documentation will be rejected. Typically, graduates of foreign institutions will supplement their non-US coursework with several courses completed at regionally accredited US institutions.
Three letters required. One letter must be from a biological/physical sciences professor who has taught the applicant in his or her class. The other two letters may be submitted from the source of the applicants choice, excluding family members. A letter from a pharmacist is recommended but not required. Pre-Health Professional Committee letters will satisfy the entire letter requirement. Full details may be found at http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/process.htm
Interviews are conducted using a panel style, group interview format. Up to five candidates are interviewed together by two pharmacy faculty members and one pharmacy student.