The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy is located in Iowa City, a cosmopolitan community of 60,000 and home to the ‘Hawkeyes’. The College of Pharmacy is located west of the scenic Iowa River, and is part of a larger health sciences complex, including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. Iowa City is approximately a four and one half hour drive from Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Kansas City. The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has a long tradition of excellence and leadership in pharmacy education, pharmacy practice and biomedical research. Our program includes a continuously evolving curriculum oriented to student learning and problem solving in order to better prepare students for a changing profession.
We asked our students why they chose Iowa. Their reasons include the following:
Our many student organizations offer students several ways to become involved in the profession locally, statewide and nationally. Pharmacy students attend national conferences, serve on active committees with faculty, educate children and adults, assist with immunizations and organize social events.
The Pharmacy Practice lab is a technologically advanced licensed pharmacy that provides real and simulated practice experiences. The Banker Center Student Activity Center provides quiet individual and small group study environments and houses the offices of student organizations. Other facilities in the college include the Iowa Drug Information Service, a computerized drug information database relative to the clinical use of drugs, and University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals, a Food and Drug Administration-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Principles of Chemistry I and II w/ Lab (4:11 and 4:12)||8||12|
|Statistics (22S:XXX, but not 22S:002)||3||5|
|General Education Electives||At least 12||18|
|Organic Chemistry I and II (4:121 and 4:122)||6||9|
|Biology I and II w/ Lab (2:10 and 2:11)||8||12|
|Human Anatomy (60:110)||3||5|
|Microbiology w/Lab (61:112)||4||6|
|Calculus for Biological Sciences (22M:16)||4||6|
|Human Physiology (27:130)||3||5|
|Physics w/Lab (or one year high school school physics) (29:8)||4||6|
The PCAT must be taken prior to the application deadline. We will accept scores from 2014 or 2015. Scores from the January 2016 test will not be considered.
International candidates whose first-language is not English are required to take the TOEFL. See http://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/ for more information.
Criminal background checks are required of students entering The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Pharmacy students must also meet our technical standards found at http://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/pharmd-admissions
Transcripts from courses completed at an English-speaking college in Canada that is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) will be accepted and must be sent directly to the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.
Selected applicants will be invited to interview via email from November 2015 to February 2016. Interviews will be held in this same time frame. Interview day consists of a 30 minute closed-file interview with 2 – 3 interviewers, a written essay, and a tour of the Pharmacy Building given by current pharmacy students.