The University of Maryland (UM) School of Pharmacy, the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States, leads pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement in the state of Maryland and beyond. With an enrollment of nearly 700 doctor of pharmacy and graduate students, the highly ranked school conducts cutting edge research in drug delivery mechanisms, cost impact studies, basic drug discovery and development, and disease management, and engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities, partnering with over 200 community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and other agencies to provide services to citizens and practitioners around the State and across the nation.
Students can choose to complete the program either at the University of Maryland Baltimore campus or at the Universities of Shady Grove campus. Students at the Shady Grove location learn via digital education and have all the same resources and advantages of the Baltimore campus.
The Pharmacy School is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore comprised of an academic health center along with the Schools of Medicine, Law, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Dentistry and Social Work. The Shady Grove campus is located near National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the attractions of Washington D.C., as well as many area hospitals, such as Montgomery County General and Shady Grove Adventist. Both campuses provide a stimulating environment for cultural, civic and recreational activities.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry with Lab||8||12|
|Speech Communications or Public Speaking||3||5|
|Organic Chemistry with Lab||8||12|
|General Biology with Lab||4||6|
|Microbiology with Lab||4||6|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology||6||10|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||12||18|
www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/preparing.html Last PCAT accepted for Early Decision is July, and for Regular Decision is January 2016.
TOEFL exam must be completed if candidate is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/internationalapps.html
All applicants are required to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. for at least one semester (12 credits) www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/internationalapps.html
The Admissions Committee will contact applicants via email for required on-site interviews. These sessions involve separate interviews with current PharmD students, faculty and alumni. www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/admissions/pharmd/applying/interview.html