The UMES School of Pharmacy participates in the Early Decision process through PharmCAS. The application deadline for early decision is September 2, 2014.
Supplemental Applications will be available September 2014.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a land-grant, historically black college founded in 1886. Originally founded as the Delaware Conference Academy, the University underwent institutional changes before becoming the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on July 1, 1970. In 1998, it became a member of the then University of Maryland System, now known as the University System of Maryland, which consisted of eleven campuses at the time of establishment. UMES is approved by the state of Maryland and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).
The School of Pharmacy is a part of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, which also includes Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Rehabilitation Services programs. The School of Pharmacy at UMES was founded in 2008 and admitted its inaugural class in the fall of 2010. As part of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, the Doctor of Pharmacy program is the first professional pharmacy program on the Delmarva Peninsula. The UMES program is unique in that it uses a block system and is based on a concentrated 3 year curriculum. The program seeks to provide students with a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical, social/administrative and clinical sciences. In order to do so, emphasis is placed on high quality patient-centered care and medication therapy management (MTM), the development of skills for lifelong learning and opportunities for multi-cultural development. In addition, the faculty, through their teaching, mentoring and scholarship, work to maximize student potential and to contribute to the advancement of the profession by preparing highly trained, articulate, and caring pharmacists. To help foster an enriching educational experience to each individual student, the School of Pharmacy offers small class sizes, with a student-faculty ratio of approximately 6:1. For these students, the School of Pharmacy is dedicated to ensuring an intellectually challenging and enriching educational experience.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry (w/Lab, for science majors)||8||12|
|Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences*||12||20|
|Public Speaking/Speech/Interpersonal Communications||3||5|
|General Biology (w/Lab, for science majors)||4||6|
|Physics (w/Lab)[May be algebra or calculus based]||4||6|
|English Composition and/or Literature||6||10|
* Recommended courses are psychology, sociology, anthropolgy, philosophy, history, literature, art, music, theater, drama, business, education or foreign languages.
Biochemistry coursework is strongly recommended
Prerequisite coursework must be completed at an accredited college or university in the United States. Credit by examination (AP, CLEP) may be granted for social science and humanities courses, but is not granted for science and math courses.
The January 2015 test date will be the last date considered for fall 2014 applicants. However, applicants are encouraged to test earlier because we have rolling admissions. Additionally, students applying for early decision should take the PCAT no later than July 2014 to be considered for early decision.
The Admissions Committee will contact applicants by e-mail, if selected for an on-site interview. The interview session is a half-day process lasting from 12:30 pm-4:30 pm.