The College of Pharmacy is located on the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus in Omaha, NE occupying facilities completed in 1976 and has offered the doctor of pharmacy as the only entry-level professional degree since that time. Ground-Breaking for the new College of Pharmacy and Center for Drug Discovery will occur in June 2013 with completion of the new facility scheduled for July 2015.
The Pharm.D. Program recently received full accreditation (2012) by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and has recently undergone significant revision to the prepharmacy curriculum as well as enhancements to a number of core courses within the program. Classes are conducted on a semester basis beginning in late August and ending in early May. Required didactic courses in the curriculum are not offered during the summer although experiential programming does occur during that time.
Both professional and social opportunities are available through campus and College of Pharmacy organizations. The College maintains a chapter of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists as well as chapters of Kappa Psi and Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternities, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. These organizations provide opportunities for social interaction, as well as the offering of professional services in the community and the state of Nebraska.
UNMC is dedicated to educating the next century of health care professionals with the latest in teaching tools, technology and facilities. More than 3,600 students attend UNMC, seeking degrees in Allied Health professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Graduate Studies. Students at UNMC learn in an environment that embraces the innovation of tomorrow while maintaining low student-to-faculty ratios and small-group learning. For more detailed information about educational programs, please see: http://www.unmc.edu
Because of UNMC’s burgeoning research enterprise (greater than $100 million in annual research funding), students learn from scientists and clinicians who are at the leading edge of discovery. Many of our students also can engage in the rich cultures of Omaha, working in student-run clinics that assist underserved populations in the city.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry w/Lab||8 (Minimum)|
|Organic Chemistry w/Lab||8 (Minimum)|
|Calculus I||4 (Minimum)|
|Statistics /or Biostatistics||3|
|Quantitative Chemical Analysis||4|
|Physics w/Lab||8 (Minimum)|
|Biological/Life Sciences w/Lab||4 (Minimum)|
Specific instructions for accessing the UNMC College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application will be provided via email after your verified PharmCAS application materials have been received from PharmCAS. A listing of questions that must be answered may be reviewed at: http://net.unmc.edu/apply/phar_sup.asp
July test dates are preferred since we have a rolling admissions process whereby review of applicant files can begin as soon as they are complete; early completion of the PCAT enables us to have those scores in a timely manner.
ACT scores must be submitted directly to UNMC.
Health care-related experience is not absolutely required, but is highly recommended as it is important for you to know as much as possible about the profession of your choice. We feel it would be difficult to have a passion for a profession if one does not really know its primary functions. Please see our website for more detailed information about our program and the application process: http://www.unmc.edu/pharmacy/pharmd.htm
Proof of citizenship or documentation of lawful presence is required for pharmacist internship registration with ?Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Three (3) reference letters are required: Two (2) must come from Science/Math faculty; the third may also come from an academic person or it may come from a non-academic reference (a pharmacist is an excellent choice); in all cases, the references must be in a position to critically evaluate past performance.