Wingate University School of Pharmacy opened its doors to applicants in 2002, with the charter class beginning its program of study in August 2003. The charter class graduated from Wingate University on May 12, 2007. The class size has been capped at 90 on our Wingate campus and 18 on our Hendersonville campus to assure special attention to every student. This year, 688 applications were received. The average entering prerequisite grade point average for the class entering in August 2013 is 3.56 and the mean PCAT percentile score is 55. All Wingate University pharmacy faculty members have made a commitment to excellence in the classroom; and all classes are taught by faculty possessing terminal doctoral degrees. No courses, discussions, case studies or laboratories are taught by graduate students or teaching assistants.
The Wingate University School of Pharmacy has been fully accredited. The accrediting agency for schools of pharmacy is the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The accreditation process was initiated in 2002, and precandidate status was awarded in 2003, and candidate status was awarded in 2004 and reaffirmed in 2005 and again in 2006. Full accreditation was formally awarded upon graduation of the charter class in 2007. This is the normal accreditation process and timeline for all schools of pharmacy. Additionally, the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS) approved the University to award the doctoral degree (Doctor of Pharmacy Degree) in 2004.
Wingate University School of Pharmacy is in strict compliance with the accreditation guidelines of the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education. Wingate University School of Pharmacy intends to be nationally recognized as a leader in the education of pharmacists. It seeks to reach this goal by providing a student-centered environment that will facilitate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, scholarly inquiry and service to the institution, the profession and the community.
The five salient qualities and expectations of the Wingate University School of Pharmacy graduate are:
(i) outstanding moral character
(ii) excellence in interpersonal communication skills
(iii) complete competence in pharmaceutical care
(iv) strong abilities in problem solving, and
(v) the highest professional commitment to the patient, the community, and the employer.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||61 - 67|
|General Chemistry I & II w/ lab, for science majors||8||8|
|Communications (public speaking, interpersonal communications)||3||3|
|Other (History or additional humanities)||3||3|
|Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab for science majors||8||8|
|General Biology w/lab for science majors||4||4|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology (one course covering the whole body or a two (2) course progression)||3-8||3-8|
|Microbiology w/lab for science majors||4||4|
|Economics (Micro, Macro or General)||3||3|
|English (Composition and Literature)||6||6|
|Humanities (Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Religion, Ethics, Foreign Language, Anthropology)||9||9|
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Experience is not required but is benificial during the interview process.
After a preliminary assessment of the applicant pool, the most qualified applicants are invited for a personal interview at Wingate University with members of the Pharmacy Admissions Committee. Telephone interviews are not permitted. Competitiveness is determined by an evaluation of an applicant's grades, particularly in the prerequisite courses, and all application materials. During the interview, applicants are evaluated in a variety of areas including motivation, communication skills, personal characteristics, critical thinking/decision-making abilities and knowledge of the profession of pharmacy and issues affecting health care. Interviewed candidates are ranked comparatively on criteria that include academic preparedness, effective communicative and interpersonal skills, cognitive skills and aptitude for the professional program.