The UAMS COP mission is to improve the health of culturally diverse populations by educating pharmacy leaders to address community health needs, advancing scientific discovery to produce innovations in health care, and fostering progressive pharmacy practice through service to the profession. The UAMS College of Pharmacy was established at the beginning of the 1951-52 academic year in Little Rock on the UAMS campus. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences includes the Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and a graduate school. The main campus is comprised of the University Hospital and Clinics, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Jones Eye Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, the Reynolds Institute of Aging, and Psychiatric Research Institute. UAMS has opened a satellite campus for a portion of the third and fourth year professional year classes in northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville).
The Dean’s office is located in the Education II building along with faculty laboratories and offices. The Education II and College of Public Health buildings house the medical sciences library, large lecture halls, computer learning facilities, multidisciplinary student laboratories, Center for Clinical Skills Education, research laboratories, and faculty offices. In addition, College faculty members have laboratories and offices in both the Biomedical I, Biomedical II and College of Public Health buildings. These areas are strategically located to facilitate the College’s missions. Through the multiple purpose classrooms and laboratories, the students in the College of Pharmacy enjoy enviable advantages for broadening his/her understanding of the profession of pharmacy and its relationship to other health care professions and the maintenance of public health. Student life consists of participation in campus activities, professional fraternities, and a variety of other organizations.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students to enter the practice of pharmacy after completing licensure requirements. The didactic and experiential portions of the curriculum are integrated in such a way as to develop fundamental knowledge while being introduced to the practice through strategically placed introductory pharmacy practice experiences. The acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become a pharmacist occurs throughout the curriculum. For more detailed information on the curriculum, visit http://pharmcollege.uams.edu/current-students/curriculum/">http://pharmcollege.uams.edu/current-students/curriculum/ .
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Chemistry - 16 hours: 12 hrs lecture, 4 hrs lab (Gen Chemistry I and lab, Gen Chemistry II and lab, Organic Chemistry I and lab, Organic Chemistry II and lab)||16|
|Biology - 12 hrs: 9 hrs lecture, 3 hrs lab (Must include microbiology: 3 hrs lecture, 1 hr lab)||12|
|Physics - 4 hours: 3 hrs lecture, 1 hr lab (Physics I and lab)||4|
|Recommended Selectives 9 hrs (minimum of 3 classes): choose from Genetics, Cell Biology, Statistics, Human Anatomy/Physiology, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics II and lab||9|
|Humanities Electives ( to total up to 69 prepharmacy hrs including other pre-req courses; typically 4 three credit hour classes of humanities electives are sufficient)||12|
More information can be found on our website http://pharmcollege.uams.edu/prospective-students/admissions/pre-pharmacy-requirements/
After applications are e-submitted and verified, the UAMS College of Pharmacy will contact selected applicants to submit a supplemental application and invite them to interview.
Although the January 2016 PCAT will be accepted, applicants are encouraged to take the July, September or October 2015 PCATdue to rolling admissions.
The TOEFL exam is strongly suggested for all applicants for whom English is a second language. TOEFL scores may not be more than 2 years old. A minimum score of 80 on the internet based exam is required for consideration. TOEFL scores should be released directly to PharmCAS (code 8246). For more information on TOEFL requirements, please see the College website http://pharmcollege.uams.edu/admissions
The UAMS College of Pharmacy only accepts foreign transcript evaluations from WES. www.wes.org
Two references must be from college professors who have had the applicant in class. A pre-professional committee letter will count as 2 college faculty letters. One additional reference of the applicant's choice is also required excluding personal recommendations.
Interviews are held October through early March. The College uses the Multi-Mini Interview (MMI) format. An informational video about the MMI can be found at http://pharmcollege.uams.edu/prospective-students/admissions/.
Interviews last half a day and include an opportunity to interact with currently enrolled students, learn about the College and its programs, tour the campus, and interview with multiple campus representatives.
Dates are subject to change based on needs. An invitation to interview does not imply acceptance or admission, and all expenses incurred during the interview are the responsibility of the applicant.