The Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) is approved by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education (PRCHE), and has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the accreditation agency of professional programs in pharmacy. The University of Puerto Rico, School of Pharmacy - Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) is structured in four academic years in order to ensure the achievement of the abilities necessary to become a generalist practitioner who renders pharmaceutical care. The goals of the program are: 1. To foster the integral formation of students by developing their general and professional abilities along the curriculum. 2. To foster the integration of knowledge based on professional practice experience in a systematic ability-based curriculum which incorporates the following areas: biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; behavioral, social, and administrative pharmacy sciences; pharmacy practice; and general education. 3. To prepare competent pharmacists to enter the practice of the profession in different settings. For more information visit our school website at: http://farmacia.rcm.upr.edu
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||75-80 credit hours|
|Languages (English or Spanish)||3|
|Humanities - Introduction to Western Civilization||6|
|General Physics w/Lab||8|
|Introduction to Economics||3|
|Anatomy and Physiology||4-6||8|
The advancement placement test will substitute the requisites of basic English, Spanish and Pre-calculus. The three credits in languages (English or Spanish) must be taken in courses that develop oral and written communication skills. Do not substitute for Humanities, History of Puerto Rico. Use as reference: HUMA 3101 and HUMA 3102 offered by the University or Puerto Rico System. Credits in Mathematics including Calculus I are required for admission.Calculus I should include up to integrals. Mathematics 3151 offered by the University of Puerto Rico System may be used as standard of reference. General Biology does not include the Biological Sciences course offered by the General Studies Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico. Anatomy and Physiology use as reference BIOL 3711 and BIOL 3712 offered by the University of Puerto Rico System. General Physics requirement may not be satisfied by the Physical Sciences course offered by the General Studies Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico. Physics 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004 offered by the University of Puerto Rico System may be used as standards of reference. For Psychology may use PSIC 3005 offered by the University of Puerto Rico as standard of reference. For Economics a course with basic concepts in microeconomics is required.
Visit the website http://farmacia.rcm.upr.edu for more information about the course prerequisites.
Applicants must take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) no later than the month of November prior to the submission of the application. To be considered for admission, a minimum percentile of 10 will be required in Verbal Ability, Biology, Chemistry, Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Ability. The oldest PCAT to be considered for admission is 3 years prior to the deadline for application.
If the candidate is pre-selected, a personal interview will be required by the Admissions Committee. The interviews are conducted by at least two (2) faculty members. Effective oral communication are among the aspects that are considered during the applicant's interview. Command of the Spanish and English languages is required.