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Interim Dean, Jerry L. Bauman 145 (PHARM) (312) Administration: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Janet P. Engle Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs,
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Interim Dean, Jerry L. Bauman 145 (PHARM) (312) Administration: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Janet P. Engle Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Susan L. Peverly Associate Dean for Business Development and Philanthropy, James D. Bono Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, William T. Beck Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Thomas TenHoeve III Assistant Deans for Student Affairs, Debra Agard, Jean M. B. Woodward Assistant Dean for Urban Affairs, Clara Awe Departments: Head, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, William T. Beck Head, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Judy L. Bolton Head, Department of Pharmacy Administration, Nicholas G. Popovich Acting Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Keith A. Rodvold Introduction The oldest of the 15 colleges of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the became a part of the University in The college s six-story building provides classrooms, multimedia lecture halls and auditoriums, research, teaching, and dispensing laboratories. A learning resources center including up-to-date PCs is housed in the college. A lounge and locker space are available for student use. In addition to its educational activities, the College of Pharmacy provides clinical and distributive services to patients seeking care at the University of Illinois Medical Center and Clinics. This service function is coupled with the educational programs of the college to provide maximum exposure to contemporary pharmacy practice. Inpatient, outpatient, and satellite pharmacies in community health centers are part of the network of pharmacy services in which the college is engaged. Doctor of Pharmacy Degree To earn the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree at UIC, a prospective applicant will have to complete a minimum six years of study. The first two years of pre-pharmacy course work can be accomplished at any accredited college or university. The final four years of professional education are to be completed at the UIC. The prospective applicant is advised to contact the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at the for further information at (312) or to obtain information at the OSA Web site student_affairs. Accreditation The University of Illinois at Chicago Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois , (312) , (800) ; fax: (312) , Admission New students may begin only in August each year. Students are admitted to the college one of three ways: (1) new student; (2) Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA) student; or (3) transfer student. High School Preparation Biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics are the foundations for courses at the. Humanities, social studies, and communication skills are also important. Prospective students should take the highest level of a challenging college preparatory course of study that includes at least one year, preferably two years each, of precalculus mathematics that includes algebra, trigonometry, and geometry; calculus; biology; chemistry; and four years of English or speech. Physics is highly recommended. Computer literacy is a valuable asset to all college students. Admission Policy The Admissions Committee is responsible for admitting students to the program. Committee members are nominated by the faculty and, upon recommendation of the dean, are appointed by the chancellor. The committee is charged with the responsibility of formulating admission requirements, with the approval of the faculty, the University Senate, the University Admissions Committee, and the Board of Trustees. The goal of the committee is to identify candidates with the greatest potential for mastering both the knowledge and clinical competencies required for innovative clinical pharmacy practice and to admit students across all socioeconomic and ethnic groups. Admission to the college is selective and highly competitive. Admission criteria include demonstrated academic ability in pre-pharmacy programs, good moral character, proficiency and clarity in both written and spoken English, strong potential for professional outlook and behavior, evidence of leadership and maturity, and complete mental and physical competence to perform all tasks regularly expected of a registered pharmacist. The college gives preference to applicants who are residents of Illinois. A conscious effort is made to select students to ensure a broad geographical distribution throughout state of Illinois. The college seeks to admit applicants who can reasonably be expected to become educated graduates able to assume responsible positions in the healthcare profession and be leaders in civic and public affairs. Positive actions shall be taken to ensure, as far as possible, that applicants admitted to the college remain within the state and are willing, if necessary, to practice in areas with low pharmacist-to-patient ratios. Students seeking a return to the college after an absence of one or more semesters are considered for readmission on the basis of the curriculum effective at the time of their return. Applicants accepted for admission who fail to enroll and who wish to enter in a subsequent year must reapply for admission through Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) and must meet all requirements in effect at the later time. They need not retake the PCAT but must arrange for a report of scores to be sent to PharmCAS. Matriculation and Continued Enrollment Policy If selected for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the student must be willing: 1. To provide verification of immunity status as dictated by University immunization and clinical education requirements; 253 To be in possession of a valid Illinois pharmacy technician license in good standing at all times or such licenses as required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR); 3. To provide one s own transportation to off-campus pharmacy practice experience sites; 4. To be in compliance with HIPAA requirements; and 5. To meet any other requirements such as criminal background checks and drug screenings. Failure to comply with the conditions above will result in refusal of further registration for course work. Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA) The GPPA gives highly motivated and academically outstanding senior high school students an opportunity to be guaranteed admission into the. Students must demonstrate superior academic performance prior to their application and continued academic success prior to enrollment in the. Students must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for GPPA pharmacy admission: a have a minimum ACT composite score of 28 or SAT score of 1240; rank in the top 15% of the high school class; and, agree to meet Conditions of Acceptance. GPPA Conditions of Acceptance b Students must: earn a baccalaureate degree at UIC prior to entry into the [Students may choose to apply to the without completing a baccalaureate degree, but forfeit their GPPA status when doing so.]; complete pre-pharmacy course work at the University of Illinois at Chicago within five years from the beginning of the freshman year; complete a minimum of 12 semester hours each term; receive a grade of C or better in every prerequisite course [Courses in which a grade below C is obtained must be retaken. Both grades will be used in the GPA calculation.]; achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50/4.00 to remain in the GPPA pharmacy program [Students who achieve a first-semester GPA below 3.50 and at/above 3.25 will be put on probation and given until the end of the semester to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.50.]; and complete all pre-pharmacy course work by the spring semester of the year of matriculation into the college [i.e., no prerequisite courses taken during the summer prior to matriculation into the college will be accepted.]. In addition, students must: enroll in the Honors College and fulfill all requirements for continued membership; take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) and submit scores to UIC by December of the year prior to matriculation into the college [These scores are used for evaluation and tracking purposes.]; and, Every semester, students must: request that transcripts be sent to the Office of Student Affairs,, including for summer sessions [Transcripts should be directed to the attention of the GPPA Coordinator, College of Pharmacy MC 874.]; and, meet with a admissions counselor or the GPPA coordinator to discuss progress. Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements, a seat in the will be reserved. To obtain an application and more information, contact the University s Office of Admission and Records, (312) For information, an application, or application status questions visit the Web site depts/oaa/spec_prog/gppa/contacts.htm. Program contacts at the (154 PHARM) are as follows: Paula Fleming, Admissions Counselor, (312) or and Jean Woodward, Assistant Dean and GPPA Coordinator, (312) or a Not all students meeting the minimum requirements for the GPPA program are admitted. Admission is competitive and space is limited each year. b These conditions are subject to change. The most current list can be found online conditions.html. New Students Applicants to the must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of pre-pharmacy course work. Pre-pharmacy courses may be taken at the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (see the Preprofessional Studies section of the catalog) or at any accredited college or university (see the appropriate pre-pharmacy guides online and must be completed by the end of the spring semester the year the applicant wishes to matriculate. The pre-pharmacy course work includes the following: Minimum Minimum Semester Quarter Pre-Pharmacy Requirements Written communication 6 9 Verbal communication 2 3 General biology, with laboratory 8 12 General chemistry, with laboratory 8 12 Organic chemistry, with laboratory 8 12 Physics, with laboratory (may be noncalculus based) 8 12 Calculus (integral and differential) 3 4 Human anatomy (all organ systems) 4 5 General education a Social or behavioral sciences b 3 4 Economics b 3 4 Humanities b 3 4 Electives Total Pre-Pharmacy Course Work a Students completing an undergraduate degree at UIC must complete the General Education requirements. Students should consult the General Education section and their college/department sections of the catalog for more information on fulfilling these requirements. b Students completing an undergraduate degree at UIC should meet with their academic adviser to select courses in the social or behavioral sciences, economics, and humanities that are approved for Exploring World Cultures, Understanding the Creative Arts, Understanding the Individual and Society, Understanding the Past, and Understanding U.S. Society General Education categories. General Education Core Students completing an undergraduate degree at UIC must complete the General Education Core. Students should consult the Preprofessional Studies, General Education, and their college/department sections of the catalog as well as their adviser for more information on completing the General Education Core as part of their pre-pharmacy course work and chosen degree program. General Education Proficiencies University Writing Requirement Students meet the requirement by achieving a passing grade in English 160 and 161. New Student Admission To be considered for admission to the PharmD Program, candidates must: 1. Complete all pre-pharmacy course work with a C grade or better by the end of the spring semester of the admission year. C- (C minus) grades must be repeated. All pre-pharmacy courses must be taken on a graded basis. 2. Have cumulative, pre-pharmacy, and science/math grade point averages of 2.50/4.00 or better at the time of application and thereafter. Repeated classes must be calculated into these grade point averages. 3. Complete a PharmCAS application by December 1 of the year prior to admission and keep the PharmCAS record up to date at all times (http:// 4. Complete and submit supplemental materials directly to the UIC by January 15 of the admission year (http://www.uic.edu/pharmacy/applications). 5. Take the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) prior to the December 1 application deadline. All applicants must take the version of the PCAT offered June 2005 or after (writing subtest included). Scores must be submitted directly to PharmCAS (Code 104), not to UIC. 6. Score 550 (paper-based) / 213 (computer-based) / 80 (Internet-based) or better on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) if most of the applicants college education was completed in a non-english speaking country. TOEFL results must be submitted to PharmCAS (Code 8246) by the December 1 application deadline. Please note that TOEFL scores over two years old are invalid. 7. If selected, participate in an on-site admission interview and assessment of written and verbal communication skills. Transfer Students The college will consider for admission students who began their education at other accredited colleges of pharmacy if they meet the requirements for admission, are in good standing with the school they have left, and accept adjustments in curricula as a result of changing schools. Such students must request a courtesy letter from the dean of their most recently attended college of pharmacy. Moreover, they must submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions they attended. Please see the Office of Student Affairs website for exact requirements, procedures, and deadlines for transfer admission Credit and waivers from enrolling in certain courses may be awarded to students transferring from other accredited colleges of pharmacy who have already completed courses judged equivalent to comparable courses in the University of Illinois at Chicago curriculum. Degree Requirements To earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UIC, students need to complete didactic course work, introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE). These degree requirements are outlined below. Summary of PharmD Total core hours (excluding APPE) 85 Total professional elective hours 12 Total experiential hours (IPPE and APPE) 36 Total Required for PharmD 133 Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum Requirements First Year Fall Semester PHAR 331 Fundamentals of Drug Action I 5 PHYB 301 Human Physiology and Pathophysiology I 5 PHAR 321 Drug Delivery Systems I 3 PHAR 441 Roles, Environments, and Communications 3 Electives a 0 2 Total Spring Semester PHAR 332 Fundamentals of Drug Action II 4 PHYB 302 Human Physiology and Pathophysiology II 5 PHAR 322 Drug Delivery Systems II 3 PHAR 400 Pharmacokinetics 3 PHAR 342 Experiential I - IPPE 2 Electives a 0 1 Total Second Year Fall Semester PHAR 333 Fundamentals of Drug Action III 4 PHAR 323 Drug Delivery Systems III 3 PHAR 401 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics I 3 PHAR 402 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics II 4 PHAR 352 Experiential II - IPPE 2 Electives a 0 1 Total Spring Semester PHAR 324 Contemporary Pharmacy Practice 3 PHAR 343 Pharmacy Systems Management 2 PHAR 455 Drug Information and Statistics 4 PHAR 403 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics III 3 PHAR 404 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics IV 3 PHAR 344 Social and Behavioral Pharmacy 2 Electives a 0 1 Total Third Year Fall Semester PHAR 405 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics V 3 PHAR 406 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VI 3 PHAR 346 Pharmacy Services and Reimbursement 2 PHAR 445 Pharmacy Law 3 PHAR 353 Experiential III - IPPE 2 Electives a 2 5 Total 256 Spring Semester PHAR 407 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VII 4 PHAR 408 Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VIII 3 PHAR 354 Experiential IV - IPPE 2 PHAR 365 Nonprescription Pharmaceuticals and Herbal Medicinals 3 PHAR 356 Principles of Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Treatment Outcomes 2 Electives a 2 4 Total Fourth Year Requirements Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences b 28 Total 28 a Students are required to take a total of 12 semester hours of didactic electives during the P-1 to P-3 years. b Students must provide transportation to and from pharmacy practice experience. Some pharmacy practice experience sites may not be in the Chicago area or accessible by public transportation. Other Requirements Elective Credit Students are required to take a total of 12 semester hours of didactic electives during the P-1 to P-3 years. Full-Time Enrollment All students are expected to attend full-time. Only in extenuating circumstances may students attend part-time. Because of its prerequisite structure, the pharmacy curriculum cannot be completed in a reasonable amount of time on a part-time study basis. Classes are usually scheduled Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. However, a few campus-wide elective offerings are taught in the early evening. Pharmacy practice experience courses may require that student schedules coincide with patient care or other practice activities, thus, students must be available to participate on a flexible schedule. Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement To qualify as a candidate for graduation, a student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.00/4.00. Graduation Declaration/Filing to Graduate Students declare their intent to graduate online using UIC Web for Student. The deadline for submission to the Pending Degree List is the end of the third week (fall and spring) or second week (summer) of the term in which graduation is sought. Failure to submit the request at this time may delay the awarding of the degree. A final review will be made following the close of the term. If a student has satisfactorily completed all the degree requirements, the student s name will be placed on the official degree list. To qualify as a candidate for graduation, a student must be of good moral character, pass all required courses in the curriculum, pay all indebtedness to the University, and be certified by the faculty of the. Enrollment Residence Requirement A minimum of three years in enrollment residence as a full-time student in a college or school of pharmacy is required to receive the PharmD degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. College Policies Academic policies related to the curriculum may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs or on the Office of Student Affairs Web site affairs. Professional Honor Code The students of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy recognize that honesty, truth, and integrity are core values to the development of professionalism and underpin the college s mission as an institution of higher education. They also recognize that professionalism is nurtured and developed as a student progresses through the Doctor of Pharmacy program and becomes socialized into the profession of pharmacy. This student growth is developed through reflective introspection and exposure/interaction with one s fellow students, faculty, alumni, and the profession of pharmacy. To facilitate this professional growth, a subcommittee of the ad hoc Academic Integrity Committee of the composed of students, faculty, and administrators has created an Honor Code built upon current University policies and procedures as these relate to professionalism, inclusive of academic integrity. The Code describes the responsibilities of Doctor of Pharmacy students, graduate students, faculty, and the administration in upholding academic integrity while creating an environment that respects the rights of individuals to the due process offered by administrative hearings and appeals. It is expected that all individuals who are enrolled in courses and/or programs conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, and all individuals responsible for studen
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