Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
3 years, full-time, year-round, June start
Innovative three-year, year-round full-time program allows quicker entry into the profession
Diverse practice environments in community and hospital settings in urban, suburban, and rural locations
Approximately 99% of each class graduates from the program
NAPLEX first time test-taking pass rate
MPJE first-time test-taking pass rate
Community pharmacies, hospitals, educational institutions, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, home health care
Employment of pharmacists is expected to increase by 25% from 2010-2020.1
2010 Median Annual Wage
1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S., Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Pharmacists, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmcists.htm (accessed 1/29/2013)
Students seeking admission to MWU-CPG must submit the following documented evidence:
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|Courses||Sem Hrs||Qtr Hrs|
|Biology with lab (for science majors)||8||12|
|Anatomy: human or vertebrate||3||4|
|General Chemistry with lab (for science majors)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab (for science majors)||8||12|
|Physics (for science majors) mechanics, heat, force and motion must be included in the course||3||4|
|Speech (public speaking)||3||4|
|Economics (micro, macro, or general)||3||4|
|Social Sciences (divided among psychology, sociology, anthropology, or political science)||6||9|
|General Education (courses should be divided among humanities, fine arts, foreign language, business, or computer sciences) Science, math, physical education, and health care courses are NOT acceptable||8||12|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||62||90|
Applicants must apply for admission via the online Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) application www.pharmcas.org which is available usually in June of the preceding year. The deadline for submitting a completed PharmCAS application is January 5th; however, students are strongly encouraged to apply early in the cycle. Due to the large number of applications and the limited number of seats available, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled.
At the College, students pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The Pharm.D. Program prepares the student for entry into the profession of pharmacy. The entire program requires a total of five years of coursework, the first two years at another college and the final three calendar years at the College of Pharmacy-Glendale. Students complete, on a year-round basis, required courses emphasizing the basic and pharmaceutical sciences, social and administrative sciences, pharmacy practice, elective professional courses, and clinical/experiential education.
At the conclusion of the Pharm.D. Program, all graduates will achieve the following outcomes:
The CPG Doctor of Pharmacy program is grounded in continuous quality improvement and has revised the curriculum with greater emphasis on the integration of a strong science foundation with the professional skills required for successful pharmacy practice. This is reflected in the Professional Skills Development sequence of courses that stresses patient-centered care and written and verbal communications, applying principles taught in co-requisite courses in a hands-on environment with workshops, group discussions, and patient simulations. Further, the Integrated Sequence is a series of courses designed in an organ systems approach to stress the interdependence of pathophysiology, pharmacology and medicinal chemistry with pharmacotherapeutics.
The CPG Doctor of Pharmacy program utilizes a number of teaching methods and learning techniques to better allow students to take ownership of their education. In addition to the examples listed above, active learning is also emphasized through the use of the student response system, laboratory exercises, reflective writing, and the introduction of e-portfolios.
CPG educates and graduates competent and motivated pharmacists who will provide pharmaceutical care in a wide range of community and institutional settings. Standards for admission set forth by CPG outline the nonacademic abilities considered essential for students to achieve the level of competence required by the faculty and by the ACPE, the pharmacy-accrediting agency, in order to obtain the Pharm.D. degree. Candidates must have abilities and skills in five areas: 1) observation; 2) communication; 3) motor; 4) intellectual, conceptual, integrative, and quantitative; and 5) behavioral and social. Technological compensation can be made for some limitation in certain of these areas, but candidates should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner.
The mission of Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale (MWU-CPG) is to prepare pharmacists who will provide exceptional patient care, participate in critical inquiry and scientific research, and advance public health and wellness.
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810, Tel 312/664-3575, FAX 312/664-4652, website www.acpe-accredit.org.
Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission/A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413.