While pharmacists have always been recognized as one of the most trusted and knowledgeable healthcare professionals, recent changes and trends in the healthcare field, which lean towards inter-professional collaboration, require pharmacists to be the medication experts. Indeed, it is a very exciting time to be interested in pursuing a career in Pharmacy! Please visit www.pharmacyforme.org for career information, recommendations for preparation, and other helpful information!
Pharmacy at UConn
At the UConn School of Pharmacy, we recognize and celebrate the wide-range of talents and experiences found within each cohort of pharmacy students. Although intellect and academic ability are important qualities, so too are your non-academic and non-cognitive abilities. For example, your perseverance, your personal insight, your interests and talents, your problem solving skills, your motivation and commitment – these are all qualities that lend themselves to successful professional students, futures leaders in pharmacy, and life-long learners!
Applications are considered holistically on a variety of elements –
- Cumulative GPA in the math and science prerequisites
- Overall academic performance
- PCAT scores
- Non-academic experiences (e.g. organizations, healthcare / science / clinical – related experience, certifications, licenses, work experience, etc.)
- Outreach and service
- Personal statement
Additionally, we look for demonstration of any of the following;
- Personal insight
- Responsibility and initiative taken for learning and growth
- Communication, collaboration, and teamwork skills
- Creativity, curiosity, and innovative thinking
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Serving others and the greater good
These qualities and characteristics will give you a strong foundation to succeed at the UConn School of Pharmacy. You will be a member of a highly proficient team of faculty and student colleagues who will nurture and empower you through academics, enrichment opportunities, resources, and a rich variety of experiences. Upon graduating, you will not only carry with you the legacy and outstanding reputation of the UConn School of Pharmacy as an Alum, but will also be prepared to blaze trails as leaders, innovators, practitioners and researchers.
For More information
Would you like to learn more about the Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Program and the Pharm.D. admissions process at UConn? Are you interested in pharmacy and want to make sure that you are on the right track? Are you currently in another major, or do you have coursework from another institution, and would like to develop an individualized strategy that considers the transferability of your courses and meets your academic goals?
To ask any questions or to schedule a meeting, please contact Jenna Henderson(mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) 860-486-0306, Director of Student Support and Learning Development / program administrator and/or Susan Corbin (emailto: email@example.com) 860-486-2216, Administrative Assistant, Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.