|Duration: 2-3 Years||Courses: 69||Faculty: 41|
|Est. Applications: 395||Acceptance Rate: 23%||Est. Class Size: 91|
The South College School of Pharmacy is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and offers a unique 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum, and is the only accelerated PharmD program in Tennessee.
Through this 3-year curriculum, we achieve our mission to prepare pharmacy students to be proficient practitioners who deliver team-oriented patient care, with advocacy and compassion, to diverse populations. We prepare student pharmacists to participate in team-oriented care through experiences in interprofessional education, including on-campus laboratory simulations with physician assistant and nursing students. The faculty is composed of recognized pharmacy professionals devoted to student success. The School of Pharmacy enjoys a diverse student body that contributes to understanding the needs of diverse populations.
The Knoxville Parkside Campus, home to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms and advanced instructional technology tools.
To learn more about the South College School of Pharmacy, please visit our website at https://www.south.edu/academics/programs/doctor-pharmacy/
Location: 400 Goody’s Lane, Suite 101 Knoxville, Tennessee 37922
|Female: 55%||Male: 45%||Age: 18-61|
|Tuition Fee:||$700||per year|
|Minimum GPA: N/A||Average GPA: 2.5||Minimum PCAT: N/A|
|Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:||69|
|Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:||36|
|Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:||103.5|
|Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:||
Spring 2019 term
|Course Title||Semester/Quarter Hours|
|General Biology I & II w/lab||8/12|
|Anatomy & Physiology I & II w/lab||8/12|
|General Chemistry I & II w/lab||8/12|
|Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab||8/12|
|English Composition I & II||6/9|
|Humanities Elective 1, 2 & 3||9/13.5|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 & 2||6/9|
|General Information||The South College School of Pharmacy strongly prefers three letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be submitted by the applicant’s pre-professional adviser at the college or university where the applicant completed the pre-pharmacy curriculum or by a faculty member who taught the applicant in the pre-pharmacy curriculum. It is preferred that one letter be submitted by a pharmacist who supervised the applicant in an employee or volunteer capacity. One letter may be submitted by any person chosen by the applicant, except that the letter may not be from a member of the applicant’s family, whether related by blood or marriage.|
|LOR types that are REQUIRED:||Professor of Science, Pre-Health Advisor|
|LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:||Pharmacist|
|LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Employer, Health Care Professional, Teaching Assistant, Supervisor|
|Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.
|LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:||Family, Friend|
|Are Committee Letters accepted?||Yes|
|A Committee Letter is:||Conditionally Accepted|
|Does it count as more than one LOR?||No|
|Details:||The South College School of Pharmacy will accept a committee letter as one letter of reference. If the committee letter is provided in part by an applicant’s pre-health or faculty advisor, it will meet the requirement for a letter from an advisor or science pre-requisite faculty member.|
|Are Composite Letters accepted?
Does it count as more than one LOR?
|Interview Format:||Individual applicants with one interviewer|
|Details:||South College School of Pharmacy conducts small group interview days for invited applicants. For a portion of the interview day, applicants will have an individual interview with either one or two interviewers. More information regarding interviews can be found at https://www.south.edu/programs/doctor-pharmacy/admissions/.|
June 1, 2022
Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
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