Western University of Health Sciences

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Western University of Health Sciences

  • City , State Pomona, California
  • Est. Tution $202,700
  • Deadline 03/01/2022
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Western University of Health Sciences Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 60 Faculty: 33
Est. Applications: 755 Acceptance Rate: 14% Est. Class Size: 108

Program Description

At Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, our mission is to enroll highly qualified students with diverse backgrounds recognized for professional competence, ethical character, personal initiative, and leadership.

Our PharmD program offers:

  • Innovative block curriculum, the first in the nation in pharmacy education, which allows for mastery of one subject at a time
  • Fifty-nine weeks of extensive experiential learning in a variety of clinical settings integrated throughout your education to prepare you to be practice-ready
  • Unique capstone rotation with opportunities for advanced clinical practice, research, or entrepreneurship
  • Curriculum taught by acclaimed faculty with expertise in numerous specialties
  • Ample opportunities for pharmaceutical sciences research experience with NIH and other externally funded faculty
  • Enhanced communication and clinical skills via simulated patient interactions through Objective Structured Clinical Examinations
  • Interprofessional education promoting collaboration with students from other healthcare professions

To learn more, visit our website: https://prospective.westernu.edu/pharmacy/pharmd/“>https://prospective.westernu.edu/pharmacy/pharmd/


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Preferred
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score not Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 309 E. Second Street, Pomona, California 91766

Acceptance Rate for Western University of Health Sciences

14%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 14%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 66% Male: 34% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $50,675 per year
Tuition Fee: $40 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Average GPA: N/A Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 31
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
College English 3/4
English Composition 3/4
Elective 1 Public Speaking/Debate, Social Science, Economics or Physics No two electives can be taken from the same department. 3/4
Elective 2 Public Speaking/Debate, Social Science, Economics or Physics No two electives can be taken from the same department. 3/4
General Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Human Anatomy 3/4
Human Physiology 3/4
Microbiology 3/4
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Cell Biology 3/4
Speech Communication 3/4
Calculus 3/4
General Biology 3/4
Total 60/90

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information It is required to have three letters of reference. Reference letters should be solicited from people who know you well, but that are not related to you. Examples of appropriate reference would include professors, academic advisors, mentors, employers, teaching assistants.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:
Are Committee Letters accepted?
A Committee Letter is:
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?



Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: The interviews are informal in nature. A wide variety of topics related to the profession as well as those of general interest may be discussed. Areas of communication skills, motivation, critical thinking and general knowledge are evaluated by the interview panel. The average interview is approximately 30 minutes in duration. The interview panel may be comprised of the following: admissions committee member, faculty member, Pharmacist and/or current student/alumni of Western University of Health Sciences. Interviewees will also be asked to write an essay on topics will be general in nature, not necessarily pharmacy related.



March 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

Pharmacy School Tour Video


Contact Information

Website: https://prospective.westernu.edu/pharmacy/pharmd/

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