I will start with the statistics of the accepted students into the University of Southern California Medical professional of Pharmacy plan for 2009. 460 students had been provided interviews from a pool of more than 2000 applicants. 240 students are accepted (11 students from out-of-state schools), and the anticipated class size for 2009 is 190. 1 will have to note that USC presents their undergraduates the chance of assured admission as extended as they total their specifications in the TAP plan (these students take up a substantial chunk of seats readily available for other applicants).
Getting a Bachelor's degree is now a requirement for admission at USC. The minimum GPA requirement is a three. (the typical GPA of accepted students is a three.60). Due to the fact USC does not demand taking the PCAT, other admission criteria is weighed additional heavily (GPA, interview efficiency, extracurricular activities, individual statements, and so on.).
For the application method, it is extremely crucial for you to note that the University of Southern California sends out interview invitations on a rolling basis, so it is crucial that you turn in your PharmCAS application and supplemental application as quickly as doable. The deadlines for each are early November, but I hugely suggest that you turn each in no latter than early August (I turned in my applications by mid-July, just 1.five months soon after the application was produced readily available).
At your interview, you will be asked queries by a existing pharmacy college student as nicely as a faculty member. Consider of it additional of a conversation exactly where you also ask queries back to each of them. When you 1st arrive at the interview session, you will be greeted by many existing pharmacy students, who do a good job of calming you down prior to your interview. Take this chance to ask queries and warm up your oral communication abilities. Do not be concerned to considerably about the “essay” portion as it is just a test of how nicely you take notes off of a random write-up that you study. BE Certain to stick to all directions supplied to you as it is also a test on how nicely you spend focus to information.
Right here are the pre-requisites for USC's pharmacy plan:
Calculus (for science majors) Statistics (non-company) Physics w/lab (science/life science majors- thermodynamics & Electromagnetism encouraged) Common Biology w/lab (excludes human anatomy & physiology, botany, and microbiology) Mammalian Physiology w/lab (human preferred-excludes plant, cell and marine physiology) Microbiology w/lab (fundamentals of microbiology for science majors) Molecular or Cell Biology(for science majors-one particular upper division course) Common Chemistry w/lab (for science majors-include things like inorganic & qualitative evaluation) Organic Chemistry w/lab (for science majors) Biochemistry (for science majors one particular upper division course) Human Behavior (Common Psychology or Introductory Sociology) Microeconomics
For Internationals (holders of foreign US bachelor's equivalent): English (expository writing) Interpersonal Communications or Public Speaking
For particular course equivalencies from your college, please verify the types readily available from USC's website.
The Pharm.D. plan at USC is a four year plan. USC is a private college, and our estimated tuition and price of living for 2009 is about $60,000.
The University of Southern California delivers students the chance to pursue dual degrees in addition to their Medical professional of Pharmacy Degree. These include things like the following:
Pharm.D./Master of Company Administration (M.B.A.) Pharm.D./Juris Medical professional(J.D.) Pharm.D./Master of Public Wellness (M.P.H.) Pharm.D./Master of Science in Regulatory Science (M.S. Regulatory Science) Pharm.D./ Master of Science in Gerontology (M.S.G.) Pharm.D./Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (Gerontology Certificate) Pharm.D./Medical professional of Philosophy (Ph.D.)