School of Pharmacy

ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

In September 2004 only, the School will admit students to both the 2 + 3 program and the 1 + 4 program.  Students may apply for either (a) the two year pre-pharmacy studies program followed by three years of Pharmacy studies, or (b) the one year pre-pharmacy study program followed by four years of Pharmacy studies.  To accommodate both programs, enrollment in the School of Pharmacy will be increased temporarily.  However, as a result of the greater number of students requiring the use of limited resources, the numbers accepted into each individual program of study will be decreased.

1) All applications for entry to the program for the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar of the University on or before the deadline of March 1 in any year.

2) Applications will be reviewed after the closing date by the Admissions Committee of the School of Pharmacy. This Committee has the delegated authority of the School Council to admit or decline to admit applicants, following guidelines and procedures acceptable to that Council.

3) Admissions will normally be to the first year of pharmacy studies. In some circumstances, however, admission with advanced standing may be offered.

4) Entry to the School of Pharmacy is on the basis of competition for a fixed number of places.  The Admissions Committee takes into account the applicant's academic background, and information on an applicant's personal characteristics and achievements as given by the applicant and by referees' reports.  Personal interviews may be required which may include both a written and oral component.  Priority is given to applicants who are bona fide residents of this province and who are Canadian citizens, or permanent residents.

5) The Admission Committee's decision to admit or decline to admit an applicant will be made on the basis of the competition for entry in the year of application and will be determined by the Committee's judgement of the likelihood of an applicant succeeding in the academic and professional studies leading to the award of the B.Sc.(Pharm.) and the eventual practice of pharmacy.

6)a) Eligibility for 2 + 3 Program:  To be eligible for consideration for admission to the 2 + 3 program in September 2003 and 2004, an applicant shall have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours which have been taken or accepted for credit at a recognized University or University College, before entry to the School of Pharmacy.

Students applying to enter are normally required to have completed each of the following courses or their equivalents:

- Biology 1001, 1002
- Chemistry 1050, 1051; or 1010, 1011, and 1031
- Chemistry 2400, 2401 and 2300
- English 1080, 1101 or equivalent
- Mathematics 1000
- Mathematics 1001
- Physics 1020, 1021; or 1050 and 1054
- Psychology 1000, 1001
- Statistics 2550

In addition to the above courses, students should have 6 credit hours, preferably from the following list:

- Anthropology         - Music
- Classics                 - Philosophy
- English                  - Political Science
- Fine Arts               - Religious Studies
- Folklore                - Second Language
- Geography            - Sociology
- History                  - Women’s Studies
- Linguistics

b) Eligibility for 1 + 4 Program:  To be eligible for consideration for admission to the 1 + 4 program in September 2004 and thereafter, an applicant shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours which have been taken or accepted for credit at a recognized University or University College, before entry to the School of Pharmacy.

Students applying to enter are normally required to have completed each of the following courses or their equivalents:

- Biology 1001, 1002
- Chemistry 1050, 1051
- English 1080
- Mathematics 1000, 1001
- Physics 1020, 1021; or 1050, 1054
- Business 2000

Normally an application will not be considered from an applicant who cannot produce evidence that the above requirements have been met or will have been met by the time of entry into the School of Pharmacy.

7) Students are advised to declare a major in order to assist in their course enrollments. Because of the limited number of places, students are strongly advised to plan their courses with an alternative degree program in mind.

8) Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that all the required information for application is supplied to the Admissions Committee, and for providing any further information required by the Committee. An application will not be considered to be complete until all documentation has been received.

9) Notification of the decision of the Admissions Committee of the School of Pharmacy will be made to candidates by the Director of the School of Pharmacy. No other form of notification can be considered official.

10) The letter of acceptance will give the successful applicant fourteen (14) days (from the date of the letter of notification) in which to confirm that she/he will accept the place offered. The signed intention to accept the offer must be accompanied by a deposit of $100, which will be credited towards tuition fees. The deposit will be forfeited if the applicant subsequently declines the offer or fails to enroll. If no reply is received within 14 days, the offer by the School of Pharmacy will be withdrawn and the applicant will be informed of this by letter.

11) Unsuccessful applicants who wish to reapply for admission are required to submit the application forms relevant to the year of re-application and be required to enter into the competition for that year.

12) An unsuccessful applicant has the right to appeal the decision of the Admissions Committee not to offer her/him a place, if it is felt by the applicant that the decision was reached on grounds other than those specified in paragraph 4 above. The appeal should be made in writing within fourteen days of the notification of the decision and should be directed to the Director of the School of Pharmacy. The letter should state clearly and fully the grounds for the appeal. If the Director of the School of Pharmacy, in consultation with the Registrar, judges the grounds to be sufficient, the formal appeals mechanism will be initiated.

13) Students who have been admitted to the program in the School of Pharmacy will be required to complete a clinical clerkship during the final year of studies. While every effort will be made to accommodate students' requests to complete a clerkship in a specific location, a student may be assigned to any participating clerkship site within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation costs associated therewith.


Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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