General Entry Requirements
Good academic standing at former institution(s) and recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0. scale. If the applicant has attended more than one institution, an overall GPA will be calculated using quality points and quality hours from each institution. The student must maintain the recommended minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale cumulative GPA at other institutions until actually enrolled at The University of Findlay in the pharmacy program.
Apply through PharmCAS if you think you qualify as a third year student (P3)
Applicants who meet the above requirements and believe they qualify for admission as a P3 must apply through at PharmCAS. If you are looking to transfer as a P1 or P2 student, you can apply directly through the University of Findlay or the at PharmCAS. Contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected] or 419-434-4732 with questions.
Gain Acceptance to The University of Findlay
Transfer students will need to complete the Transfer Application for Undergraduate Admission.You must work with the Undergraduate Admissions Office to gain admission to gain acceptance to the University of Findlay. Their contact information is 419-434-4732 or 800-548-0932, [email protected]. The PCAT is not required.
Acceptance to the University of Findlay is required so that your prior coursework can be evaluated to predict where you may fit within the first two years of our program. Very few students have transferred in all pre-professional courses and are ready to begin our third-year.
Submit Your College of Pharmacy Application
Once accepted to the University of Findlay, your admission’s file will be reviewed. Should you meet pharmacy’s minimum qualifications, a College of Pharmacy application will be sent to you.
Interview with a College of Pharmacy Representative
About 200 select students will be offered an invitation to interview. The in-person interview is mandatory for all students who wish to have their application considered further. The opportunity to interview will be based on your completed Pharmacy application, UF application, transcripts and test scores. Interview dates for high school seniors will be scheduled for January and early February. On your interview day, you will be asked to write a short essay and will interview, one-on-one, with a College of Pharmacy faculty member or administrator. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and is an important part of the admission decision. Writing materials for the essay will be furnished. The only item you will need to bring is a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license.
The University of Findlay Doctor of Pharmacy program and subsequent eligibility for pharmacist licensure requires a certain level of cognitive, behavioral, and technical skills and abilities inherent to a professional education. It is to these principles and standards that Doctor of Pharmacy students are held accountable in order for admittance, progression, retention, and completion of the program to take place.
All students are expected to successfully fulfill the same core educational requirements. While Findlay will make reasonable efforts to enable students with disabilities to complete the Doctor of Pharmacy program, where possible and within our guidelines, some accommodations cannot be made. One example of an unacceptable accommodation is a trained intermediary. Professionals in a clinical setting who rely on intermediaries are subject to interpretation or filtering of information by this intermediary.
Students who graduate from the program will be eligible to take a general licensure exam, which presumes the capability to competently perform the required duties in any pharmacy practice setting; therefore, in our curriculum, students must be able to successfully complete the entire program without exception.
Pharmacy students are expected to:
Be able to acquire their Ohio intern license by the end of their first professional semester
Maintain their Ohio intern license until graduation and pharmacy licensure examination
Complete the academic program within a reasonable amount of time
Maintain their physical and mental health and conduct themselves socially in a manner that will contribute to, and never detract from, a safe patient environment.
The UF College of Pharmacy has the responsibility to protect the patients with whom our graduates will interact, directly or indirectly. In addition, the safety of the student in each of the potential practice environments in which they train must also be considered. It is with both the patients’ safety and the students’ safety in mind that our technical standards have been specified.
While many of the skills required by these standards are expected to develop and/or improve during the course of training, the following criteria are considered essential for successful completion of this program. At the time of application to the UF College of Pharmacy, candidates must meet the following technical standards:
Students must personally be able to observe, evaluate, interpret, and apply information. This necessitates the functional use of visual, auditory, and tactile senses. Such senses are expected to be used in the classroom, the laboratory or in clinical practice training for the following: direct patient encounters (e.g. interviews and physical assessments), when evaluating drug information or orders for medications, or inspecting compounded or pre-manufactured medications.
Student pharmacists must be able read and communicate effectively in written and spoken English. Additionally, students must demonstrate appropriate use and recognition of nonverbal communication cues. Finally, the ability to communicate clearly with faculty, staff, other members of the healthcare team, or with patients and their families must be conducted in a timely manner is expected.
Student pharmacists must have coordination and the functional use of both gross and fine muscular movement with reasonable accommodation in order to participate in pharmacy-related activities including, but not limited to: use of a computer, compounding medications, use of diagnostic equipment for basic patient assessment, and delivery and administration of drug therapies.
Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative, and Quantitative Abilities
Student pharmacists must demonstrate a fundamental and progressive ability to use problem solving, critical reasoning, and technology appropriate for their level of training in the profession of pharmacy. Such skills are expected to be used personally and in collaboration with peers and other healthcare professionals. Students must demonstrate that they can use these skills in incorporating new information learned in practice with that which was obtained during didactic training. Information must be obtained, measured, analyzed, and integrated in an efficient and timely manner. They must then demonstrate the ability to apply such information to provide optimal patient care.
Behavioral and Social Attributes
Student pharmacists must demonstrate appropriate mental and emotional health to allow them to practice and function in a variety of situations requiring good judgment and ethical decision-making. Student pharmacists must be able to demonstrate integrity, compassion, courtesy, and respect for the patients, families and other healthcare professionals with whom they interact. Students must be able to accept constructive criticism with maturity and modify future actions and behavior accordingly.
Ethics and Professionalism
Students must successfully complete a criminal background check according to College of Pharmacy policies. The student pharmacist must demonstrate both the ability and the willingness to adopt the recognized professional and academic standards of the School and University.
Submission of an application to the UF College of Pharmacy will serve as testimony that the prospective student pharmacist has performed a self-evaluation and does hereby consider him or herself to verifiably meet these technical standards. All students will be held accountable to these technical standards by the UF College of Pharmacy from application to the program through graduation.
Individuals with questions or concerns about their ability to meet these standards are encouraged to contact the Assistant/Associate Dean for Internal Affairs.
Lake Erie College 3+4 Early Assurance Program
The University of Findlay’s (UF) Doctor of Pharmacy Program and Lake Erie College (LEC) have entered into an “early assurance agreement.” This educational collaboration will enable LEC students to further their educations at UF as they work toward their doctor of pharmacy degrees.
Lake Erie College will encourage highly qualified students to seek admission to the third-year (P3) year of UF’s Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Admission to the program will be open to those applicants who enter as freshmen and complete all three years of their undergraduate work at LEC.
As transfer students, LEC students will spend four additional years earning their doctor of pharmacy degrees. Through this agreement, UF hopes to attract superior students to their program who have acquired a solid scientific knowledge base from LEC. Transfer students and those who do not matriculate directly into the LEC Accelerated Chemistry Program as incoming freshmen will not be eligible.
BGSU FireLands 2+4 Early Assurance Program
The Early Assurance Program enables at least five qualifying Bowling Green State University Firelands students each year to complete the first two years of the University of Findlay’s Doctor of Pharmacy Program at BGSU Firelands. Qualifying students will be guaranteed acceptance into the professional phase of Findlay’s College of Pharmacy as a junior.
Students will complete general education and basic science coursework on the BGSU Firelands campus in the newly constructed Allied Health & Sciences expansion. The remaining four years of the program would be completed on the University of Findlay campus. Once on campus, the students will complete an additional three years of coursework, clinical research, and a final year of onsite clinical rotations, ultimately graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy from Findlay.