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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology - 2+3 Pre Pharmacy (LECOM) Program


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Department of Biology

 

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy and Slippery Rock University (SRU) are committed to the training of future pharmacy practitioners. Slippery Rock University and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer an accelerated, five-year Doctor of Pharmacy program.  Under this joint agreement students will successfully complete the two-year undergraduate program in pre-pharmacy at SRU and then matriculate into LECOM School of Pharmacy to complete the professional curriculum of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D) in three years.  The accelerated professional pharmacy curriculum at LECOM School of Pharmacy is offered in a 12-month program per academic year. Students participating in this program will not be awarded a Slippery Rock University degree.

The “2+3” Accelerated Pharmacy Program is an early entry pre-pharmacy program that will give students the opportunity to complete their pharmacy education in two phases:  Phase I consists of the first two years of undergraduate education at SRU; and Phase II consists of the remaining three years of pharmacy education at LECOM School of Pharmacy.

  • Each year a list of every student enrolled in Phase I of the program should be submitted to the LECOM School of Pharmacy Admissions Office no later than October 15.
  • LECOM Supplemental applications for admission to the LECOM School of Pharmacy must be submitted to the Director of the Pre-Pharmacy Program by January 10 of the year of matriculation into Phase II of the program. Students applying for Phase II of the Program must also complete an on-line PharmCAS Application by January 10 of the year of matriculation. The Director of the Pre-Pharmacy Program will forward the LECOM application to the Office of Admissions at the LECOM School of Pharmacy by February 1 of the year of matriculation into Phase II.
  • LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept advanced placement credit for prerequisite courses.
  • LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept credit given for CLEP courses.
  • LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept students into Phase I of the program.
  • Students who have taken Phase I courses in high school must supplement each course with an additional, higher level course in the same discipline.
  • LECOM School of Pharmacy will only accept applications from U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
  • The student must be enrolled full-time at the undergraduate institution and complete the program in the time-frame specified in the agreement.
  • Students must fulfill all Phase I entrance requirements as specified in the agreement.
  • For the students in the 2+3 agreement, all Phase I courses must be taken during a student’s four consecutive semesters at the affiliate institution.
  • Students cannot take any Phase I courses during the summer.
  • The LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept any student who has repeated courses in Phase I of the program.
  • Students must demonstrate that they can handle a full course load. Therefore, the student should not withdraw from any Phase I course which would result in the reduction of their course load.
  • If applying through the agreement, the LECOM School of Pharmacy is the student’s first choice. If the student is accepted into the LECOM program, the student should not accept an offer from another institution.
  • Any Phase I course cannot be taken pass/fail.
  • All questions from students accepted into the agreement should be directed to the institutions pre-pharmacy advisor.

For admission to Phase I of the Program, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. SAT scores (or ACT scores) - 1170 (total of 26)
  2. High School Grade Point Average - 3.5 or better out of 4.0
  3. Recommendation - Two letters of recommendation
  4. Candidate potential - Evidence of scholarly activities and desire to become a pharmacist                                

For admission to Phase II of the Program, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Complete the pre-pharmacy curriculum in Phase I of the “2+3” Accelerated     Pharmacy Program, as described below.
  2. Earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 in Phase I of the program with no individual grade lower than a “C”.
  3. Earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher for science and mathematics courses.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation.  One of these letters must be from the Health Professions Committee at SRU.  The letter will address personal growth of the student during Phase I of the program, as well as the student’s maturity, responsibility, and desire to become a pharmacist.
  5. Demonstrates leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession.
  6. Submit a completed application for admission to the LECOM School of Pharmacy.
  7. Complete an in-person interview at LECOM.
  • Beginning with the students applying to the LECOM School of Pharmacy in Fall 2007, the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is strongly recommended.

Prospective students should contact LECOM directly for anticipated admission guidelines at 814.866.6641 or at pharmacy@lecom.edu.  The Doctor of Pharmacy Degree will be conferred upon successful completion of Phase I and Phase II of the program, both didactic and clinical, and recommendation by both the faculty and administration of LECOM School of Pharmacy.

Required courses at SRU:


Biology Courses - Credits: 11


Mathematics Course - Credits: 4


Physics Courses - Credits: 4


Other Courses - Credits: 30


  • Computer Science
  • College Writing I & II
  • Public Speaking
  • Economics
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Liberal Studies (9)

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