THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE ADMISSIONS The UW is one of the world’s preeminent, top-ranked Seattle and the Pacific Northwest provide countless The deadline for applications to our PharmD program is typically universities. It is a multi-campus institution comprising UW opportunities for professional development, personal growth early January for admission into the class that starts in fall quarter. Seattle, UW Tacoma and UW Bothell, as well as an academic and enjoyment. Whatever your interest, you will find it in the The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required, and medical center and several university-affiliated hospitals region — tourist activities, outdoor activities (for all seasons), must be taken within two years of application. All candidates and clinics. The UW is a key contributor to Washington’s museums, festivals, theater, concerts, dining, night life and must submit an application and related materials to PharmCAS increasingly global reputation as a center of innovation. Using cultural events. Sports fans can cheer on the UW Husky (Pharmacy College Application Service), and submit a Supplemental the full assets of the university, our students and faculty are athletic teams as well as the Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders Application to the UW School of Pharmacy. The most qualified making a lasting difference around the world. and the Storm. applicants are invited to the UW for a required interview. Named one of America’s most beautiful campuses by ‘Forbes’ Seattle was also ranked the No. 6 most walkable city by To request an application and information about PharmD in 2011, UW Seattle sits on the picturesque shores of Lake walkscore.com. It boasts great public transportation, an program requirements, contact our Office of Academic and Washington with Mount Rainier visible in the distance. The international airport, a cruise terminal and a ferry system with Student Programs at (206) 543-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org, campus is accessible by the Burke-Gilman Trail and several area service to the Olympic Peninsula and the islands of the Puget or visit the website listed below. bus routes. In 2014, a Link Light Rail station is slated to open on Sound. Throughout the Seattle metropolitan area, there are campus. The UW has won many awards for sustainability efforts. many urban neighborhoods with distinct personalities. Seattle was named a top 10 U.S. city in ‘Condé Nast’ magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. For more information, visit our Admissions website: sop.washington.edu/students Photos: Front cover, clockwise from top left: The UW School of Pharmacy, located in the Magnuson Health Sciences Center; the Quad on the UW campus; a group of PharmD students who participated in a Global Medical Brigade in Honduras; an aerial view of the Magnuson Health Sciences Center. Inside left: PharmD students reviewing a medication list as part of a community outreach project. Inside right: PharmD students staffing a booth at a health fair. sop.washington.edu DOCTOR OF PHARMACY PROGRAM facebook.com/uwsop UW School of Pharmacy – Academic and Student Programs Health Sciences Building H-362, Box 357631 Seattle, WA 98195-7631 (206) 543-6100, email@example.com The UW Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (www.acpe-accredit.org). Information on this brochure may change without notice. 06/12 A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS & HONORS In 2011, 84 percent of our PharmD graduates The UW School of Pharmacy fosters an environment supportive We are proud of the achievements of our School, faculty and entered pharmacy practice in Washington state. of innovation, discovery and leadership. We are committed to a students. The following are just a few recent honors: culture that is open, ethical and collaborative. • In 2012, our chapter of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES A PharmD degree from the UW School of Pharmacy can The School is proud of our record of regional, national and prepare graduates for careers in hospitals, community practice, global initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of a diverse won the 2011 AAA Division Chapter Achievement Award. The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum provides students with the specialty practice, government, education, research, global range of communities. A shared commitment to reduce health • Our School received the 2010-2011 American Association scientific background and clinical skills to offer patient-centered, health, managed care, insurance, public health and more. Our disparities, increase access to health care and improve health of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Lawrence C. Weaver team-based care in an evolving health care system. Electives allow graduates have become leaders in their respective fields. serves as the impetus for many of these initiatives. We are Transformative Community Service Award and the 2009 students to explore career options and interests. Independent especially proud of our students. Through their involvement AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award. study offers opportunities to learn from faculty at the forefront in these projects, they have inspired the pharmacy practice of research and practice. Students can follow a specialized track ALUMNI STATEMENTS • In 2011, one of our pharmacy students was named of study (in topics such as chemical dependency) or receive community and created positive change. president of APhA-ASP and another was elected president certification in biomedical regulatory affairs, clinical research “ While I received a first-class education taught by nationally We are part of the world-renowned UW Health Sciences Center of the National Community Pharmacists Association – methods or geriatric pharmacy. recognized professors, I was able to customize my degree by that also includes the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Student Leadership Council. selecting from an array of electives and learn alongside some Public Health and Social Work. Interprofessional collaboration is Faculty from the Departments of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, • A UW student pharmacist team won first place in the of the best pharmacy, medical and nursing students in the actively encouraged. and Pharmaceutics as well as from the Pharmaceutical Outcomes American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2011 country. My involvement in student organizations allowed Research & Policy Program teach PharmD courses. Students Clinical Skills Competition. me to develop professional skills and relationships that have can also take electives from other health sciences disciplines. been essential throughout my career. Most importantly, I was A LEGACY OF INNOVATION • Our Dean received the 2011 American Chemical Society PharmD lab sections are taught in the state-of-the-art Bracken surrounded by supportive faculty and staff who were truly Division of Chemical Toxicology Founders’ Award. Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center. Washington state has long been one of the most progressive committed to the success of every student.” places to practice pharmacy, thanks in part to the efforts of UW • Two faculty members were named 2011 Fellows of the PharmD students can apply to receive a concurrent PhD degree Jeff Rochon, ’99, Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) CEO faculty, students and alumni. There are collaborative drug therapy American Association for the Advancement of Science. in Medicinal Chemistry or Pharmaceutics or a joint MS degree agreements in this state that allow pharmacists and pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy. They can also interns to provide immunizations, tobacco cessation counseling, pursue certification as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) while earning “As a student pharmacist at the UW School of Pharmacy, I blood pressure screenings, and clinics for management of Our Doctor of Pharmacy program is ranked a concurrent Master of Clinical Health Services degree from the was fortunate to receive an excellent education and take pain, diabetes, anticoagulation and other therapies. Pharmacist School of Medicine. advantage of opportunities for leadership and involvement involvement in such services improves patient health outcomes. No. 10 among pharmacy schools nationwide, in professional pharmacy organizations. The School offered We offer a diverse range of introductory through advanced Student participation in patient care and outreach projects according to ‘U.S. News & World Report.’ pharmacy practice experiences. Our School has more than 500 an encouraging environment in which to learn and grow. I always felt supported by fellow students, faculty and seems to increase with each incoming class. Some of the many preceptors at sites throughout the region, nation and world. administration. Combining these elements, I am enthusiastic projects that students organize and volunteer with are health fairs, the Border-to-Border relay and fundraiser, global health THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE about championing patient care and advancing the profession of pharmacy.” projects, vaccination programs, hypertension screenings at We encourage student involvement in professional and SUPPORT & GUIDANCE Seattle Seahawks games, brown bag medication reviews at academic associations, conferences and leadership activities. Sara R. McElroy, ’12, APhA-ASP National President, 2011-2012 Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, many continuing care retirement communities and much more. Students often travel throughout the region and nation for students receive scholarships of at least $1,000 each year. conferences, in some cases with financial assistance from the Students also receive career guidance and support through the School of Pharmacy. pharmacy career fair, residency information day and academic Our students are known for creating tight bonds. In advising resources. The School also offers opportunities for addition to conducting many outreach programs together students to meet and network with alumni, practitioners and and being active in numerous student groups, students health care leaders. regularly socialize in their free time. They also organize many Faculty, staff and advisers have an open-door policy. The School social events — including picnics, a variety show and spirit seeks to create an environment that supports student growth, week. Faculty and staff members enjoy taking part in and development and well-being. supporting these events.
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