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 email@example.com,
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.
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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
UW School of Pharmacy – Academic and Student Programs
Health Sciences Building H-362, Box 357631
Seattle, WA 98195-7631
(206) 543-6100, firstname.lastname@example.org
The UW Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Pharmacy Education (www.acpe-accredit.org).
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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.