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Idaho State University - Pocatello and Meridian, ID

Pocatello, Idaho
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4 years
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95 students
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3 years
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921 South 5th Avenue Pocatello, Idaho 83204-8288
Dr. Cynthia Tillotson

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Idaho State University can be completed at our Pocatello Idaho, Meridian Idaho or Anchorage Alaska locations. Students may complete their fourth year at our clinical sites in Idaho (Boise, Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene) or at our site in Reno, Nevada or Anchorage, Alaska.
The ISU College of Pharmacy offers a professional doctorate that focuses on improving clinical outcomes and improving the quality of patient life. Specifically, we educate pharmacists to:
Provide patients quality pharmaceutical care;
Be a valuable member of a health-care team;
Promote public health; and
Meet the health-care challenges of the future.

ISU’s Pharm.D. graduates are sought after for various career opportunities. New graduates reported employment in the following areas (in order of majority of positions accepted): community pharmacy practice, clinics and hospital practice, long-term care and home health care. Full-time salaries associated with these positions for new graduates range from $105,000 to $120,000 annually.
Potential applicants must complete all prepharmacy requirements, except for biochemistry, by the end of the spring term of the year you apply. Biochemistry may be completed the summer prior to your admission. The prepharmacy requirements may be completed at any accredited two-or four-year college. These courses provide the foundation necessary for successful completion of the Pharm.D. program. In addition to ISU’s general education requirements and elective credits, you will need to have completed the following prepharmacy requirements:
* General Biology
* General Chemistry Series with Labs
* Statistics or Intro to Statistics
* Brief Calculus or Calculus I
* General Physics I
* Organic Chemistry Series with Labs
* Biochemistry
* General Microbiology
* Macro or Micro Economics
* Anatomy and Physiology
* English Composition
* Public Speaking
* Humanities, Fine Arts & Foreign Language
* Behavioral & Social Science
* Critical Thinking or Information Literacy
* Cultural Diversity
Students are required to complete a minimum of 72 college/university semester credits before beginning the Pharm.D. program at ISU.
For more detailed prepharmacy requirements, look here: . Actual pharmacy experience is strongly recommended prior to applying for admissions to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Application Process
The admissions application process for the Doctor of Pharmacy program at ISU College of Pharmacy has two different admission application options – Early Decision and Traditional. Please review the two options and determine the application option that is right for you. Either option leads to admission into the same Doctor of Pharmacy program which will challenge you and help you to develop into a crucial member of a profession with abundant opportunities.
The Pharmacy Student Affairs Committee is charged with selecting candidates who best demonstrate the academic achievement, emotional maturity, integrity, and motivation necessary for success in the College of Pharmacy. Students admitted must possess the mental, emotional, and physical abilities to complete the curriculum and ultimately perform the functions of a generalist pharmacy graduate. These professional technical standards are essential to ensure that students are capable of achieving the basic competencies in pharmacy practice adopted by the College.
Early Decision Admissions
This application option is for students who know early in their academic career that a PharmD is your goal and ISU College of Pharmacy is where you want to be. You must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Have completed at least the first year of prepharmacy requirements with a gpa of at least 3.0 and meet specific criteria outlined here –—pharmd/application/
2. Have completed all prepharmacy requirements, will have completed at least an Associates of Arts/Sciences degree and can meet all of the PharmD application requirements by the September 4 application deadline

Traditional Admissions
This application option is for students who are completing the prepharmacy and general education requirements by the end of the spring semester in which they are going through the PharmD admission process. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. The Traditional Admissions application deadline is February 1. For Traditional Admission applicants, ISU’s College of Pharmacy will use a “rolling admissions process” and applications are reviewed upon completion (all documents received and transcripts verified by PharmCAS)
Students must submit an application through PharmCAS ( a centralized pharmacy college application service for PharmD programs. The application deadline is September 4 for Early Decision and February 1 for Traditional Admission. For Traditional Admission applicants, ISU’s College of Pharmacy will use a “rolling admissions process” and applications are reviewed upon completion (all documents received and transcripts verified by PharmCAS) Interviews will be held in the fall and spring semesters and applicants will receive via email invitations to attend in-person interviews.
All Doctor of Pharmacy application materials must be received by PharmCAS by September 4 for Early Decision Admission and by February 1 for Traditional Admission.
Application materials include:
1. Completed PharmCAS application for Idaho State University College of Pharmacy; PharmCAS application fees begin at $175
2. Official transcripts of all previous college course work, including detailed evaluation of all international coursework – submitted to PharmCAS
3. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a pharmacist – Submitted to PharmCAS
4. Personal Statement – Submitted to PharmCAS

If you are accepted into the PharmD program, we will ask you to also apply to Idaho State University’s undergraduate program. Once the entering class is finalized, students are transferred to the professional program and permitted to register for classes.
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