The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Admissions Team is busy prepping for spring travel to colleges and health professions fairs in the Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic region. Check out our dates below to see if we will be coming to a town near you!
- Purdue University Health Careers Fair on Monday, March 10, 2014
- Indiana University Health Programs Fair on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
- West Virginia University Health Professions Fair on Monday, March 31, 2014
- Austin Peay State University Health Fair on Wednesday, April 2, 2014
- Vanderbilt University Health Professions Graduate School Fair on Thursday, April 3, 2014
- Johns Hopkins University Health Professions School Recruitment Fair on Monday, April 7, 2014
- George Washington University Health Professions School Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
- University of Maryland Health Professions School Recruitment Fair Wednesday, on April 9, 2014
These fairs are a great opportunity to learn more about the pharmacy profession and talk with a student affairs/admissions professional about applying to pharmacy school. Be sure to stop by and see us at one of these events coming soon!
In addition, don’t forget to ASK QUESTIONS! Many recruiters from universities will be present at these events. But what should you ask a recruiter? How can you make the most of your time? Consider asking some of the following questions as you visit with admissions staff from the UC SOP and other schools of pharmacy:
- What is the mission of your program? For example: rural health, inter-professional collaboration, etc.
- What is the school’s passage rate for national licensure exams such as the NAPLEX?
- How do I apply? When can I apply?
- Is your program fully accredited?
- What are the admission requirements?
- What are your GPA and PCAT score requirements?
- What prerequisite courses do your require?
- Do you require applicants to have a Bachelor’s Degree?
- In addition to my Pharm.D. will I receive additional certifications by attending your SOP?
- What opportunities are there for interaction with patients in the P1 and P2 years prior to rotations?
- What are the opportunities for inter-professional collaboration (nursing, medical and pharmacy students working as team)?
- What opportunities are there for student pharmacists to engage in professional organizations, advocacy and community outreach?
- What is included in the cost of tuition? For example: laptop, professional organization membership, support of travel to meetings, etc.