Learn more about UCSOP’s Fellows Program

The UCSOP Fellowship Program is a scholarship and leadership skills development program awarded to a maximum of 10 incoming UCSOP students each year.These students have demonstrated potential to achieve outstanding leadership and success in the pharmacy program.

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“Being a UCSOP Fellow has provided me with an exciting array of opportunities in pharmacy school, such as developing leadership skills and participating in various on-campus activities. It is also rewarding to be able to help incoming students as part of the Fellows’ activities. These experiences, along with the scholarship, have enhanced my learning and growth and UCSOP.” -Anojinie Karunathilake (Class of 2017)

Students participating in the Fellows Program benefit in several ways, including receiving a scholarship with a maximum of $15,000 annually, which is renewable for up to three years if the student continues to meet all requirements while in the program.

School of Pharmacy students, meeting the selection criteria, will be offered an invitation to apply for the fellowship program. The application process includes a phone interview and an essay.

The selection criteria includes:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • PCAT composite score of 50 or greater
  • Interview at the UCSOP by January of the application year
  • Satisfactory interview scores

In addition to the fellowship funding, Fellows are engaged in activities that:

  • Develop leadership skills and abilities
  • Positively advocate for both the profession of pharmacy and patients
  • Make significant contributions to the community
  • Provide a platform to effectively represent the School of Pharmacy and the profession of pharmacy.

 

As a first year student, some of the Fellows activities include:

Recruitment:

  • Participate in Interview Days and USCOP Open House Events
  • Represent the UCSOP during the AACP Virtual Fair
  • Communicate with incoming students
  • Assist in managing social media sites for recruitment

P1070579Professional Development:

  • Participate in state, regional, and national pharmacy conferences
  • Attend an annual leadership conference for student pharmacists
  • Attend leadership luncheons
  • Peer mentorship experiences

Annual Project:

  • Provide support to the Fellow’s annual service project
  • Plan and execute an event for UC Pre-Pharmacy students
  • Serve as Camp Counselor for the week-long ExRx Summer Camp for high school and undergraduate students

Organizational/Other:

  • Assist at alumni events and with special guests on campus
  • Attend membership meetings
  • Uphold assigned organizational responsibilities

Throughout the program, Fellows will also:

  • Assist with Pharmacy 501L
  • Visit national associations in Washington, DC
  • Coordinate a convocation session
  • Participate in scholarship/research project

For more information about UCSOP or the Fellows Program, contact: Ms. Stacie Geise, Director of Pharmacy Admissions and Recruitment, 304-357-4889.

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