NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy—Advanced Standing Program 187 In an effort to meet the growing demands of the pharmacy profession, the Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy provides an opportunity for international pharmacy graduates to enter the Pharm.D. program with advanced standing. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the North American Pharmacy Licensing Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). This opportunity is designed exclusively for graduates of pharmacy degree programs outside of the United States jurisdiction, allowing them to build upon their pharmacy education and prepare them for clinical pharmacy practice. The Advanced Standing Doctor of Pharmacy degree is awarded after successful completion of three years of professional study in the College of Pharmacy. The college educates students to achieve the same outcomes as the Entry-level Pharm.D. degree program. Courses integrate information and build on one another to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the profession and have a strong understanding of the principles of drug therapy, as well as the business, human relation, communication, and legal aspects of pharmacy and the U.S. health care system. Courses focus on application of material learned, the use of drugs in the disease process, and developing skills essential to monitoring drug therapy. Pharmacy practice experiences in community, hospital, and other traditional pharmacy settings facilitate real-life application of the material and provide opportunities to integrate information learned. Full-time practice experiences facilitate application of drug therapy monitoring with more independence. The curriculum stresses innovative delivery and assessment methods. Courses will be on campus and approved experiential sites. All lectures, handouts, reading materials, and assessments will be in English. Admissions Requirements NSU’s College of Pharmacy selects international pharmacy graduates for the program based on previous academic performance, TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable), written applications, pharmacy experience, and letters of reference. 1. Prior to matriculation, applicants must have an earned Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited institution. The college will evaluate all official transcripts to determine if the student has successfully completed the courses listed below with a grade of C or higher. Course Semester Hours Human Anatomy and/or Physiology (with or without laboratory).....................................................3–6 Biochemistry...............................................................................3–6 Microbiology. ..............................................................................3–6 Pharmaceutics............................................................................3–6 Pharmacokinetics.......................................................................3–6 Pharmacology.............................................................................3–6 The college may require an applicant to complete additional prerequisite courses in order to strengthen his or her academic background. 2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale on all college-level coursework is recommended. 3. An official course-by-course evaluation of foreign coursework with the cumulative grade point average included (see under application procedures for further details) is required. 4. Proof of English proficiency is required for nonnative English speakers. The following standardized tests currently satisfy NSU’s College of Pharmacy English requirements: • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*: minimum score of 213 on the computer-based or 80 on the Internetbased test (toefl.org) • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*: minimum score of 6.0 on the test module (ielts.org) • Duolingo Test of English*: minimum score of 105 (duolingo.com) * Scores must be no more than two years old at the time of the interview. Candidates who have taken college courses in the United States may also prove English proficiency by completing two college-level English composition courses at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. 5. Applicants must submit three letters of reference on official letterhead, with a signature, from two science professors and either a liberal arts professor, a pharmacist or health care provider, or a pre-professional committee member. 6. Applicants who graduated frompharmacy school 10 or more years prior must have either • taken two upper-level (3000- or 4000- level) science courses or one upper-level science course and one upperlevel statistics course in the United States within the last 10 years OR Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Advanced Standing (International Pharmacy Graduates)

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