If admitted to the WSU PharmD program through HealthProStart OU, students complete the following courses their senior year taught at Wayne State University: PSC 3110 - Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (3), PSC 3120 Dosage Form Design & Bioph (4), PPR 3020 Intro to Patient Care I (2), PPR 3040 Patient Care I Lab (1), PHA 3030 Pharm Calc & Descriptive Stats (1), PSC 3210 Biotechnology in Therapeutics (2), PPR 3120 Pharmacy Jurisprudence (2), PPR 3060 Patient Care II (2), PPR 3070 Patient Care II Lab (1), PPR 3040 Medical Informatics (2). It is recommended that students consult with the academic adviser prior to enrolling in any of these classes. Admission into an accredited PharmD program is required to complete this maturation.
There are two tracks for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health sciences at Oakland University with a pre-pharmacy concentration and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) at Wayne State University.
TRACK ONE: Oakland University “Health Pro Start” (for entering first year students only):
- High school GPA of 3.75 (recalculated, including weighting for AP/honors classes)
- Minimum ACT equivalent composite score of 27 (or SAT equivalent composite score).
- Explanation of experience (describe the amount of time devoted to the activity) in these areas:
- Health care
- Community service
- Team activities (for example athletics, debate)
- High school extracurricular activities
- Summer activities
- One-page typed essay describing why you are pursuing HealthPro Start and why you should be accepted.
- Two letters of recommendation, one apiece from the following two categories:
- High school teacher, counselor or administrator familiar with the applicant’s extracurricular activities, team and/or leadership skills; and
- Non-family member who can address the applicant’s health care experience, community service and/or employment
If you meet the minimum requirements and complete a separate HealthPro Start OU application, you will be invited to campus for a series of interviews with representatives from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University.
Once at Oakland University, Wayne State University/Oakland University “Health Pro Start” Track One participants must:
- ALL UNDERGRADUATE COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY; NO TRANSFER COURSES ARE ALLOWED
- Maintain a GPA at or above 3.3 during the first year in college
- Maintain an overall 3.5 GPA after the first year in college
- Maintain an overall 3.0 grade point average in biology, chemistry, physics, and math courses
- Complete all prerequisite course work for the program with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. No repeated courses are allowed
- Make regular progress towards the B.S. Degree in Health Sciences from Oakland University
- Complete all academic and nonacademic entrance requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy program (see http://pharmacy.wayne.edu for the latest requirements)
- Participate in the WSU/OU HealthPro Start Seminar and mentor process
- Demonstrate continuing activity in related volunteer work
- Take the PCAT (http://www.pcatweb.info/) by the July test date of their junior year, scoring minimum of 50th percentile on the PCAT.
- Student must successfully be interviewed by representatives from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University during the admissions cycle for the year they are to matriculate into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
- Complete the application for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at www.pharmcas.org.
TRACK TWO: Competitive Admission Criteria for students who do not meet admission criteria for Health Pro Start or who are already enrolled at OU:
- Minimum 3.3 GPA
- All program pre-requisites completed with the minimum GPA required
- To be considered, the applicant must successfully complete the academic and non-academic admission requirements and submit all of the appropriate applications
- Students should declare their intent to enter into the doctor of pharmacy program, just prior to their sophomore year
- For the Doctor of Pharmacy program, students must take the PCAT (http://www.pcatweb.info/) on the October test date of their junior year, scoring above the 70th percentile on PCAT with no sub score (Writing, Verbal, Biology, Quantitative) below the 50th percentile
- Student must successfully be interviewed by representatives from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University
- Students must be admitted to the WSU PharmD program before graduation.
Notification of formal admission into the doctor of pharmacy will be provided to the student before the completion of their junior year.