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PCAT Prep Summer Program 2017

Through a partnership between the UAMS College of Pharmacy, UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs (CDA), and National Pharmacists Association of Arkansas (NPAA); the PCAT Prep Summer Program is being offered this summer (2017) to underrepresented minority pre-pharmacy students applying to the College of Pharmacy during the next application cycle for admission to the fall 2018 P1 class. The partnership is based on CDA’s outreach and recruitment focus toward the recruitment of underrepresented minority (URM) students, on NPAA’s longstanding efforts to provide PCAT prep opportunities to minority students, and on the College of Pharmacy’s mission that seeks to “improve health of culturally diverse populations.” In conjunction with this mission, the PCAT Prep Summer Program was developed to ensure prospective URM pharmacy school applicants with equal opportunity, and to ensure diversity at UAMS as well as within Arkansas’ pharmacy profession. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.

 

Application

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The application is available via hard copy and online at the College of Pharmacy and Center for Diversity Affairs websites. Applications must be complete and submitted by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017. Applications, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts should be forwarded to:

ATTN: Director of Admissions
UAMS College of Pharmacy
4301 West Markham, Slot 522
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7122

 

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum GPA – 2.7
  • Completion of Chemistry I and II with labs, Biology I with lab, Calculus I as well as Organic Chemistry I with lab, all with a “C” grade or higher (official transcripts must be submitted)
  • If PCAT previously taken, a minimum composite score of 20 on the PCAT
  • If PCAT not previously taken, a composite score of 20 on ACT or 50% on SAT

 

Program Eligibility

  • Status as underrepresented minority (URM) in pharmacy: African American, Hispanic, Native American
  • Arkansas residency and U.S. citizenship status in accordance with UAMS Admission Requirements
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have previously taken the PCAT and applied to pharmacy school
  • Students will be required to remit a $199 deposit, which will be due only upon enrollment in the program. Deposits must be paid by check, and will be refunded at the end of the program on the condition of 100% attendance.

 

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017
  • Student Notification of Acceptance to Program: Friday, May 12, 2017

 

Program Curriculum

This program consists of a mandatory in-person orientation and 17 online, self-paced Kaplan sessions.

KAPLAN Course Curriculum:

Session 1 – Diagnostic Exam
Session 2 – PCAT Strategy 1/Reading Comprehension 1
Session 3 – Biology 1
Session 4 – General Chemistry 1
Session 5 – Schedule Your Organic Chemistry 1 Flex 1
Session 6 – Verbal Ability 1 / Writing 1
Session 7 – Quantitative Ability 1
Session 8 – Schedule Your Biochemistry Flex
Session 9 – Full Length 1 Exam
Session 10- Reading Comprehension 2
Session 11 – Biology 2
Session 12 – General Chemistry 2
Session 13 – Schedule Your Organic Chemistry 2 Flex
Session 14 – Verbal Ability 2 / Writing 2
Session 15 – Quantitative Ability 2 / PCAT Strategy 2
Session 16 – Schedule Your Calculus Flex
Session 17 – Full Length 2 Exam