1 Slides will be posted on S.O.S.. PRESENTS: Pharmacy School Seminar
2 Who Are We? Usama Zia 3 rd Year Biology Student Peer Advisor + Peer Mentor Pharmacy Volunteer (6 months) Potential Pharmacy Applicant Michael Marianovski 4 th Year Biology Student Peer Tutor Coordinator Research at York student (summer) Dental School Applicant
3 Canadian Pharmacy Schools Ontario University of Toronto (PCAT) University of Waterloo Alberta University of Alberta British Columbia University of British Columbia (PCAT) Manitoba University of Manitoba Newfoundland Memorial University of Newfoundland Nova Scotia Dalhousie University Quebec Université de Montréal Université Laval Saskatchewan University of Saskatchewan
4 U.S. Pharmacy Schools Approximately 100 U.S. pharmacy schools! Most popular are: University of California-San Francisco University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill University of Minnesota University of Texas-Austin Ohio State University University of Kentucky University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Washington Purdue University University of Arizona
5 Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) 4 hours with 240 MC and 2 writing assignments Registration Fee: $ Register online at Test Dates were/are: Registration opens March 1, 2010 for the following dates: i. July 20, 27, 2011 ii. September 14,19,21,26,28, 2010 iii. January 10, 11, 2011 (Registration deadline: December 27, 2011) For more information visit:
6 PCAT Six Sections 1. Writing 2 subtests 30 minutes for each subtest Suggest a solution in essay format to each given problem Example: Discuss a solution to the problem of America s dependence on imported non-renewable fossil fuels such as oil. From:
7 PCAT 2. Verbal Ability 30 minutes 48 questions Analogies(60%), sentence completions (40%). Non Scientific vocabulary and usage INEPT : SKILL :: FLIMSY : A. Power D. Thickness B. Weight C. Strength From:
8 Verbal: Sentence Completion The bottom of the epidermis is made up of newly formed growing cells that become flatter and scalier as they move through the middle layers toward the of the skin. A. edge B. surface C. middle D. interior From:
9 Verbal: Sentence Completion Many researchers believe that dreamless sleep is largely a period of physical rest, whereas dreaming sleep is a period of mental during which the mind and stores the information acquired during the day. A. relaxation... processes B. inactivity... categorizes C. fatigue... integrates D. restoration... sorts From:
10 PCAT 3. Biology 30 minutes 48 questions General Biology (60%), Microbiology(20%), Anatomy and Physiology (20%) Sample question: Which of the following cells does not have a nucleus? a. leukocyte b. epithelial cell c. erythrocyte d. sperm For more information visit:
11 PCAT 4. Chemistry 30 minutes 48 questions General Chemistry (60%), Organic Chemistry (40%) Sample question: What is the percent composition by mass of oxygen in NaOH? (atomic weights: Na=23, O=16, H=1) a. 2.5% b. 10% c. 40% d. 60% For more information visit:
12 PCAT 5. Reading Comprehension 50 minutes 48 questions Questions on science related topics There are six passages Ability to read quickly, comprehend information, retrieve data 6. Quantitative Ability 40 minutes 48 questions Algebra, probability and statistics, calculus For more information visit:
13 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Admission Requirements (pre-requisite courses and PCAT) Interviews Important Dates
14 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPhm) The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto introduced a new curriculum for its professional program effective September The objective of this new curriculum is to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values to provide enhanced patient care services to diverse populations in a variety of health care settings. Four-year professional program Admits 240 students each September
15 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy-General Requirements Consideration for Entrance Must complete required courses by April/May at appropriate levels (high school and University) GPA of at least 70% (excludes high school grades) Must have at least one year of full course load. (30 credits) Must write the PCAT and submit the scores directly to University of Toronto. Selected applicants who meet minimum PCAT and academic requirements will be asked to come to attend Multiple Mini- Interview (MMI) Interview (later) Note: Reference letters/awards are not required
16 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Academic Requirements for the 2011 Cycle High School ENG4U* (High School English at university level) or former OAC SPH4U* (High School Physics at university level) or former OAC OR SC/PHYS 1410 Biology & Chemistry SC/Biol Or former SC/Biol OR SC/CHEM 1000 Chemical Dynamics SC/CHEM 1001 Chemical Structure SC/CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry SC/CHEM 2011 Introduction to Thermodynamics
17 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Academic Requirements for the 2011 Cycle Biochemistry SC/BIOL/BCHM /4.0 Cell Biology and Biochemistry I OR SC/CHEM 2050 Introductory Biochemistry Statistics SC/Math OR Or Or GL/Math (Offered at Glendon) Or SC/Biol Or PSYC HH/Kine
18 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Academic Requirements for the 2011 Cycle Math SC/MATH 1013 Applied Calculus I SC/MATH 1014 Applied Calculus II OR SC/MATH 1300 Differential Calculus with Applications and SC/MATH 1310 Integral Calculus with Applications OR GL/MATH 1930 Calculus I and GL/MATH 1940 Calculus II Or former Math Humanities/Social Sciences 6.00 credits in Humanities or Social Science. This includes many subjects such as History, Religion, Philosophy, Classics, Music, Languages, Literature, Economics, Sociology, Political Science.
19 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Interviews Selected applicants who meet minimum PCAT and academic requirements will be asked to come to an interview which must be attended. These interviews will follow a Multiple mini interview process There will be between 8-10 short interviews, each lasting 6-8 minutes Interviewers may be pharmacists, a faculty member, a students, or members from other groups Interview dates for the 2012 cycle are March and May 11-12
20 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Important Dates for 2011 cycle were: Last date to write the PCAT for the 2010 admission cycle is: January 11, The application deadline is December 10, Interview dates for UofT are: March and May Applicants are accepted until January 11, 2012 for September 2012 admission
21 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Tuition tuition is not yet available Total tuition for the year for Canadian citizens: $ (does not include books) Total tuition for the year for international students: $ (includes University Health Insurance Plan but does not include books) Tuition for is expected to get slightly higher
22 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Application Checklist: Fill out online application Complete all required courses Write the PCAT Send transcripts Attend interview (if applicable)
23 University of Toronto: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Contact Information Admission Inquiries Telephone: (416) Fax: (416) Website:
24 University of Waterloo Admission Requirements (pre-requisite) Interviews Important Dates
25 University of Waterloo Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPhm) First new pharmacy school in Canada in over 20 years The School of Pharmacy offers an undergraduate pharmacy program designed to provide student pharmacists with the expertise needed to serve as medication therapy experts in the Canadian health care system
26 University of Waterloo Curriculum 7 academic terms and 4 co-op work terms in the following sequence Year 1 Winter Academic Spring Academic Fall Work Term 1 Year 2 Winter Academic Spring Work Term 2 Fall Academic Year 3 Winter Work Term 3 Spring Academic Fall Work Term 4 Year 4 Winter Academic Spring Academic
27 University of Waterloo Consideration for Entrance 120 students accepted each year Minimum Overall University Average of 75% (3.3/4.0 or 7/9.0 GPA) Full course load required (15 credits/semester) PCAT not required Selected applicants will be asked to come to an interview which must be attended. Pharmacy Admission Profile and References will be considered along with academic grades.
28 University of Waterloo Academic Requirements for the 2011 Cycle Biology Biology (6 credits): I+II BIOL (with lab) Genetics (3 credits) BIOL 2040 Microbiology (3 credits): BIOL 3150 Chemistry General Chemistry (6 credits): CHEM (with lab) Biochemistry BCHM (with lab) Organic Chemistry (6 credits): CHEM 2020 (with lab)
29 University of Waterloo Academic Requirements for the 2011 Cycle Math Mathematics (6 credits): MATH 1505 or MATH Statistics (3 credits): Any introductory statistics course Humanities or Social Sciences (12 credits): Anthropology; Drama; Economics; English; Fine Arts; French; Geography; History; Music; Peace and Conflict Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; Russian; Sexuality, Marriage and Family; Sociology; Spanish; Women s Studies, etc. (maximum 6 credits per subject area)
30 University of Waterloo Special Early Admission: Highly qualified students who submit an application by October 28, 2011 Must Have 1. Cumulative grade point average over all post-secondary courses of at least 75%; 2. Compliance with the University's English Language Requirements for admission; 3. Submission of all supporting documents and transcript by October 28, 2011.
31 University of Waterloo Important Dates August 15, 2011 Applications are now open December 24, 2011 January 2, 2012 January 8, 2012 Christmas Break: acknowledgement s will resume the first week of Deadline to submit the winter 2013 application and pay the application fee (midnight EST). February 10, 2012 Deadline for transcript submission and all supporting documents. April 5, 2012 Invitations for Pharmacy Admission Interviews will be sent by .
32 University of Waterloo Important Dates April 12, 2012 Deadline to confirm attendance for your interview. April 27-29, 2012 Pharmacy Admission Interviews and Reading Comprehension/Writing Test (for selected candidates) June 8, 2012 Deadline to submit University transcripts with final Winter 2012 grades. June 13, 2012 Admission decisions June 27, 2012 Deadline to accept Offer of Admission to Pharmacy January 2013 Lectures begin
33 University of Waterloo Non-Academic Requirements Pharmacy Admission Profile Essay about you and your involvement in activities. References Reference letter should be from Pharmacist, so that they can comment on your suitability for the profession or a Physician or Nurse. may act as your reference. No relatives. Interview During the interview the applicant will have the opportunity to meet with various members of the School and community of Pharmacy professionals. Additionally, applicants will be required to complete a Reading Comprehension/Writing Test as part of the interview process Immunization Submit documentation of up-to-date immunization.
34 University of Waterloo Co-op Program Community pharmacy practice retail pharmacy or a family health clinic Institutional pharmacy practice hospitals, specialty facilities, or long term care institutions National, provincial, or local pharmacy organizations Federal or provincial government agencies drug approvals, health policy, or health informatics International co-op work experience initiatives
35 University of Waterloo Tuition About $6,700 per term (includes incidental expenses and co-op program operations) for domestic students About $16,000 per term (includes incidental expenses and co-op program operations) for international students
36 University of Waterloo Application Checklist: Submit online application Complete all required courses Submit Pharmacy Admissions Profile Submit reference letter form Submit up to date immunization documents Attend interview (if invited)
37 University of Waterloo Contact Information Website: Phone: (519) Fax: (519)
38 Our Contact Information Michael Marianovski Office Hours (BC 208): Usama Zia Monday 2:00 pm 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 10:30am -11:30am. Office Hours (BC 208): Wednesday 12:30pm-4:00pm
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