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2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

“2+3/2+4” (Pharm.D.) Accelerated Program in Pharmacy Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

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This affiliated program will be referred to as The “2+3/2+4” (Pharm.D.) Accelerated Program in Pharmacy (Program). The program will be an early- entry pre-pharmacy program that will give students the opportunity to complete their pharmacy education in two phases: Phase I consists of the first two years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; and Phase II consists of the remaining three years of pharmacy education at LECOM School of Pharmacy Erie campus or four years at the Bradenton, FL campus. The number of positions reserved for Saint Francis students will be determined by mutual agreement between Saint Francis and the LECOM School of Pharmacy.

Students will be admitted to the SFU Phase (Phase I) of the program based upon the following criteria:

     SAT Scores (or ACT scores)
High School GPA
     Suggested 1170 or ACT score of 26
3.5 on a scale of 4.0
Two letters of recommendation

Evidence of scholarly activities and desire to become a pharmacist.

Must be a U.S. citizen or resident.

The LECOM School of Pharmacy will accept Saint Francis students into the professional pharmacy curriculum who meet the criteria listed below:

  • Complete the pre - pharmacy curriculum in Phase I of the 2 + 3 Accelerated Pharmacy Program, as described (or amended).
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 in Phase I of the program. No course will be accepted for transfer with a grade lower than “C”.
  • Earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher for science and mathematics courses.
  • Must maintain full-time status while at Saint Francis and complete the program in the specified time frame.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation. One of these letters MUST be from the student’s academic advisor at Saint Francis. The letter will address the personal growth of the student during Phase I of the program, as well as the student’s maturity, responsibility, and desire to become a pharmacist.
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession.
  • Submit a completed primary application for admission to PharmCAS and a secondary application to the LECOM School of Pharmacy.

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