Criteria for partial tution remission for PharmD/PhD candidates in 3rd and 4th years of the PharmD curriculum

The criteria are designed to ascertain the applicant’s potential for a successful career as a pharmacy researcher. This will be evaluated based upon:

  1. Evidence of high-level academic performance
  2. Activities that demonstrate a commitment to basic, clinical, or translational research
  3. The potential to excel in the applicant’s future career path.

Preference will be given to individuals who have research experience with faculty in the COP.

Items to be submitted by applicant:

  1. Letter of intent indicating past and present research experience, research group(s) of interest, and career plans (500 word limit)
  2. CV
  3. Transcripts
  4. 3 letters of reference

Criteria to consider in evaluating candidate:

  • Academic Success
    • Pharmacy GPA, with focus on GPA in required courses in the PharmD curriculum
    • Undergraduate GPA, with focus on upper division science coursework
    • GRE scores
    • Elective coursework--Does selection of courses reflect applicant’s research interests [e.g., Seminar (PHAR 507), Research Elective (PHAR 701)]?
  • Professional involvement
    • Is the applicant a member of relevant professional societies, do they hold leadership positions within COP student organizations? Have they attended state/national/international professional meetings? Etc.
  • Research experience
    • Does the applicant have experience working with a COP faculty member? Other research experience?  Relevance/depth of experience should be considered.
    • Does the applicant have demonstrated intellectual curiosity?
    • Demonstrated ability to integrate clinical and research knowledge/skills?
  • Goals
    • Does the applicant articulate career goals that demonstrate an understanding of the PharmD/PhD and the potential career opportunities available to a person with this level of training?
    • Does the applicant indicate which research group(s) within the College of Pharmacy he/she is interested in joining?