13 Jul 2017

Partnership Puts Students on Pharmacist Fast Track

Partnership Puts Students on Pharmacist Fast Track

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A new agreement between Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy (WSU-COP) and Heritage University offers HU students admission into WSU’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. Under the Save-a-Seat program, the WSU-COP will save up to seven seats in each first-year pharmacy class for Heritage students pursuing the Doctor of Pharmacy degree at either the Yakima extension or the Spokane campus of the WSU-COP

 “This agreement demonstrates the way in which our universities are partnering to provide broader educational opportunities for the students of Washington,” said Dr. Laurie Fathe, Heritage University provost.

Heritage undergraduates can apply to WSU COP for early admission either late in their first year at Heritage or early in their second year. The WSU-COP Admission Committee makes the final decision for entrance to the program for all applicants, based on the students’ application information, academic record and letters of recommendation. Students who are granted early admission will need to successfully complete all required undergraduate courses and maintain a 3.0 GPA to have a guaranteed place in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Dr. Joel Thome, assistant professor at Heritage University, said the Save-a- Seat program takes away the stress of the unknown that a college student may feel when pursuing their academic goals. 

“This is an excellent opportunity for our Heritage pre-pharmacy undergraduate students. The program allows students to focus on learning, and not having to worry about competing for a seat in pharmacy school. They will know their admission status before their future peers.”

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