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This is an archived copy of the 2013-14 Catalog. To access the most recent version of the bulletin, please visit http://catalog.husson.edu.

The School of Pharmacy

Vision Statement

The Husson University School of Pharmacy (HUSOP) will be a regional leader in integrative pharmacy education committed to influencing the practice of pharmacy and rural health care delivery in the State of Maine.

Mission Statement

Graduates of the Husson University School of Pharmacy will be capable of providing patient- and population-centered pharmaceutical care. The educational outcomes of the program encompass disease management, health promotion, systems management, communication, problem solving, and professionalism. The School of Pharmacy is committed to delivering these outcomes by learned and diverse faculties who excel in teaching and contribute to the profession and community through scholarly activities and service.

Accreditation

Husson University on June 13, 2007 received permission by the Maine State Board of Education to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) granted its approval to establish the School of Pharmacy on November 16 of that same year. The Husson University School of Pharmacy was awarded Pre-candidate accreditation status for its Doctor of Pharmacy program at the June 2009 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors meeting. The Husson University School of Pharmacy earned Candidate status at the June 2010 ACPE Board of Directors meeting.  Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. This status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program; it authorizes the College or School to admit its first class. Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that has students enrolled but has not yet had a graduating class. Additional information regarding the accreditation standards and approval process can be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago IL, 60602-5109; 312-644-3575; FAX 312-664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org .

Admissions Policies

(Please visit the HUSOP website for the most up to date policies).

Completion of at least two years (60 credits) of college including the following prerequisites:

  • General Biology with Labs; 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology with Labs; 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • General Chemistry with Labs; 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry with Labs; 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • Calculus: 1 semester (3 credits)
  • Statistics and Probability: 1 semester (3 credits)
  • English Composition/Writing: 2 semesters (6 credits)
  • Economics (Macro or Micro): 1 semester (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology/Sociology: 1 semester (3 credits)
  • Speech: 1 semester (3 credits)
  • General Education Electives* (6 credits)
  • *Choose one from two separate areas: Humanities, History, Philosophy/Ethics, Foreign Culture/Conversation, and Fine Arts.

In addition:

  • Submission of PCAT scores (School code = 159)
  • Submission of all college transcripts
  • Personal interview (if invited is at student's expense)

AP/CLEP Credits

Applicants cannot use AP/CLEP credits in science (Chemistry, Biology) or math to meet the pre-pharmacy requirements. Students have the option of taking a more advanced course in the area for the same number of credits or more. For example, a student who has AP credit in Calculus 1 may take Calculus 1 or Calculus 2. The laboratory component must be taken with a laboratory-based course.

Credit Age Limit

College credits in the science and math prerequisites over five years old may not be considered in the application process. Students may be required to take refresher courses (e.g., Organic Chemistry with lab, Anatomy and Physiology with lab, Calculus, Statistics), especially if they have not had any recent coursework or work responsibilities in any one of these given areas.

Criminal Background Check

The nature of the post-graduate licensure as well as the potential placement in a variety of pharmacy practice setting requires all applicants answer questions related to past criminal complaints and convictions and once admitted submit to a criminal background check. An adverse criminal background check may affect admissions, progressions, and graduation.

Foreign Credits

Students may submit courses taken at foreign colleges/universities. The transcripts must be evaluated by a reputable service based in the United States. There is no guarantee that any or all courses will be accepted. Applicants who take course in Canada do not have to have their transcripts evaluated by such a service.

Guaranteed Interview

Husson students who are offered a guaranteed interview must earn a 3.5 math/science pre-pharmacy GPA or greater, score at least an 80th percentile on the PCAT, and successfully pass any other admissions requirements (e.g., interview).

Minimum Application Requirements

In order to apply, an applicant must have successfully completed the majority of the Biology/Anatomy & Physiology (three-quarters), Chemistry (three-quarters) and Math (half) coursework prior to the application deadline. Students must also forward their PCAT scores prior to the date. The minimum Math/Science pre-pharmacy GPA to apply is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

PCAT

Students are required to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test before the posted deadline. Students may take the test more than once before this time, with the highest score counting. Scores have a three year age limit, unless a new test version has been introduced. In the event a new version has been introduced in the past three years, applicants must take the most current version.

Repeat Penalty

Applicants will be penalized for repeating pre-pharmacy science or math courses in which they earned a grade less than a C (2.0). These courses include Biology/Anatomy & Physiology, General/Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculus and Statistics. There is no penalty for withdrawing from a course. However a Withdrawal/Failing (WF) grade will be penalized as if it were a failing grade.

Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts for all colleges attended prior to the application deadline. Husson students need not submit transcripts, unless they have taken a course elsewhere and have not submitted the transcript to Husson prior to making application to the School of Pharmacy.

Pre-Pharmacy Program

The following coursework includes the minimum requirements to fulfill the course prerequisites for the Doctor of Pharmacy program in the Husson School of Pharmacy. Note: Chemistry, Biology and Math courses taken more than five (5) years ago are not routinely accepted for meeting pre-pharmacy requirements and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

General Course Requirements
General Chemistry with labs8
Organic Chemistry with labs8
General Biology with labs8
Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs8
Calculus3
Statistics3
English Composition6
Economics (Macro or Micro)3
Introduction to Psychology/Sociology3
Speech3
General Education Electives6
Husson Pre-Pharmacy Coursework
SC 181Chemistry I3
SL 181Chemistry Lab I1
SC 182Chemistry II3
SL 182Chemistry Lab II1
SC 381Organic Chemistry I3
SL 381Organic Chemistry I Lab1
SC 382Organic Chemistry II3
SL 382Organic Chemistry II Lab1
SC 121Anatomy and Physiology I3
SL 121Anat/Physiology Lab I1
SC 122Anatomy and Physiology II3
SL 122Anatomy/Physiology Lab II1
SC 191General Biology I4
SL 191General Biology Lab I0
SC 192General Biology II4
SL 192General Biology Lab II0
MS 181Calculus with Applications4
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PY 111General Psychology3
SY 201Principles of Sociology3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 212Macroeconomics3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
CM 221Professional Communications3
Two General Education D Electives6
Total Hour125

 

Three quarters of the Chemistry prerequisites need to be successfully completed prior to the application deadline.

Three quarters of the Biology/A&P prerequisites need to be successfully completed prior to the application deadline.

One of the two math prerequisites needs to be successfully completed prior to the application deadline.

Choose one from two separate areas: Humanities, History, Philosophy/Ethics, Foreign Culture/conversation, and Fine Arts.

Transfer Credit

Pre-pharmacy transfer guidelines from numerous undergraduate programs in the northeast and New Brunswick have been established and are posted on the website (http://www.husson.edu/?cat_id=1251 ).

A student who has attended, or is currently attending, another college/school of pharmacy and who wishes to pursue pharmacy education at Husson University must:

  1. be in good academic standing at the college of origin and able to continue,
  2. submit transcripts of all college courses, and
  3. have the dean of the previous college/school attended provide a letter of recommendation directly to the Dean of the Husson University School of Pharmacy, One College Circle, Bangor ME 04401-2999. Space must be available in the appropriate class at Husson in order for the transfer to proceed.

Grading

Grade Grade-Point Average Range dependent on course
A4.095-100
A-3.790-94
B+3.387-89
B3.083-86
B-2.780-82
C+2.377-79
C2.073-76
C-1.770-72
D+1.367-69
D1.063-66
D-0.760-62
F0<60

 

Academic Policy

Progressions - A student must have a Pharmacy Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above at the end of the first, second, and third professional years and meet all other progressions criteria related to experiential requirements, attainment of the necessary number of Professional Development Units (PDU), and be current in all required immunizations and certifications in order to proceed in the curriculum.

Pharmacy Cumulative GPA is computed based on all professional pharmacy courses.

Only the first four pharmacy electives will be used in computing the Pharmacy Cumulative GPA.

Any electives taken other than when scheduled in the professional pharmacy curriculum will not be used in computing the Pharmacy Cumulative GPA.

Academic Probation

  •  A student who must retake one or more courses as detailed below will be placed on academic probation. 
  •  Students who are on academic probation must meet with the Assistant Dean to develop a plan to retake course(s) and to discuss issues regarding the student’s performance, resources available, and consequences of earning further unsatisfactory grades.       
  • Students on academic probation are not permitted to serve in any student leadership position or on HUSOP committees.  In addition, students on academic probation will not be granted permission to miss class time in order to attend outside school-sanctioned events (e.g. conferences, etc.).
  • Students who have successfully remediated their course(s) will be removed from academic probation.

Course Repetition and Progressions 

  • A student must retake any course for which an "F" was earned.  An elective course may not be retaken, unless permission is granted from the instructor.
  • Students must successfully complete the required core courses and practice experience with a minimum annual GPA = 2.00 before progressing to the next academic year.
  • A student will not be allowed to repeat a course for which a grade equal to or greater than a C (2.0) has been earned. 
  • Summer remediation may be offered for some didactic courses; however, students may not take more than two of these courses at a time.

Academic Dismissal

A student shall be academically dismissed from the School of Pharmacy whenever one or more of the following conditions occurs:

  • Failure of two or more classes in the professional program.
  • Failure to graduate within six years of matriculation.

Student performance will be evaluated at the end of each semester.

Dismissal Appeal

Students who are dismissed from the School of Pharmacy for academic reasons may appeal in writing to a committee comprised of the Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean and Chairs of the School of Pharmacy with the final decision relative to the appeal resting with the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Academic Withdrawal

Should a student decide to leave the program for personal or medical reasons, an appointment must be made with the School's Assistant Dean to address options and review university policy and requirements.

Graduation

Upon completion of the specified requirements, the Doctor of Pharmacy degree will be awarded. Candidates for this degree must:

  • Successfully complete all courses contained in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00; and
  • Be recommended for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree by the faculty of the School of Pharmacy based upon academic performance, ethical and professional standards.

Financial Aid

The School of Pharmacy has limited scholarship programs at this time. The school will determine the recipients of the awards utilizing the criteria specified by each donor.

Programs Outcomes

Patient-Specific and Population-based Disease Management - The student will be able to provide patient-specific and population-based disease management in cooperation with patients, prescribers, and other members of an interprofessional health care team based upon sound therapeutic principles and evidence-based data, taking into account relevant legal, ethical, social, economic, cultural, political and professional issues, emerging technologies, and evolving pharmaceutical, biomedical, sociobehavioral, and clinical sciences that may impact therapeutic outcomes.

Health Promotion

The student will be able to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of health care providers. Provide first aid and pharmacy services in disaster and poison control situations.

Systems Management

The student will be able to manage and use resources of the health care system, in cooperation with patients, prescribers, other health care providers, and administrative and supportive personnel, to promote health; to provide, assess, and coordinate safe, accurate, and time-sensitive medication distribution; and to improve therapeutic outcomes of medication use. This includes: managing human, physical, medical, informational, and technological resources; apply patient- and population-specific data, quality assurance strategies, and research processes to assure that medication use systems minimize drug errors, adverse reactions and optimize patient outcomes. This also includes designing medication use systems in accordance with legal, ethical, social, economic, and professional guidelines.

Communication

The student shall read, write, speak, listen and use data, media and computers to communicate effectively with various audiences for a variety of purposes.

Problem Solving

The student shall find, understand and analyze information and shall make informed, rational, and ethical decisions.

Professionalism

The student shall articulate the influence of values on ideas and actions and shall demonstrate the ability and inclination to take responsibility for ethical conduct in personal and professional settings. The student shall demonstrate the ability and inclination to learn on one's own, to pursue new knowledge, to self-assess, to respond appropriately to assessment by others, and to modify one's ideas in light of new discoveries.

Shuhua Bai2009
"B.S. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang China"
"MS Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang China"
"Ph.D. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang China"
Robert Baker2012
B.S. Pharm Ferris State University
Pharm.D. University of Minnesota
Gregory Cameron2012
B.S. Pharm Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Conrad Dhing2009
B.S. Northeast Louisiana Universtiy
Ph.D. The University of Louisiana at Monroe
Aaron Domina2009
B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D. Dartmouth College
Timothy Gladwell2012
B.S. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Pharm.D. Univeristy of Maryland
Betty Jean Harris2011
B.S. Pharm Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
Pharm.D. Nova Southeastern University
Derek Hoelz2012
B.A. Kent State University
Ph.D. University of Maryland
Eric Jarvi2008
B.S. Southern Illinois University
M.F.S. George Washington University
Ph.D. Oregon State University
Drew Lambert2013
Pharm.D. University of Buffalo
Rodney Larson2007
B.S. Pharm Ferris State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
William Lindblad2008
B.S. University of Maine
M.S. Cleveland State University
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island
Sarah Martin2013
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Frank McGrady2012
B.S. University of Rhode Island
Dan Moellentin2011
B.S. University of Missouri
Pharm.D. University of Arkansas
Stephanie Nichols2013
Pharm.D. University of Buffalo
Roger Phipps2009
"B..A Oxford University, UK"
"Ph.D. London University, UK"
Brian Piper2012
B.S. Northern Michigan University
M.S. Northern Michigan University
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts
Ronald Reed2010
B.S. Pharm University of Cincinnati
Pharm.D. University of Cincinnati
Michael Remkus2012
Pharm.D. Creighton University
Dan Robinson2010
B.S. Pharm. University of Georgia
Pharm.D. University of Cincinnati
Allison Strobel2011
B.S. University of Nebraska
Pharm.D. Creighton University
Sara Tippet2011
Pharm.D. Ferris State University
Cassandra White2013
Pharm.D. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Evan Williams2012
Pharm.D. University Of Arizona
Tianzhi Yang2009
"B.S. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang China"
"M.S. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang China"
Ph.D. Peking University