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This is an archived copy of the 2015-16 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 improving 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

The Husson University School of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago IL, 60603; 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
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 212Macroeconomics3
CM 221Professional Communications3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 181Calculus with Applications4
PY 111General Psychology3
SC 181Chemistry I3
SL 181Chemistry Lab I1
SC 182Chemistry II3
SL 182Chemistry Lab II1
SC 191General Biology I4
SL 191General Biology Lab I0
SC 192General Biology II4
SL 192General Biology Lab II0
SC 221Anatomy and Physiology I3
SL 221Anat/Physiology Lab I1
SC 222Anatomy and Physiology II3
SL 222Anatomy/Physiology Lab II1
SC 381Organic Chemistry I3
SL 381Organic Chemistry I Lab1
SC 382Organic Chemistry II3
SL 382Organic Chemistry II Lab1
SY 201Principles of Sociology3
Two General Education D Electives6
Total Hours125

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 Bai 2009
B.S. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
M.S. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
Ph.D. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
Robert Baker 2012
B.S. Pharm Ferris State University
Pharm.D. University of Minnesota
Gwen Bartlett 2014
B.S. Oregon State University
Pharm.D. Oregon State University
Sandra Bartlett 2014
B.S. University of Kentucky
Pharm.D. University of Kansas & Ph.D. Oregon State University
Gregory Cameron 2012
B.S. Pharm Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Anthony Casapao 2014
B.S. Midwestern University
Pharm.D. Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Conrad Dhing 2009
B.S. Northeast Louisiana Universtiy
Ph.D. The University of Louisiana at Monroe
Aaron Domina 2009
B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D. Dartmouth College
Alla Fabrikant 2014
Pharm.D. Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy
Betty Jean Harris 2011
B.S. Pharm. Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
Pharm.D. Nova Southeastern University
Derek Hoelz 2012
B.A. Kent State University
Ph.D. University of Maryland
Eric Jarvi 2008
B.S. Southern Illinois University
M.F.S. George Washington University
Ph.D. Oregon State University
Drew Lambert 2013
Pharm.D. University of Buffalo
Rodney Larson 2007
B.S. Pharm Ferris State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
William Lindblad 2008
B.S. University of Maine
M.S. Cleveland State University
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island
Sarah Martin 2013
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Frank McGrady 2012
B.S. University of Rhode Island
Dan Moellentin 2011
B.S. University of Missouri
Pharm.D. University of Arkansas
Ying-Tang Ng 2014
Pharm.D. Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Stephanie Nichols 2013
Pharm.D. University of Buffalo
Roger Phipps 2009
B..A Oxford University
Ph.D. London University
Ronald Reed 2010
B.S. Pharm University of Cincinnati
Pharm.D. University of Cincinnati
David Richards 2015
B.S. University of Bristol
Ph.D. University College London
Dan Robinson 2010
B.S. Pharm. University of Georgia
Pharm.D. University of Cincinnati
John Scolaro 2015
B.S. Bouve College of Health Sciences
Pharm.D. Bouve College of Health Sciences
James Singletary 2015
B.S. University of Florida
R.Ph. University of Florida
Jennifer Thomas 2015
Pharm.D. Nova Southeastern University
Cassandra White 2013
Pharm.D. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Evan Williams 2012
Pharm.D. University Of Arizona
Tianzhi Yang 2009
B.S. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
M.S. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
Ph.D. Peking University
Tao Zhang 2014
B.S. Zheijiang University
Ph.D. University of Michigan