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PharmD To Be

Introduction Program for Undergraduate College Students


The PharmD To Be program helps college students establish a direct path to the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The program is held once a month the entire school year on the Anschutz Medical Campus. PharmD To Be provides prospective pharmacy students with unique shadowing and volunteer experiences at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, in addition to mentoring and guidance from faculty members, current students and alumni. Students successfully completing the PharmD To Be program are guaranteed an admissions interview at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Students must complete the program before applying to CU Pharmacy.

Would you like to have a guaranteed opportunity to interview at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy? 

Here is how PharmD To Be works:

PharmD To Be Admissions Requirements: PharmD To Be applicants must be enrolled at a University of Colorado institution. Interested students should apply after at least one semester of full time enrollment. Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours completed
  • Successfully completed a general biology or chemistry course with a laboratory*
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Confirmed as an enrolled student at a University of Colorado institution

*Completion at another institution and AP/IB transfer credits also accepted

Students should apply through PharmDirect by March 2, 2018.

Following completion of PharmD To Be, program graduates are uniquely positioned to apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy.  Students will need to complete a separate application for the Doctor of Pharmacy program.  Experiences gained from PharmD To Be will make the application process clear for program graduates.

PharmD To Be students must maintain the following to remain eligible for a guaranteed interview:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher
  • Maintain a science GPA of 3.000 or higher
  • Receive a C or higher (C- is not accepted) on all non-science pre pharmacy coursework
  • Meet regularly with their pre-health advisor

If you have any questions please contact the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Carson Haney - pharmd.info@ucdenver.edu​

PharmD To Be Student Experiences​

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