Undergraduate Bulletin for 1998-99

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School of Pharmacy

founded 1901
Peter H. Doukas, Dean

Beginning in the 1998 fall semester, the only entry-level professional degree in pharmacy offered at Temple will be the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). Information on this six-year program is available from the School of Pharmacy.


The School of Pharmacy is accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, which is sponsored by the American Pharmaceutical Association, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The purpose of the Council is to advance the standards of pharmaceutical education and to maintain a list of acceptable colleges of pharmacy.

The School of Pharmacy is also a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, which promotes the interests of pharmaceutical education.

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Goals and Objectives

The Pharm.D. program of the School of Pharmacy provides men and women a means to acquire knowledge in the sciences basic to the profession of pharmacy, and to apply that knowledge in relevant clinical settings. The pharmacist is trained with the ability, knowledge, and ethics to aid in solving the health related problems of individuals and the community, including the selection, preparation, distribution, control and monitoring of drugs and pharmaceuticals in the treatment of disease. An essential component of this pharmaceutical care is the systematic monitoring of patient treatment outcomes, with interventions appropriate to provide optimal therapy.

The School is committed to providing an environment for sound teaching and learning. The program attempts to develop an awareness of the value of life-long learning, and the need for continuous improvement in professional competency. The School is committed to supporting the highest level of achievement in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical setting.

The School fosters research and graduate education in order to add new knowledge to the pharmaceutical sciences. The School has an obligation to provide the pharmacist and other health professionals, through continuing education, with information on the latest advances in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice, a changing and broadening field. Throughout the years of professional education, the student is sensitized to an appreciation of professional ethics and the concept of pharmacy as a service profession.

Graduates who are conferred a Doctor of Pharmacy degree are qualified to take the national examination leading to licensure within the field. Graduates of the School find career opportunities in community and hospital pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry, governmental agencies and academia. The School engages in the full range of basic and clinical pharmaceutical sciences, and provides the following degree opportunities: entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); post-B.S. Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); M.S. in Quality Assurance; M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry).

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Preprofessional Requirements

Because admission to the program is highly competitive, it is strongly recommended that applicants apply to the School of Pharmacy subsequent to completion of the first pre-professional year, which is one year prior to admission into the professional program. The period for the receipt of applications for admission begins June 1 and ends October 31 of each academic year.

Applicants must complete two years of pre-professional collegiate study at an accredited institution. The Recommended Prerequisite Course Sequence is a guide for students registered in a liberal arts, junior, or community college. Regardless of a student's eligibility for the 45+ Transfer Core or Core-to-Core Transfer versions of the university undergraduate Core Curriculum, the School of Pharmacy requires completion of the full Core, as outlined in the Recommended Sequence. For students completing pre-pharmacy requirements at Temple University, advising is provided by the Academic Resources Center. The applicant's pre-professional collegiate study must total a minimum of 63-semester hours. Students must achieve transferable grades in all prerequisites, and have a competitive grade point average (GPA) for initial consideration as part of the applicant pool. Individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in another field are eligible for admission at the undergraduate level.

In general, while applicants with competitive cumulative and prerequisite GPA's are invited for an interview, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an interview. This is followed by a second evaluation phase. Candidates are notified of a final decision in a letter from the Assistant Dean of the School. Applicants will be required to confirm their acceptance of admission with a $200 tuition deposit.

Application Requirements
To avoid delay in processing, applicants should carefully review prerequisite requirements prior to application. For prerequisite courses in the sciences (e.g., Biology, General Chemistry, Physics, and Organic Chemistry) a laboratory component is mandatory. Because students will be applying from many different preprofessional institutions, there will necessarily be variation in course credit designation.

An application form can be obtained by writing to:

Office of Admissions
Temple University School of Pharmacy
3307 N. Broad Street (602-00)
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Attn: Ms. Joan Hankins

or by calling:

(215) 707-4900

Upon receipt of the application, the applicant is directed to:

  1. Complete all sections of the application except where optional or the statement does not apply.
  2. Submit completed application with a check or money order made payable to Temple University in the amount of $35.
  3. Direct preprofessional institution(s) to forward college transcript(s) upon completion of the first year of collegiate study. Make certain that all credentials and communications are specifically directed to the School of Pharmacy of Temple University.
  4. No more than three (3) letters of recommendation can be submitted.

Please note that the Office of Admissions of the School of Pharmacy will provide, and must receive, students' application forms. Requests for applications should not be directed to Undergraduate Admissions at Conwell Hall or Temple University Graduate School at Carnell Hall.

Recommended Prerequisite Course Sequence
First Year
Fall Semester 14-15 s.h.

Spring Semester 17-18 s.h.

Second Year
Fall Semester 17 s.h.

Spring Semester 17 s.h.

* Transfer students from Temple University may take R050 composition to fulfill two core areas.
a Math - For Fall semester 1995 and after, all applicants are required to take a calculus course. A one-semester Calculus (4 s.h.) course equivalent to Calculus C075 or C085 or C095 offered at Temple University, will satisfy this segment of the Core Curriculum. For applicants who complete a less advanced calculus course (3 s.h.) that is equivalent to Intuitive Calculus C066 offered at Temple, you must take a second semester of one of the following equivalent courses in order to satisfy the prerequisite math requirement: College Mathematics C055 or a computer science course such as Programming in Pascal C061 or a logic course such as Introduction to Logic C066 or statistics.
b Electives should include courses in the Core areas of American Culture (3 s.h.), Studies in Race (3 s.h.), International Studies or Foreign Language. For Foreign Language, applicants may complete levels I & II (6 s.h.) or an intermediate level (3 s.h.). For more detailed information about these areas, see Core Curriculum in this Bulletin.
c Intellectual Heritage, at Temple University, is a comparative interdisciplinary course that provides undergraduate students with opportunity to achieve a common cultural literacy, through intense study and discussion of selected topics from major texts that have influenced our thinking and social behavior over three millennia. For more detailed information on Intellectual Heritage I and II, see Core Curriculum in thisBulletin.
d Physics may be a non-calculus based course.

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Academic Support Services

The Office of Student Services coordinates all support programs for Pharmacy majors. The functions include: registration, billing, handling of transcripts, tutorial programs, coordinating student activities, and providing personal support to students. For further information and inquiries contact Ms. Eileen Lichtenstein, Director of Student Services and Alumni Affairs, at 707-2429.

The Office of Admissions provides academic advising for Pre-Pharmacy majors. Applicants are assisted in prerequisite course selection and the processing of their files. For further information and inquiries contact Ms. Joan Hankins, Administrative Assistant for Admissions, at 707-4900.

The HCOP Program is a consolidated grant that combines the activities of the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine and Dentistry to further increase the number of graduates from underrepresented minority and other socially disadvantaged backgrounds. HCOP provides tutorial services for enrolled students during the academic year. For more information refer to the section on Special Programs in this Bulletin..

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TempleRx Scholars Program
William Nathan, Director of Pre-Health Admission
Sullivan Hall, Main Campus
(215) 204-8669

Marquette L. Cannon-Babb, Pharm.D., Assistant Dean
School of Pharmacy, HSC campus
(215) 707-4900

See the TempleRx Scholars Program in the Early Admissions section of this Bulletin.

This program provides an opportunity for freshmen admitted to one of Temple's baccalaureate degree programs, who demonstrate exceptional scholastic aptitude, to be granted provisional acceptance into the six-year TUSP Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program. Students who successfully complete two years of pre-pharmacy prerequisites based on early admission guidelines will then matriculate in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program for four years of professional study.

Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Grant
Marquette L. Cannon-Babb, Pharmacy Director
Joan Hankins, Program Coordinator
School of Pharmacy
3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 707-4900

The HCOP Program is a consolidated grant that combines the activities of the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine and Dentistry to further increase the number of graduates from underrepresented minority and other socially disadvantaged backgrounds. The purpose of the Program is to recruit, facilitate entry, and retain these students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

With regard to first professional year pharmacy students, the HCOP Program is designed to meet the following objectives:

During the academic year, the Program will provide qualified individuals with personal and educational counseling, student skills workshops and tutorial sessions by faculty and peers.

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Professional, Government, and Honor Societies

The Academy of Student Pharmacists of the American Pharmaceutical Association is actively concerned with the promotion of professionalism among pharmacy students. Members of the Association attend state and national conventions of importance and sponsor monthly meetings at which timely issues pertaining to pharmacy practice are discussed and debated. The Rho Chi Society is a national pharmaceutical honor society that has chapters in colleges that are members of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The Beta Lambda Chapter of Rho Chi at Temple University was established in 1955. The Student Council of the School of Pharmacy is composed of representatives of each of the classes in the School and directs the student government activities at the School. The Student Council meets periodically with the Dean and members of the faculty, thereby serving as liaison between the student body and the administration of the School of Pharmacy. Other professional organizations on campus are the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, which is devoted to the development and promotion of professionalism among pharmacy students of African descent; Pennsylvania Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (Student Chapter), which is dedicated to keeping students abreast of current developments in hospital pharmacy; and the Student Chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association, which is concerned with issues affecting retail pharmacy.

Three professional fraternities are represented on the School of Pharmacy Campus. They are Kappa Psi, Lambda Kappa Sigma, and Phi Delta Chi. The fraternities promote many of the social activities of the School, but are best known for their community involvement. Projects which fraternities have been engaged in over the years include participation in career day programs at local high schools, health-related screening programs, food drives for the needy or collection of toys for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Financial Aid

Temple University's Financial Aid program provides assistance in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and part-time employment for students whose resources are insufficient to meet the costs of higher education. The Financial Aid staff reviews all applications and awards assistance in the forms and amounts it deems most appropriate to the needs of the student. Inquiries concerning aid should be forwarded to: Health Sciences Center Financial Aid Office, Faculty/Student Union Building, Broad and Ontario Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19140, (215) 707-2667.

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Policies and Regulations

The University policies and regulations generally apply to all undergraduate students and provide a framework within which schools and colleges may specify further conditions or variations appropriate to students in their courses or programs.

Attendance and Promotion
Attendance will be taken in each lecture and laboratory. The professor will announce the specific course policy the first week of classes. However, the general policy will be as follows:

There will be no excused absences. Exceeding the established number of absences may result in a drop of letter grade, being dropped from the course, or the necessity of making up the lab work.

A student shall have satisfactorily completed all of the courses of each year and maintain a GPA of 2.00 before being advanced to the next year.

Code of Conduct
Plagiarism and academic cheating are not to be tolerated in the School of Pharmacy. As a student in a professional school, it is assumed that each individual has respect for others and will not receive or provide information or thoughts. Further, it is assumed that, if a student witnesses the improper transmission of information, he/she will report such a transaction. Students may obtain a copy of the Code of Conduct and Discipline Procedures from the Office of Student Services.

Dean's List
A Dean's List is published following each semester of all full-time students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or better for the period reported.

Statement on Professionalism
Candidates for graduation from the School of Pharmacy must be of good moral character consistent with the requirements of the profession of pharmacy. It is the position of the faculty that anyone who uses, possesses, distributes, sells, or is under the influence of narcotics, dangerous drugs, or controlled substances, or who abuses alcohol or is involved in any conduct involving moral turpitude, fails to meet the ethical and moral requirements of the profession and may be dismissed from any program or denied the awarding of any degree from the School of Pharmacy.

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Requirements for the Entry-Level Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

Temple's Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program is an advanced-degree program designed to meet the professional challenges presented in all areas of pharmacy practice as it relates to the American health care system and societal needs. It is a health professional degree that is comparable in status to the M.D. (physician) and D.D.S. (dentist) degree programs.

The Pharm.D. Program provides students with an opportunity to experience and initiate pharmaceutical care in a diversity of contemporary pharmacy practice settings. Students are trained to develop interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.

The didactic coursework and expanded clerkship experience provide the student with the opportunity to apply the concept of pharmaceutical care in a variety of clinical settings.

Students are admitted into the full-time professional program during the fall semester of an academic year.

Pharm.D. Curriculum
Temple's Pharm.D. Program requires six (6) years of study that is divided into two components. The first component requires the completion of two (2) years of pre-professional education at an accredited institution of higher learning. The professional component, which is completed at the School of Pharmacy, requires four (4) years of study. Entry-level enrollment for professional study occurs only in the fall semester of the academic year.

Fundamental aspects of the basic pharmacy sciences and health care are presented in the first professional year. In the second professional year, didactic instruction in upper-level basic pharmacy science courses continues, in conjunction with modular teaching in pathophysiology, therapeutics, and pharmacokinetics. The third professional year is designed to augment the scope and depth of a student's knowledge base in pharmacotherapeutic concepts. The fourth professional year comprises the experiential component of six 5-week rotations taken over an 11-month period between May and June. The clerkship experience provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts of pharmaceutical care and to develop interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills in a diversity of contemporary pharmacy practice settings.


First Professional Year

Fall Semester -- 17 s.h.

Spring Semester -- 17 s.h.

Second Professional Year

Fall Semester -- 18 s.h.

Spring Semester -- 18 s.h.

Third Professional Year

Fall Semester -- 14 s.h.

Spring Semester -- 16 s.h.

Fourth Professional Year

Summer,Fall,Spring,Semesters -- 33 s.h.

**Pathophysiology/Therapeutics is taught as individual modules. Each module focuses on an organ system. Individual modules are between 1 and 3 credit hours. Students receive a grade for each module.

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Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Ina Lee Calligaro, Pharm.D.
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice,
Director, Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Temple University School of Pharmacy
(215) 707-4934

Temple University School of Pharmacy has developed a 12-month program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree for individuals who have a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy degree. Students may choose to complete the post-baccalaureate Pharm.D. degree full-time over one year, or by flexible schedule over an extended time period. Although the flexible program has a structured timetable, it provides students with the unique opportunity to achieve career goals and maintain income resources while completing the Pharm.D. degree requirements. The post-baccalaureate Pharm.D. program consists of didactic and experiential components.

Individuals interested in receiving more information about the post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy program and want application forms should contact the Director.

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