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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Dear Prospective Student Pharmacist:
The Wegmans School of Pharmacy (WSoP) at St. John Fisher College is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for August 2018 admission to its Doctor of Pharmacy program. If you are a scholastically sound student with a strong interest in science, excellent communication abilities, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of others, the profession of pharmacy and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy are a great fit for you!
The minimum requirements for admission consideration at the WSoP are that students will have completed the 62 hour prerequisite coursework (with no highest grade earned below “C”) prior to matriculation (https://www.sjfc.edu/graduate-programs/doctor-of-pharmacy-pharmd/application-process/), earned at least a minimum cumulative and science grade point average of 2.75 (it is worth noting that most students admitted to the WSoP have performed at a level higher than the stated minimums), and complete the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). While the WSoP requires no minimum composite score on the PCAT, competitive applicants typically score at or above the 70th percentile. The website for registration for the PCAT can be found at www.pcatweb.info. Remember when you are completing your materials for the PCAT to have your scores sent to Pharmacy Centralized Application Service (PharmCAS). All of your PCAT attempts will be available to the WSoP through PharmCAS. Information about the contents of the PCAT can be found at: http://www.pcatweb.info/PCAT-Updates.php. Moreover, you may find the PCAT Candidate Information Booklet at: http://www.pcatweb.info/downloads/CIB_MNL_FNL_on-line.pdf.
The application process begins with you completing an application available through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). This centralized service allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple Pharm.D. degree programs. PharmCAS collects and processes applications to pharmacy programs that participate in this service. PharmCAS can be found at www.pharmcas.org.
The WSoP will continue to participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP) available through PharmCAS. The EDP is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and will enroll if accepted. As an EDP applicant, you can apply to only one pharmacy degree program. You may be offered early admission, denied admission, or deferred to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission to the WSoP as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept our offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions for the remainder of the current admission cycle. If, however, you are denied admission or deferred to regular applicant status as an Early Decision applicant, you may apply to other PharmCAS institutions for an additional fee. Applicants who are deferred to regular applicant status will remain under consideration by the WSoP for admission. Admissions decisions for deferred applicants are made once additional information is received by the WSoP.
The EDP application deadline is September 5, 2017. In addition to submitting the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive ALL of your official transcripts from any university/college you have attended. For EDP applicants, the WSoP will accept the September 7th and September 9th PCAT test if the applicant’s Preliminary PCAT Score Report is submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the Office of Admissions by 12:00 noon (Eastern) on September 11, 2017. It is anticipated that the WSoP will interview qualified EDP applicants during the last week of September and first two weeks of October. Additionally, the WSoP will waive the seat deposit ($1,500.00) for those applicants admitted through the Early Decision Program.
For regular admission status applicants, the application deadline is March 1, 2018; however, due to the fact that the WSoP employs a rolling admission program and has earned an outstanding reputation regionally and nationally, it is suggested strongly that students apply early in the cycle.
Whether or not you choose to pursue this opportunity, on behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, I wish you the best in your future academic and career endeavors. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
David J. McCaffrey III, RPh, PhD
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Wegmans School of Pharmacy
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Scribes work side-by-side with doctors in the Emergency Department at Cayuga Medical Center and the Ithaca Convenient Care Center here in Ithaca. Working as a scribe is a great opportunity to gain skills and first-hand experience in the field of medicine and can be very helpful for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine. I have attached an information flyer that provides more information about scribing, and you can also reach out to me to talk more about the position.
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Monday, July 17, 2017
The upcoming 8th Annual Veterinary Public Health Symposium, will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine, September 8 and 9, 2017.
The Veterinary Public Health Symposium was formerly the Zoonotic Disease Symposium, but has since expanded to encompass broader notions of veterinary public health. This year, the format will be short talks, followed by interactive panel discussions on themes of herd health, planetary health, and mental health. The keynote Poppensiek lecture will be given by Dr. W. Ron DeHaven, DVM, MBA, former executive vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association and USDA-APHIS administrator. Our ultimate goal is to hold an interdisciplinary symposium that sparks conversation and collaboration and expands people’s perception of what veterinary medicine can be. We expect an audience of mostly veterinary students but also undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
2017 Undergraduate Research and Visitation Day at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Applications accepted until September 24th.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
· Application deadline is Sunday, September 24, 2017
· Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, October 6, 2017
· Undergraduate Research and Visitation Day is Friday, October 20, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
President: Colette Piasecki-Masters
Vice-President: Anna Tarren
Treasurer: Becca Difabio
Secretary: Brianna Hoody
Dental Chair: Zach Meunier