The mission of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is to prepare students to enter the practice of pharmacy. The following technical standards describe the non-academic qualifications required in addition to academic performance that the college considers essential for admission to, and continuance in, the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. A candidate for the Pharm.D. degree must possess the skills and abilities of the types listed below. The standards are in place to ensure your success in the program but also to protect the safety of the patients you will manage. Depending on the circumstances, reasonable accommodations for disabilities may be possible and made available, however candidates and continuing students are ultimately responsible for performing in a reasonably independent manner.
The college has established these technical standards in the context of the following interests: 1) the rights of applicants and students; 2) the safety of students and patients; and 3) the significant experiential education requirements of the curriculum. These interests and the nature of the educational activities in the Pharm.D. program may prevent some prospective students with disabilities from qualifying for admission and continuing students with disabilities from continuation in the program.
The technical standards described in below are those that allow an individual to perform at the minimal acceptable level in the identified activity. Applicants and students must be able to satisfy, with or without the use of appropriate auxiliary aids (including prosthetic devices), the following technical standards which relate to physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities relevant to successful completion of the Pharm.D. program.
The college does not discriminate against qualified disabled individuals and works with the university’s campus-based Office of Student Support Services to support qualified students with documented disabilities in fully participating in all college programs and activities. Methods toward achieving success and/or equal opportunities include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services, and other reasonable accommodations that may be provided to individuals to remove or lessen the effects of disability-related barriers. Examples of auxiliary aids and services include providing sign language interpreters or other assistive technology.
The applicant should evaluate him/herself for compliance with these technical standards. Submission of an affidavit will serve as testimony the student has read and understands these standards and acknowledges compliance with them.