Prepharmacy Advisors

General Information to Share with Students
Resources/Handouts to Share with Students
Contact Information of Prepharmacy Advisors at Other Colleges

 

General Information to Share with Students

Please note: Advisors can receive additional information on UK College of Pharmacy admission tips and events by joining the Advisor's Listserv.

Students who apply to the University of Kentucky as freshmen or transfer students will indicate future interest in applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy program by choosing Pharmacy in Box. 18: Pre-Professional Plan on the UK undergraduate application. ANY major will work as long as the student completes the prepharmacy classes. Please encourage students to choose a major that they would be happy earning a degree in as a strong back-up plan.

While in high school, students should be encouraged to complete the most advanced science and math courses. In order of preference: chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy, and math.

If a student is unsure of which major to select, we highly encourage students to pursue Undergraduate Studies. Undergraduate Studies houses UK's pre-health advisors and can assist students in selecting which of UK's 200 majors are best suited for them. Majors which closely overlap prepharmacy coursework include Agricultural Biotechnology, Human Nutrition, Biology or Chemistry. Please keep in mind these majors are not required as a student's individual goals and back-up plans are most important!

There are no specific requirements or applications to fill out to pursue prepharmacy. Students apply to the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate and choose a major. Application is not made to the PharmD program until one or two years of undergrad (prepharm requirements) are completed, depending on how the student is approaching the coursework.

UK College of Pharmacy will accept Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and CLEP coursework per UK guidelines on prior learning. Note: First-time freshmen entering college Fall 2014 and forward must score a 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus exam to satisfy the mathematics requirement through Advanced Placement.

Other colleges/universities should offer the appropriate coursework required for admission to UK's PharmD program. Therefore, students are not required to complete their prepharmacy coursework at UK. Please see the UK College of Pharmacy's Transfer Equivalency chart for the specific prepharmacy courses required at other Kentucky academic institutions. UK's Transfer Equivalency Database provides comprehensive information (over 400,000 established course equivalencies) from institutions across Kentucky and the United States.

All prepharmacy students should begin job shadowing as soon as possible to learn more about the profession and to ensure it is an appropriate fit. Students should be encouraged to volunteer (on a regular basis) in a healthcare setting to gain experience in the healthcare field.

When applying for admission into the College of Pharmacy (after 2-3 years of college), students should apply as early as possible (typically by September 1). Due to the rolling admissions process, the earlier a student applies, the more competitive their application. For specific application details, students should attend a Preparing & Strengthening Your Application advising session.

 

Resources/Handouts to Share with Students

Many resources exist for prepharmacy students. Encourage students to join the Prepharmacy Listserv to receive emails about pertinent information and events. All interested students (high school and college) should attend a UK College of Pharmacy Open House to learn more about the profession and program. Students are also encouraged to join the Prepharmacy Club. This Club is open to all students.

 

To request a "Is Pharmacy for You" poster(s) for your school or college, please send an email.

 

Contact Information of Prepharmacy Advisors at Other Colleges

Most colleges/universities have individuals designated to advise their prepharmacy students. Each of these advisors should be familiar with the admission requirements and process for the UK College of Pharmacy. Please see the list below for the advisor(s) designated at Kentucky schools. If unable to contact your advisor(s) at the numbers or e-mail addresses listed below, please inform UK's prepharmacy advisor:

College/University Advisor Address Phone Number
University of Kentucky Clay Arnold

College of Pharmacy
114R Biological Pharmaceutical Complex
789 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0596

(859) 323-2755
Alice Lloyd College Paul Yeary 100 Purpose Road
Pippa Passes, KY 41844
(606) 368-6077
Asbury College Bruce Branan 207-C, Hamann Ray Science Building; 1 Macklem Drive Wilmore, KY 40390 (606) 858-3511
x2307
Ashland Comm. College Mary Catherine Flath 1400 College Drive Ashland, KY 41101 (606) 326-2099
Bellarmine University Patrick Holt
Graham Ellis
Joseph Sinsk
2001 Newberg Road Louisville, KY 40205-0671 (502)452-8220 (502)452-8218
Berea College Dawn Anderson
Lee Roecker
Chestnut Street Berea, KY 40404 (859) 985-3349 (859) 985-3318
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Shirley Whitescarver 325C Oswald Bldg Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40506-0235

(859) 246-6465

Brescia College John Marvin 717 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301-2298 (606) 686-4276
Campbellsville University Milton Rogers
Thomas Jeffries
200 W. College St. Campbellsville, KY 42718 (270) 789-5263 (270) 789-5326
Centre College Jennifer Muzyka 600 W. Walnut St. Danville, KY 40422 (859) 238-5413
Cumberland College Tom Dzugan
Jim Hicks
6174 College Station Drive Williamsburg, KY 40769 (606) 539-4318
Eastern KY University Martin Brock Coates Bldg. Richmond, KY 40475 (606) 622-1460
Elizabethtown Comm. College Modesto Del Castillo 600 College St. Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701 (502) 769-2371 x418
Georgetown College Susan Campbell
Mark Fraley
Mark Johnson
Frank Wiseman
400 E. College St. Georgetown, KY 40324 (502) 863-7039 (502) 863-8771 (502) 863-8086 (502) 863-8103    
Hazard Community College Valina Hurt One Community College Drive Hazard, KY 41701 (606) 436-5721 x229
Henderson Community College Cathy Hunt 2660 S. Green Henderson, KY 42420 (270) 830-5319
Hopkinsville Community College Mike McClure PO Box 2100 Hopkinsville, KY 42241 (270) 886-3921 x6132
Jefferson Comm. College - Downtown Valerie Riesser 100 Community College Drive Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 213-5333 x2385
Jefferson Comm. College - Southwest Chris Graney 109 E. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 213-5333 x7292
Kentucky State University Karan Kaul E. Main St. Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 597-6784
Kentucky Wesleyan College W. L. Magnuson 3000 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 852-3164
Lindsey Wilson College Bob Shuffett 210 Lindsey Wilson St. Columbia, KY 42728 (270) 384-8091
Madisonville Comm. College Gayle Hawkins 2000 College Dr. Madisonville, KY 42431 (270) 824-1679
Maysville Community College Michael Quillen 1744 US 68 Maysville, KY 41056 (606) 759-7141 x128
Midway College Bill McGowan 512 E. Stephens St. Midway, KY 40347-1120 (606) 846-5371
Morehead State University

David Eisenhour
Sean O'Keefe
Zexia Barnes

Cappin Hall 301D Morehead, KY 40351


(606) 783-2963 (606) 783-2954 (606) 783-5291
Murray State University Dr. Tom Timmons 334 Blackburn Science Building, Murray, KY 42071-3346 (270) 809-2786
Northern KY University Jon Hastings
Raymond Richmond
Highland Heights, KY 41099-7010 (859) 572-5580 (859) 572-5306
Owensboro Comm. College Timothy Dick
Donald Mundell
4800 New Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 686-4635 (270) 686-4645
Pikeville College Joseph Whittaker 147 Sycamore Street Pikeville, KY 41501 (606) 218-5467
Prestonsburg Comm. College Kenneth Fuller One Bert Combs Drive Prestonsburg, KY 41638 (606) 886-3863 x243
Somerset Comm. College Jean Bowdan
Billy Dobbs
Shane Talbott
808 Monticello Road Somerset, KY 42501 (606) 679-8501
Southeast Comm. College Wheeler Conover
David Kidwell
Pat Scopa
Kelly Wright
300 College Road Cumberland, KY 40823 (606) 589-2145 x2075 (606) 589-2145 x2016 (606) 589-2145 x2067
Spalding University Dr. John Burden 851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 585-9911 x2452
St. Catherine College Madonna Chancellor 27353 Bardstown Road St. Catherine, KY 40061 (606) 336-5082 x233
Thomas More College Bill Bryant
John Ferner
333 Thomas More Parkway Crestview Hills, KY 41017 (859) 344-3370 (859) 344-3374
Transylvania University Gerald Seebach 300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508 (606) 233-8168
Union College Dan Covington
Stephen Everly
310 Barbourville, KY 40906 (606) 546-1285  
University of Louisville Anna Scarff Senior Academic advisor A&S Advising Houchens Bldg. Louisville, KY 40292-001 (502) 852-6487
Western KY Community & Technical College Larry Bigham PO Box 7380 Paducah, KY 42001 (270) 554-9200 x6185
Western KY University Darwin Dahl 1 Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 745-5074
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