App State offers students pathway for assured admission to UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

BOONE, NC – A registered and incoming Appalachian State University that expresses an interest in pursuing a PhD in Pharmacy may now be eligible for a confirmed admission into a Pharm.D. program at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina (ESOP).

“This program advances our academic mission by providing an exceptional opportunity for our students who choose to pursue a career in healthcare.”

Application Case Agent and Deputy Executive Counsel Heather Hulbert Norris

The Early Assurance Program (EAP) partnership between the two institutions was signed in July and aligns with the two universities’ commitments to train the public health workforce of the future.

The EAP program offers eligible App State students an interview with the College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee. The App State Health Professions Counseling (HPA) and Admissions Office will identify qualified candidates and provide processes and resources to support interested students.

“This program advances our academic mission by providing an exceptional opportunity for our students who choose to pursue a career in health care,” said App State Vice President and Executive Vice Counsel Heather Hulbert Norris.

The App State’s EAP program offers conditional admission to the ESOP Doctor. a program. During the EAP, participating students will be required to:

  • Participate in pre-pharmacy counseling at least once per semester before starting the Pharm.D. a program;
  • Participation in the program seminar series; And
  • Satisfy the required coursework/degree requirements.

The College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee will be responsible for the final selection and notification of candidates accepted into the School of Pharmacy. a program.

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Appalachian State University and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy have entered into a partnership to offer an early guarantee program for currently enrolled and incoming App State students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in pharmacy. Right photo of Mary Freeman

UNC ESOP Dean, Angela Kachoba, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Mountaineers to advance pharmacy education and strengthen health care throughout North Carolina. Partnerships such as these allow us to expand our reach to our state’s youth and positively impact North Carolina communities.”

Dr. Mary Huff, Dean of App State’s Beaver College of Health Sciences, noted that “many top App State students may now choose to enter this field as a direct result of the early insurance program.”

The first semester of App State EAP students will begin their journey in August 2022. Up to 10 students will be accepted each year.

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About the Beaver College of Health Sciences

Opened in 2010, Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) is transforming the health and quality of life of the communities it serves through collaboration between professionals, innovation in teaching, scholarship, service, and clinical outreach. BCHS offers nine undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs, which are organized into six departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders. health and exercise sciences; nursing; nutrition and healthcare management; Department of Recreation and Physical Education; and social work. The college’s academic programs are located at the Holmes Convention Center on the main campus of the App State and Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a 203,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that is the cornerstone of the wellness district. In addition, the college supports the Blue Cross North Carolina Institute of Health and Human Services and has collaborative partnerships with the Physician Assistant Program of Wake Forest College of Medicine, Appalachian Regional Health System and many other health agencies. Learn more at https://healthsciences.appstate.edu.

About Appalachian State University

As North Carolina’s premier public university institution, Appalachian State University prepares students to live purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and share their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience fosters a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to gain and create knowledge, grow holistically, work with enthusiasm and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system. Appalachian enrolls over 20,000 students, has a low student-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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