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School of Pharmacy

292 Health Sciences
Phone: (307) 766-6120, FAX: (307) 766-2953
Website: http://www.uwyo.edu/Pharmacy/

Dean: Linda Gore Martin
Associate Dean of Pharmacy Practice: Tonja M. Woods
Associate Dean of Pharmaceutical Science:
Kem P. Krueger

Professors

BRUCE W. CULVER, B.S. University of Wyoming 1969; Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center 1975; Professor of Pharmacy 2004, 1986, 1977.
JUN REN, B.S. Beijing University 1985; M.D. Peking Union Medical College 1989; Ph.D. University of Alberta 1994; Professor of Pharmacology 2005, 2002.
ROBERT D. SCALLEY, B.S. University of Utah 1967; Pharm.D. University of Southern California 1971; Professor of Pharmacy Practice 1987, 1972.

Associate Professors

E. KURT DOLENCE, B.S. University of Wyoming 1983; Ph.D. University of Kentucky 1987; Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry 2005, 1999.
CAROL HERMANSON KOBULNICKY, B.S. University of Wisconsin 1992; M.S. 1998; Ph.D. 2002; Associate Professor of Social/Administrative Pharmacy 2009, 2002.
KEM P. KRUEGER, Pharm.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D. University of Arizona 1998; Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2006.
TRACY D. MAHVAN, B.S. University of Colorado 1995; Pharm.D. 1998; Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2006, 2000.
LINDA G. MARTIN, B.S. University of Wyoming 1975; M.B.A. 1979; Pharm.D. Creighton University 1998; Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2006, 2000.
SREEJAYAN NAIR, B.S. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipol, India 1989; M.S. 1991; Ph.D. 1996; Associate Professor of Pharmacology 2009, 2002.
M. GLAUCIA TEIXEIRA, B.S. Federal University of Ceara 1975; M.S. 1982; Ph.D. Universit Paul Sabatier 1992; Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics 2001, 1995.

Assistant Professors

TRAVIS E. BROWN, B.S. Washington State University 2002; Ph.D. Washington State University 2008; Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science 2012.
SUZANNE CLARK, B.S. University of Iowa 1977; B.S. University of Wyoming 1981; Ph.D. Duke University 1996; Assistant Professor of Pharmacology 2007.
LARRY B. STAUBACH, B.A. University of Dayton 1976; M.D. University of Cincinnati 1981; M.B.A Xavier University 1991; Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2012.
BASKARAN THYAGARAJAN,
B.S. Madras Medical College 1994; M.S. Banaras Hindu University 1996; Ph.d. Karl Franzens University 2001; Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics 2011.

Clinical Associate Professors

MICHELLE L. HILAIRE, Pharm.D. Duquesne University 2002; Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 2012, 2010, 2004.
JAMIE R. HORNECKER, B.S. Texas Tech University 1999; Pharm.D. University of Wyoming 2003; Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2012.
JENNIFER L. PETRIE, Pharm.D. University of New Mexico 2003; Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2012, 2010, 2004.
TONJA M. WOODS, Pharm.D. University of Wyoming 2002; Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2012, 2009, 2003.

Clinical Assistant Professors

LAUREN BIEHLE, Pharm.D. University of Georgia 2010; Clinical Assistant Professor 2012.
JESSICA BURCH, B.A. Colorado College 2000; Pharm.D. Midwestern University 2006; Clinical Assistant Professor 2012, 2009.
JANNA M. CRUMPTON, Pharm.D. Creighton University 2011; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2012.
CARA HARSHBERGER, Pharm.D. University of Illinois 2005; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2012.
MARY ONYSKO, B.S. Oregon State University 2003; Pharm.D. 2006; Clinical Assistant Professor 2012, 2007.
JANELLE L. KRUEGER, B.S. University of Wyoming 1992; M.S. University of Kansas 1997; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2012, 2005.
LANAE L. SALVESON, Pharm.D. University of Wyoming 2010: Clinical Assistant Professor 2012, 2011.
ANGELA THOMPSON, B.S. Regis University 2004; Pharm.D. University of Colorado 2010; Clinical Assistant Professor 2012.
JEREMY VANDIVER,
B.A. University of Colorado 2006; Pharm.D. University of Colorado 2010; Clinical Assistant Professor 2012.

Assistant Lecturer

DAVID C. BRUCH, B.S. University of Wyoming 1998; Pharm.D. 2010; Assistant Lecturer 2012.

Drug Information Director

Dr. Melissa Hunter

Professors Emeriti

H. John Baldwin, Ph.D.
Emery Brunett, Ph.D.
Kenneth F. Nelson, Ph.D.
Robert B. Nelson, Ph.D.
Beverly, Sullivan, Pharm.D.
John H. Vandel, B.S. Pharmacy
Weeranuj Yamreudeewong, Pharm.D.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy is to develop pharmacy practitioners, conduct research, participate in scholarly activity, and provide service to improve medication use and overall health in frontier, rural and urban communities by

  • Providing and sustaining knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and values necessary to develop outstanding pharmacists capable of delivering patient-centered care in a rural-frontier environment;
  • Promoting professional development through a commitment to life-long learning; 
  • Achieving recognition for innovation or leadership in teaching, service, research, and practice;
  • Promoting excellence in the practice of pharmacy by being agents of positive change; 
  • Providing service to health care providers, health care systems, and patients to promote excellence in health care.

Statement of Values

The UW School of Pharmacy community is committed to supporting and promoting individual and collective excellence in teaching, research, service and pharmacy practice.  We value responsibility, compassion, respect, and integrity in all endeavors.The mission of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy is to be recognized as a leader in pharmacy education by:

Learning Outcomes

The University of Wyoming adheres to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Center for Advancement of Pharmaceutical Education (CAPE) educational outcomes 2004. This multipage document (and its supplements) can be accessed at www.aacp.org. The school has outlined student/curriculum learning outcomes; these are available on the school website.

Student/Faculty Relations

The faculty and staff at the School of Pharmacy treat students as adults and expect appropriate behavior as beginning professionals. The School of Pharmacy recognizes that the profession of pharmacy demands of its members the utmost degree of professional competence, ethical behavior, and integrity. Upon enrolling at the University of Wyoming SOP and at the start of each academic year, all students will sign a pledge acknowledging that they have received and read the current Honor Code and that they have made a personal commitment to uphold the code and abide by its principles. Similarly, the School of Pharmacy Code of Professional Expectations for faculty and staff is built on the foundation of respect for others, personal responsibility, the creation and maintenance of trust, and honesty and truthfulness. The administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wyoming should strive to set an example of ethical leadership and professional behavior as those trais are essential for good social and business interactions.

Accreditation and Membership

In Wyoming, as in most other states, one requirement for examination and registration as a pharmacist is graduation from an accredited entry-level professional program at a school or college of pharmacy. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the national accrediting agency for pharmacy, accredits pharmacy degree programs.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at UW was implemented beginning fall 1996 and was accorded full accreditation status in 2007 following an on-site evaluation by the ACPE in September 2006. Verification of current accreditation status may be made by: a) contacting the Dean's Office, School of Pharmacy; b) connecting to www.uwyo.edu/pharmacy/; c) contacting the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (135 South LaSalle Street, suite 4100 Chicago IL 60603, (312) 664-3575; csinfo@acpe-accredit.org) or d) by checking the latest Annual Directory of Accredited Professional Programs published by ACPE.

The school is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and adheres to its educational standards.

Preprofessional Program and Requirements

Applicants for the professional program in pharmacy must complete preprofessional requirements before they can be admitted. Usually, a minimum of four semesters (two academic years totaling 67 credit hours) is required to complete preprofessional requirements.

All preprofessional coursework must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to matriculation in the professional program. Work completed in the summer before matriculation will normally not be accepted for admission to that fall’s professional class.

Graduates of fully accredited high schools may be admitted to the preprofessional program with a math placement score of 3 or an ACT math score of 23. Students transferring into the preprofessional program must have a GPA of 3.0.

For students who do not meet these requirements, it is suggested that they major in Health Sciences undeclared for their first year until they meet the math requirement.

Preprofessional Program (PPCY) Required Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year: Fall

Hours

CHEM 1020

4

ENGL 1010

3

LIFE 1010

4

Electives

3

USP Physical Activity and Health

1

I Course

1

Total Hours

16

First Year: Spring

Hours

CHEM 1030

4

LIFE 2022

4

MATH 2200

4

POLS 1000

3

Electives

3

Total Hours

18

Second Year: Fall

Hours

ENGL 2020 or 2030 or USP Writing Requirement

3

CHEM 2420

4

STAT 2050

4

KIN / ZOO 2040

3

KIN / ZOO 2041

1

Total Hours

15

Second Year: Spring

Hours

MOLB 2240

5

CHEM 2440

4

ZOO 3115

4

Electives

4

Total Hours

17

Electives

Students entering the university in the preprofessional program must fulfill University Studies Program (USP) requirements. USP electives may be used for a maximum of two categories. The School of Pharmacy is committed to ensuring graduates are truly educated individuals with a broad general education as well as professional knowledge and skills. This general education component is achieved by completion of the University Studies Program requirement. Each student, both professional and preprofessional, is assigned an adviser to assist him or her in making appropriate academic choices.

Professional Doctoral Program

Admission

Admission to the professional program leading to the entry-level Pharm. D. degree is limited to 52 students per year and is highly competitive. Admission is granted by the School of Pharmacy Dean upon the advice of the School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee. Students applying to the UW School of Pharmacy must use the PharmCAS application (www.pharmcas.org) process. All materials (PCAT scores, and Letters of Recommendation) are submit to UW using this service. The School of Pharmacy requires no supplemental application. Students granted admission to the professional program will have to pay a one-time, non-refundable, seat fee to guarantee their placement into the entering class. In addition students will be required to complete any immunizations necessary for experiential rotations. As part of a College of Health Sciences requirement students are also expected to complete and pass a background check prior to final admission to the professional program.

Program of Study

Requirements for Graduation

The degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is granted upon satisfactory completion of the professional curriculum in accordance to the school's academic standards and the fulfillment of the general university requirements. Transfer students who have previous professional pharmacy credits accepted as partial completion of residence work may not earn a degree from this university for less than 30 semester hours of resident credit in the professional program of this School of Pharmacy over a minimum of two resident semesters.

Graduation with Honors

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy is authorized to grant honors for academic excellence.  A Doctor of Pharmacy with honors designation is awarded by the University of Wyoming to students who graduate with exceptional scholarship in Pharmacy.

Exceptional scholarship in pharmacy is defined as completion of a minimum of 146 hours from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy and graduation in the top 5% of the class based on their pharmacy GPA.  The Pharmacy GPA is calculated on the basis of required professional pharmacy curriculum coursework and excludes required or selected elective hours.  The honors distinction must be approved by a vote of the School of Pharmacy faculty.

Academic Honesty and Professional Conduct

Students admitted to the professional program are required to participate and sign the University Of Wyoming School Of Pharmacy Honor Code. Failure to sign the honor code will result in a withdrawal of admission offer or termination from the professional program.

Academic Standards for Progression and Graduation

The course of study in the School of Pharmacy is four academic years leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD).  The coursework is organized in a prescribed, non-negotiable, sequential manner, which provides for an excellent general and professional background.  The correct sequence and timing of the professional courses in the curriculum will be maintained throughout the entire program.  All students have a P designation that tells their year in the program (P1, P2, P3, P4).   Once in the Program, core courses (PHCY courses) from other professional pharmacy programs will not be applied to the UW degree. Courses taken, as S/U, including electives, are usually considered unacceptable in fulfilling Program requirements.  All University and SOP policies governing academic and professional requirements, including probation and termination, apply to students enrolled in the SOP Program.  Any violation of the academic standards herein described may constitute grounds for probation or termination from the Program. A violation may also lead to student inability to be placed in experiential coursework.  Failure to meet any academic standards for one semester results in notification that the student is not making satisfactory progress and will be placed on probation in the Program. In certain situations, it may also result in termination from the Program.  The student may appeal sanctions related to violations of the academic standards and decisions that result in probation and termination in the Program.

Academic Standards

Grades, GPA, Semester Credits

1. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all coursework completed while in the professional program.

2. Students must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in both university coursework and professional program courses each semester.

3. Students must complete at least 12 hours of coursework applicable to the pharmacy degree during each semester.

4. Graduation with a Pharm.D. degree requires a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all coursework taken as a professional student (both total university coursework GPA and required Program GPA).

5. Courses required in the program that are taken before admission to the program are not automatically applicable toward the PharmD degree. The student may apply for a waiver of the requirement (but not the credits).

Probation

6. A grade of D or lower, or course withdrawal, in any required course of the professional program constitutes failure to progress toward the Pharm,D, degree and results in probation (inability to progress). Inability to successfully complete a required course in the Program will prevent progression to the next semester.

7. A grade of D or lower, or course withdrawal, in any elective coursework will not fulfill elective requirements and the number of credits must be replaced prior to reaching the fourth year in the Program.  A grade of D or lower in elective courses will not result in probation but will be applied toward the minimum GPA of 2.0.

8. Students that do not meet academic standards and are placed on probation will have an individualized plan of study for the next semester developed by the student and signed by the academic advisor, which will then be reviewed by the Student Affairs Committee.  After the review, a recommendation will be sent to the Dean for approval or denial. 

a. Students on probation shall not be allowed to register for the next sequence of coursework until all professional required courses pertaining to their current year have been satisfied with passing grades (C or better) and achievement of at least the minimum GPA. 

b. A leave of absence may be recommended in cases where poor academic performance is due to a medical or personal difficulty.

Termination

9. No professional program courses can be repeated more than once.

10. A maximum of three core courses may be permitted to be repeated during the degree program.

11. Failure to meet any academic standards for two semesters (not necessarily consecutive) results in automatic termination from the Program. 

12. All academic requirements in the Program must be completed in a maximum of 6 years. Students shall be terminated from the program if graduation is not achieved at the end of the 6th year from their official admission date to the professional program.

Elective Credits Policy

The purpose of electives at the School of Pharmacy (SOP) is to complement the pharmacy curriculum, expand knowledge within a specific pharmacy discipline and to ensure completion of the general liberal arts education of the University of Wyoming. Therefore, the following policies have been approved by the faculty for the Doctor of Pharmacy professional program (thereafter, Program).

1. As published in the University Bulletin and SOP brochure students are required to complete a minimum number of electives, specific for the student's year of matriculation into the Program.  This number may vary and may be modified as adjustments are made to the professional curriculum to comply with accreditation standards.  Students will be made aware of this number during initial orientation into the Program and kept informed of any changes during their stay in the academic program. 

2. Students must take elective courses to satisfy first the requirements of the University Studies Program (thereafter, USP) and then complete the remaining required electives credits as general elective coursework (Program-approved required number of elective hours).

3. Students are required to complete all USP requirements even if they exceed the minimum number of elective hours initially defined in their Program in order to graduate from UW.

4. All general elective coursework must be upper division (UW 3000 level or above) to ensure adequate rigor appropriate to a professional program.

a) All University of Wyoming online courses at 3000 level or above are accepted for elective credit toward the Program.

b) Transfer or online courses equivalent to UW 3000 level or above from other accredited four-year institutions may be honored as elective credits toward the Program.

5. All required hours (including electives) must be completed by students before progressing into the P4 rotation year. Students will not be allowed to progress toward the 4th year rotations if their academic records show that less than a total of 107 credits were completed and/or university studies requirements were not fulfilled.

6. When an elective course is approved through a petition, enrollment in the course must occur during the semester for which it was approved, i.e. if the student changes his/her mind, the course will have to be petitioned again to be taken during another semester.

7. Courses offered through any community colleges, including Wyoming community colleges, regardless of their level or type (online or not), are usually neither transferable nor accepted as elective credits toward the Program.

8. Students shall not take electives as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) credit. 

9. All courses taken in the preprofessional program or to fulfill requirements in a previous degree cannot be retaken to count as elective hours in the Program.

10. Credit by exam through the Foreign Languages Dept. will not be accepted as fulfillment of elective requirements in the Program. However, it is a student's right to earn credit by exam for Wyoming History and Government, and Physical Education lecture while receiving elective credits toward the Program and fulfilling USP requirements.

Curriculum

The School of Pharmacy offers only the four-year curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

In order to keep abreast with changes in pharmaceutical education, the following curriculum is subject to change or modification as required by the accrediting board. Students should be aware that changes must be expected and they will be included in their academic program. The School of Pharmacy does not plan to change graduation requirements inadvertently, but does reserve the right to change any provisions or requirement deemed necessary at any time within the student's term of residence. Students should note that classes are usually scheduled Monday through Friday, but may include some evening and weekend coursework.

Doctor of Pharmacy Required Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year: Fall [PH1]

Hours

MOLB 3610

4

ZOO 4125

4

PHCY 6100

4

PHCY 6101

1

PHCH 6106

2

PHCY 6185

1

Total Hours

16

First Year: Spring [PH1]

Hours

PHCY 4450

4

PHCY 6102

4

PHCY 6152

3

PHCY 6354

2

PHCY 6110

3

PHCY 6170

1

PHCY 6285

1

Total Hours

18

Second Year: Summer [PH2]

Hours

PHCY 6480

4

PHCY 6482

4

Total Hours

8

Second Year: Fall [PH2]

Hours

PHCY 6210

3

PHCY 6220

3

PHCY 6230

4

PHCY 6245

3

PHCY 6250

3

PHCY 6280

1

Total Hours

17

Second Year: Spring [PH2]

Hours

PHCY 6211

3

PHCY 6231

4

PHCY 6241

3

PHCY 6251

3

PHCY 6270

1

Elective

4

Total Hours

18

Third Year: Fall [PH3]

Hours

PHCY 6312

3

PHCY 6341

3

PHCY 6350

4

PHCY 6356

1

PHCY 6357

2

Electives

4

Total Hours

17

Third Year: Spring [PH3]

Hours

PHCY 6103

2

PHCY 6104

1

PHCY 6342

3

PHCY 6343

2

PHCY 6351

4

PHCY 6370

1

Total Hours

13

FOURTH YEAR [PH4]: Consists of nine experiential rotations of four credit hours each and three reflective learning weeks. Rotations are considered full-time. Students may not enroll in any other coursework concurrent with rotations. Consequently, all other coursework (107 credits) must be satisfactorily completed before enrollment in P4 coursework. Note: Students will be required to live in locations other than Laramie when enrolled in experiential rotations. Responsibility for living cost and travel arrangements associated with experimental rotations rests with the student.

FOURTH YEAR [PH4]: Summer, Fall

Hours

Experiential Rotations 1

4

Experiential Rotations 2

2

Experiential Rotations 3

4

PHCY 6485

1

Experiential Rotations 4

4

Experiential Rotations 5

4

Experiential Rotations 6

4

PHCY 6485

1

Experiential Rotations 7

4

Experiential Rotations 8

4

Experiential Rotations 9

4

PHCY 6485

4

Total Hours

39

Students must complete the following Core or Required Experiential Rotations (subject to change):

6470-Internal Medicine I

6471-Internal Medicine II

6473-Ambulatory Care I

6481-Advanced Community Pharmacy

6483-Advanced Institutional Pharmacy

Plus 4 Plus 4 Elective Rotations (PHCY 6465)

Graduate Study

At present, no program for graduate degrees in pharmacy is being offered; however, some courses that may be counted at the graduate level are offered. For courses that can be taken at the graduate level please contact the School of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy (PHCY) Courses

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