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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 Academic and Student Affairs: Tonja M. Woods
Associate Dean of Research and Outcomes:
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.
LINDA G. MARTIN, B.S. University of Wyoming 1975; M.B.A. 1979; Pharm.D. Creighton University 1998; Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2013, 2006, 2000.
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.

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.
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.
GUANGLONG HE, B.S. Anhui Normal University 1986; M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences 1994; Ph.D. 1997; Assistant Professor 2013.
REMSHI L. SINGH, B.S. Bombay University 1999; M.S. University of Toledo 2001; Ph.D. University of Minnesota; Assistant Professor 2013.
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.
JANELLE L. KRUEGER, B.S. University of Wyoming 1992; M.S. University of Kansas 1997; Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2013, 2005.
MARY ONYSKO, B.S. Oregon State University 2003; Pharm.D. 2006; Clinical Associate Professor 2013, 2007.
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.
LANAE L. FOX, Pharm.D. University of Wyoming 2010: Clinical Assistant Professor 2012, 2011.
BECKY S. LINN,
B.A. University of Wyoming 1997; Pharm.D. 2002; Clinical Assistant Professor 2013.
CARA HARSHBERGER,
Pharm.D. University of Illinois 2005; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2012.
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

ANTOINETTE K. BROWN, B.S. University of Wyoming 1992; Assistant Lecturer 2013.
DAVID C. BRUCH,
B.S. University of Wyoming 1998; Pharm.D. 2010; Assistant Lecturer 2012.

Drug Information Director

MELISSA L. HUNTER, B.S. University of Wyoming 2000; Pharm.D. 2004; Associate Research Scientist 2013, 2007.

Professors Emeriti

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

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision
The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy will be nationally recognized for innovative research, teaching and pharmacy practice that develops scholar-practitioners and substantively enhances the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Mission
The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy exists to advance the educational and professional development of our students, generate and translate scientific findings into meaningful innovations in healthcare, and positively impact the health and well-being of the communities we serve. We accomplish this through:

  • Innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary programs that integrate reserach, teaching and pharmacy practice
  • The development of scholar-practitioners capable of ethically leading and embracing change and substantively enhancing health outcomes
  • Individualized, faculty-led student educational experiences

As a result, we will attract, recognize and retain the very best students, faculty and staff to drive the sucess of the School.

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 2013. 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 most recently accredited in 2012 following an on-site evaluation by the ACPE in October 2012. 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.

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 requirements.

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.

The School of Pharmacy's Technical Standards can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/pharmacy/_files/documents/admin/uwsop-technical-stds-3-2013.pdf.

Program of Study

Requirements for Graduation

The degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is granted upon satisfactory completion of 146 hours in 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 the 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 (SOP) is four academic years leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). The required professional coursework is organized in a prescribed, non‐negotiable, sequential manner. All students have a P-designation identifying their year in the program (P1, P2, P3, P4).  Required professional courses (PHCY courses) from any national or international pharmacy programs will not be applied to the UW PharmD degree. Courses taken as S/U, including electives, are usually considered unacceptable in fulfilling program requirements.  Auditing courses for credit towards the PharmD degree is also not allowed.

The academic standards herein described are expected to be followed by all students admitted to the professional program.  Any violation will constitute grounds for probation or termination from the professional program and will delay progression towards advanced coursework.   A leave of absence may be necessary in cases where poor academic performance is due to a medical or personal hardship.  The student may appeal sanctions related to violations of the academic standards and decisions that result in probation and termination in the program.  Appeals start at the School level, followed by College and University levels, according to policy.

Academic Standards

PROGRESSION

1.  Students must receive a grade of C or better in all 146 credit hours of coursework completed while in the professional program.

2.  For progression, students must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in both University coursework and professional program courses each semester and cumulatively.

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

4.  Required coursework (including Biochemistry, Human Systems Physiology) successfully completed with a B or better prior to admission to the program is not automatically applied to the PharmD degree. The student may petition that  coursework to be applied to the program, but must replace those credit hours with additional elective courses.

5.  Incompletes must be completed prior to progression into the next academic semester and will halt progression in experiential coursework.

6.  Students who earn a D or lower in any experiential coursework will have their rotation sequence halted.

7.  A professional pharmacy program course can be repeated only once.

8.  A maximum of three required courses are allowed to be repeated during the degree program.

PROBATION

Probation is a period of time in which the student is allowed to continue in the program under supervision.  Students that do not meet academic standards and are placed on probation will have to submit a petition that includes an individualized plan of study for the next semester.  This plan must be developed by the student in agreement with and signed by the academic advisor.  The petition will be reviewed by the Student Affairs Committee (SAC), which will send a recommendation to the Dean for approval or denial.

9.  A grade of D or lower in any course (core or elective) during the professional program constitutes failure to progress to the next semester and P-designation, and probationary status will be required for continuation in the program.

TERMINATION

10.  Failure to meet any academic standards for two semesters (not necessarily consecutive) in didactic and/or experiential coursework results in automatic termination from the professional program.

11.  Failure of two experiential courses, not necessarily consecutive, results in termination from the professional 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.

GRADUATION

13.  Graduation with a PharmD degree requires a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in coursework taken as a professional student (both total University coursework GPA and required professional program GPA) and the successful completion of 146 hours of coursework.

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.

For procedures and handling of all exceptions to these policies, the students should consult the SOP brochure, the student handbook, the SOP website, or check with the Manager of Pharmacy Student Services or the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

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 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.

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 agency. 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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