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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN DR. RONALD E. RAGAN is the founding dean of the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ragan accepted the deanship at HPU after a 20-year career at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, where he most recently served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. As an established author, he has written articles and abstract publications, and has served on more than 25 different academic committees. Dr. Ragan is currently a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Neuroscience, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. He has served as a delegate in both AACP and APhA.

Thank you for your interest in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University. I am excited to be leading the HPU pharmacy program, and I am confident that our administration, faculty, students and staff will be an outstanding source of knowledge for you as you prepare for a fulfilling career as a pharmacist. My commitment to each of our students is to provide a professional education that prepares them to excel in the practice of pharmacy as it will be practiced in the future! Our graduates will have a sound fundamental understanding of the basic disciplines of the profession as well as the applied clinical skills necessary to serve as exceptional caregivers and professional leaders. Our students begin providing care for actual patients in the first year of their professional curriculum and have numerous profession-defining experiential opportunities throughout the program. Our program provides a depth of technical knowledge and skills, and tops these off with professional life skills. I am confident you will find that High Point University provides a value unmatched in education today. Consider visiting our beautiful campus and amazing pharmacy facility and meeting with one of our advisors to see for yourself how we prepare students to be the exceptional pharmacists of the future.

Ronald E. Ragan, R.Ph., Ph.D. Founding Dean, Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy rragan@highpoint.edu

For information on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accreditation status of the High Point University Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy visit www.highpoint.edu/pharmacy/accreditation.



Overview At 224,000-square-feet, Congdon Hall houses HPU’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy and the Congdon School of Health Sciences. The School of Pharmacy includes a state-of-the-art Medicinal Chemistry laboratory with numerous analytical instruments, including NMR, a world-class Pharmacology laboratory with molecular and cellular experimentation equipment, such as a Mass Spectrometer, a microscopy facility, and a specialized cell culture lab, as well as a Medical Microbiology laboratory. Unique teaching spaces include an unmatched Pharmacy Skills lab and a standardized client suite where students’ interactions with patients are recorded to allow for critiquing.

CAREERS IN PHARMACY There are varied opportunities in the profession of Pharmacy including: n Community practice n Hospital and institutional practice n Managed care pharmacy n Medical and scientific publishing n Academic pharmacy n Long-term care or consulting pharmacy n Pharmaceutical industry n Government agencies n Hospice and home care n Pharmaceutical sciences n Trade or professional associations n Uniformed (public health) services

FRED WILSON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY POINTS OF DISTINCTION 1.  A six-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree; two years pre-pharmacy and four years professional curriculum 2. Strong foundation in the basic sciences supported and integrated with the clinical curriculum 3. Instruction via simulated live patient encounters 4. Longitudinal patient experiences through entire professional curriculum 5. Collaborative interdisciplinary training with physicians, physician assistants, physical therapy, nursing and social work students 6. Specialty certificate training in common diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and vaccination training 7. Instructional emphasis on patient and inter-professional communication 8. Emphasis on innovative problem-solving skills 9. Low student-to-faculty ratio 10. No impersonal video conference courses


FACULTY SPOTLIGHTS DR. PETER GAL ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND PROFESSOR Prior to High Point University, Dr. Gal served as director of the Graduate Pharmacy Education Division in the Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and as clinical professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Gal began his practice career in neonatal pharmacotherapy in Atlanta and continued this practice as an AHEC pharmacist in the Moses Cone Health System from 1979 to 2014. He created the Neonatal Pharmacology Research Laboratory at Moses Cone Hospital and directed the Neonatology Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at Women’s Hospital (Moses Cone Health System) from 1992 to 2014. He has received numerous honors including the Clinical Practice Award from ACCP, the Richard A. Helms Award of Excellence in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice from the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, and named a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and the American Society of Health System Pharmacy. He is also a founding member of the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties in the American Pharmaceutical Association. He has authored more than 150 articles and 30 book chapters and serves on editorial panels for two pharmacy journals.

DR. JOY GREENE ASSISTANT DEAN OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION AND CLINICAL PROFESSOR Prior to High Point University, Dr. Greene served as an associate professor of Pharmacy Practice and Assistant Director of Experiential Education at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Dr. Greene also served as an assistant professor of pharmacy and the Director of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) at Wingate University. Prior to her faculty appointment at Wingate University, Dr. Greene opened and managed two independent community pharmacies in North Carolina, where she served as the pharmacist manager and coordinated clinical services. Dr. Greene’s service activities include writing healthrelated articles for local newspapers, regularly appearing on Fox 8 news, and serving on numerous committees at the school and community level with a focus on enhancing patient care in the field of pharmacy. Dr. Greene also produces a syndicated radio segment, “Joytime,” where she brings an inspirational message to her listeners. Dr. Greene serves on the Board of Directors of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International.


DR. EARLE “BUDDY” LINGLE, ASSOCIATE DEAN AND PROFESSOR Prior to High Point University, Dr. Lingle served as a tenured associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy. He also served as associate professor and associate chair at South University School of Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina. While at the USC, Dr. Lingle was honored as the School of Pharmacy’s Teacher of the Year, was given the Mortar Board’s Excellence in Teaching Award and was honored by the USC Office of Student Affairs as the Professor Making Significant Contributions to Student Development. Dr. Lingle lectures on various topics including health policy, pharmacy law, bioethics, pharmacoeconomics as well as financial and personnel management. Dr. Lingle has given approximately 150 presentations at research and professional meetings, published numerous research papers and book chapters, and has generated more than $1.8 million in grant awards. He is a member of various professional and community organizations including the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, the American Pharmacists Association, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International. Dr. Lingle is licensed to practice pharmacy in North Carolina and South Carolina. DR. SCOTT HEMBY, CHAIR OF BASIC PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES Dr. Hemby is an accomplished biomedical research scientist who served on the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine and Wake Forest School of Medicine before he accepted the position as chair of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences at HPU’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy. In his previous capacities, Dr. Hemby led efforts to update graduate curricula, directed and taught biomedical courses for graduate and medical students, served on numerous thesis and dissertation committees and served as thesis or dissertation advisor for seven students. In addition, Dr. Hemby has served as the principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, private foundation awards and industry contracts; published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts, multiple invited reviews and book chapters; and has led and served on numerous grant review committees, editorial boards for scientific journals and advisory committees for academia and industry. DR. MARY JAYNE KENNEDY, CHAIR OF CLINICAL SCIENCES Dr. Kennedy is a pediatric clinical pharmacologist who served on the faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Virginia Commonwealth School of Pharmacy before joining HPU’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy as chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Kennedy has an active research program focusing on understanding the mechanisms responsible for drug-induced renal injury in infants and identifying genomic and proteomic biomarkers to predict and prevent nephrotoxicity in this patient population. In addition, Dr. Kennedy has served as the principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple NIH grants, private foundation awards and industry contracts and she has published more than 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. She has also led and served on numerous grant review committees for the NIH and the Food and Drug Administration and is a member of several editorial boards for scientific journals in the areas of pediatric clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenomics.


PRE-PHARMACY OVERVIEW Program overview HPU’s Pharmacy program is a six-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The program only requires two pre-pharmacy years to apply for the professional program leading to licensure. It is not necessary to complete a baccalaureate degree because students have the prerequisite knowledge to be successful in HPU’s pharmacy program and the profession of pharmacy after these two years. Since students are not required to complete a four-year degree to be eligible to apply, they save tuition and living expenses for two years and gain two extra years of pharmacist earning potential. With your success as our top priority, this track will give you opportunities to engage in academic and hands-on experiences that will help build your knowledge and skills while simultaneously accumulating a wealth of patient care experience. Learn from both discovery scientists and clinicians, recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields, as you become the medication therapy expert.

HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY FRED WILSON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY EARLY ASSURANCE PROGRAM An early assurance program opportunity is available for top academic students intending to major in prepharmacy with a desire to enroll in HPU’s Doctor of Pharmacy Program. High school seniors admitted to HPU will be granted early assurance into the HPU Doctor of Pharmacy program if they have achieved the following: n Unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 to 4.0 overall n SAT score of 1200 to 1600 on math and critical reading or ACT score of 25 to 36




Physics — 1 credit High School course, B or above, or College Physics English I

4 hr.

Year 1 Fall

*Chemistry I with Lab

4 hr. Year 1 Fall

*Intro to Biological Principles I with Lab

4 hr. Year 1 Fall

*Calculus — some students may need to take Precalculus first

4 hr. Year 1 Fall

President’s Seminar

1 hr. Year 1 Fall

*General Chemistry II & Lab 4 hr. Year 1 Spring First Year Seminar

4 hr. Year 1 Spring

Human Communication

4 hr. Year 1 Spring

*Human Physiology & Lab

4 hr. Year 1 Spring

*Human Anatomy & Lab

4 hr. Year 2 Fall

*Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4 hr. Year 2 Fall General Studies 8 hr. Year 2 Fall (Humanities/Social Science) *Organic Chemistry II & Lab 4 hr. Year 2 Spring *Microbiology

4 hr. Year 2 Spring

Professional Writing

4 hr. Year 2 Spring

General Studies 4 hr. Year 2 Spring (Humanities/Social Science) TOTAL PRE-PHARMACY HOURS REQUIRED = 65 (EXCLUDING PHYSICS) *Denotes core classes in the pre-pharmacy curriculum

Once enrolled at HPU, students granted early assurance must achieve: n GPA of 3.2 to 4.0 overall and core (math and science) courses in the first year of the pre-pharmacy curriculum at HPU n Maintain good character and a positive student life record Early assurance students: Are not required to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) n Receive a priority interview with the School of Pharmacy faculty beginning in August following their first year in the pre-pharmacy program n Receive an early admission decision within two weeks of their interview n Provided a reduced admissions deposit for the School of Pharmacy n



Professional Four-Year Curriculum Overview HPU’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy has taken a unique, integrative approach in the design of the professional curriculum. The blending of basic and clinical sciences and the application-based learning experiences are designed to consolidate information into patient-oriented actions that create a rich learning environment for students. The close collaboration of faculty throughout the curriculum results in basic pharmaceutical science material (i.e. medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmaceutics) being taught in parallel with corresponding clinical content and joined together throughout the curriculum by application-based courses. This curricular design and faculty collaboration drives the integration of the basic pharmaceutical sciences and the applied clinical sciences helping students assimilate all aspects of their training into patient care plans. Curricular electives are provided in the form of certificate programs designed to create deep knowledge expertise of selected disease states while teaching a process of learning that can be used throughout the student’s professional career. DIFFERENTIAL ADVANTAGES OF THE PHARM.D. PROGRAM AT HPU n  The groundbreaking HPU School of Pharmacy Integrated Learning Model weaves foundational basic science courses with practical clinical experience throughout the PharmD program to develop stronger problem solving skills and the chance to combine classroom learning with real world application n  Opportunity to obtain specialty certificate training in selected disease states such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease n  Standardized live patient interactions beginning in the first semester prepare students to work with patients immediately upon graduation n  Interdisciplinary, collaborative team approach to healthcare n  Personalized educational experience with a faculty that is committed to their students n  One month licensing board preparatory course before graduation





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