How will I know when/if to attend an interview day event?
Following the submission of a complete application through PharmCAS, selected applicants will receive an email interview invitation. The invitation will outline directions to Regis University, parking and instructions for the interview day. Adult family members are also invited to the interview day where they will enjoy separate programming from the applicant.
What will the interview day consist of?
The interview day consists of the following:
- Registration, instructions and a light breakfast. School of Pharmacy faculty and current Pharmacy students will be present to welcome you.
- Welcome Session
- Tour of the campus
- Writing exercise
- Multiple mini-interviews
- Lunch with faculty, preceptors and current pharmacy students
- Introduction to Regis University and the School of Pharmacy
- Interactive Team-based learning activity
Guests of candidates are welcome and will have the opportunity to tour campus with the School of Pharmacy Dean, followed by information sessions with student service organizations (financial aid, service learning, housing etc.). The guest program is an excellent opportunity for family and friends to learn more about the School of Pharmacy on a personal level.
What are Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)?
Multiple mini interviews (MMIs) are a series of short, structured conversations each involving a specific topic. This interview method was developed at McMaster University and has been adopted as the interview method for a growing number of international and U.S. medical, dental and physical therapy schools. The Regis University School of Pharmacy has adopted this method because it provides a more reliable assessment of the applicant characteristics and eliminates the possibility of misrepresentation due to a poor applicant performance in a one time - one interviewer event.
This method of interviewing increases the opportunity for applicants to interact with a variety of people over a number of topics. Topics include ethics, leadership, communication, creative thinking, cultural awareness, stress management, compassion, empathy and cognitive moral development. Knowledge of pharmacy is not required for these interviews.
During the MMI applicants will be assigned to a private and confidential interview room. Interviewers will move between applicant rooms. Each applicant will meet with nine interviewers. At the start of each session, the interviewer will enter the room, introduce themselves and provide the applicant with the question or scenario. The applicant will be given two minutes to read the question or a scenario and prepare for the interview. The interviewer will reenter the room and begin a conversation about what the applicant has read. The interview will last for six minutes and then the interviewer will proceed to the next station.
The interviewers have undergone training in the interview and assessment process. They have been recruited from the School of Pharmacy faculty, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions faculty and pharmacist preceptors. The School of Pharmacy is dedicated to quality assurance and will perform an annual review of the MMIs to assure reliability of the process. To help us in this process we ask that applicants and interviewers complete a short survey at the end of the interview day.
Acknowledgements: McMaster University, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Calgary.
What is the writing exercise?
This exercise is modeled after the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) writing sample. Applicants will be asked to review several topic statements and then select one for which they will formulate a reply. The reply is in the form of a coherent essay that addresses the topic through three specific writing tasks.
ACCREDITATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
What is the accrediting body for the RHCHP School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program? What is entailed in the accreditation process?
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate accreditation status, Candidate accreditation status, and Full accreditation status. Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate accreditation status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the School to admit its first class. Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that has students enrolled but has not yet had a graduating class. Full accreditation status is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate accreditation status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Regis University School of Pharmacy was awarded continued Candidate accreditation status during the June 20-24, 2012 meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors based upon an on-site evaluation conducted March 27-28, 2012, and discussion with the University and School officials. If the program continues to develop as planned, full accreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy program will be considered by the Board following the graduation of students from the program.
The Regis University School of Pharmacy graduate its first Doctor of Pharmacy class in May 2013.
Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312.263.0456
For further information about the accreditation process visit http://www.acpe-accredit.org/students/default.asp or send an inquiry to:
What is the accreditation timeline?
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- March 2008 - Submit Precandidate application to ACPE (Application submitted March 12, 2008)
- June 2008 - ACPE decision regarding authorization of an on-site evaluation for fall 2008 (On-site evaluation granted at the June 18-22, 2008 ACPE Board meeting)
- Fall 2008 - ACPE initial on-site evaluation to assess readiness for Precandidate status (On-site evaluation on November 5-7, 2008)
- Spring 2009 – ACPE on-site evaluation to assess readiness for Precandidate status (On-site evaluation on April 23-24, 2009)
- March 2, 2009 - Application deadline for students enrolling in the first class for fall 2009 (Applications completed for fall 2009 class)
- June 2009 - ACPE considers Precandidate application and on-site evaluation for a decision regarding Precandidate accreditation status. Precandidate status is a one year designation. (Precandidate status granted at the June 24-28, 2009 ACPE Board meeting)
- Fall 2009 - First class begins pharmacy coursework
- Spring 2010 - ACPE on-site evaluation to assess readiness for Candidate status(On-site evaluation on April 21-23, 2010)
- June 2010 - ACPE decision regarding granting of Candidate accreditation status. Candidate status is a two year designation. (Candidate status was granted at the June 23-27, 2010 ACPE Board Meeting.)
- April 2011 - Interim report to ACPE for review and consideration at the June 2011 ACPE Board meeting
- June 2011 - ACPE evaluation of the interim report and continuation of Candidate accreditation status
- Academic Year 2011-2012 - Focused on-site evaluation to assess continuation of Candidate accreditation status
- Spring 2013 - ACPE on-site evaluation prior to assess readiness for Full Accreditation status
- Spring 2013 - First class of students graduates
- June 2013 - ACPE decision regarding granting of Full Accreditation status