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An Enrichment Program for Students Transitioning into Pharmacy School
In Summer 2017, the Native American Center of Excellence will host a four-week pre-matriculation program at the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, specifically for students entering pharmacy school. P2PD is a unique educational opportunity for American Indian/Alaska Native and Underrepresented Minority students* who have been admitted into a professional pharmacy program for the 2017-2018 academic year. P2PD is designed to academically prepare students for the first year of a professional pharmacy program.
The goal of the program is to facilitate students’ transition to pharmacy school by providing academic and social support. P2PD is especially helpful to students who are not accustomed to an intensive academic program since it provides a preview of the pharmacy school environment and curriculum.
The P2PD program will admit students on a first-come first-serve basis if they meet the requirements. Students admitted into the program will enter the 2017-2018 academic year with not only improved self-confidence but also knowledge which is essential to be a scholar and leader in pharmacy school and beyond. *open to all incoming P1 students
There are no tuition costs to participate in P2PD. Required textbooks are provided for P2PD participants including school supplies. Travel assistance and weekly stipend are only available to American Indian/Alaskan Native students.
All instruction is delivered by faculty from the University of Montana College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences. Current pharmacy students serve as mentors and facilitate tutorial sessions.
The 2017 P2PD summer pre-matriculation program is July 10, 2017 - August 4, 2017 at the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Participants should expect to spend six or more hours per day in course study. We highly discourage students from summer employment or other outside activities during the four-week intensive program.
American Indian/Alaska Native and Underrepresented Minority students who have been accepted into a professional pharmacy program for the 2017-2018 academic year are encouraged to apply, if you are waitlisted or unsure of your status please contact our office directly. ** Open to all Incoming P1s for Fall 2017 to apply and particpate at no cost
Open to all institutions, not only University of Montana. See alumni list below and other institutions that have participated.
For more information, please contact:
Wilena Old Person at (406) 243-4097 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NACOE & Diversity Programs Office (406) 243-2783
Download the 2017 P2PD Brochure HERE
Pathway to Pharm.D. (P2PD) is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services