Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program - Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) Track
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Contact Information
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Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program - Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) Track

Institution Address:
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Address 1: 4301 W. Markham St, slot 522
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City: Little Rock
State: Arkansas
Zip/Postal Code: 72205
Country: United States

Program Location:: Arkansas
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Bradley Martin
  Title: Professor and Director of Graduate Admissions
  Phone (Work): 15016031992
  Email: bmartin@uams.edu

Institutional Website::
- https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/graduate/pep/

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Program Application Deadline
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What is your application deadline for the upcoming academic year?: January 15, 2021
Participation
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Is your program participating in PharmGrad?: No
Link to Application:
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Application Fee:: $0
Application Deadline Description::
All application material should be received by January 15th of each calendar year. Students are admitted to begin course work with the fall semester.  Top tier candidates will be invited to a phone or on-site interview shortly after January 15th.  Initial admission recommendation decisions are generally made by February 15th, and applicants are notified shortly thereafter.  For early consideration, completed applications should be received before December 15th of the previous calendar year.


Program Description
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Program Description:
Pharmaceuticals are increasingly being used to cure, treat, manage, or provide relief for many human afflictions, however, issues of financing, efficiency, access, adherence, and safety of pharmaceuticals continue to challenge the health care systems of the world. The Pharmaceutical Sciences M.S. and Ph.D. programs offer a Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP) track to meet the training needs of persons with business, science, and health care backgrounds wishing to contribute to the understanding of the value, safety and outcomes of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical policies. Ultimately, the goal of the Ph.D. curriculum is to provide the training and skills for persons to be independent research scientist in these fields.

PEP works closely with state, national, and international leaders to help guide policy evaluation and development and to conduct rigorous original research evaluating pharmaceutical and pharmacy services. Our program utilizes an applied approach where graduate trainees gain strong analytic skills that have applications in Pharmacoeconomics, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Epidemiology, Patient Reported Outcomes and Health Policy Analysis. Graduates of the PEP program have successfully pursued careers in industry based Health Economics and Outcomes (HEOR) positions where persons communicate value propositions for pharmaceutical based technologies as well as careers in academia, health payers, managed care organizations and in government. The PEP program shares some curricular competencies with other graduate programs in Pharmacy Administration, Social and Administrative Sciences, Pharmacy Care Administration, Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and Pharmaceutical Health Services Research with an emphasis on evaluating pharmaceutical effectiveness, value and safety.

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Institution Information
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Is your institution public or private?: Public
Is your program accepting applications for this program?: Yes
Program Start Term:: Fall
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Degree Requirements
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Credits Required for Degree: : 72
Required Rotations:: Research
Seminars:: Required
College-based Qualifying/Comprehensive Exam:: Required
Other Qualifying Exams or Certifications:: Not Required
Thesis/Dissertation:: Required
Additional Information about Degree Requirements::
Details on the PEP curriculum and degree requirements can be found on our website. 
https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/graduate/pep/degree-requirements/ph-d-degree-requirements/



Degree Information
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Delivery Method: On Campus
Curricular Focus or Concentration::
- Statistics
- Epidemiology
- Health Policy / Health Services Research
- Informatics

Area(s) of Study:: Administrative Science, Biometrics/Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes, Informatics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacy Policy
Enter any additional degree information regarding your curricular focus or concentration and/or area(s) of study::
Additional Information regarding the Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Curriculum can be found on our website. 
https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/graduate/pep/degree-requirements/ph-d-degree-requirements/




Program Statistics
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Last academic year-number of accepted students for your program:: 3
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
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United States: 2
International: 1

Last academic year-average overall GPA of the accepted students:: 3.5
Last academic year-graduates job placement:
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Academia: 0
Industry: 2
Government: 0
Other: 0
Unknown: 0

Last 5 academic years-estimated average years of study to graduation:: 4.5

GRE and Other Tests
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GRE Section
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 Is the GRE required?: Yes
Is a GRE Subject Test Required or Recommended?: Required
Oldest GRE considered:: 1/1/2014
Recommended GRE Score:
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Verbal Reasoning:: 155
Quantitative Reasoning:: 155
Analytical Writing:: 4.0


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Are any of the following tests required for international applicants?: TOEFL
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Letters of Recommendation
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Letters of Recommendation:
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Are letters of recommendations required by your program?: Yes
 If yes, how many letters of recommendation are required?: 3

Enter any additional information regarding recommendations: :
Three recommendation forms (available on PEP website) and three optional letters of recommendation: The standard recommendation form should be completed by persons whom can evaluate your scholarly potential, professional relationships and work habits, and aptitude for study in this area. The persons completing the form are encouraged to include an optional letter of recommendation.  


Other Admission Requirements
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Minimum overall GPA considered:: 2.85
Recommended overall GPA considered:: 3
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In addition, the following are required to be considered for admission.

1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2. Statement of Purpose which must clearly and concisely articulate the candidate’s experiences, rationale and motivation, and career goals for studying Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy. If you are self funding your tuition and living expenses, please indicate that clearly in the statement of purpose. All applicants will automatically be considered for funding.  However, we can accept qualified applicants that are able to self finance all their educational expenses to study in the PEP program that meet our minimum standards but do not qualify for funding.

3. Optional: Copies or reprints of any relevant published abstracts, manuscripts, or other scholarly works.


I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Financial Support
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Percentage of students receiving financial support:: 100
Type of financial support available:: Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Other
Enter any additional information regarding financial support: :
Students admitted to the doctoral program can be funded as Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants depending on the experiences of the candidate and availability of funds. The standard stipend compensates trainees at $30,000/ year and tuition waivers are typically provided to students offered funding.  ALL students who apply for admission to the doctoral program will automatically be considered for funding.  Licensed pharmacist may have the option of practicing pharmacy in a clinical area.


Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: We are not a participating PharmGrad program
Is your institution participating in the PharmGrad-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: We are not a participating PharmGrad program