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Welcome to the PharmD Program

Congratulations on your decision to attend the Doctor of Pharmacy program at MCPHS!

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us soon. There are some important steps to prepare for your time at MCPHS, detailed below. We will continue to post specific information on this page, so be sure to check back often.

White coats and name tags will be ordered for each student by the department. White coat sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing. The white coat order form for students entering in fall 2022 will be available over the summer.

MCPHS has established technology guidelines for all new students.

The Accelerated PharmD Program uses electronic testing (ExamSoft/Examplify) for all courses and for administering the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) exam. All students are required to bring a laptop (Mac or PC) meeting the minimum specifications linked below in order for you to be able to sit for your exams and take the PCOA. When referring to the minimum specifications, take note of the requirements mentioning ExamID and ExamMonitor which require your electronic device to be equipped with a webcam and microphone. Please also note that, if fall classes are held remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, a desktop computer may be used in place of the aforementioned laptop if it is properly equipped to use ExamID and ExamMonitor.

Each student will be required to purchase a privacy screen or privacy filter that fits their device.

PC Requirements

Mac Requirements

The Office of Experiential Education will play an important role during your time here as we guide you through the rotation process during your P2 and P3 years. We’ve put together a brief presentation to introduce you to our office and to give you an overview of what to expect in your experiential rotations. In order to access the presentation, you will need to self-enroll in the Wor/Man Introduction to Experiential Education course on Blackboard. Download instructions on how to self enroll.*

*New students will receive Blackboard login credentials in June each year. You will be able to complete the experiential education course after you’ve received login information.

The schedule for students starting in fall 2022 will be made available over the summer before term start.

The MCPHS University bookstore on the Boston campus is able to sell and rent textbooks to students. Shipping is free to students ordering course material.

The book list for students entering in fall 2022 will be made available in the summer.

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