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Welcome to the PharmD Program

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend the PharmD program at MCPHS. We’re excited that you’ll be joining us in the fall. Before the program begins there are some next steps you’ll need to take to get ready. On this page you will find important information and forms that you will need to begin your studies. We will continue to post program specific information here so please bookmark this page and visit it often.

Next steps for incoming PharmD students. 

White coats and name tags will be ordered for each student by the Pharmacy department. Please fill out the White Coat Order Form. Sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing.

If you have any questions please email

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. Instructions on how to self-enroll will be posted mid-summer. 

During the fall semester, all incoming pharmacy students enroll in Service and Care in the Community , a course based on an educational method in which the participants are involved in service work and active learning. This course is based on the conviction that providing service and care is critically important for anyone who aspires to become a member of a healthcare profession.

Students are required to provide two hours of service each week for ten weeks during the fall semester.

The list of Manchester service learning sites can be downloaded here. Please review this list and choose the ten sites where you would most like to do your service work, ranking them from 1 to 10. Then, go to the online selection form, provide the required information, and indicate your top 10 choices. We will do our best to match you with one of your top choices, but we cannot guarantee that you will be matched to one of them.

Preference is given based on when you submit a completed form.

Please direct related questions to:
Carrie Graham

Students are required to purchase a QT2 clicker for daily use in class. Please bring the clicker to orientation as there will be an interactive discussion that will require you to use it.

Clickers can be ordered online through the MCPHS Bookstore. Please use the following code for free ground shipping: FALL2018MAN/WORSTUDENT. This code should be placed in the “Comments to Store” field when placing your order. Please keep in mind the University Bookstore is located in Boston so if you choose “in-store pickup” you will have to go to Boston to pick up your order.

QT2 clickers purchased through the MCPHS University Bookstore are $81.50, which includes a 3-year license from the vendor.

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Petit at 617.739.4770 or email

Beginning Fall 2017, the Accelerated PharmD Program will be using ExamSoft (electronic testing software) in all classes and also administering the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) exam. All students are required to bring a laptop or Ipad meeting the minimum specifications below in order for you to be able to sit for your exams and also take the PCOA.

Each student will be required to purchase a Privacy Screen or Privacy Filter that fits on their PC, MAC or tablet.

PC Requirements

Mac Requirements

Ipad Requirements


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