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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. 

The School of Pharmacy will order white coats and nametags for all incoming pharmacy students. Students are required to fill out an online form designating their white coat size and nametag information here. The deadline to complete this form is July 26.

White coat sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing.

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.

Please see the PDF below for a list of available Service-Learning sites and descriptions of each as well as the online selection form. You should review this list and choose the 10 sites where you would most like to do your service work, ranking them from 1 to 10. Then, go to the online preference 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. Priority will be given based on when you enter your preferences. 

The service-learning site descriptions can be found here.

You can designate your preferences here.

Please direct related questions to: Carrie Graham at 508.373.5613 or

Information on the PharmD Fall 2019 schedule will be made available late summer.

The Accelerated PharmD Program uses 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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