Why Pursue a PharmD through a 3+3?
A unique partnership between North Park University and Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy offers first-year North Park students the opportunity to earn a BA in biochemistry and a Doctor of Pharmacy in a total of six years—an entire year sooner than the traditional seven.
Designed as a Direct Enrollment Program (DEP), PharmD candidates receive a direct pathway for entrance to Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy—all without taking the standard Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) or applying through the Pharmacy Common Application System (PCAS).
First-year North Park students apply during their second semester for DEP acceptance. Offers of enrollment are available for up to 10 qualified full-time North Park students per academic year.
Biochemistry at North Park University
Students work closely with faculty in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department to earn a BA in biochemistry that prepares them with all of the pre-requisite courses for pharmacy school.
In-demand Job Opportunities
A national shortage of pharmacists combined with the largest segment of the population now turning 50-55, places pharmacists in high demand. With a PharmD, career opportunities abound—both on the clinical side or retail.
A PharmD graduate is qualified to practice in the private or public sector as a pharmacist and/or conduct research and development in pharmaceuticals on the provider or manufacturing side of healthcare.
Created for students interested in becoming pharmacists, but open to all, the Pre-pharmacy Club gathers at least monthly. Members plan service projects and training events such as:
- Flu-Shot clinic
- First Aid in mental health certification
- EKG certification
- AED/CPR certification
- Ribbons to represent Alzheimer’s awareness and Breast Cancer awareness month
In our modern, first-class chemistry labs, analytical instrumentation and integrated technology set the stage for learning. Highlights include:
- Shimadzu GC-MS
- Microwave Synthesis Unit
- Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100 FTIR
- 300 MHz Bruker NMR
- Ocean Optics CCD-array UV-Vis
- Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence
3+3 Candidate Profile
The following candidate is well-suited for this rigorous program:
- Incoming freshman who know they want to be a pharmacist, along with the intention to apply to the 3+3 Direct Enrollment Program
- Motivated, scientifically-curious students who are ready as a freshman to dedicate themselves towards earning a BA in biochemistry followed by a PharmD
- Keen interest in healthcare
- Background in chemistry, biology, math, pre-calculus, statistics
Dedicated 3+3 Advisor
With over 20 years’ experience in health professions education and the health sciences, Kristine Aronsson brings her dedication to advising students in reaching their academic and future career goals.
Kristine works side-by-side students to design an enrollment plan and maintains ongoing communication with Roosevelt enrollment coordinators to confirm students maintain their eligibility. Once enrolled in the 3+3 program, Kristine advises students on the variety of opportunities available through Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy programs and events.