Lake Erie College enters into agreement with NEOUCOP
Earning an interview for pharmacy school is not a simple task, but it just got a little easier for Lake Erie College students.
Lake Erie College and the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Pharmacy (NEOUCOP) recently entered into an agreement allowing qualified Lake Erie College students to be granted an interview at NEOUCOP during the application year prior to the start of pharmacy school.
In 2007, NEOUCOP received 243 completed applications and only 129 applicants were offered interviews. The agreement provides qualified Lake Erie students with a significant advantage by helping to secure a seat in the interview process.
A Lake Erie student is considered to be qualified if he or she has completed at least 30 semester credit hours of instruction and has demonstrated the ability to meet all the prerequisites prior to their start at NEOUCOP. The student must have also maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale as calculated by NEOUCOP’s Admissions Office.
Furthermore, the student must score in the 75th percentile composite score on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Lastly, the student must complete all other application materials and procedures as required by NEOUCOP and meets all other criteria outlined by the Admissions Committee.
“Our students are top priority at Lake Erie College and I’m thrilled to be able to offer them opportunities like this to get their foot in the door and help them stand out in the field of medicine,” said President Michael T. Victor.
The Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy are community-based, public institutions focused on the interdisciplinary training of health professionals, offering both a doctor of medicine (M.D.) and a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The colleges’ educational consortium includes the Rootstown, Ohio, campus, teaching hospitals, community pharmacies, two boards of health and four northeast Ohio public universities. Through these and other collaborative arrangements, the colleges participate in the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program and offers graduate-level coursework and research opportunities leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering.