Applicant Interview Information


General Information About the Interview Process

Interviewees are informed of their status no later than 2 weeks after their interview.

The Admissions Committee requires a personal interview to assess an applicant’s communication skills, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills as part of the admission process. Interviews are by invitation only and are based upon evaluation of the applicant’s completed application. 

Interview invitations are sent only via e-mail. To ensure you receive emails from our college, add "webadmit.org" and "ouhsc.edu" to your email safe list. Invitations are sent on a rolling basis until application reviews are completed usually by mid-March to early April. 

Applicants who have incomplete applications as of March 1 of the admission year or who after the holistic application review, do not meet interview criteria established by the Admissions Committee will not be invited to interview. 

Additionally, applicants must demonstrate that they are on track to complete the pre-requisite coursework by June 1 of the admission year. It is the applicant’s responsibility to carefully review the pre-requisite course requirements to make sure they are eligible for admission prior to applying.

OUCOP engages in a holistic admissions process. This means that each aspect of the applicant’s record is important. Eligibility for an interview is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s academic record including the pre-requisite, overall, science, math, and last 60 hours GPAs in addition to the PCAT and other academic factors as well as an applicant’s non-academic record including their experiences and attributes. 

Additionally, applicants should have no negative letters of recommendation and should demonstrate those qualities desirable in a healthcare professional such as good communication skills, leadership, community service activities, and a demonstration of pharmacy knowledge. 

Although not required, it is highly recommended that an applicant gain experience in a pharmacy setting whether paid or unpaid experience. 

Writing skills are formally assessed using the PCAT writing scores obtained on the highest score attained by the applicant on the PCAT.

Early decision interviews are typically held in early October. Regular decision interviews typically are held on a rolling admissions basis from February-April. Dates are subject to change based on needs. It is highly recommended to apply earlier than the deadline to receive full consideration for all available interview dates.

An invitation to interview does not imply acceptance for admission, and all expenses incurred during the interview are the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants must interview in person on their assigned day and time. Interviews cannot be conducted via telephone or video conferencing due to the nature of the activities that occur that day.

Notifications of an interview are made via e-mail only. Please make sure PharmCAS has your correct e-mail address that you check most often and that you have added “ouhsc.edu” and “webadmit.org” to your e-mail "safe list" to avoid e-mails going to your spam box.




Multiple Mini Interview Format

OUCOP utilizes the Multiple Mini Interview format. Applicants complete a circuit of 5 stations designed to assess the applicant’s attributes, problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills. You may wish to familiarize yourself with the MMI process via online resources.

Due to the nature of the multiple mini interview format and other interactive activities on the interview day, we require the applicant to attend in person and do not conduct video or telephone conference interviews.



Interview Dates for Fall 2018 Entering Class

Saturday, October 7, 2017: Early Decision Interviews

Saturday, February 17, 2018: Regular Decision Interviews

Saturday, March 31, 2018: Regular Decision Interviews

Saturday, April 28, 2018 (If Needed): Regular Decision Interviews



Travel Information

Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

http://www.okcchamber.com/

 Oklahoma City Accommodations

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-191501993-oklahoma_city_vacations-i
http://www.hotels.com
http://www.expedia.com
http://www.hotwire.com
http://www.priceline.com

Oklahoma City Visitor’s Bureau

http://www.okccvb.org/

 OUHSC Campus Map

http://oupts.ouhsc.edu/images/OUmap2.pdf 


Airport Information (You can also find information on this website regarding transportation to and from the airport. Just click on Parking/Transportation.)

http://www.flyokc.com/

Driving Directions to the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

 North bound I-235 take the Oklahoma Health Center/Lincoln Blvd exit.

This will put you on Lincoln Blvd.

From Lincoln, turn right onto NE 10th St.

Turn right onto N. Stonewall Ave.

Make first left at the College of Nursing into Parking Lot K.
The College of Pharmacy is the last building on the left.

 

South bound I-235 take the 10th street exit.

Turn left onto NE 10th St.

Turn right onto N. Stonewall Ave.

Make first left at the College of Nursing into Parking Lot K.
The College of Pharmacy is the last building on the left. 
 
The College of Pharmacy is located between the David L. Boren Student Union and the College of Allied Health building.  You may enter the College of Pharmacy from the back or the front. Both doors will be unlocked but it is easier to enter the back door. The gates should be open since it is the weekend.