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Pharmacy Student Resources
Get the information and resources you need to prepare for the School of Pharmacy at USJ.
As an admitted student, you are required to attend our New Student Orientation Week prior to the start of class.
Students enrolled in the Pharmacy program are required to maintain health insurance coverage during your attendance at USJ.
The Key Components of Our Health Requirements Are:
- Vaccination records
- Physical examination
- Tuberculosis testing
We recommend that you keep copies of all documents and forms that you send in. Having a digital copy of these records will prove valuable during your student and professional career.
For specifics regarding immunization requirements please refer to your admissions packet for new students or to the Pharmacy Program Student Handbook for current students.
Explore student housing options on campus in West Hartford or the Hartford area.
Housing for students is available around the Hartford area. This listing of off-campus housing does not represent an endorsement or recommendation as to the quality or appropriateness of the housing; rather, it contains possibilities that you may wish to consider in your search.
Hartford, CT 06106
Manager: Emily Colon
Assistant Mgr: Michael Brightman
Leasing Agent: Nicky Parent
The Hollander Building
410 Asylum St., Hartford, CT 06103
PMC Property Group (manages four apartment buildings)
266 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Property Manager: Donna Preston
The USJ Doctor of Pharmacy Program is located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut at 229 Trumbull Street (in the XL Center).
Parking at Metro Garage:
- Please contact LAZ Parking for information on rates
- Access is 24/7
- The entrance is at 150 High Street
- See the Hartford Parking Garage Map
- Fill out both of the following forms:
- On the first day of parking in Metro Garage, enter the garage by taking a parking ticket. Take the completed Registration form and Credit Card form AND parking ticket to the attendant in the lobby of the parking garage. The attendant will give you a parking access card.
- NOTE: Attendant hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See the attendant during these hours to obtain a parking access card.
- To cancel your monthly parking, you must notify the attendant in writing by the end of the prior month (to cancel in September, you must submit a written cancellation by Aug. 31 to the parking attendant.)
USJ’s Doctor of Pharmacy program includes two major experiential education components and a post-doc residency
The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)
- Begin in the very first semester
- Offered concurrently with didactic classes to reinforce learning experience
- Scheduled as one full day per week over a five-week period during the fall and spring semesters of the P1 and P2 years, and one four-week (40 hrs/wk) segment between the P1 and P2 years
The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)
- Six, six-week APPEs occur during the final year of the curriculum
- Integrate classroom knowledge, professional performance, and professionalism
- Ensure competency in the provision of patient care
- Include four required rotations (one each in institutional/hospital practice, advanced community practice, ambulatory care and adult acute care) and two elective rotations
Please note: reliable transportation is a requirement. Students are placed in rotations on a random basis at sites in CT, MA, and RI. No special exceptions can be made. The School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies reserves the right to place students in any location to ensure graduation requirements are met.
Current students and Preceptors can find the Experiential Education Manuals (IPPE and APPE) & Forms on the home tab in eValue.
Middlesex Health/USJ School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency
The residency program is in ASHP Candidate Status. This program is unique given the collaboration between Middlesex Health and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies, allowing the resident to experience both structured clinical and academic learning experiences. The primary training site is at Middlesex Health, with the academic rotation completed at the University of Saint Joseph Pharmacy Program Campus. More information is available here.
When in the Pharmacy School building, whether or not attending a class, you are expected to use good judgment in selecting attire that is tasteful, enhances your appearance, and projects a professional image. In general, business casual dress is preferred for men and women.
As a student in the USJ School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies, the expectations regarding your behavior and dress require a high professional standard.
Activities in specific laboratories and patient areas in which instructors or institutional policy requires a specific dress or a standard above this dress code supersedes this policy.
Students are required to adhere to this dress code while on rotations unless a specific dress or a standard above this dress code specifically supersedes this policy. Please consult the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Handbook for further information.
The University Dress Code falls under the Code of Professional Standards and Progression in the School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies.
Any medical condition or religious belief that inhibits adherence to the school Dress Code should be discussed with the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs.
For specifics about the dress code please visit the Pharmacy Program Student Handbook
Become familiar with state regulations regarding pharmacy internship and licensure. Each state has very specific regulations concerning pharmacy interns as well as pharmacy licensure.
- It is your responsibility to become familiar with state regulations to ensure your experiential hours can be counted toward your state’s licensure requirements.
- An intern registration from the State of Connecticut is required of all students before you can begin the IPPE or the APPE, even if you have an intern registration in another state.
- Proof of Connecticut registration must be provided to the USJ Doctor of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education before beginning any experiential education.
Complete State Laws & Regulations:
APhA – American Pharmacists Association
The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852, is the first-established professional society of pharmacists in the United States. The association consists of more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in the profession.
NCPA – National Community Pharmacists Association
Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for independent pharmacy, representing 21,000 pharmacies and employing more than 250,000 individuals nationwide. Independent pharmacy is a $75.8 billion marketplace. Community pharmacists are local health care problem-solvers who can customize solutions to local health challenges for groups and employers.
Kappa Psi – Pharmaceutical Fraternity
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Incorporated, is the largest professional pharmaceutical fraternity in the world with more than 6000 student members and more than 87000 alumi members. It was founded in 1879 at Russell Military Academy in New Haven, Connecticut as the Society of Kappa Psi.
AMCP – Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
AMCP is a professional organization representing the interests of pharmacists who practice in managed care settings. It publishes the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.
Rho Chi – International Honor Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rho Chi is an international honor society for pharmaceutical sciences. It was founded on May 19, 1922, to “encourage high scholastic achievement and fellowship among students in pharmacy and to promote the pharmaceutical sciences.”
SGA – Student Government Association
As a member of the Student Government Association, you will become an advocate for students; facilitate effective communication between faculty, staff, and students; and promote a vibrant and inclusive campus community through club and leadership development.
ASHP – American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is a professional organization that represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory care settings. The organization’s 45,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.