School of Pharmacy Accepted Students FAQ
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- Calendars, Dates, and Events
- Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen
- Pharmacist Intern Certificate
- Required & Recommended Textbooks
- Health Insurance
- Can we get a copy of the academic calendar?
The academic calendar for 2013-2014 is available online. Click here to view.
- What does our class schedule look like?
The 2013 P1 fall course schedule is available online. Click here to view. The 2013 fall course schedule will be available after May 15.
- What is the schedule for orientation?
- Once the criminal background check is complete, is it automatically sent to the school? What else do I need to do?
The criminal background check results will be sent to PCSP once you release them or automatically after 10 days. This give you a chance to contest findings if needed.
- What steps do I need to take to complete my drug screen?
- Log into Application Station under the ******SCREEN code.
- Pay for and order your drug screen.
- Present to a drug collection clinic for your drug screen. Take the chain of custody form, clinic authorization form, and photo ID with you. Do not pay at the clinic – you’ve already paid via Application Station.
- View results at Application Station.
- I gave urine for my drug screen before ordering the screen and paying for the screen via Application Station. What do I do now?
If you did not order and pay for your drug screen at Application Station before having the tests run, then the results will not be logged accordingly on the website for us to access. You need to log into Application Station, under the ******SCREEN code. Then create a username/password (if you haven’t done so previously) or click the “Returning” side of the application and enter your previously created username/password. Pay for and order the drug screen. Once you do so, please email me (Dr. Fox) and I will send my representative an email so they can link your drug screen results with your application and transfer the results to PCSP. If you have additional questions, contact Certiphi’s IT: Mike Cini or Ed Olinik at 800.803.7860 ext 2006.
- Where can I have a drug screen completed?
You can get your drug screen at any of the sites listed in the original email you received from Application Station. You can get your drug screen at any LabCorp facility, provided that the facility conducts drug screens (some do not). Additional sites are available through the Application Station website by clicking on the “myTools” tab and use the “myCollectionSites” module. Alternatively, you can contact Certiphi Screening at (800) 803-7859 for additional drug collection clinic locations.
- What paperwork do I need to take with me to the drug screening site?
A chain of custody form, a clinic authorization form, and photo ID.
- What paperwork do I need to submit to PCSP after I have completed my drug test?
Everything is handled electronically so you don’t need to send anything to us.
- Can I fax my immunization certification form (or any other E*Value form) to you?
No, please upload all E*Value forms electronically into E*Value.
- Is it okay for my current physician to sign off on the immunization certification form?
- I have a separate immunization record that was verified by a physician/clinic. How should I get that information to you?
Please fill out the immunization certification form and upload both it and the additional records into E*Value. You don’t need a physician to sign the form if he/she verified your immunizations on a separate document as long as BOTH are uploaded.
- I had two MMR (measles / mumps / rubella) shots. Rubella has a separate spot on the immunization certification form – do I need a separate shot for Rubella?
No, 2 MMR shots cover both rubeola and rubella, so you won’t need additional vaccinations. The two are listed separately in case anyone had individual vaccinations instead of the MMR vaccine.
- Do I have to have all of the immunizations listed?
Yes, you need to have all the immunizations or show proof of immunity.
- What type of TB test is required?
PPD (patch test not accepted). A positive skin test requires a chest x-ray to confirm that you are negative for tuberculosis. Please see the CDC guidelines for more information. A two-step test is not necessary.
- I had separate vaccinations for diphtheria / pertussis / tetanus. Is that okay?
Separate vaccinations are acceptable. The tetanus vaccine must have been administered within the last 10 years.
- I had the chicken pox when I was a kid. Do I have to have the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine?
If you don’t want to have the Varicella vaccine, you may have a titer antibody test run to show proof of immunity. We have to have proof of immunity – either from a positive titer or vaccination records.
- Hepatitis B is a 3 shot series. Do I have to have all 3 shots completed by July 1?
You must be have all 3 shots completed by January 1. We recommend at least documentation of 2 shots by July 1 of the year of enrollment.
- Do I have to have completed my prerequisite coursework before I can obtain a SC pharmacist intern certificate?
Yes, SC LLR will only issue pharmacist intern certificates to students who have completed their prerequisite coursework. Once your prerequisite coursework is complete, PCSP will send you an “official” acceptance letter so indicating. You should remit that letter (NOT your original acceptance letter with contingencies) with the SC pharmacist intern certificate application and fee to SC LLR.
- Can I earn SC intern hours over the summer?
Yes, as long as you have (1) completed your prerequisite coursework, (2) applied for an obtained a pharmacist intern certificate from SC LLR, and (3) record the hours as directed by SC LLR.
- Can I work at a place as an intern where the pharmacist is a preceptor for PCSP?
Yes, you can work anywhere you like. You will not be placed on rotation, however, at a site where you work.
- How do I get my pharmacist intern certificate for another state? How many intern hours are required in X state?
Please contact the Board of Pharmacy of the relevant state(s).
- Is there is list of required and/or recommended textbooks for Fall semester?
The list of textbooks for the P1 class is available online here. A list of textbooks for the P2 and P3 classes are available in Moodle.
- I do I need to send a copy of my proof of insurance to the School?
Proof of insurance is required for matriculation but will not be collected until the first day of class. You will scan a copy of your insurance card or some other proof of insurance (e.g. bill, contract, etc.) and upload it into E*value during orientation.
- How do I obtain health insurance?
You may have insurance through your parents, spouse, work, etc. If not, you must obtain an individual policy. Many insurance agencies can write individual health insurance policies. A list of local insurance agencies that can help you obtain health insurance is available online. Click here to view.
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307 North Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325