School welcomes first Early Entry students

This fall, the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) will welcome nine incoming first-year students in the school’s new Early-Entry Pre-Pharmacy Program. The students, hailing from high schools across South Carolina, will be a part of the Class of 2019 at PCSP.

“The pharmacy school has a very good reputation for having high-quality students,” said Matt Henderson, an incoming student from Laurens, SC. “Through the Early-Entry Program I can be on the fast track to becoming a high-quality pharmacist.”

The Early-Entry Program is designed for exceptional high school students committed to pursuing a career in pharmacy. The students enter PC as freshmen and complete the rigorous program during their freshman and sophomore years. They then transition to the PC School of Pharmacy at the beginning of their third year, ultimately earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years.

Henderson, along with incoming student Megan Slimmer, look forward to the opportunities available to them at PC.

“I know that I will be earning a quality education in a close community setting while also gaining access to all the fantastic opportunities only PC can offer me,” Slimmer said.

The first group of Early-Entry Program participants includes:

  • Taylor Berry, Paul M. Dorman High School, Spartanburg, SC
  • Andrew Blum, Fort Mill High School, Fort Mill, SC
  • Micaela Cisson, Wade Hampton High School, Taylors, SC
  • Matt Henderson, Laurens District 55 High School, Laurens, SC
  • Michaela Hufford, Horry Co. Early College High School, Nichols, SC
  • Legrand Joye, A.C. Flora High School, Columbia, SC
  • Beth Poole, Pelion High School, Batesburg, SC
  • Megan Slimmer, Emerald High School, Greenwood, SC
  • Courtney Wheeler, Paul M. Dorman High School, Spartanburg, SC

Accepted students who complete all requirements of the two-year Early Entry Pre-Pharmacy Program at PC will have a seat reserved for them and will start pharmacy school in the fall of 2015.  Students in the program can avoid the competitive admissions process of applying to pharmacy school since the transition into pharmacy school is seamless, with no additional application for admission or PCAT required.