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School of Pharmacy

Wingate Hendersonville PharmD Program

Wingate University School of Pharmacy is committed to training the next generation of pharmacy practitioners, leaders, and innovators. Our Doctor of Pharmacy Program is designed to produce graduates with complete pharmaceutical care skills, excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding moral character, strong problem solving skills, and the ultimate professional commitment to the patient, community, and employer. 

At Wingate University School of Pharmacy, our students engage with highly qualified faculty members in innovative classes, problem based learning groups, and labs in state-of-the-art facilities. Classroom learning is enhanced with real-world pharmacy experience starting in the first year of the program. With over 2,150 hours of pharmacy practice experience in hospitals, community pharmacies, and medical clinics, employers call our graduates the most practice ready pharmacists.

Why not earn your Doctor of Pharmacy degree in a picture-perfect mountainous community filled with exciting outdoor activities, picturesque waterfalls, and people who make you feel like family. You will benefit greatly from small class sizes (approx. 20 students per class), faculty and staff who are ready and willing to help you succeed, and bonding experiences with classmates that leave a lasting impression.

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Students come to Wingate University School of Pharmacy from various educational and professional backgrounds to receive an affordable, student-centered education with consistent superior program outcomes. If you believe that our Doctor of Pharmacy Program is the right fit for you, we invite you to consider the next steps of the admissions process. Applicants are required to apply through PharmCAS for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

PharmCAS Application Important Dates for the 2019-2020 Cycle

  • July 18, 2019: PharmCAS Application opens
  • September 3, 2019: Early Decision deadline for applicants
  • June 3, 2020: Application deadline

Complete the PharmCAS Application and send the following directly to PharmCAS:

  • Official transcripts from all college coursework including dual enrollment courses taken in high school
  • Official PCAT scores (PharmCAS Code 104)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Benefits of Applying Early Decision – Deadline September 3

  • Priority Application Review
  • Priority Interview
  • Offered early admission

If you participate, you may be offered early admission, denied early admission, or returned to regular applicant status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and cannot apply to any other PharmCAS program during the current cycle. If you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to other PharmCAS degree programs during the current cycle.

Pharmacy Graduates

These pharmacists got their start at Wingate University School of Pharmacy’s Hendersonville campus. Read what they’re doing now and how Wingate prepared them:

Dr. Taylor Morrisette, PharmD

The Wingate University School of Pharmacy (WUSOP) campus in Hendersonville, North Carolina is a very special place, and it continued to instill in me the value of hard work.  I am a 2017 graduate of WUSOP’s pharmacy program (Hendersonville campus), and I have nothing but high regards and respect for that campus, its faculty members, and its employees.  

Being trained at their smaller campus provides a very unique opportunity that other pharmacy programs cannot offer. The location made it feel like home, while the professor accessibility and humbleness made it feel like family.  Whether your ultimate goal is becoming an academician, community pharmacist, clinical pharmacist rounding in the hospital, working in industry, or (insert your dream pharmacy job here), WUSOP will be able to train you adequately and help open those doors to obtain that position. 

Dr. Courtny Lalla, PharmD

Moving to the East Coast for pharmacy school was not something that I ever imagined that I would be doing. Most of the schools that I applied to were in the Pacific Northwest, which is where I call home. My interview at Wingate University was the last interview that I had and I left that day feeling like this was where I belonged. Dean Supernaw had me really excited to move all the way across the country to pursue my dream of becoming a pharmacist. I was a little nervous about starting graduate school at a smaller campus but after meeting the other students in my class I knew that I was where I belonged. We instantly bonded that first week during orientation. 

I loved that we organized and participated in many community events as a class, which included a couple of health fairs, volunteering at the Free Clinic and my favorite being the Apple Festival.

Dr. Cheryl Gentry, PharmD

The decision to go to pharmacy school was not necessarily an easy one for me after already completing a bachelor’s degree (not pertaining to healthcare or science) and being out of school for over 3 years. However, the decision of where to go was a very easy one!

I was extremely impressed with the program dynamics, student success rates, professor accessibility, and the satellite campus.  After interviewing at main campus, I went to visit Hendersonville to get a feel for their campus, and felt like I was at home immediately!  

Today, I work in Winston Salem, NC for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in their outpatient pharmacy.  I can honestly say it was through the excellent education I received and support of my professors and Dean Wargo that I reached my potential as a pharmacy student and have become the pharmacist I am today.

Dr. Melissa Watkins, PharmD

I am a proud graduate of Wingate University School of Pharmacy (class of 2017). My pharmacy class was the third graduating class from the Hendersonville campus. The smaller class size and the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina drew me to the Hendersonville campus. 

From the beginning, the faculty members and the community welcomed us with open arms. It was a great feeling to work with like-minded individuals to help advance healthcare in western NC. In my opinion, my education at Wingate has more than prepared me for a career in pharmacy. I have taken a less traditional pharmacy route and currently work as a medical information consultant pharmacist for Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) in Research Triangle Park, NC. 

The well-rounded curriculum at Wingate has prepared me for the challenges that I face as a practicing pharmacist and I am grateful for Wingate helping to shape me in to the pharmacist I am today. I highly recommend the program to anyone wanting to pursue a career in pharmacy.

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805 6th Avenue W Suite 200
Hendersonville, NC 28739-4137

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