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Pharmacy School Admissions at NEOMED

We provide many pathways for students interested in becoming a pharmacist through our Pharm.D. degree program.

Future pharmacists can apply for admission after completing just 60 hours of prerequisite coursework as an undergrad, or secure a seat in pharmacy school as a high school student or as a freshman or sophomore in college.

Which Path to Becoming a Pharmacist is right for you?

We offer three pathways to admission.

Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Apply as early as within one calendar year of completing pre-professional requirements from an accredited institution.


Early Assurance as an Undergrad

If you are interested in reserving your seat in pharmacy school as a college freshman or sophomore.


Early Assurance from High School

If you are interested in reserving your seat in pharmacy school as a senior in high school.


A pharmacy resident assists a patient.

No. 1 in Ohio, No. 8 nationally

Our 2023 postgraduate year one or PGY-1 match rate was 94.4%, the highest in Ohio and eighth highest in nation (national average 82%). See residency options.

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Learn more about Pharmacy at NEOMED

Schedule a short meeting with an admissions expert or schedule a campus visit.

Get answers to your questions about admissions

Do you have questions about how to apply for admission? Are you wondering whether you should apply to NEOMED now or apply for early assurance to join NEOMED in a year or two? Do you have a specific question about an admission requirement of a pre-requisite course?

Schedule a time to meet virtually using Zoom videoconferencing and ask Kelly Tomory, assistant director of admissions.


Kelly works one-on-one with all of our pharmacy applicants and is a resident expert about how to apply for admission through PharmCAS. If Kelly doesn’t know the answer, she will find someone who does!

Schedule a day and time on Kelly’s calendar.

If you would like to reach Kelly for any other reason or ask a question, just send her an email at or give her a call at 330.325.6267.

Talk Pharmacy School with Dr. Everly

Do you have specific questions about the profession of pharmacy or what steps you should take to pursue a career as a pharmacist? Are you applying to NEOMED right now and have questions about curriculum, careers, and rotations?

Dr. Lukas EveryWherever you are in your journey to becoming a pharmacist, make a one-on-one pre-admission career advising appointment with Lukas Everly Pharm.D., BCPS.


Dr. Everly, a NEOMED grad, is an associate professor in the college and director of our Office of Experiential Education.

If you want to learn about NEOMED residency opportunities and careers in pharmacy, Lukas is the expert. Send him an email at or book a short Zoom meeting with him via

Campus visits

A sunny common space in the center of campus, where students frequently gather.Seeing is believing. We invite you and your family to visit our modern, park-like campus.

We offer:

Thank you for making reservations in advance. We cannot accommodate walk-ins, unfortunately.


Questions about visiting or Pharm.D. in general? Write to Kelly Tomory in Admissions at

Who should apply?

Pharmacy school at NEOMED is designed for students with an interest in advancing community health in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Our typical applications include those who are interested in:

  • Becoming leaders in the emerging field of pharmacy as an integral part of the health care team
  • Advancing community health in community pharmacy or clinical settings through NEOMED’s distinctive residency track
  • Developing skills outside of the classroom at one of NEOMED’s hundreds of clinical practice sites throughout northeast Ohio
  • Changing the lives of the communities they serve, particularly medically underserved areas where they can make the greatest impact on patients’ lives
  • Challenging themselves with interprofessional coursework and hands-on experiences designed to prepare them to excel as professionals at the top of their pharmacy license.


Student crowded around a table during a campus picnic in the university courtyard

A campus picnic starts the academic year.

Admissions events for future pharmacists

In person

We host two small-group, on-campus Pharmacy Discovery Days each month. Each lasts about two hours. You will learn about the admissions process, our prerequisites, the curriculum and they many career paths available to new Pharm.D.s.

To sign up, visit our Calendy page, and under Pharmacy Discovery Days, choose the highlighted date that works for you.


We have a variety of virtual events on the calendar, during which you can learn about the admissions process, our curriculum, career opportunities and more. Many events include a virtual tour of campus. We even have one session for high school students interested in pharmacy.

See our virtual events for those interested in a career in pharmacy.



2018-20 graduates who are practicing as a pharmacist, working in a pharmacy-related field or pursuing a post-graduate education.

Naplex Pass Rate

Five-year average

Our NAPLEX first-time pass rates exceed the national average.

NEOMED: 89.4%
National Average: 87.6%


2021 median pay for pharmacists

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics