MCPHS has designed four programs for students whose academic and professional experiences took place outside the U.S.:
Early Start Program
Students will find that the U.S. healthcare system, education and cultural environment might vary from what they are accustomed to. The Early Start Program is designed for Freshmen and Transfer students to address this. It trains students to develop academic skills and strategies, time management and organization, cross-cultural interaction in order to build relationships and to build social support networks.
Graduate Studies Program
In the United States, Pharmacy studies include Liberal Arts whereas in most countries outside North America, undergraduate Pharmacy programs do not. Students from these undergraduate programs find themselves missing a large number, if not all of the Liberal Arts required for entry into the Doctorate of Pharmacy. This program allows students to satisfy the liberal arts subject requirements in a condensed ten-week summer session, while introducing them to American healthcare, to facilitate entry into the Doctorate of Pharmacy degree.
Accelerated Pharmacy Program
Students interested in the Accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy degree, but missing many pre-requisites, have the opportunity of coming to Boston for one year to fulfil their required coursework while they strengthen their scientific and language skills, meet faculty from the Doctoral program, receive assistance in the application process, and participate in communication coaching for their admission interview, academic skills and receiving mentoring.
Academic Bridge Program
Freshmen who are academically admissible for degree programs, but without the necessary English proficiency can begin their degree curriculum through the Academic Bridge. The Academic Bridge Program provides students with a full-time, structured transition to university curriculum by allowing them to start their degree right away and while strengthening their English proficiency.