The Early Entry Program Experience
As one of the nation’s premiere early entry pharmacy programs, available to highly-qualified high school graduates, The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s Early Entry Program provides its students with a number of special programs and services to support their success.
We not only want to see our students successfully matriculate into the PharmD program at the end of their EE3 (junior) year, but we also want to see them excel academically, personally and professionally throughout their three years in the Early Entry Program.
Our doors are always open and our staff is always available to offer any support, advice, encouragement or resources necessary to meet the needs of our students.
The Early Entry Pharmacy Living-Learning Community (LLC) offers a residential component for first-year students admitted to the Early Entry Pharmacy program.
The University of Mississippi’s Early Entry Pharmacy program provides highly-qualified students with guaranteed seats in the professional pharmacy program upon completion of three years of pre-pharmacy coursework. The Early Entry Pharmacy LLC adds additional support and sense of community to the robust program initiatives already in place to help Early Entry Pharmacy students succeed. Apply here.
EE1 Summer Orientation Experience
As a part of Ole Miss freshman orientation, EE1s meet as a group where they learn more about what to expect in the fall from faculty, staff and older students. When it comes time to select and register for fall courses, EE1s meet individually with their individual Academic Advisor. Additionally, those EE1s in attendance at each orientation session have time to better get-to-know their soon-to-be classmates in a relaxed, social setting before classes begin.
EE1 Fall Welcome Program
The weekend before fall classes begin, EE1s and their families come together in the School of Pharmacy to hear from the Dean, Dr. David Allen, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. David Gregory, Assistant Dean of Student Services, Dr. Chelsea Bennett, Academic Advisor, Mr. Seph Anderson and a host of others, for a specially-designed program aimed at both ensuring new students are set up for a great first semester of college and providing new students with opportunities to grow closer to fellow EE1s, mentors, staff, etc.
EDHE 105 (Ole Miss Experience) for EE1s
As one of the most important elements of the EE1 experience, each fall EE1s enroll in an EE1-only EDHE 105 (Ole Miss Experience) section designed and taught by Mr. Seph Anderson. The course brings EE1s together in classes of 25 students, where they quickly bond.
Each section of the graded, three-hour credit course is comprised strictly of EE1 students, in which they learn crucial transition skills like time management and study skills, develop an understanding of how to successfully integrate into campus, community and School environments, are exposed to a wide variety of pharmacy specialty areas through guest speakers and presentations.
E4 Mentoring Program (Encouraging Early Entry Excellence)
Shortly after being admitted to the program, new early entry students are paired with mentors. These mentors are older pharmacy students (and former participants in the Early Entry Program), having shared the same experience EE1s will go through in their first year of the program.
Early Entry Monthly Assemblies
Each month during the school year, early entry students come together for meetings in the School of Pharmacy. In addition to hearing from guest speakers on a wide variety of topics, students meet both as a group and as individual classes to discuss important happenings in the program.
In addition to receiving academic support through Supplemental Instruction (SI) Sessions for BISC 160 (Biology) and CHEM 105 (Chemistry) through each respective department, free tutoring is offered on a weekly basis each semester for early entry students.
Whether Biology, Chemistry or Calculus during the first year, Organic Chemistry, Physics or Genetics the second year or Medical Microbiology, Immunology or Biochemistry the third year, the School of Pharmacy ensures its students are afforded with free tutoring opportunities for each required course.
Reserved Group Study
Ahead of various exams each semester, large classrooms in the School of Pharmacy are reserved so that students are able to meet in a single location at a single time to study together and help one another with questions. If requested, tutors also take time to attend the group study sessions.
To ensure holistic and meaningful experiences beyond just the classroom, a number of social events are held throughout the year in which early entry students come together for some fun with fellow students, mentors and even faculty and staff.
From special events like the Back-to-School Bash, School of Pharmacy Football Tailgates, KE Halloween Party, Thanksgiving Dinner, Pharmacy Formal, Pharmacy Olympics, class dinners and more, we understand the need for our students to be able to have some fun together away from the books. It’s part of what makes the early entry experience so unique.
MEDLIFE Trip Opportunities for Early Entry Students
MEDLIFE is a global organization that works to improve the overall health and welfare of families and communities in need throughout Latin American. With this goal in mind, MEDLIFE seeks to deliver aid through three broad avenues: Medicine, Education, and Development.
Working with the Ole Miss chapter of MEDLIFE, early entry students are provided with an opportunity to come together for a one-week, “pharmacy-focused” MEDLIFE experience in Lima, Peru, where they can participate in mobile medical clinics, help educate Peruvians on basic health essentials, take part in community development projects and tour the Peruvian Ministry of Health. For more information, visit https://www.medlifeweb.org/.
School of Pharmacy
Phone: (662) 915-2749