Office of Student Affairs & SOP Advising

Are you a pre-pharm or pharmacy student looking for helpful resources? You've come to the right place!

Pharmacy and EE students at our back to school BBQ.

The Office of Student Affairs

works with other offices on campus to ensure that pharmacy students are supported in all facets of student life, including academics, career placement, wellness, financial aid, and disability services. Support is not limited to these areas, and pharmacy students are encouraged to take advantage of these services to help achieve success while enrolled in the professional program.

Need Advising?

If you are a pre-pharmacy or early entry student, schedule an advising appointment with our team.

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Pharmacy Student Resources

Below, you will find helpful links to resources available to all Ole Miss Pharmacy Students!


Pre-pharmacy students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy can access tutors vetted by the Associate Dean for Student Services. For more information on the tutoring program, please get in touch with the associate dean’s office at 662-915-2042.

ASAP (Academic Success & Achievement Planning) Student Referral Form

UM pharmacy students who maintain a 3.5 grade-point average receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 per year. The scholarships, which grow as students progress through our curriculum, reward academic performance and are entitlements for which students need not apply.

The School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that scholarships covering the non-Mississippi resident portion of tuition are available to our top 10 new non-resident applicants. Applicants possessing a PCAT composite percentile score of 80 or above will be automatically considered for these awards. The scholarships are renewable for a second year if recipients achieve a 2.75 GPA on required first professional-year courses, at which point non-residents should be eligible for Mississippi residency. Admission preference will continue to be granted to Mississippi residents.

Pharmacy students are also eligible for scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid. Representatives of the financial aid office provide programming for each class of pharmacy students on both campuses to ensure students are completely aware of the opportunities and responsibilities associated with financial aid applications.

For assistance or more information, contact Mr. Jeremy Kennedy, the School of Pharmacy’s Financial Aid Liaison, at or 662-915-5580.

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To read the latest version of the SOP Student Handbook, click here!
BSPS Curriculum

First Year

WRIT 100 or 101/HON 101WRIT 102 or LIBA 102/HON 102
CHEM 105 Chemistry I, CHEM LAB 115CHEM 106 Chemistry II, CHEM LAB 116
BISC 160 Biology I, BISC LAB 161BISC 162 Biology II, BISC LAB 163
MATH 261 Calculus IMATH 115 Elementary Statistics

PHCY 100 Intro to Pharmacy (Early Entry Student Requirement)


Second Year

CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM LAB 225CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II, CHEM LAB 226
PHYS 213 Physics I, PHYS LAB 223BISC Genetics 336
SPCH 102 or 105 SpeechECON 202 Microeconomics

Third Year

BMS 343 BiochemistryPHAD 395 Pharmacy Ethics
BMS 321 Medical MicrobiologyBMS 345 Human Anatomy
ElectiveBMS 344 Human Physiology
Free ElectiveFree Elective

*The 18 hours of nonprofessional electives must include six (6) hours of social or behavioral sciences, six hours of humanities, and six hours of fine arts as defined by the University of Mississippi. Performance course credits are not acceptable. Correspondence courses are accepted as elective credits (humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, etc.). Although quality grades for nonprofessional elective courses and any other electives are recorded, they are NOT included in calculating the grade-point average (GPA) utilized in admissions, progression, or school scholarship decisions.

To view all Ole Miss student organizations, visit The ForUM.

Pharmacy Student Organizations

SOP Student Ambassadors

SOP Ambassadors serve the school community through positive interactions with prospective students, current students, alumni, and other stakeholders. Selected individuals collaborate with faculty, staff, and other student pharmacists at events, Applicant Days, and more. For more information, contact

Rho Chi

Rho Chi, pharmacy’s academic honor society, encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates for critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. 

Phi Lambda Sigma

Phi Lambda Sigma supports leadership in pharmacy by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development. 

American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists

APhA’s Academy of Student Pharmacists promotes the professional practice interests of all pharmacists and pharmacy students, establishes programs and activities for its members, and enables members to participate in APhA’s national policy-making process.

Kappa Psi

Kappa Psi strives to promote the field of pharmacy through the benefits of fraternal affiliation and innovation.

Phi Delta Chi

Phi Delta Chi, a lifelong experience, promotes scholastic, professional, and social growth in its brothers, who strive to provide quality services to patients, advance public health, and strengthen themselves as health professionals.

Kappa Epsilon

Kappa Epsilon is a national professional pharmacy fraternity that promotes women in pharmacy by supporting personal and professional development, providing networking opportunities, and promoting pharmacy as a career.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists advocates opening new doors for pharmacists to enable them to use their extensive clinical knowledge to care for patients.

National Community Pharmacists Association

The National Community Pharmacists Association represents the professional and proprietary interests of independent community pharmacists and is committed to high-quality patient care and restoring, maintaining, and promoting the health and well-being of the public we serve.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association

The National Pharmaceutical Association is dedicated to representing the views and ideas of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting health care and pharmacy and advancing the standards of pharmaceutical care among all practitioners.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International is a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of service and practice to serve Christ and the world through pharmacy.

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by applying sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all.

Students College of Clinical Pharmacy

The mission of the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) is to orient students to the practice of clinical pharmacy by providing information about careers and opportunities within the field, encouraging skill development necessary to function within an interdisciplinary team, advocating the role of clinical pharmacists within healthcare, encouraging participation in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) at local/regional/national levels, and promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education.

Pediatric Pharmacy Association

The Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPAG) (PediaRebs) is an international, nonprofit professional association representing the interests of pediatric pharmacists and their patients. Members are dedicated to improving medication therapy in children through communication, education, and research.

American College of Veterinary Pharmacists – Rebel Vets

The American College of Veterinary Pharmacists Rebel Vets is the first professional student organization at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy dedicated to veterinary pharmacy. ACVP's purpose is to develop and strengthen the services provided by independent pharmacists to animals and veterinarians.

University of Mississippi Advocacy Committee

The University of Mississippi Advocacy Council (UMAC) strives to increase student engagement in advocacy efforts for the profession of pharmacy. UMAC aims to contribute to the profession-wide goals of establishing recognition of pharmacists as patient care providers, creating billing mechanisms for patient care services, and implementing practice models in which pharmacists provide direct patient care at the level of their training.

Disability Services

Pharmacy students seeking reasonable accommodations with verified disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. The School of Pharmacy will work with the Office of Student Disability Services to ensure reasonable accommodations are met.

To view The University of Mississippi’s official policies and procedures for students with disabilities, please visit the Office of Student Disability Services or call 662-915-7128 for voice phone or 662-638-0379 for video phone.

Students on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses may use disability services on the Oxford campus.



Feeling unwell? Visit the UM Student Health Center!
Need to talk with someone? Visit the UM Counseling Center!
Get involved with Campus Recreation.

Career Support

The Office of Student Services offers our students career support through various programs. For more information, please get in touch with the office at or 662-915-7996.

APhA Pathway to New Practitioner Life Webinar Series

UM Career Center

Pharmacy Careers


The School of Pharmacy provides students with various programming activities throughout the year to assist their professional development. The school year begins with the White Coat Ceremony during pharmacy orientation and culminates with graduation in May. Scheduled assemblies and programs throughout the year include guests to speak on various topics, service and outreach opportunities, and social events. 

White Coat Ceremony

Each August, first-year professional students take part in the school’s White Coat Ceremony as part of new student orientation. The white coat is the universal symbol of professionalism in healthcare, and the ceremony formally recognizes and fosters students’ commitment to professionalism. Family and friends are invited as the students embark on their School of Pharmacy journey.

Student Assemblies

Student assemblies are scheduled periodically on the Oxford and Medical Center campuses to present programs on various topics. Speakers with different backgrounds in pharmacy share their experiences with students. These experiences equip students to decide regarding their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and, ultimately, which type of pharmacy they choose to practice.

Awards Day

The school recognizes student leadership and achievements each April with an Awards Day ceremony. Class teaching awards are also presented during the ceremony. 

Patch Ceremony

Student pharmacists participate in the Patch Ceremony during the spring semester of their third professional year. The ceremony recognizes that students have completed pharmacy classwork training and will be on advanced pharmacy practice rotations as part of the medical team.


Students participate in two graduation ceremonies while in pharmacy school. Following their first professional year, students receive their Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and their Doctor of Pharmacy degree upon successful completion of all four years of the professional program. Commencement at Ole Miss is another unique feature of our great university, and each school has different ceremonies to celebrate its graduates.


Hope Tulchinsky

Here to Help!

Hi everyone! If you are a pre-pharmacy to P2 student, I can assist you with academic support, finding helpful campus resources, advising, and many other things!

Hope Tulchinsky

Director Undergraduate Student Success

Additional Jackson Campus Resources

Below, you will find helpful links to resources all over the Jackson campus!

Student pharmacists studying on the UMMC campus in Jackson may use the following UMMC services:

UMMC Office of Student Success

University Tutoring Services

Student and Employee Health 

Phone: (601) 984-1185

UMMC's Quick Care Clinic

764 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, 2nd Floor (601) 984-6800.

Hours are 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday.

Phone: (601) 984-6800

To access these services, call 1 (844) 664-0379 (TTY: 711) or visit (username: ummc, password: ummceap). Counseling & additional services are available through this resource.

UMMC Facilities Services manages and operates a Shuttle Service serving UMMC patients, visitors, students, and employees with transportation from 5:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and the Jackson Medical Mall from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. (No service is provided on UMMC holidays.)

All UMMC students must park at Veteran's Memorial Stadium. A shuttle Service is available from there to the main UMMC campus buildings.

Transportation and Parking office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding UMMC holidays. Contact Facilities Services by phone at (601) 984-1400 for more information.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is committed to creating and maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from unlawful discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities. Read More

The University of Mississippi Medical Center operates an emergency notification system for extreme emergency situations. Students can increase the effectiveness of this service by maintaining incoming text service and an up-to-date cell phone number in Workday. This system provides rapid notification of emergency messages via text messaging, email, and voice mail.

Learn More About Alert U



UMMC Police

Peggy H Duke

Need Help?

Hi everyone! If you are a P3 or P4 student, I can assist you with general support, finding helpful campus resources, and many other things!

Peggy H Duke

Program Coordinator

ARE YOU READY to transition to Jackson?

Below, you will find all the resources you need to be ready for your P3 year!

During your P1 year, you received your UMMC email address and UMMC student number. You will need both of these moving forward. If you do not recall this information, you will need to go back to the original email to retrieve it. If your password has expired or you have forgotten it, you can go to Password Central to reset it, or you can call the UMMC Help Desk to assist you with resetting it. The UMMC Help Desk can be reached at 601-984-1145.


August 15-16, 2024. Participation in Orientation is mandatory for all P3 students.

Submitting Documents:

There are two different places that you will need to submit the required documents. Some documents will go to both places, and some will go to only one place. Instructions are provided in each section below. The first place is REDCap. REDCap is provided and monitored by UMMC. You will receive an email from the week of April 1, 2024, that will provide a link to a REDCap survey where you will upload the completed documents as instructed below. Included in this packet is a separate document with more detailed instructions regarding REDCap. The other location is E-Value, which you have used previously. Make sure you carefully read the instructions regarding submitting/uploading documents.

The Student Health Services Registration Form provided must be completed and uploaded to REDCap by May 6.

Student Health Services Registration Form

Documentation of Immunizations:

As a P3 student on the UMMC campus, you will be required to follow the UMMC Immunization Policy. A copy of the UMMC Student Immunization Policy is included in this information packet. Your required immunization records must be on file in the UMMC Student Employee Health Center. Immunization records are official documentation showing that you received the required immunization, the location in which you received it, and the date it was given. Immunization information will need to be provided on the UMMC Immunization Records Form completed/signed by a licensed healthcare provider (physician, NP, nurse, PA, pharmacist, or public health official) OR a Form 121 (Certificate of Immunization Compliance) obtained from the State Department of Health in the state you resided when received. The UMMC Immunization Record Form has been provided to you. The completed/signed form will need to be uploaded to both REDCap and E-Value by May 6. All required immunizations must be shown on the official form you submit.

The UMMC Immunization Policy was updated in 2021 to reflect a change in the Hepatitis B requirement and in 2023 to reflect a change in the COVID-19 vaccination (SARS-CoV-2). It is important that you read the UMMC Immunization Policy carefully and thoroughly to ensure you have met all requirements. Please note the requirements regarding the hepatitis B surface antibody titer.


If your Tdap expires before May 2026, you must have a new Tdap administered now. You cannot wait until it expires. If your current Tdap does not expire before May 2026, then you are good to submit your current one. You need to upload official documentation of your Tdap to both REDCap and E-Value by May 6.

Documentation of TB Skin Test:

As a P3 student on the UMMC campus, you will be required to follow the UMMC Student TB Screening Policy. A copy of the UMMC Student TB Screening Policy is included in this information packet. You are required to have a documented TB skin test within three (3) months prior to starting classes on the UMMC campus. The three (3) month period prior to starting classes begins May 15, 2024. The deadline to have your TB skin test completed (administered and read) is July 14, 2024.

You must have an initial two-step TB skin test with an annual (meaning within a 12-month period) TB skin test each year following.


A two-step TB skin test is having the test administered and read two days later, then repeating this process (administered and read two days later) a second time within 28 days of the first one.

  • If you never received the initial two-step TB skin test, then you will be required to have a two-step this year.
  • If you had the initial two-step TB skin test, but your annual TB skin test following was outside of the 12-month period, OR you did not receive an annual TB skin test, then you will need to start over with a two-step this year.
  • If you had the initial two-step TB skin test AND received your annual TB skin test(s) consistently within the 12-month period, then you will receive the single-dose TB skin test this year as long as your 12-month period falls between the May 15, 2024 – July 14, 2024 period.

You must upload your TB skin tests from the previous two years (P1 and P2 year) to both REDCap and EValue by July 15.

  • TB skin testing is provided at no cost at UMMC Student Employee Health (Jackson) before July 12 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday (not available on Thursdays) between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. You will need to request documentation from UMMC in order to upload the documentation of your TB skin test to both REDCap and E-Value by July 15.
  • If you have your TB skin test administered somewhere other than UMMC, you must upload official documentation from the clinic where the TB skin test was done to both REDCap and E-Value by July 15.
  • If you have had a positive TB skin test in the past, refer to the UMMC Student TB Screening Policy for further instructions. You may contact UMMC Student Employee Health at 601-984-1185 or for further assistance.

Immunization Records Forms

All students are required to have a physical exam prior to starting the P3 year. This exam can be done at the University Student Health Center (Oxford) or by a healthcare provider of your choice. UMMC Student Employee Health does not provide physical exams. A physical exam verification form has been provided to you today for your provider to sign upon completion of your physical exam. Make sure a current copy is uploaded to E-Value by July 15. This form is not to be uploaded into REDCap.

Physical Exam Form

If you previously requested a vaccine accommodation/exemption, please make sure the official approval documentation is uploaded to REDCap. If a vaccine accommodation/exemption needs to be made for a required vaccine, you will need to submit that request through the UMMC Student and Employee Health Accommodation/Exemption Request site. You will need to notify Ms. Sheri Conner ( that an accommodation/exemption request is being made. Once you receive the decision from UMMC, you will need to upload that document to both REDCap and E-Value. You will also need to email a copy to Ms. Conner.

You are required to have a background check administered by UMMC Human Resources (HR) on the Jackson campus or Grenada campus before July 10. Information on scheduling this appointment is included in this information packet. Please schedule your appointment as soon as possible to ensure availability. When you go to HR for fingerprinting, you must take a valid driver’s license (from any state), a valid passport, or a valid state ID card (from any state). (A Mississippi State ID Card can be obtained at the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s office.) If you do not bring one of these forms of identification, you will NOT be able to be fingerprinted for your background check. Once all needed information is received and verified, you will receive a UMMC Clearance Letter by email. Please upload a copy to E-Value to the “Background Clearance” section by July 15.

Fingerprint Form

On the same day that you have your background check, you will need to have your photo taken for a UMMC ID badge. Human Resources (on the Jackson or Grenada campus) will take your ID picture after you have been fingerprinted for the background check. Make sure that you let the HR office know you need your ID taken before you leave their office. Again, you must have a valid driver’s license, passport, or state ID card with you to get this photo taken. You will receive your ID badge at the P3 School of Pharmacy Orientation in August. This photo must be taken before July 10 and should be done at the same time/place as fingerprinting.


Your fingerprinting and ID photo must be administered by UMMC HR on the Jackson campus or Grenada campus, so you need to take care of this before you leave to go home for the summer if you live further away from either of these locations. If you fail to do so, you will have to drive back to one of these locations before the deadline. No exceptions.

You are required by the School to maintain professional liability insurance. Upload current documentation of your liability insurance to E-Value by July 15. This documentation is not to be uploaded into REDCap.

You are required by the School to maintain health insurance coverage. Upload current documentation of your health insurance to E-Value by July 15. This documentation is not to be uploaded into REDCap.

Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (BLSHCP) training is required for all students. A BLSHCP course trains students to perform adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); manage foreign body airway obstruction in the adult, child, and infant; and defibrillate utilizing an Automated External Defibrillator. This certification will be needed for all of your rotation experiences, expires every two (2) years, and must be renewed. Students are required to complete basic life support (BLS) certification before beginning P1 classes and then again prior to P3 classes. This course will need to be valid through April of 2026 in order to participate in all P3 and P4 rotations. You will need to complete a BLS instructor-led training program through an approved American Heart Association program. Course fees and schedule to attend a “live” course are available via the following link:

Another option is to complete an online/hybrid course through UMMC using this link: If you choose this training, select the “BLS (online/hybrid via RQI)” option; choose your preferred date, and the “UMMC Student/Employee Self-Pay” option for $45.

You will need to upload your completed BLSHCP Certification (AHA electronic certification card that will be emailed to you) to E-Value by July 15. This certification is not to be uploaded into REDCap. Please contact Dr. Laurie Fleming ( if you are unsure about a course prior to a purchase. A guide to finding a BLS course will be placed on the Class of 2026 Blackboard.

How to Find a BLS Course

UMMC requires that all students receive an annual flu vaccine.

Documents to be uploaded to REDCap:

  1. UMMC Student Health Services Registration Form
  2. UMMC Immunization Record Form completed/signed by a licensed healthcare provider (physician, NP, nurse, PA, pharmacist, or public health official) OR a Form 121 (Certificate of Immunization Compliance) obtained by the State Department of Health
  3. TB Skin Test Documentation (must include tests from P1, P2, and incoming P3 year)

Documents to be uploaded to E-Value:

  1. UMMC Immunization Record Form completed/signed by a licensed healthcare provider (physician, NP, nurse, PA, pharmacist, or public health official) OR a Form 121 (Certificate of Immunization Compliance) obtained by the State Department of Health
  2. COVID-19 Vaccination Record (if not included on the UMMC Immunization Record or Form 121)
  3. TB Skin Test Documentation (must include tests from P1, P2, and incoming P3 year)
  4. Physical Exam Documentation
  5. UMMC Clearance Letter
  6. Liability Insurance Documentation
  7. Health Insurance Documentation
  8. Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP) Certification

REDCap is the web application provided and monitored by UMMC to manage online data entry, surveys, and databases. REDCap is where you will submit UMMC student health registration and required documents.

You will receive an email from with a link to register for REDCap. The email you receive is personalized to each student and is not to be shared. It is very important that you save this email. Once you click on the link, you will complete the requested information. Make sure that you provide your first and last name, your birth date, and UMMC email address so that you can easily come back to the site/form later. This application does not need to be completed at one time, but in order to return, you must complete the required fields listed above. Please note that extra spaces should not be added after your name and email address, or you may have trouble logging back in. REDCap is case and space-sensitive.


UMMC Student ID #: You received this at the start of your P1 year and should enter that in the form.

Please upload your UMMC Student Health Packet: This is the UMMC Student Health Services Registration Form (titled Part I) and the Immunization Records Form (titled Part II). (A completed/signed Form 121 will be accepted in place of the UMMC Immunization Form if it contains all required immunizations.) A physician/nurse must complete your Immunization Records Form or Form 121. All physician/nurse information must be completed on the form. It is your responsibility to ensure location details, vaccinations, and bloodwork (if applicable) are answered. UMMC Student Health will not accept any vaccinations or bloodwork documented on the form after the form has been signed.

Please upload any additional health clearance documentation: You can upload any other immunization documentation here that is not listed on the form you submitted.

Complete: Once you have uploaded the required documents, you will need to select 'complete' here.

Must provide value: This means that it is a required field.

If you close out of REDCap and wish to return at a later time to submit documents, you will need to go back to the REDCap email and click on your personalized link. Once you click the link, a page will pop up asking for your information (name, date of birth). You will then hit 'log in,' and it should take you back to where you upload submissions. You do NOT need a username/password.


Please contact Ms. Sheri Connor, Coordinator of Clinical Affairs, at

Meet the Team

Need help? Always feel free to reach out to one of our outstanding team members.
Kristen Pate

Kristen Pate

  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Hope Tulchinsky

Hope Tulchinsky

  • Director Undergraduate Student Success
Kayla Stover Hielscher

Kayla Stover Hielscher

  • Assistant Dean-Jackson/Vice Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Lindsey Cooper

Lindsey Cooper

  • Coordinator of Admissions
Angela Ellis

Angela Ellis

  • Records Coordinator
Peggy Duke

Peggy Duke

  • Program Coordinator
Sheryl Conner

Sheryl Conner

  • Coordinator of Clinical Affairs for Pharmacy Practice